Senator visits JX Peterbilt-Madison

Senator Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.) recently visited JX Peterbilt - Madison for a plant tour and an open discussion about issues affecting the transportation industry.

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Senator Ron Johnson gives a "thumbs up" after his ride in a new Model 579 Peterbilt

Senator Ron Johnson gives a "thumbs up" after his ride in a new Model 579 Peterbilt

We talked about the laws, rules and regulations that concern truck fleets and about fuel tax and the Federal Excise Tax. Senator Johnson listened and seemed to be in agreement with our concerns.

Madison, WI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

The event was hosted by Eric Jorgensen, President and CEO of JX Enterprises, who owns and operates the dealership as well as 15 others throughout the Great Lakes region.

Jorgensen, who is also the American Truck Dealers Association Chair and Executive Director of the National Automobile dealers Association, said “We talked about the laws, rules and regulations that concern truck fleets and about fuel tax and the Federal Excise Tax. The 12-percent FET on heavy-duty trucks is already the highest percentage of any federal excise tax. We feel it would be unfair to raise this already burdensome tax even higher and that it would depress new truck sales and slow the deployment of cleaner, safer, more fuel efficient trucks into America’s trucking fleet. Senator Johnson listened attentively and offered supportive insights to our concerns.”

JX Enterprises General Manager, Herman Goth added, “Senator Johnson was very open and seemed to understand how important these issues are to our industry. We appreciate the Senator’s support.”

To conclude the visit, Jorgensen took the Senator for a ride in a brand new, state-of-the-art Model 579 Peterbilt.

About JX Enterprises
JX Enterprises, was founded in 1970. Headquartered in Waukesha, Wis., the company operates 16 medium and heavy-duty truck dealerships throughout the midwest with locations in Appleton, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Wausau, Wisconsin; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Bensenville, Bloomington, Bolingbrook, Champaign, Lansing, Rockford, and Wadsworth, Illinois; and Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, Indiana. The JX Truck Center location (Wausau, WI) provides Volvo trucks, service and parts in addition to Peterbilt offerings; and JX Hino - Chicago (Bolingbrook, Ill.) provides Hino trucks, service and parts. JX is known for their ability to assist customers by providing transportation solutions that maximize results and fit their long and short-term goals. The company offers a full array of financing, leasing, rental, parts and repair services. To learn more, http://www.jxe.com


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