Higher Taxes for Truck only lanes

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by buzzarddriver, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

    Feb 1, 2011
    Dallas, TX
  2. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    So YRC spends 25 million per month in fuel, and 25 million per year in tolls??

    "For trucks, predictability of shipments would be greatly enhanced, with the potential for drafting and platooning, not to mention the safety of separating the cars and the trucks," Pence said.

    If you force trucks into certain lanes it will be the slowest truck deciding the time it takes to get there.

    And 'the potential for drafting and platooning' is a very dangerous concept.
    My Qualcom glitches all the time. All it takes is losing a signal for a small amount of time, and the thing has no idea of where it is at.
    Skating on thin ice is what it is.
  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Would definitely bankrupt more companies
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  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    not gonna happen, not enough land available, unless the feds take land by emanate domain.

    it'll be costly to buy up what land IS available.

    it'll just be better to TOLL everyone, rather than ONE segment of road users.
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  5. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Heavy Load Member

    Sep 1, 2010
    Rhinelander, WI
    First of all....the ATA represents megas and always has their intrests in hand. I'm sorry if your trucks pay that much in tolls. Sucks to be you. There are alternatives.
    Second...if you think for one minute that you're gonna get tax money away from lawmakers, you're delusional.
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  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Just wait until tmc gets in front of u or prime or raider express! What a #### show that would be. Its bad enough when we have cities that have no trucks left lane or left 2 lanes. And its alot of truck traffic. Take i35 from say dallas to san antonio for example. That has to be one of the biggest cluster ####s in the country. I dont think these governement people really know what they are talking about, but that is yesterdays news
  7. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    It won't take more than 1-200 years and cost more than WWII.
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  8. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    The people that legislate and conceive plans drive 4-wheelers. The lane restrictions are so that 4-wheelers can have their own VIP lanes. Any safety analysis would restrict trucks to the far left lane, not the far right lane, but that restriction would be felt by 4-wheelers like an insult.
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  9. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    The vast majority of states throw their fuel tax money into the general fund and then spend that money on everything. They spend the least amount of money on roads. Those states are now looking at another idea to take money from to transfer fuel tax money other projects.

    The states that restrict all of their fuel tax revenue to road projects have decidely better roads.
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