Why is the Oregon weight-distance tax so high?

Discussion in 'Trucker Taxes and Truck Financing' started by PE_T, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. 51.50

    51.50 Heavy Load Member

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    l was based in Oregon. In 2009 it was 14 cpm for all miles in the state. It was one of the perks of Qualcomm that mileage for each state was tracked/reported. Much better than having to memorize the mileage when crossing a border and write it down later. Also if you have an Oregon PUC base plate, you are exempt from paying fuel tax at the pump (in Oregon)
     
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  3. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    It just occurred to me to take WA-14, which is on the other side of the river next to I-84 (OR). Is it a good route!? This should decrease road taxes if going from Boise to WA close to Portland, for example, Vancouver, WA. Then, maybe it’s not much of a difference. Maybe I’ll run the numbers later.
     
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    you will only take that route once.
     
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  5. Roberts450

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    DO NOT TAKE THAT ROUTE. Trucks are not advised on the west end of the route. There are 5 tunnels that have 12 foot or less clearance’s right on the fog line and you’ll only clear if you center up going through them but most of them are on corners so you cant tell if the other direction is clear or not.

    How ever if you wanna cross on HWY 97 at Biggs junction and run 14 east to the tri cities thats fine but 97 to I5 is not advised.
     
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  6. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    What if I deflate my tires! Jk.

    I think I now remember years ago looking up that route and finding out about the low clearances. Thanks.
     
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  7. MGE Dawn

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    No, instead if your paycheck comes from a job that even remotely has a building in OR, they deduct a ridiculous "Transit Tax" regardless of what line of work you're in, or if you're a resident there. They also deduct an absurd amount of income taxes that goes to the state level, regardless of whether you're a resident. I literally pay more in OR state taxes than I do in FEDERAL taxes, and I don't even live on that side of the river. One bright side of the fact that I'm considering enlisting; I can actually leave my current job and never have to worry about that taxation without representation ######## again
     
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  8. Hollywoodsaint

    Hollywoodsaint Light Load Member

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    sure...take the 15 north to Montana then west on the 90 into Washington state thru Spokane...Oregon DOES NOT HONOR THE PRE PASS ANYWAYS
     
  9. MGE Dawn

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    Unless something's changed in the last year and a half that I didn't hear about, that's hella false... got plenty of green lights and bypasses running through Oregon over the course of my career
     
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  10. Long FLD

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    I thought OR was NorPass?

    Anyway, when we loaded out of UT for WA and were too heavy to cross Oregon because they figure the inner bridge differently, we’d take 95 up to Lewiston ID and then head west to the Tri Cities.
     
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    Honestly don't know what their primary system is... but I do know that they honor PrePass, from firsthand experience
     
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