Indiana Lawmakers Poised To Increase Fuel Tax

Truckers may soon pay a little more to drive through Indiana.

Republican lawmakers in Indiana recently announced their plan to add a proposed fuel tax increase to the road funding plan.

Under the proposed plan, private carriers would pay approximately 7% more for fuel.  According to the road funding plan, the motor-carrier surcharge would increase another 3 cents per gallon.  In addition, the proposed plan would include a measure that will automatically adjust the state’s fuel tax for inflation.

The plan has surprising support from the Indiana Motor Truck Association. The association’s president Gary Langston spoke out in support of the fuel tax increase.

“We’ve been saying at the federal and state level that we need to raise taxes on fuel and fix the roads… Bad roads and congested highways cost us money,” Langston said.

If passed, the state is expected bring in an additional $60 million per year in revenue from fuel taxes.