Starting tomorrow, the speed limit for trucks on Ohio’s rural and suburban interstate highways will rise from 55 miles an hour to 65. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports.
An Ohio non-profit wants $15 million of federal money to boost sales of electric powered commercial trucks. Clean Fuels Ohio helped demonstrate the truck to potential customers at the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Governor Ted Strickland keeps saying he is not pushing for tax increases, but don’t tell that to Ohio trucking companies. Their owners are facing a huge increase in the fees they pay on overweight and oversized trucks — and they consider the fee hike a tax hike. Whatever the extra charges are called, backers of the increase say there’s good reason for them. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has both sides of the story.
Ohio is considering a plan to help truck drivers save money at rest areas. The state wants to put in equipment that would allow drivers to turn off their engines even when they’re pulling refrigerated or heated trailers.