According to The Oregonian, Gov. John Kitzhaber has said he is willing to consider the shift from weight-distance taxes as long as trucks continue to pay their fair share of highway construction and maintenance costs. However he has expressed doubt that the latest proposal, supported by the Oregon Trucking Assn., is an equitable replacement.
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.