Briefly: NYS Thruway warns truckers, others of text message scam

NYS Thruway Phishing Alert
NYS Thruway Authority

The New York State Thruway Authority said it recently learned of a SMS text message scam being presented as an attempt to collect Tolls on behalf of “NY Toll Services”.

The Thruway authority said, "Please be advised this is NOT an authorized communication from E-ZPass or the Toll Agencies associated with E-ZPass. We advise you NOT to access the website contained within the message if you should receive one."

The authority said E-ZPass New York will never ask for a customer’s date of birth or other personally identifiable information. Real communications from E-ZPass New York will only refer customers to the following official websites: and

For more information on SMiShing scams, please visit NY DOS SMiShing Scam Information.

Decker Truck Lines adds EpicVue+ to its fleet

EpicVue, providers of in-cab entertainment and communication systems packaged exclusively for the trucking industry, announced today that Decker Truck Line, Inc. is upgrading to EpicVue+. The trucking company will implement the entertainment, engagement, and educational platform across its fleet of 800 tractors.

Decker Truck Line is also anticipating savings by using the EpicVue+ platform to exchange information in place of data plans on tablets. The company will eliminate the cost of those plans by using EpicVue+ on the Verizon network as a single system for operational data and communication, and to give drivers access to in-cab Wi Fi.

EpicVue+ provides a comprehensive entertainment, engagement, and educational platform for commercial truck fleets with the ability to:

  • Entertain: Allow drivers to watch or record TV in their trucks with more than 100 channels of live programming, premium services, and a library of on-demand content
  • Educate: Provide drivers with dedicated training and education to implement best practices and reinforce compliance by managing content distribution or enabling access to online training
  • Engage: Use a custom home screen branded for each carrier along with a dedicated fleet channel to distribute company announcements and fleet news, promote incentives to reward drivers for performance, and acknowledge standout employees

Family-owned and operated since 1931, Decker Truck Line offers temperature-controlled, dry van and flatbed freight services nationwide. Headquartered in Fort Dodge, Iowa, the company operates a fleet of 800 tractors and nearly 1,400 trailers from six terminals in Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, and Montana.


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