could catch up with the rest of the country regarding 53-foot
trailers as lawmakers consider a proposal to increase the
maximum allowable length of semi-trailers from 50 feet to
53-foot trailers are allowed on federal highways, but are
required to get a permit for Mississippi state highways,
according to The Associated Press.
Jan. 20, state Sen. Bob Dearing introduced SB2531, a bill
that would make the change. The measure received a go-ahead
from the Senate Highways and Transportation Committee Jan.
22 and passed the Senate Feb. 6. The bill has been referred
to the House Transportation Committee.