ATA Calls for Extra 20 Cent per Gallon Fuel Tax

- In testimony before Congress last week, Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), called for the addition of a new 20 cent per gallon fee to be built into the price of transportation fuels collected at the terminal rack – an extra fuel tax to be phased in over four years with the monies dedicated solely to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) for roadway expansion and upkeep needs. “The fee will be indexed to both inflation and improvements in fuel efficiency, with a 5% annual cap,” Spear said in his remarks. “We estimate that the fee will generate nearly $340 billion over the first 10 years. It will cost the average passenger vehicle driver just over $100 per year.”

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