MTF Coalition


MTF CoalitionModernize the Truck Fleet (MTF) is an industry coalition organized to build support for FET repeal and to identify viable funding options to replace this burdensome tax. A major barrier to modernizing the truck fleet is the current federal excise tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks. As the highest excise tax on a percentage basis that Congress levies on a product, the FET can also depress new heavy-duty truck sales and delay the deployment of cleaner, safer and more fuel-efficient trucks. Congress should repeal the FET in upcoming infrastructure legislation to help protect U.S. jobs, replace older trucks with newer and greener trucks, and modernize America's truck fleet.

Learn more: 

➢ Issue Brief: Modernize the Truck Fleet: Repeal the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks – S. 2435

➢ Issue Brief: Modernize the Truck Fleet; Deploy Clean Trucks Today
➢ Issue Brief: Modernize the Truck Fleet, Deploy Newer Safer Trucks on the Highways Today

➢ Press Release: Momentum Builds as More Organizations Unite Behind Federal Excise Tax (FET) Repeal
➢ Press Release: ‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’ Coalition Launches
➢ Press Release: ‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’ Coalition Applauds New Bipartisan Legislation to Repeal the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers
➢ Press Release: Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition Rallies Support for H.R. 2381/S. 1839 to Repeal the FET
➢ Join the ‘Modernize the Truck Fleet’ Coalition
➢  'Modernize the Truck Fleet’ Coalition Members


2020 Pandemic Response Efforts

➢ Issue Brief: “Help the Economy Recover and Save Jobs in the Trucking Industry: Suspend the Federal Excise Tax on Heavy-Duty Trucks”

➢ Letter: Industry Stakeholder Letter to Congressional Leadership on Suspension of the FET on Heavy-Duty Trucks and Trailers – April 2020, updated September 2020

➢ Letter: Rep. Pappas (D-N.H.) Leads Letter from 54 House Democrats to Leadership, Urging Inclusion of FET Suspension in Economic Recovery Legislation – July 2020

➢ Testimony: Modernize the Truck Fleet to Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Regarding FET Suspension – June 2020
➢ Letter: Industry Stakeholders Send Letter to Congressional Leadership to Repeal the FET – July 2019 
➢ Press Release: ATD Applauds Rep. Chris Pappas’ (D-N.H.) Letter to House Democratic Leadership Calling for FET Suspension – July 2020