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Trucking News: Mexican Drivers Protest Double-Trailers

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Independent truckers in Mexico are calling for clearer, better rules on vehicle weights and dimensions, reports the Associated Press. The drivers, who have launched national protests, say they want to do away with permits that let double-trailer vehicles carrying loads as heavy as 100 metric tons drive on two-lane roads.

These protests, organized by the Alliance of Mexican Transport Organizations, come on the heels of two deadly accidents in which the rear units of double trailers came unfastened and crashed into passenger buses, killing a total of 49 people.

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