The trucking industry has been quietly waging a campaign all across the country to open up more highways to double and even triple trailer trucks. The trucking industry says the big rigs — which can stretch as long as a ten-story building on its side and weigh more than 100,000 pounds — are needed to handle the country’s growing commerce.
• Michael Scippa, the executive director of Citizens for Responsible And Safe Highways, a truck safety group with more than 43,000 members representing victims, highway users, truck drivers and safety advocates. CRASH is based in San Francisco.
• Waren Hoemann, the vice president for policy of the California Trucking Association, an industry group.
• Quentin Lewton, a truck driver.