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Senator: Truck-only VMT tax is DOA

March 6, 2020

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Land Line Now, March 6, 2020.

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A truck-only VMT tax to pay for roads is dead on arrival, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says; we’ll explain the part OOIDA and truckers played.

Truck-only VMT tax a ‘discriminatory funding ploy,’ OOIDA says


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

A truck parking bill is introduced in Congress; OOIDA alerts Indiana about civil penalties targeting overweight trucks; and Italy, where the wine flows like water, literally – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Roses and Razzberries

From a website that blames truckers for the actions of a pickup driver to a brand-new mom who saved a trucker from a fiery end, we’ll tell you who in recent news has been good and who’s been bad with some Roses and Razzberries.


III. Parking is the big issue among Louisiana truckers

Jon Osburn has heard quite a bit lately about rates, fracking and lumpers – but the big issue he’s got his eye on is parking.


IV. Truck-only VMT gets the boot

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee says a truck-only vehicle miles traveled tax is dead on arrival. We’ll explain what happened, and the part OOIDA and truckers played.


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