Analysis: Allowing bigger US trailers – truck sector’s gain, rail’s loss

Analysis: Allowing bigger US trailers – truck sector’s gain, rail’s loss

US railroads and safety advocates are united in opposition to allowing the new, longer twin 33-foot trailers, while the trucking industry is split. Still, the players pushing for the change are large, well-financed, and politically savvy. The current truck driver shortage lends more credibility to their argument.