If you’d like to know how much you would pay under OTA’s proposed alternative, which it plans to present to the Oregon Legislature in January, you can log onto OTA’s web page at http://www.ortrucking.org. There you can download a spreadsheet that will tell you how much you would pay under the proposed 25-cent-per-gallon diesel fuel tax and new registration fees. (Oregon doesn’t currently collect a diesel tax from commercial highway users.)
Recent Class 8 trade volumes have been lower than predicted, which means pricing has been more stable than expected for used trucks, according to J.D. Power & Associates.