Truckers say they already pay fair share for Connecticut roads

From the Yankee Institute.

Governor-elect Ned Lamont has reiterated his call to toll trucks as a way to raise revenue for state transportation costs, but truckers and trucking companies are already paying for Connecticut roads, according to data released by the American Transportation Research Institute.

A fact sheet released by ATRI notes the trucking industry paid 32 percent of all state taxes owed by motorists, while only accounting for 5 percent of the miles traveled in Connecticut.

The typical tractor trailer paid $8,610 in state fees and taxes and an additional $8,906 to the federal government in fees and taxes.

President of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut Joseph Sculley said the state of Connecticut takes in between $25 and $30 million per year from out-of-state trucks through the state’s participation in the International Fuel Tax Agreement and the International Registration Plan.

See the complete article from the Yankee Institute online.