Illinois Trucking Association Seeks Lower Taxes for Trucks


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Lower Taxes

With more than three decades of experience in the transportation industry, Perry Mandera is the founder of The Custom Companies, Inc., in Northlake, Illinois. Perry Mandera, a board member for the Illinois Trucking Association (ITA), was named one of the top 100 American transportation executives of the millennium.

The Illinois Trucking Association has long been politically active in lobbying for bills that benefit the transportation industry. For instance, the ITA recently announced its support of Illinois Senate Bill 662, which would repeal the Commercial Distribution Fee. The fee is essentially a 14.35 percent sales tax on truck license plates.

The license plate sales tax affects commercial vehicles from 8,001 to 80,000 pounds. The ITA estimates that the tax costs the commercial transportation industry an additional $50 million per year. In addition to the added cost, the irganizationn supports repeal of the tax because the revenue funnels into the state’s general fund and is not earmarked for transportation-related issues such as roads or even the state police.


Advantages of Shipping with the American Logistics Group


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American Logistics Group

Founder of The Custom Companies, Inc., Perry Mandera remains committed to offering the best transportation and logistics operations to customers nationwide. In addition to developing and enhancing his own business, Perry Mandera sits on the Board of Directors of American Logistics Group, a federally regulated freight broker company founded in 2006.

Affiliated with the Intermodal Association of North America, the Transportation Intermediaries Association, the Transport and Logistics Council, and BlueBook, American Logistics Group provides freight solutions and technological offerings that include custom-designed software to keep track of all freight and cargo movements.

With more than 5,500 carriers in its network, the organization can deal with partial loads, full truckloads, expedited loads, and heavy haul loads at competitive prices. Dedicated first and foremost to reducing transportation costs, the American Logistics Group remembers each customer is unique, and strives to keep its database up-to-date with the best possible options for each scenario.

Through its proprietary software, customers can gather quotes from selected carriers and see each price, helping to choose the cheapest, swiftest options.