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Providing Safe Roads

The California trucking industry pays $4.3 billion dollars a year to fund roads.

The California trucking industry is committed to road safety through its contributions to fund road repairs and its pledge to avoid accidents and having clean driving records.  

Data from 2018 shows the trucking industry in California paid approximately $4.3 billion in federal and state roadway taxes and paid 34 percent of all taxes owed by California motorists, despite trucks representing only seven percent of vehicle miles traveled in the state. 

As of January 2020, a typical five-axle tractor-semitrailer combination paid more than $15,089 in state highway user fees and taxes in addition to nearly $9,000 in federal user fees and taxes. 

In addition to providing critical funding for our roads, the California trucking industry is committed to sharing the road safely with all vehicles.

Members of the trucking industry put safety first through improved driver training, investments in advanced safety technologies, and active participation in industry safety initiatives like Share the Road, which trains drivers and communities in ways to reduce the number of truck-involved accidents.

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