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Truck-only VMT? OOIDA says no

March 16, 2021

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Land Line Now, March 16, 2021.

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Congress may try a truck-only VMT or vehicle miles traveled tax to fill the highway trust fund. And that is not sitting well with OOIDA.

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


I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

OOIDA urges Congress to say no to truck-only travel tax. Diesel hits its highest average since 2018. And a cyclist nearly gets “rammed” off the road.


II. Straight talk on COVID-19 vaccinations

Truckers have been asking about when, where and how they can get a COVID-19 vaccination. But there isn’t just one vaccine, and each has advantages and disadvantages. We’ll offer up some insights and advice.


III. Towing reform moving forward

A Missouri effort to protect truckers from nonconsensual towing is gaining steam. OOIDA’s Lewie Pugh and Mike Matousek were in Jefferson City last week to support it. We’ll report on the bill’s chances and what it would mean if it becomes law.


IV. Truck-only VMT a no-go for OOIDA

Talk in our nation’s capital is that Congress is contemplating a truck-only vehicle miles traveled tax to help balance the highway trust fund. And that is not sitting well with OOIDA.


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