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Trucks / Missouri #523401

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1982
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(Studio) Missouri reported voting against increased weight and length of trucks on highways.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Kansas City, Missouri) Odessa, Missouri, scenes shown. [VOTERS - express opinions.] Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois noted having most restrictive laws with regard to weight of trucks. [Trucker Jim CUMMINGS - is critical of lower weights] Deterioration of highways noted. [President American Trucking Association Bennett WHITLOCK - says trucks don't cause more highway damage.] [Proposition opponent Vicki MELCHER - says one truck does damage of thousands of cars.] Vote said 2-1 against larger trucks.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Neil, Roger

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