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By Guest Author On Monday, August 1st, 2016
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How Does the Move Over Law Affect Tow Truck Drivers?

What is the Move Over law? Some of us may not have even heard of it, or simply don’t understand the specifics. While it might not seem terribly important upon first glance, this law actually has the power More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Kenneth Chapman identified as Spokane man killed in Idaho airplane crash

The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office identified the Spokane man killed in an Saturday Idaho plane crash. The news came that Kenneth D. Chapman was the pilot who died at the scene when his Cessna crashed More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Columbus Ohio wins DOT’s ‘Smart City Challenge’ and gets $40 million

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT)’s Smart City Challenge. As winner of the Challenge, More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
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The Essentials of the Shipping Business

Do you own a business that needs to ship things all around the country? If so, you will need to hire the services of a trucking company that will get your products to their correct destination without damaging them. More...

By Guest Author On Monday, February 1st, 2016
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Pedestrians With a Plan: Ways to Avoid Being Hit by a Vehicle

Today’s society moves faster than a teenager can send a text.  While faster and better technology offers many benefits, having your head down in your smartphone can create more accidents, especially when walking More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, December 13th, 2015
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Erick Carlson identified as third victim in Pennsylvania plane crash

A third victim has died after the crash of a small plane Friday in Southwestern Pennsylvania, identified today by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. Erick Carlson, 27, of Rockville, died about 5:20 More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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Legal Assistance in Road Transport Cases

There are different road transport laws depending on where you are situated. Flaunting transport laws can subject you to serious penalties and even a jail sentence. If you are a business owner, the damage that More...

By Guest Author On Friday, September 25th, 2015
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On the Move: Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety in the City

While New York is a vast city, its boroughs are compact and well-designed from the point of view of easy access to every essential. Unlike other cities, residents can get a lot done simply riding their bicycles More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Amtrak train derails, 6 dead, 150 injured

Emergency workers are searching through the wreckage Wednesday of a New York-bound Amtrak train that derailed and overturned late Tuesday, killing six people, injuring 150, and disrupting train service for thousands More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, March 15th, 2015
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Body in Lake Georgetown identified as Jennifer Stading

Police recovered a woman’s body from Lake Georgetown Saturday evening and now have identified the woman as Jennifer Stading, an auditor from Austin, Texas. A fisherman made the call to police Saturday afternoon, More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
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When Business and Government Collide: Taming Your Energy Bills and Tariffs

For those that are unaware, the Climate Change Levy is a tax that businesses pay on the conventional energy that they use. Renewable energy does not attract the tax. The government hopes that with the tax making More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Red-light cameras losing support as new report show they cause more accidents

Critics of red light cameras have a lot to rejoice as a Florida Judge tossed out hundreds of cases on Wednesday, a Thursday decision in Kansas City may give hundreds of thousands refunds and a new report confrims More...

By Guest Author On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Trucking Accidents and the Need for Evidence Preservation

The United States Department of Transportation puts at 500,000 the number of truck accidents reported every year. If you add the accidents that are never reported, this figure can be much higher. These accidents More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 27th, 2014
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Why April Griffin needs to stay on Hillsborough County school board

The District 6 Hillsborough County School Board seat has been occupied by April Griffin for over seven years and, in my humble opinion, she needs your vote to stay there. During comments published by Creative Loafing, More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Safer Fleets: OSHA and FMCSA Join Forces to Protect Truck Drivers

Trucker safety is always a concern, and it’s growing every year due to the shortage of truckers and increased demands being placed on existing drivers. Well, now, OSHA and the Department of Transportation’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Jessica Mahn identified as Florida woman killed driving the wrong way on Interstate

Police have now identified the Tampa woman killed while driving on the wrong side of Interstate 75 in Pasco County early Monday morning. Jessica Rey Mahn, 25, died around 4:30 a.m., after crashing while she drove More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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Cab-Sharing Could Improve Energy Efficiency and Cut Travel Time

Getting a taxi is certainly a very convenient way of getting around town, since unlike public transportation, it can pick you up where ever and whenever you want, instead of having to walk to a station and wait More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
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Wheels or Feet: When Vehicles and Pedestrians Collide, Who’s at Fault?

When a car collides with a pedestrian, it is easy to assume that it is the driver’s fault. However, this is not always the case. Drivers must take special care of pedestrians when driving, but sometimes when More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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DOT official says Feds order National Guard to block I-495 to prevent trucker protest

Two different sources are reporting that Department of Transportation officials were told to work with the National Guard to block interstate routes to prevent a trucker protest schedule for this weekend. Freedom More...

By deskofbrian On Sunday, June 26th, 2011
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Tractor trailer crashes into train killing six in Nevada

Six people were killed when a tractor-trailer truck slammed into a Chicago-to-California Amtrak passenger train at a railroad crossing east of Reno, Nevada, authorities said late Saturday. The death toll was released More...


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