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Increasing load weights for trucks shipping cattle across America’s highways would not only save producers money, but also reduce their carbon footprint.
Jim Handley, Executive Vice President of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, talked about the potential impact of increasing truck weights on the beef industry in a weekly Beltway Beef interview with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.
The NCBA and state affiliates submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s comprehensive truck size and weight limit study. Handley says most cattle are transported on highways and increasing the weight limits would be vital to Florida cattle producers who ship most of their animals north or west.
The increased load limit would mean fewer shipments, saving producers fuel costs and other shipping expenses and reducing the use of resources impacting the environment.