Baldacci Pledges Support For Truckers 

Governor Baldacci is pledging his support to Maine’s independent truckers, still struggling from last year’s fuel price increases and the weak economy. The governor met with a group of truckers who say they may not be able to stay in business. In addition to the economic crisis, they’re also feeling the effects of mill slowdowns and closures across the state. Baldacci supports changing federal law to raise truck weight limits on interstate highways in Maine. He also supports efforts for a federal law insuring that money raised from fuel surcharges goes to truckers.