James Jaillet

Fatigue’s fast track — regulations: Are fatigue-monitoring systems destined to upend hours-based regulations?

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EPA officially proposes killing regs that threatened glider kit trucks

The Environmental Protection Agency will soon publish a rulemaking intended to exempt glider kit trucks from the sweeping Phase 2 emissions standards enacted by the Obama Administration in 2016, bringing relief to a segment of vehicle makers that said the emissions standards would kill their businesses.

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New fleet conglomerate Knight-Swift sees slim earnings in third quarter due to merger costs

Dave Jackson, president and CEO of the new company, said the decline was due to $12.3 million in expenditures related to “legal and professional fees related to the merger with Swift.” In sum, the company reported more than half a billion in revenue in the third quarter.

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Trump FMCSA nom Martinez approved by committee, confirmation heads to full Senate

Martinez testified in a confirmation hearing last week before the Senate committee, telling the Senate panel he intends to uphold the Dec. 18 deadline for compliance with the ELD mandate and to institute data-driven reforms to the CSA program.

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Driver pay hikes on the horizon, analyst says

Of note from a conference call with pay analyst Gordon Klemp, driver wages are in effect just half of what they were in 1979, before deregulation.

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4 go to trial in Pilot Flying J diesel rebate fraud case

Some of Pilot Flying J’s former top executives have gone to trial in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where a jury will weigh the criminal charges brought against them in the widespread fuel rebate fraud scheme uncovered in 2013.

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60 percent of small fleets still need ELDs, survey finds

In sum, 1,982 carriers were surveyed, with most of the survey respondents running 40 trucks or fewer. Of the 156 carriers operating between 1 and 5 trucks, 93 (60 percent) have yet to adopt ELDs.

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FMCSA nominee faces first vote Wednesday; testimony reveals old DUIs

Martinez last week said he supports the agency's ELD mandate, though he intends to speak with small business truckers about their concerns about its implementation.

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N.Y. attack highlights danger of weaponized trucks, attacker once a truck driver

Notes on Tuesday's Manhattan terrorist attack: The suspect is a Class A CDL holder and once employed as a truck operator. The attack also underscores the dangers of the potential for trucks to be used as weapons to carry out terrorism.

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Rates surged again in October, flatbed and van hit three-year highs

With conditions ripe for rate hikes of late, truckload rates in all three major segments in October continued their upward momentum, according to monthly spot market rates data from Truckstop.com.

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