OOIDA says New York’s out-of-state reg fees harm interstate commerce

By Jill Dunn on

newyorkThe Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is legally challenging New York’s mandate that out-of-state trucks pay registration fees to operate on state highways.

On Oct. 8, OOIDA filed suit in the New York State Supreme Court on behalf of out-of-state truckers forced to pay $15 for registration and $4 for the accompanying decal to operate on highways. It seeks certification as a class-action suit.

The requirement results in out-of-state truckers paying a higher per-mile tax, in violation of the federal Commerce Clause because it imposes an undue burden on interstate commerce.

The association has requested a permanent injunction against the tax for out-of-state truckers, a refund of the fees they paid with interest and payment of its attorney fees.

In, January, New York began requiring the decal be affixed to affected trucks and trailers operating on state highways, excluding the tolled portions of the New York State Thruway. The state can impose fines, interest, penalties and seize property of truck owners who do not pay in a timely fashion.

3 comments
tom decker
tom decker

you can either charge more for transporting into new york to offset the cost or you can choose to not delivering anything in or thru new york. this also will cause a burden on the new england states.

markrobert murphy
markrobert murphy

REELE-...64% OF THE FREIGHT HAULED IN THE USA- IS FERR  NORTH EAST-REGION....FURTHER-O/O- FLEET OWNERS - WHO REELE PAY 1/4 LEE TAXES...PLUS  HWY TAX- [ FEDD]- ROAD/TAX-[ PER MI] TOLLS...AHND THE PER GALL FUEL TAX- FEDD/STATE,-ATT THE PUMP....WHYILE THE UN-TAXED FREIGHT BROKERS [ HYIDYIN ] INN PAPER-COMAHND UPWARDS OF 40% OFF THE TOP.........HOWE MANY MORR DRYIVER/OPERATORS...WYILL GOWE UNDER....CWASE THAYCANT AFFORD TO RYDE -TOOL ROADS......AHND SUPPORT AMERICA...PRODUKKTYIVLEE

WHARSZ THE DOT..? OHH DAHTS RYIET...ITS KNOTT A REGULAYSHYINN.....HUMM

tom decker
tom decker

simple. do what we did. quit hauling into or thru ny.unless you are  from ny,or ne. you don't have to go there.

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