Transport: Truck Trials

Last week the U. S. Supreme Court unanimously decided that South Carolina could do what it liked with its own roads. Last week South Carolina considered resolutions to show that it was not entirely unreasonable. Over 2,400 miles of paved highways, 16 ft. to 20 ft. wide, it has long limited the width of motor trucks to 90 in., their weight to 20,000 lb. Only in four other States—all in the South—is the gross weight of trucks fixed so low; nowhere but in South Carolina is there such a narrow (90 in.) width limit....

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