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Analyzing Truck Size and Weight Impacts on Vehicle Miles Traveled

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Summary:

Minnesota has a goal of reducing VMT by 20% per capita by 2050. MnDOT has identified several tools to support achieving this goal. VMT reduction tools have not been identified for freight. Would increasing truck size/weight regulations have a positive impact by reducing freight VMT? How much freight VMT would be reduced by increasing load limits by 10, 15 or 20%? What are the considerations in discussing load limits that would be important to consider?

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