WHY DOES THIS NEED TO BE PROACTIVELY FIXED AND RETROACTIVELY APPLIED?

  • If not proactively addressed, there will likely be a negative financial impact on Maine trucking companies who think they are complying, but find out otherwise when they get audited;
  • If not proactively addressed, the concern might be enough to force some of the larger Maine carriers to buy equipment and locate facilities in other states who offer an exemption, taking other tax revenue and community investment with them;
  • If not proactively addressed and carriers leave Maine, equipment dealers will be negatively impacted – local jobs and continued support for our communities will suffer as a result