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Rate hike for truckers on several bridges, tunnels in New York, New Jersey

Truck drivers whose vehicles have six axles will pay $84 in peak hours, the report said, up from $72. Trucks with four axles will pay $56, up from $48, during peak times.

The Trucker News Services

11/25/2013

Editor's note: The below report is courtesy of NJ.com. Keep checking back to The Trucker for more updates.

A rate hike is scheduled to go into effect on several bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey on Sunday, Dec. 1, according to a report from the New York Post.

During peak hours, E-ZPass tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel and the Holland Tunnel will inch up by 75 cents to $11, the report said. They will increase from $8.25 to $9 during off-peak hours.

The cash toll rate for car drivers, however, will stay the same at $13.

Truck drivers whose vehicles have six axles will pay $84 in peak hours, the report said, up from $72. Trucks with four axles will pay $56, up from $48, during peak times.

This increase is the third of five toll hikes that began in 2011, and end in 2015, the report said. Last year, travel during peak hours on these major roadways increased by 75 cents to $10.25. The off-peak rate inched up from $7.50 to $8.25.

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