Truck-only VMT tax a ‘discriminatory funding ploy,’ OOIDA says in a letter to Senate Leaders

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s promotion of a vehicle miles traveled tax exclusively on commercial motor vehicles is shameless and exposes the organization’s arrogance, OOIDA wrote in a letter to Senate leaders.

“The inclusion of such a divisive, inefficient and unabashedly self-serving policy in the next surface transportation reauthorization would instantly eliminate our support for the bill and likely destroy any hope for its passage,” OOIDA wrote in a letter signed by President and CEO Todd Spencer.

The letter, which was sent on Monday, Feb. 24, to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Finance and the Committee on Environment & Public Works, refers to the proposal of a truck-only VMT tax as a “discriminatory funding ploy.”