DALLAS — The Arkansas Trucking Association has withdrawn its support for a proposed increase of the state diesel tax to support $1.1 billion of bonds for interstate highway projects.

The trucking industry trade group has sent a letter to Gov. Mike Beebe asking him to not call a statewide vote on the proposal to increase the diesel fuel tax by 5 cents per gallon. Alabama voters must approve the measure because the highway bonds would be considered general obligation debt.

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