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Re: Is transportation by road so special?

The waivers the last few days now allow drivers hauling fuel to work for up to 14 hour shifts, instead of the previous 11 hour limit. Some states have also suspended the 80,000 pound weight limit for in-state loads.

The exact impact this will have is not completely clear. While the law is one thing, insurance companies are another, and just because something is suddenly legal doesn't mean your insurance carrier will permit it. Also, tank trailers are made more or less exactly the right size to hit the 80,000 pound combined limit with the smallest, cheapest trailer possible. I don't know how many trailers could hold an extra thousand gallons even if the operator wanted to.

(icon because a fourteen hour driver running grossly heavy could well result in one of those)

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