Truck Traffic

Wisconsin County settles with Frac Sand Firm over road damage.

Please do not believe plant advocates who claim that heavy industrial trucks loaded with tons of Silica Sand will not rapidly destroy our roads and leak dust onto our streets.

Then when the roads need repairing guess who pays?
You do.

If a mining company goes over 99 trucks per day per street, the company pays for part of the street repair.
Canadian Sand and Proppants Inc. will avoid having to pay for street repairs by subcontracting to several trucking companies.
Thus none of them will knowingly go over 99 loads per day and thus no repair costs to CSP.
Another way to avoid repair costs is to spread the traffic over several parallel routes.

In my far distant past I (Hank), was made aware of a test where they constructed an oval track using different road surfaces and ran heavy trucks around the oval 24 hours a day. The idea was to determine the most durable surface, and show to the world that heavy trucks do not deserve the bad name that they have re: road wear and tear. The trucking industry stopped the test prematurely when the oval disintegrated way earlier than expected. Needless to say this industry funded study was not something that was widely publicized.


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