In light of the committee markup scheduled for this week, I am writing on behalf of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) to express support for allowing twin 33 foot tractor-trailers on U.S. highways. Doing so will reduce our nation’s dangerous dependence on oil, strengthening American economic and national security.
Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving U.S. energy security in order to bolster national security and strengthen the economy. SAFE convenes prominent leaders in business and the military to guide its team in developing robust, in-depth analysis and policy recommendations to reduce American dependence on oil through the creation of a comprehensive, long-term national energy security strategy. While some of our supporters will benefit from the use of these higher capacity trailers, SAFE has chosen to weigh in on this issue because it is undoubtedly true that the nation as a whole will reap the savings of a more efficient trucking fleet. [read more]