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TransForce ready to pay out Highland O/Os involved in excise tax rebate

MONTREAL, Que. — TransForce announced today in a one-paragraph press release that it has reached a settlement with Highland Transport owner/operators involved in an excise tax rebate claim.

Truck News broke and covered this story exclusively, and first reported on the agreement between TransForce and United Steelworkers Union Local 1976 in April.

It’s expected more than a million dollars will be distributed to owner/operators who drove for Highland Transport between the years 1991-2002, and purchased fuel in Canada that was then consumed in the US.

Highland was one of dozens of companies involved in a lawsuit against the federal government, who exploited a loophole by arguing that fuel purchased in Canada and burned in the US was actually an exported item and as such, was exempt from the federal excise tax on diesel. The Supreme Court ruled in favour of the participating carriers and their owner/operators but quickly closed the loophole to avoid future claims.

You can read the back story here.

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3 Comments » for TransForce ready to pay out Highland O/Os involved in excise tax rebate
  1. Truck no 281. 4138 Robinson rd.
    Tracadie Sheila NB. E1x 1c1

    Did not receive my letter

  2. serge majeau inc says:

    truck unit 3328 i receive nothing union paper say i must got 4351.47 dollard no phone numbers to call just a dummy web site look like go in court to get paid again

  3. serge majeau inc says:

    truck unit 3328 new adress 78 docteur Wilfrid locat nord apt 5 st-roch de l achigan quebec canada cell phone 514 894 2810

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