The country’s biggest trucking group thinks it has a way to convince Republicans to raise the gasoline tax: Don’t call it a tax. The American Trucking Associations, reviving an argument in Washington that’s older than some roads, is pressing lawmakers and the White House to gradually increase fuel levies in steps by 20 cents a gallon to raise $340 billion over 10 years for infrastructure spending. But the effort may be as futile as trying to start an 18-wheeler with an empty gas tank. President Donald Trump’s administration wants to spend $200 billion to build and maintain highways, bridges, ports and other infrastructure projects, with a goal of spurring local governments and private interests to supply additional funding. However, Mr. Trump’s plan doesn’t specify where the federal money would come from, and interest groups are jockeying to influence that process. Trucking companies are pushing for higher fuel taxes because […]