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Tolls on I-80? Wyoming gets closer

March 30, 2021

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Land Line Now, March 30, 2021.

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Wyoming is a step closer to putting tolls on Interstate 80, part of a nationwide trend toward tolling as traditional funding dwindles.

tolls Lawmakers in seven states push toll changes


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA urges Congress to consider trucking needs in the upcoming highway bill. The Transportation Secretary further distances himself from vehicle miles traveled taxes. And what happens when you open a Starbucks in Texas?


II. Tires and fuel economy

More than a few things factor into fuel consumption and your tires are one of them. We’ll discuss how to maximize fuel efficiency by paying attention to what you’re running on – and how to make adjustments if needed.


III. Tolls closer in Wyoming

Wyoming is a step closer to putting tolls on Interstate 80, while Alaska considers doubling its fuel tax. Also, a bill to create more truck parking spaces is now in Congress. OOIDA has issued a national Call to Action, and we’ll have the details.


IV. A deeper look at the truck parking bill

What exactly does the truck parking bill now in Congress call for? How would it accomplish its goals? And how do you get states to seek out that money and pave more parking?


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