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Special Feature Archive

2015 Features

SPECIAL FEATURE: Down at the Crossroads

Illinois diner caters to truckers, locals and more with old-fashioned, down-home food

Mark Reddig writes about a down-home restaurant along a historic road in Illinois that has catered to truckers since Route 66 was America's highway. Click here to read.

SPECIAL FEATURE: A Costly Wrong Turn

Trucker hit with $1,000 city ticket, despite lack of signs forbidding trucks

Mark Reddig reports on OOIDA member Greg Petit’s experience in the town of Southaven, Miss., while trying to deliver a load. Click here to read.

2013 Features

SPECIAL FEATURE: A solution from a distant shore

Truckers start turning to shorepower technology to weather the hot and cold they face at the end of the day

Mark Reddig reports on the growing trend toward electrical connections at truck stops, and what it’s already doing for truckers who use it. To read the complete feature, click here.

2011 Features

SPECIAL FEATURE: OOIDA partners with Operation Lifesaver to promote new online training program

The video-game-like website is designed to help truckers practice at situations where truck-train collisions most frequently occur. To read the article, click here.

SPECIAL FEATURE: ‘Enough is Enough’

Mark Reddig reports on the broad coalition of organizations now pushing for passage of Jason’s Law, a measure intended to provide more safe, secure parking for truckers. To read more, click here.

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