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Mileage Taxes

This is how truckers pay their road taxes. Although the taxes are initially collected at the pump, then pro-rated to the states we drive in, we have to report all the miles our trucks run in every state, then pay by the mile if we haven't paid enough at the pump.
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Mileage Taxes

This is how truckers pay their road taxes. Although the taxes are initially collected at the pump, then pro-rated to the states we drive in, we have to report all the miles our trucks run in every state, then pay by the mile if we haven't paid enough at the pump.
I had heard before something about fuel or fuel taxes in every state on route, but I never imagined they were so thoroughly money grubbing
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I had heard before something about fuel or fuel taxes in every state on route, but I never imagined they were so thoroughly money grubbing
And on top of that, all those small town counties whose cops have plenty of time to hand out speeding tickets - I have seen it first hand, SUVs coming down the highway like the 7 devils of Hades, passing me & a trucker, the CHP hot behind, and then, lo, he pulls over the truck that I've passed, when I'm doing a relaxing 65 mph What gives Can it be because of the heavier fines against the trucker
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And on top of that, all those small town counties whose cops have plenty of time to hand out speeding tickets - I have seen it first hand, SUVs coming down the highway like the 7 devils of Hades, passing me & a trucker, the CHP hot behind, and then, lo, he pulls over the truck that I've passed, when I'm doing a relaxing 65 mph What gives Can it be because of the heavier fines against the trucker
Speeding fines for truckers start really high in CA. There are good reasons many truckers refuse to go to that state. And it's getting worse; with the new CARB rules requiring retrofit on diesels to current standards, very few drivers will be able to afford to take loads out there. In other words, your costs for everything will be going up.
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The link takes me to the Yahoo! sign-in page, and then it won't let me sign in.
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The link takes me to the Yahoo! sign-in page, and then it won't let me sign in.
Same here.
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Sorry. I think this will work.

Mileage Taxes

The idea is to tax everyone on the miles they drive, rather than on the gasoline they burn, which would require some sort of GPS device on everyone's car.
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I don't like the idea of being tracked so that I can pay taxes. Who is going to pay for the tracking device? Oh yeah, we will.

Wouldn't it be a lot easier to give truckers a fuel tax deduction? When their expenses go down, the price of thier cargo goes down, benefiting everyone.
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