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Truck lengths and safety

hearing before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, second session, September 14, 1994.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Trucks -- United States -- Safety measures.,
  • Trucks -- United States -- Weight.,
  • Truck accidents -- United States -- Prevention.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesS. hrg -- 103-864
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 112 p. :
    Number of Pages112
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23350820M
    ISBN 100160463440
    OCLC/WorldCa31964078

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