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Truck-only VMT raising hackles

February 21, 2020

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Land Line Now, Feb. 21, 2020.

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A push to help pay for highways in the future in part by using a vehicle miles traveled tax paid by truckers only has raised some hackles in the industry.

Toy paver machine, U.S. money. VMT tax on trucks is being considered by a federal agency.
Seeking long-term funding solutions for the Highway Trust Fund, the Congressional Budget Office released a full report exploring a VMT tax for trucks only.

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The FMCSA releases some early numbers from the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse; OOIDA says the Clean Trucks Initiative must not price smaller truck drivers out of business; And some folks take things just a bit too literally – it’s today’s news in trucking.


II. Confusion about NAFTA replacement

A lot of truckers are confused about the new trade agreement that’s replacing NAFTA – and Jon Osburn is answering a lot of their questions.


III. Avoiding extra expenses after an accident

Towing and cleanup after a crash can be an extra expense that you don’t need. Fortunately there’s a relatively inexpensive insurance coverage that can help.


IV. Truck-only VMT push

A push to help pay for highways in the future in part by using a vehicle miles traveled tax paid by truckers only has raised some hackles in the industry. We’ll have that – and a mix of other trucking issues brewing in our nation’s capital.


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