Ohio

Spotted salamander for a thousand, Alex

"Rest easy, Pennsylvania. Your concerns as a constituency are 100 percent being met in the salamander department by the gubmint, because they're here to help. Salamanders. Truckers, not so much."

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Notes on having notes

"I firmly believe enough interest can be generated to get the ELD law delayed until the hours of service rules can be amended, but it's going to require sticking to the point and being very specific about what the point is, and it's going to require numbers of people to direct their concerns to the correct places."

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Don’t get ‘beat up’ on rates: Strong service to keep the customer honest

This podcast talk with owner-operator Monte Wiederhold focuses in on the direct-customer base Wiederhold notes he’s been fortunate to maintain through the recent "ebb and flow" years of spotty freight and demand in the wider economy, and the emphasis on timely communication and dependability that's helped immensely to keep those customers.

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The littlest truck show that could

"The 2nd Annual Take Pride Truck Show is in the books. We ended the weekend with a whopping total of $6,300 and some change, raised for Truckersfinalmile.org. To date, this is the largest dollar amount raised at a truck show for this charity, and we are thrilled to have been a part of it."

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2nd annual Take Pride Truck Show, June 9-10, 2017

"Please let me gush for a minute to thank and give a shout out to all our friends who helped. We are so honored to have been asked to help plan and organize this event. I am always in awe of how generous this industry is."

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Shot in the arm for the ELD fight: Mr. Justice joins Mr. Reed, others with sights on D.C.

Trucker-songwriter Tony Justice taking active role in spurring unity around opposition to the ELD mandate -- meanwhile, Scott Reed, Justice and others have set their sights on the first couple weeks of October for potential demonstration in D.C.

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Report: Wrong-way driver intentionally hit tanker on I-75 in Ohio

A Dayton Police report on the accident indicates alcohol or drugs are suspected to have played a role in Brunsman’s actions. No drugs or alcohol use was suspected of Miller, and he was not tested, according to WHIO's report.

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Driver shortage alarm, redux part 2: Bills in Ohio would subsidize ‘cheap labor’

Ohio bills would funnel taxpayer money to driver-training efforts and "put the Ohio taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing cheap labor," notes small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold. Also, video, audio: Crank it up with Scott Reed's tuned 750-hp Cat in the Wheeling tunnel on I-70.

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Look ma, no hands!

Unwelcome distraction on the road with owner-operator Scott Reed of Buckland, Ohio -- knee-drive and text up ahead, look out!

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Right place at the right time: Value of dashcam, take 257 …

Scott LeVan was in the right place at the right time on Wednesday when, he says, parked at a rest area on I-77 in Ohio, his dashcam happened to capture views of criminals involved in a carjacking at the area.

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