Today’s Pickup: Taxing times in Ohio; YRC’s rank-and-file get ready to rumble
Truckers who fill up in Ohio should take more than a passing interest in the recent goings-on at the statehouse in Columbus. Last Thursday, the Senate passed a bill containing a 6 cent per gallon tax hike on diesel and gasoline. The House, meanwhile, has already approved a 20 cent per gallon diesel tax hike as well a 10.7 cent per gallon tax hike on gasoline. The Senate version has reverted to the House for what is called “concurrence.” Should the House not concur, which according to reports appears likely, the versions will head to conference for reconciliation. The legislature needs to act fast; the bill needs to get to the Governor for his signature before the end of the month.