Megaloads http://mtpr.org en Lawmakers ask if Missoula can charge fees to megaload shipments http://mtpr.org/post/lawmakers-ask-if-missoula-can-charge-fees-megaload-shipments <p>State lawmakers are asking what rights local governments have to charge fees to megaload shipments moving through Montana cities and towns.</p><p>These vehicles carry enormous pieces of equipment, blocking traffic as they haul their freight often to the tar sands of Canada or the Bakken oil patch.</p><p>The legislature’s Revenue and Transportation Interim committee inquired into the fees Tuesday.</p><p>Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce says the city of Missoula began charging them a few years ago.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:44:20 +0000 Dan Boyce 15165 at http://mtpr.org