Business, Logistics

Amazon Delays Hike in Merchant Fees Until June 2021

Vans leave an Amazon delivery station in Carlstadt, N.J. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News) Vans leave an Amazon delivery station in Carlstadt, N.J. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. says it will delay raising fees it charges independent sellers to store and ship items until June, a gesture to merchants who have sometimes bristled at the rising costs of doing business with the company.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

National League of Cities Offers Guide on User Fee Programs

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Local leaders interested in testing programs that assess a fee to those using their roadways now have a guide. The National League of Cities published on March 11 its report “Fixing Funding by the Mile: A Primer and Analysis of Road User Charge Systems,” which makes the case that states and cities should explore such fundraising mechanisms.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

MBUF Pilot Program Leaders Share Lessons Learned

MBUF pilot panel Lou Neudorff (left), of engineering and consulting firm Jacobs, Warren and Hendren (Eleanor Lamb for Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Public outreach efforts can dispel misconceptions about miles-based user fee (MBUF) programs, according to Mike Warren, principal consultant at WSP USA.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2018
Government, Business

New Mexico Proposes Plan to Recover Millions From Tax-Dodging Truckers

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The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking lawmakers to change how weigh stations are managed in an effort to capture as much as $56 million a year that analysts estimate the state is losing to truckers who don’t pay fees to haul their loads across New Mexico roads.

Dan Schwartz | The Santa Fe New Mexican
January 27, 2016