Independent Truckers: The Effects of Recent Legislation on Earnings (Effects of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 and the Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1983, as they affect highway-related taxes, two trailers, length and width of vehicles, and weights and loads)

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Congress passed legislation late in 1982 that is expected to have a significant
effect on the annual net earnings of independent truckers. About 90
percent of fresh produce, most used household goods, and from one-third to one-half of all fabricated steel and other commodities transported by truck are
hauled by independent truckers.
The legislation raised the Federal fuel tax by 5 cents per gallon and significantly
raised a highway use tax that is based on the weight of the vehicle.
The legislation also allowed truckers to use two trailers, longer and wider
vehicles, and carry heavier loads. This CRS report discusses these 1982 changes in Federal legislation. It also contains an estimate of the upper and lower bound of the impact that these changes could have on the annual net earnings of independent truckers.

Creator(s): Thompson, Stephen J
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: March 1, 1983
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  • Creation: March 1, 1983
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Congress passed legislation late in 1982 that is expected to have a significant
effect on the annual net earnings of independent truckers. About 90
percent of fresh produce, most used household goods, and from one-third to one-half of all fabricated steel and other commodities transported by truck are
hauled by independent truckers.
The legislation raised the Federal fuel tax by 5 cents per gallon and significantly
raised a highway use tax that is based on the weight of the vehicle.
The legislation also allowed truckers to use two trailers, longer and wider
vehicles, and carry heavier loads. This CRS report discusses these 1982 changes in Federal legislation. It also contains an estimate of the upper and lower bound of the impact that these changes could have on the annual net earnings of independent truckers.

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