A question to ask the decision-makers in Washington: If the goal is to get more cleaner, greener trucks on the road, why does the federal government keep the 12% federal excise tax on the sale of a new truck?
Two U.S. senators proposed repealing the excise tax on new trucks as an effort to modernize the freight industry.July 26, 2021
Congress and President Joe Biden are currently focused on improving America’s infrastructure, with a key sticking point being how to pay for the improvements. This debate presents an opportunity for Congress to finally resolve funding for the insolvent Highway Trust Fund by replacing antiquated funding mechanisms — such as the federal excise tax on heavy-duty trucks and trailers — with solutions that are more reflective of today’s transportation landscape.
A sector within the transportation community is asking the leadership on Capitol Hill to suspend a tax on the purchase of new trucks as part of a pandemic-related economic aid measure.September 22, 2020
A group of lawmakers is calling on House leaders to temporarily suspend an excise tax on new trucks as part of the next phase of COVID-19 stimulus assistance.July 21, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world. In the United States it altered the way our country operates and wreaked havoc on American businesses, but leaders in Washington responded with actions that helped mitigate the damage. I applaud these efforts and am confident that our economy will bounce back. But the work is not done.
Federal policymakers crafting additional ways to restore economic stability amid the COVID-19 pandemic should consider suspending a World War I-era federal excise tax on the sale of new trucks and trailers, a coalition of freight stakeholders said April 28.April 28, 2020
A group of trucking stakeholders asked Congress to repeal the 12% federal excise tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks, tractors and trailers.
A group of stakeholders is pushing for the congressional repeal of the federal excise tax on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers. At a forum June 19, the Modernize the Truck Fleet coalition urged federal lawmakers to pass the Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019.June 25, 2019
More than 100 commercial truck dealers, trade association executives and trucking industry stakeholders will descend on Washington the week of June 17 to urge members of Congress to co-sponsor the Modern, Clean and Safe Trucks Act of 2019.