"Everything we handle now a days is transported on a truck." From electronics to food and even cars, no matter what you are buying it's was most likely in a truck at some point. And a proposed thruway toll hike may make those things you buy cost you more this fall.
Alex Craska says, "Anywhere we go we pretty much have to use the thruway over here, so everything we do is going to, the price is going to go up for us, which means we then in turn have to turn it on the customer. And you know I just don't see it being a good situation."
According to the
New York State Motor Truck Association only the State of Oregon has higher
tolls than New York. And Assemblywomen Claudia Tenney says the hike will affect
more than just the trucking industry.
One bridge in New York causing the tolls to rise?
Tenney says, "Believe it or not we have a huge trucking industry in the State of New York, it will affect their bottom line and cost them more to do business. And the secondary impact is it affects our small business owners who rely on the trucking industry to bring their goods to market."
Craska added, "It comes down to one thing going up that causes everything else to go up. So it may be one little thing to everyone else but when you look at the big picture it has an effect on everything."
CP Craska trucking has been in business since the late 1920's and Alex says he's seen how these toll hikes have affected business in New York. He added, "I feel between that and the fuel prices that the bubble that New York State's on that economic bubble has a good possibility of popping."