Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Trucking Group Wants Higher Fuel Tax In Pennsylvania

The American Trucking Association has voiced support for an increase in the states fuel tax as opposed to a proposed turnpike lease and I-80 toll. The group is recommending a 10% increase in the state's fuel tax. The American Trucking Association claims the increase would result in $5.71 a month for the average motorist, and $123 a month for truckers. The truckers would also have to pay the tax if they do not fill their tanks in the state. Truckers are required to pay taxes on the amount of miles that they log in the state. The American Trucking Association acknowledges that this is a hard sell and doesn't really expect it to pass.

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