Government, Business, Safety

Ohio Safety Agency Petitions FMCSA for Veteran Driver Exemptions

National Guardsman driving truck U.S. Army National Guard

The Ohio Department of Public Safety has requested exemption from certain commercial driver license regulations to open up truck-driving opportunities for veterans.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2019
Government, Business

Ohio DOT Announces Leadership Changes

Ohio DOT Kirk Slusher, new assistant director of field operations for Ohio DOT, speaks to press at a DOT event in 2018. (WFIN Radio via YouTube)

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced a change in leadership at the statewide and district levels.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

UAW Says GM Dismissed Concessions Before Idling Cruze Plant in Ohio

GM Shuttered General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Three weeks after employees at the Lordstown General Motors Co. compact car plant assembled their last Chevrolet Cruze, employees are filing into the United Auto Workers Local 1112 hall to sign up for unemployment benefits and try to figure out if they should take a transfer to another GM plant or wait it out.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

GM’s Cruze-Producing Ohio Plant Goes Idle

GM Allison Farrand/Bloomberg News

A sprawling General Motors assembly plant near Youngstown, Ohio, will be idled March 6 after more than 50 years producing cars and other vehicles, a move that will eliminate nearly 1,700 hourly positions by month’s end.

Mark Gillispie and Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Gas-Tax Hike Needed for Roads, Maintenance, Ohio Transportation Panel Says

Ohio Construction on Interstate 75 in Dayton, Ohio. (Skip Peterson/Associated Press)

After two meetings, a committee formed by Gov. Mike DeWine to study options for fixing a shortfall in money for road construction and maintenance has come to a consensus that the state gasoline tax needs to increase.

Jim Siegel | The Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
February 7, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas, Ohio Governors-Elect Announce DOT Director Picks

DOT Director Laura Kelly (John Hanna/Associated Press) and Mike DeWine (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

The newly elected governors of Kansas and Ohio have announced their choices to lead their states’ departments of transportation.

Transport Topics
January 11, 2019
Government, Safety

Ohio to Receive Funding Boost Through Recent Senate Bill

Truck on Ohio Turnpike Ohio Turnpike Commission

Ohio transportation projects will receive a funding boost through the recently passed U.S. Senate bill.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 6, 2018
Business, Safety

Ohio's Truck Driving Superstar, Scott Woodrome, Earns 13th Berth at Nationals

Scott and Lorraine Woodrome Grand Champion Scott Woodrome and his wife, Lorraine. (Randy DePuy for Ohio Trucking Association)

For those competing in the tanker class at the National Truck Driving Championships in August, watch out for the guy whom peers call the Tom Brady or LeBron James of trucking.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Gov. John Kasich Opens Ohio Roads to Autonomous Testing

Ohio smart corridor A truck travels along Ohio's smart corridor. (Ohio Department of Transportation)

Ohio’s public roads and highways are open to autonomous vehicle testing as mandated in an executive order recently signed by Gov. John Kasich.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2018
Government, Autonomous

ODOT Autonomous Vehicle Testing Includes Smart Corridor Truck Applications

Ohio Smart Corridor Ohio Department of Transportation

U.S. Route 33 will likely host truck platooning exercises in the future as research at Ohio’s Smart Mobility Corridor continues, according to James Barna, chief engineer and assistant director of transportation policy for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2017