In the August 15 edition of The Trucker, find out how a new Texas law could change the playing field and discourage nuclear lawsuits against trucking companies. A bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate seeks to do away with the 12% federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks and trailers, and President Joe Biden touts his “Buy American” program during a visit to Mack Truck’s Pennsylvania assembly plant. In addition, lawsuits have been filed against two trucking companies and a driver following the release of a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board regarding a fatal interstate crash that killed 10 people in Alabama in June. Missed Shell Rotella SuperRigs? Check out the photos on Pages 10-11. Trucking couple Robert and Kathy Cass, along with their ruby-red rig, dubbed “Sweet Satisfaction,” are featured in At the Truck Stop on Page 14. Also, go behind the scenes with the Mendoza family at the Texas Chrome Shop and Mendoza Family Trucking. And don’t forget to check out the Business and Equipment sections for all the latest!
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