Terry (L) and Sullivan — John Sommers for TT
ARLINGTON, Va. — Two congressmen said the most feasible way to pass legislation to boost trucking’s use of natural gas is a “piecemeal” approach, rather than comprehensive legislation.
They cited specific issues of concern to the trucking industry such as exemptions for the extra weight of natural gas fuel tanks and excise tax modifications to compensate for the extra cost of natural gas-powered vehicles.
“This is a divided government,” said Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.), who is preparing a natural gas bill for the next congressional session that will address the fuel’s use in the trucking industry. “The best way I see right now [for a natural-gas bill] is a piecemeal approach, to find those areas we can agree on.”