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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, January 12, 2019 1:00 am

Truck drivers suing Holcomb

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS – A group of truck drivers is suing Indiana's governor over a 35 percent fee increase placed on large trucks that use the Indiana Toll Road.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc., Utah-based Chutka Trucking LLC, Indiana truck driver Mark Elrod and Ohio-based B.L. Reever Transport Inc. filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the constitutionality of the fee hike, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported.

The lawsuit alleges the increase is discriminatory and excessive, and that truck drivers won't benefit from the hike because the revenue will be used for projects unrelated to the toll road, which runs across the northern part of the state from the Illinois state line to the Ohio state line.

Gov. Eric Holcomb's office said it disagreed with the lawsuit's allegations.