Kentucky gets grant to enforce heavy truck tax

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky has been awarded nearly $400,000 to crack down on commercial trucks that are delinquent on the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax.

Of that amount, $250,000 will be used for enforcement blitzes at weigh stations, as well as along secondary roads some drivers use to bypass weigh stations.

Another $145,000 will be used on a study to find ways for officers to more easily verify a truck’s tax status.

“Operators of commercial vehicles must pay their fair share for use of our public roads and bridges,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “Anything less is unfair to conscientious, law-abiding operators and to taxpayers who ultimately pay for our transportation system.”