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Thomas A. Balzer, CAE

President & CEO

What have we done for you this week?

On Tuesday, October 15, Tom Balzer provided proponent testimony on HB 222, a priority bill for the Ohio Trucking Association aimed at addressing the driver shortage by providing an income tax credit to employers that invest in driver training for their employees. The tax credit would be equal to one-half of the employer’s actual training expenses and would be capped at $25,000. The total amount of credits that may be awarded a year would be limited to $3 million per year. “On the job training to obtain a CDL or to build upon skills already obtained by a driver will open doors that lead to lifelong employment opportunities to the employee,” Balzer said in his testimony.
To learn more about HB 222 and how you can support the effort, please contact the Ohio Trucking Association staff.