Longer trucks for Maryland?
The House of Delegates this week is expected to approve legislation to allow 53-foot semitrailers on interstate highways and access routes. Maryland is one of only four states that bans the vehicles, which are 5 feet longer than now permitted. Proponents say that Maryland companies are at a competitive disadvantage because they can't use 53-foot trailers, which save shipping costs. Opponents say the trailers are hard to maneuver and not as safe as 48-foot trailers.
The Evening Sun would like to know what you think. Should Maryland allow the longer trailers?
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