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New Jersey Looks At Lifting Garden State Parkway Truck Ban

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Right now, six-axle trucks are banned from driving on the Garden State Parkway north of Exit 105 at Tinton Falls.

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However, New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Jim Simpson tells the Asbury Park Press that they're looking into what would happen if they lifted the restriction.

Officials are comparing the differences between the additional wear and tear on the limited access toll roadway and how much money commercial trucks could generate for the state.

One state transportation expert says commercial traffic is a real breadwinner because trucks pay proportionally more than cars do because of their weight.

Many parkways in the area ban commercial truck traffic, in part because some of them have overpasses with low clearances.

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