Truckers are getting the shaft again, this time with a new toll that they will incur every time they deliver into Lower Manhattan. This is in addition to the already high tolls they face on the other roadways leading into NYC.
The new toll, formally known as the Central Business District Trolling Program, is also known as the "we are greedy A.F. toll" or "congestion pricing." This toll works just like every other toll leading into the city, however only applies to a certain area in downtown Manhattan below 60th Street in Manhattan.
According to the New York Department of Transportation, one of the top three zip codes for daily freight deliveries into NYC just so happens to be in this new congestion zone, which means that trucks delivering into this area will be forced to pay upwards of $80 just to make their deliveries. That coupled with the tunnel or bridge crossings into NYC, which sit around $100 for a class 8 truck, shippers and brokers can and should expect to pony up more money if you have an NYC delivery.
These new rates are not expected to begin until late 2024, but as operational costs keep rising for trucking companies, one must ask, when is enough...enough.\