Truckers rally against tolls
Trucking officials are urging lawmakers to cut back on the number of toll roads in an effort to help the growing truck industry travel more efficiently.
America’s trucking industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years and thousands of new trucks are being added to the road each month. This means there is a growing demand for CDL trained drivers. It also means toll roads are impacting more trucks than ever before.
“Businesses and organizations from numerous sectors of the U.S. economy, including trucking, have renewed their efforts opposing tolls on existing federal interstates,” reported TruckingInfo.com in an article last month. “The lobby group, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, says it is focused on educating the public and policymakers about the negative impact that tolling existing interstates will have on citizens, businesses, and the U.S. economy. As part of the announcement, the group released a video explaining its position on the issue.”
Trucking Info reported that many businesses are concerned that tolls on existing interstates will impact their bottom line, especially establishments that serve customers traveling the interstate, according to a release from the coalition.