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.  As Congress responds to COVID-19 and looks for ways to revive our economy, the MTF coalition is supportive of suspending the FET on heavy-duty trucks and trailers, until the end of 2021, to help retain jobs, revive the economy and modernize Americas’ truck fleets.

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

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

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
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
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
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