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TRUCK DRIVER DIED WHEN STRUCK BY PRECAST CONCRETE PANEL THAT FELL FROM SEMI-TRAILER

After driving for several hours, John (not his real name) arrived at the highway construction site. He parked the truck and trailer in the closed lane next to the barrier wall and the crane that would unload his truck. The road grade was 1.50...Read More

TRUCK DRIVER BURIED BY MULCH AT TOWN COMPOST SITE

It was just another visit to the town compost site for Sam. The trucking company that he worked for had a contract with the town and he was there almost every day. He knew the procedures. Drivers pulled up to the Staging Area to prepare their trucks ...Read More

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NY to pay owner-operators $44 million in settlement over out-of-state fees

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The state’s Supreme Court agreed earlier this year with OOIDA’s challenge that the registration and decal taxes in the state were unconstitutional and discriminatory against out-of-state truckers who drive mostly in other states. New York will soon refund truckers for the tax.

Voter registration, absentee application deadlines approaching quickly

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Planning to be home on a particular day weeks in advance can be a difficult or impossible task for owner-operators. Provisions for absentee voting, and early voting in states that offer it, make it unnecessary to worry about that commitment for the Nov. 8 presidential election.

2016 GATS Best of Show winner, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Candice Cooley’s classically new 389

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Candice Cooley wanted to build a truck with a vintage feel without having to restore an older model. She decided to take a 2017 Peterbilt 389 and custom build it from top to bottom to give it a classic finish while still being a newer model.