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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Central Virginia
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Fuel Costs, Taxes, etc.
Fuel taxes are supposed to be used for funding road construction, maintenance and repair......but most of the money ends up in the "general fund" where politicians can spend it freely on other pet projects.
Then, a few years later, they come to the taxpayers with hat in hand looking for more money/higher taxes. The ones with no scruples will even resort to erecting toll booths on roads that are already paid for with taxpayer money - when the truth is that they squandered our dollars on other things.
I drive big rigs for a living and some of the trucks we have cost almost $800 to fill both tanks! With the price of fuel going skyward, you'll undoubtedly see the cost of everything else increasing. Anything that is transported by ship, train or truck will be affected - as all of them use diesel fuel. Refrigerated cargo (produce, meat, etc.) travels in refrigerated trailers that use diesel fuel....so it will cost more money to keep it cold.
~ Trucker by trade ~
2008 Sterling Acterra 3-axle straight truck (240-hp Cummins ISC)
2006 International 8600 tractor (350-hp Cummins ISM)
"If I passed you on the right, you're in the wrong lane!"