New York

N.Y. truck decal fees deemed unconstitutional, state barred from collecting them

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has won its class action lawsuit against New York after a state trial court ruled its Highway Use Registration and Decal taxes are unconstitutional, as the fees imposed burdens to interstate commerce, the court ruled.

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New York guv calls for freezing truck toll prices on 500-mile Thruway

Truckers using the New York State Thruway (I-90 & I-87) could see savings on tolls for the next several years if a plan proposed by the governor is approved by the legislature this spring.

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Two regional shows to keep an eye open for in VA, NY

Upcoming in early and mid-August, the annual semi-truck pull at the Broome County Fair in Whitney Point, N.Y., and VA Large Cars' "Freedom Fighters Truck Show" in Madison, Va.

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Photos and more: Highway Hank’s 1981 KW goes to trucking museum

Highway Hank Good donated his infamous 1981 Kenworth K100 Highway Hilton No. 1 late last year to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, where it will rest out its days.

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Tolls in the news: Round-up

News from around Pennsylvania, New York and South Carolina show the rhetoric on and interest in tolls from lawmakers is high, if not always well-grounded...

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N.Y. indicts 11 DMV employees for CDL testing fraud

Eleven employees of New York’s Department of Motor Vehicles have received indictments for participation in a fraudulent CDL testing scheme.

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One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

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Obamacare insurance exchange premiums in N.Y., elsewhere

New York State's release of monthly premium rate information in its 2014 health insurance exchange showed a reduction for many versus current individually purchase health plans.

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Trip-planning for dummies

"Speaking of Jersey, does anyone know how effective kevlar is against Jersey Devil bites? Should I pack the chain mail instead? Never can be too prepared."

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Truck GPS units aren’t the problem in NYC

New Jersey resident William Smith weighs in on the need for more accurate clearance signs in NYC and calls for operators to join him in pressing Congress.

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