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Truck Drivers Want Cap On Diesel Tax In Connecticut

Diesel Sign (file / credit: clipart.com)

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HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork) - The tax on diesel fuel in Connecticut is nearly 50 cents a gallon. Truckers are urging state lawmakers to cap it.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

That’s according to Mike Riley, head of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut.

He said that is the highest tax of its kind in the country.

“What we would like them to do is at least put a lid on it, to stop it at some point so that the ongoing drain, the sucking the money out of this industry, is at least stopped at some point,” Riley told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

Riley says truckers didn’t receive any relief when the gross receipts tax on gasoline was capped.

He told Schneidau the higher cost of doing business will be passed along to the consumer, as it will cost more to ship products to the state.

State lawmakers indicate they will likely take on the entire fuel tax issue at the start of their next session in January.

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