Ohio’s teen drivers are doing better than most around the country. The National Safety Council recently ranked the 50 states and the District of Columbia for youth-related driving fatalities. Ohio faired well. But local experts say even though this news is good there is still room for improvement.
Trucking companies across the country are posting help wanted signs and raising hiring incentives as the manufacturing economy appears to slowly recover. But, a combination of volatile diesel prices, new federal rules, and a shrinking workforce pool is creating a significant shortage of truck drivers.