The trucking industry emerged unscathed from the House last month, where lawmakers opted for a funding stream that limited tax increases to unleaded gas. But Sen. Dick Mazza, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, said the tractor-trailers hauling freight share responsibility for the Vermont roads on which they travel. His committee is poised to ratchet up taxes on diesel by 2 cents this year and another 2 cents in 2014.

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