Ohio

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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Polishing in 30-second intervals

"Welcome to Springtime in Ohio, folks. Put on your water wings, wind sails and parkas, and exit through the gift shop, please!"

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Dear Governor [insert appropriate name] …

During the changeover in administrations for elected offices won in November, making your voice heard is incredibly important, and it's valuable for the incoming officials to hear it.

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Abracadabra autonomous!

“They’re not opponents of tech, but it might be a failure of imagination" --Venture capitalist on disconnect between truckers' expectations of self-driving tech and those of the folks in Silicon Valley. Wendy: "Let's slow the row on the imagination-bashing a little and get real."

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A little piece of trucking history

Wendy unearths a 1935 Ohio chauffers' license pin while assisting an estate sale in Dayton.

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Impossible dreams of obeying the law

Joys of rules and regs: "The Ohio DOT has re-opened a weigh station -- on the right hand side of the road, mind you -- in a construction zone that has signage for all big trucks to be in the left hand lane."

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7 Midwest states following Michigan’s lead to provide parking availability information

Eight contiguous Midwestern states, including Michigan, are following that state's lead with a collaborative parking info system enabled by $25 million grant.

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Of Popes and Presidents: Reports from a season in highway construction, closures

Season in dignitary visits, too, to which the I-5 gridlock in Seattle earlier this morning served as testament. Info on upcoming short-term closures on U.S. 95 in Nev., I-75 in Cincinnati and more.

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