Tolling existing interstate highways would cripple the U.S. supply chain, hurting manufacturers, shippers, distributors, and consumers, according to Chris Garrett, owner of Golden Strip Transfer in South Carolina and a member of the South Carolina Trucking Association.
In his editorial “Tolling Interstates Impacts Supply Chains,” published in the February issue of American Shipper magazine, Garrett said that innovative thinking and tough decisions are necessary to improve roads while keeping costs affordable.
“Some have suggested that innovative thinking is not needed and advocate placing existing tolls on all existing interstate lanes is the panacea that will provide the funding to rebuild and maintain the federal interstate system for the future,” Garrett wrote. “In reality, as has been shown time and again, this notion of tolls as savior is fool’s gold and will be too costly for everyone in the supply chain.”
American Shipper- Feb 2014.pdf
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