From Keith Goble, Landline:
Professional drivers have long heard people not familiar with the trucking industry claim that truckers are not paying enough for the damage they do to roads.
The misconception that truck drivers are “getting off easy” when it comes to taxes and fees has once again reared its head, this time in Missouri.
Rep. Kevin Corlew, R-Kansas City, chairs the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force. Among the recommendations prepared by his group is a fuel tax increase. Specifically, the state’s 17-cent-per-gallon tax rate would be increased by 10 cents for gas and 12 cents for diesel.