Freight trucking firms and drivers planning on conducting transportation services on the roads and highways of Maine in the future will be interested in the news that the latest Senate bill contains a provision to extend the current one-year pilot project allowing heavier transport trucks to operate on the Interstate highways of Maine. The current pilot project is going to expire and allows transport trucks over 100,000 pounds to operate on Interstate highways, like Interstate 95, 295 and 395, in Maine, according to sources in the transport industry of the United States of America.
Sources in Maine indicate that the members of the Appropriations Committee were recently convinced to put their support behind the idea of extending the current program that allows transport trucks operating on some Interstate highways in Maine to exceed the 80,000-pound federal transport truck weight limit. They also indicate that there could be some facts and belief that the year-long pilot program was actually successful in reducing the costs of transportation in Maine for trucking companies and putting more Americans to work.
This news has garnered some applause from sectors of the transportation services industry of the United States of America and a few frowns from other people concerned about heavier transport trucks operating on the roads and highways of America and Maine during the months and years ahead. This news is a victory to some people in Maine and America and others view this as something that needs to be looked at closer, either way it appears heavier transport trucks could be traveling on the Interstate highways of Maine for another year.