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OOIDA sues NY over out-of-state fees

| October 15, 2013

thruwayThe 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. 

  • Tony Scovell

    leave it to new york.wonder who the brilliant proffesor who thought that one up.

  • mark

    That’s not true! When i heard about the shut down i parked my truck until yesterday 10-25-13 I did not go to the white house to show every one that i had money to burn. I stayed home with my wife. for 26 days to show that i don’t like what’s going on. so don’t be so quick to judge before you know the facts. if you want to make a statement why do you need to have other peoples support? Everybody at home kept asking me why i wasn’t trucking I told them i did not like what was going on in our goverment IMPEACH,IMPEACH.IMPEACH Thanks for your time

  • Stormy

    @Mark….. What’s not true? Did they delete a post you were responding to?

    I keep reading and the more I read, the more inclined I am to just hang it all up. We are a small 2 truck operation. We parked one truck and let the driver go in November. We haven’t hauled one load in our other truck since April. Sadly so far, nobody except us, seems to have noticed.

    But from what I am reading running the little guy out of business seems to be the main goal of this administration. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.