Maine, Vermont truck size and weight pilot due to expire

| 12/8/2010

For the past year, trucks on interstates in Maine and Vermont have been allowed to weigh up to 100,000 pounds under a truck size and weight pilot program. Despite efforts by Sens. Susan Collins, R-ME, Olympia Snowe, R-ME, and Patrick Leahy, D-VT, – as well as the Obama administration – to make the exemptions permanent, the pilot program for these states appears to be set to expire Dec. 17.

In the funding measure known as a continuing resolution that is currently posted on the U. S. House of Representatives’ Rules Committee website, the bill’s language does not include the pilot program for the two states.