This Week in Trucking, the CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line suggests boosting federal fuel taxes to pay for infrastructure improvements and Texas is the first state to require ELDs for intrastate commercial drivers. Also, Toyota unveils a hydrogen fuel cell Class 8 tractor.
Hike the fuel tax to pay for infrastructure
David Congdon, CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line, told Bloomberg Radio yesterday that a 20 cent a gallon fee should be implemented to pay for infrastructure upgrades in the county. (Bloomberg)
Indiana wants more toll roads
There is a push going on in the state of Indiana for more toll roads. Legislative leaders are unsure of how more tolling will be implemented, but it could be truck-only tolls or only new lanes. (Greensburg Daily News)
Texas to require ELDs in intrastate commerce
Texas is the first state that has announced it will require truck drivers in intrastate operation to use electronic logging devices. The federal ELD rule goes into effect later this year and states, under federal law, have the ability to align state laws with federal laws, which is what Texas seems to be planning. (Overdrive)