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Commercial Carrier Journal

Bill to repeal FET on trucks and trailers makes its way to Senate
Commercial Carrier Journal
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) has introduced S. 3052, a bill to repeal the 12-percent federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers. The American Truck Dealers (ATD) says federal excise tax on commercial trucks and buses was ...
Bill to repeal federal excise tax on new trucks, trailers introducedFreightWaves

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Aiken Standard

County Planning Commission turns down application for truck transportation business
Aiken Standard
Before the cease and desist order, Nicholas said that “at most, six trucks” would arrive each day and “maybe four” would depart each day. The property, he said, served basically as a drop-off site for trailers filled with toilet paper and paper towels ...



lehighvalleylive.com

PennDOT focusing on truck parking in Lehigh Valley, other congested areas
lehighvalleylive.com
Parking for tractor trailers was already a problem in Pennsylvania 11 years ago, and now PennDOT is calling for help with solutions. On Thursday, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said the department is moving forward with a public-private partnership, ...



The Trucker

Senate Bill Aims to Repeal Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers
Heavy Duty Trucking
A bill introduced in the Senate on June 12 is the latest attempt to repeal the12% federal excise tax (FET) on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers. The FET-- originally imposed in 1917 to help finance U.S. military operations in World War I-- has ...
Bill introduced in Senate to repeal federal excise tax on HD trucks, trailersThe Trucker
Senate bill targets FET ... but highway funding questions remainTrailer/Body Builders

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American Journal of Transportation

33' Twin Trailers, the debate rolls on
American Journal of Transportation
More trucks on the road or more freight in the trucks? Bigger is Better. Shipper associations like NASSTRAC, TIA and the NIT League have publicly supported a change in our federal highway policy to allow 33' trailers on all our nation's highways. They ...



Transport Topics Online

Lehigh Valley Planners Target Tractor-Trailer Parking as E-Commerce Surges
Transport Topics Online
While the growing presence of tractor-trailers has been a complaint of Lehigh Valley, Pa., residents in recent years, local planners are concerned with the one place they're not seeing them — designated truck parking spots. In the past decade, the ...

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Trailer/Body Builders

Towmaster trailers, truck bodies celebrating 40 years
Trailer/Body Builders
Towmaster is celebrating its 40th anniversary in flatbed equipment trailer manufacturing and 10th anniversary in truck body manufacturing and truck equipment distribution. Harlan Palm sold the first official Towmaster brand trailer designed to haul ...



Allentown Morning Call

As trucking booms, planners scramble to find tractor-trailer parking
Allentown Morning Call
While the growing presence of tractor trailers has been a complaint of Lehigh Valley residents in recent years, local planners are concerned with the one place they're not seeing them — designated truck parking spots. In the past decade, the Lehigh ...



Trucks.com

Towing Doesn't Have to Be As Difficult As Bedtime
Trucks.com
Truck makers have made towing accessible to almost anyone. Most new trucks, including the GMC Sierra, now boast a bevy of features that enhance visibility, manage braking on the trailer and keep it from swaying across the road. My towing experience ...



CTV News

Driver dies after crash between two transport trucks on Highway 401
CTV News
Chatham-Kent OPP say one driver has died after a crash between two transport trucks on Highway 401 near Tilbury. Emergency crews responded to the crash on the 401 near Queens Line around 6:50 a.m. on Friday. The eastbound lanes of the 401 are ...
Highway 401 closed after deadly tractor-trailer collisionWindsor Star

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