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Georgia extends fuel tax suspension again 

Moratorium set to expire on Saturday extended through Nov. 29

Georgia Governor extends motor fuels tax suspension (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office said Wednesday that the state has extended its moratorium on diesel and gasoline taxes through Nov. 29.

The suspension of motor and locomotive fuel taxes, at 31.2 cents per gallon of gasoline and 35 cents per gallon of diesel, was set to expire Saturday. Kemp’s office said he wanted to provide fuel tax relief to drivers through the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Wednesday’s measure marks the third time since early summer that a fuel tax moratorium has been signed into law. 

According to AAA, the average diesel pump price in Georgia stands at $3.999 a gallon. That is down from $4.96 a gallon a year ago. The national average for diesel pump prices stands at $4.39 a gallon, according to AAA data.

Motor fuel taxes in Georgia are paid to the state by fuel distributors and not by local gas stations. The gap between when distributors pay for taxed fuel and when the fuel reaches the pump means that fuel prices will rise based on the fill-up point.

One Comment

  1. isabella

    Oh, this is such welcome news! Extending the fuel tax suspension in Georgia is a relief, especially in times when every penny counts. It’s heartening to see measures that directly ease the financial burden on individuals and businesses. For everyone out there navigating these challenging times, my advice is to stay informed about these policy changes and make the most of them. Plan your budget wisely, consider fuel-efficient options, and perhaps explore public transportation or carpooling to further stretch your savings. Kudos to Georgia for recognizing the economic challenges and taking steps to support its residents. Let’s keep moving forward, one step at a time!

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Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.