BEREA, Ohio -- The Ohio Turnpike says it has solved an estimated $50,000-a-year scam involving truck drivers ducking part of their tolls.
Truckers were gaming automated fare machines to save up to $40 a trip across the 241-mile toll road.
Turnpike officials told The Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland that the turnpike updated the toll-collecting system in July to deter the scam.
Under the scam, truckers claimed a toll card was lost, paid the full cross-state toll and used that card to later claim a short turnpike ride. Toll cards don't specify east or west travel.
Now a trucker must pay the full cross-state toll if his rig entered the turnpike many hours earlier. The actual time limit wasn't disclosed for security reasons.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com