Truck, trailer groups mobilize to nix federal excise tax

Sources: National Trailer Dealers Association, Brighton, Mich.; CP staff

“Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019,” H.R. 2381, through which U.S. Representatives Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) propose repeal of the 12 percent federal excise tax on heavy-duty trucks, truck bodies, and semi-trailers has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee for further consideration. 

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Bay State terminal compounds Charah’s New England fly ash stock

Sources: Charah Solutions Inc., Louisville, Ky.; CP staff

A new rail-served terminal with twin silos equips Charah Solutions to increase fly ash supplies for New England concrete producers. The Hopedale, Mass., operation affords customers easy access to nearby Interstates 495 and 90, along with direct routes to Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

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