Truck-Only State Tolls Roil Industry That Favors Fuel-Tax Hike

As more states move to charge tolls for big rigs to fund road and bridge repairs, the trucking industry is suing to stop the collections while pushing for an increase in federal fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure construction and repairs.

The American Trucking Associations is helping state trade groups fight the new tolls it says unfairly target truckers. The group also asserts that collecting tolls can cost as much as 35 cents per dollar, eating into funds that should be spent on highway infrastructure.