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Leslie Combs: Washington’s rules governing freight trucking are outdated and in need of change

A lot has changed since 1982, the year Michael Jackson released “Thriller,” the Commodore 64 was introduced and E.T. phoned home. One thing that hasn’t kept up with the times, however, is Washington’s rules governing efficiencies in freight trucking. As a result, these trucks are making hundreds of thousands of extra trips every year, putting unnecessary wear-and-tear on roads and...