Coalition calls for increased weight limits for auto haulers

February 16, 2023

A coalition consisting of car haulers, vehicle and trailer manufacturers and more last week penned a letter to members of Congress seeking increased weight limits for car haulers transporting electric vehicles.

The Coalition for Electric Vehicle Transportation (CEVT) said one of the only things Congress did not address in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act related to electric vehicles was the actual transportation of those vehicles.

“In short, electric vehicles are heavier than their gas-powered counterparts and federal truck weight laws — unchanged in 40 years — reduce electric vehicle load capacity by as much as 28%,” the coalition said.