Despite opposition from Upson County and City of Thomaston officials, the Georgia House of Representatives recently passed legislation increasing weight limits for all five-axle commercial trucks hauling industry products ranging from live poultry to forestry and solid waste.

HB 189 passed by a 93-81 vote, with three not voting and three excused, increasing the weight limit from 80,000 to 90,000 pounds. The Association County Commissioners of Georgia opposed the bill, calling it “detrimental to local infrastructure.”

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