You drive next to a big rig on the highway. Has anyone ever that thought they are not big enough?
Well, your consumer concerns are not even in the radar of Kraft Foods Inc., MillerCoors, or Coca-Cola, which would all like trucks to be bigger so they can carry more product around the country on fewer trips. The companies then save money on gas.
Kraft is part of 150 companies that are lobbying Congress to allow trucks 20% heavier on the nation’s roadways, according to Chicago Breaking Business. Instead of the maximum of 80,000 pounds, they could weigh up to 97,000 pounds. Mega-trucks could add two, even three trailers to allow for the heavier loads, bringing the length up to 120 feet up from the current limit on most interstates of 53 feet.