Truckers Could Be Focus Of Vehicle-Miles Traveled Tax Proposals in the US Congress

Congress will consider the feasibility of applying a vehicle miles traveled (VMT) tax on commercial motor vehicle operations as a way to help pay for road infrastructure improvements, Rep. A. Drew Ferguson IV (R-GA) said today.

In Atlanta, Ferguson told the annual winter meeting of SMC3, a technology company in the less-than-truckload industry, that the VMT model, which as the name implies is a distance-based tax on a vehicle’s operations, could be on the table for trucking companies. VMT proposals would be out of the question for personal vehicles because Americans would not tolerate the federal government monitoring their driving habits with sensors attached to their cars and light trucks, Ferguson explained.