Truck Weight Pilot Program Okayed by Committee 

A victory for truckers on Maine’s highways.A government subcommittee has given the final approval for a one-year pilot project, easing weight limits for big rigs on major roadways.They voted on the topic Tuesday night.Senator Susan Collins is behind the program. She believes “A uniform truck weight limit would keep trucks on the interstates where they belong, rather than on the rural roads that pass through our small towns and villages.” Collins says the one year project will give officials an assessment of the impact of the safety, commerce and road wear and tear.The report must still receive final approval from both the House and Senate. It would then go to the president for his signature.