New York Trucking Industry
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The trucking industry of New York, the “Empire State” plays a crucial role in the economy. The 570-mile superhighway, Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway crossing New York State, is one of the most extended toll superhighway systems in the United States.
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a well-known leader in transportation-related research, reported the following on how the trucking industry relates to New York’s economy
Trucking Drives the Economy
In 2011, New York's trucking industry provided 274,750 jobs or one out of 25 in the state. New York's total trucking industry wages paid in 2011 exceeded $13.2 billion, with an average annual trucking industry salary of $48,227. In May 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the United States reported that truck drivers, heavy tractor-trailer and light delivery drivers, held 93,830 jobs with a base annual salary of $39,785.
Small Business Emphasis
In 2012, there were over 26,960 small and locally owned trucking companies in New York served by both large and small wide range of supporting businesses.
Transportation of Essential Products
In 2010, trucks transported 87 percent of the state's total manufactured tonnage or 1,406,117 tons per day. Over 89 percent of New York communities use trucks to move their goods.
Trucking Pays the Freight
As an Industry
In 2009, New York's trucking industry paid approximately $1.4 billion in federal and state roadway taxes. The industry paid 36% of all taxes owed by New York motorists, despite trucks traveled only 8 percent of the state's vehicle miles.
In January 2013, a typical five-axle tractor-semitrailer combination paid $11,937 in state highway use taxes in addition to $8,906 in federal use taxes. These taxes were over and above the standard taxes paid by New York businesses.
In 2008, New York had 114,471 miles of public roads over which all motorists traveled 134 billion miles, and the Truckers traveled 10.8 billion miles.
HVUT is the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax collected annually on heavy vehicles that are operated on public highways at registered gross weight of 55,000 pounds or more.
Carrier who operate vehicles in states other than their base jurisdiction need proper permits. Find more information on Oversized and Overweight Permits, as well as Temporary Trip and Fuel Permits.
The fuel tax agreement is initiated among the lower 48 states and Canadian provinces to simplify the fuel reporting procedure for the truckers. The tax agreement allows truckers to pay their fuel taxes efficiently by calculating miles traveled in each member jurisdiction.
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