Georgia voters overwhelmingly reject the idea of allowing heavier trucks on the nation’s highways. A survey from AAA comes as Congress debates increasing tractor-trailer weight limits from 80,000 to 90,000 pounds. The auto club’s says, 71% of Georgia voters oppose the proposal, mostly on safety grounds.
Logging trucks on Georgia’s state and local roads could soon be two tons heavier. Lawmakers will consider a bill when the General Assembly convenes in January to increase the weight limit for trucks hauling forest products or poultry.