Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Seeks a 1-Year Suspension of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax

In an open letter to Congress, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) asked for a 1-year waiver of the heavy vehicle use tax — an annual fee that costs about $550 per truck.

OOIDA asserts the waiver would help all trucking businesses, irrespective of size.

OOIDA’s request is posed as an alternative to the proposed suspension of the Federal excise tax of 12% on the purchase of new trucks, an effort led by the National Automobile Dealers Association and supported by trade groups and other private companies.

This article comes from USDA’s Aug. 13, 2020 Grain Transportation Report.

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