James Jaillet

Owner-operators need to ensure they’re using proper engine oil when new lubes come to market in December, API says

“New oils are coming. They’re coming very soon, and you need to make sure you know which one you’re supposed to use,” said Kevin Ferrick, manager of API’s global industry services certification programs. “Oils are different enough and unique enough today that you need to be sure you’re buying the right oil.”

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Owner-operators for CEVA deemed contractors, not company employees

Owner-operators leased to CEVA Freight were rightly classified as independent contractors, an Oregon appeals court ruled. The carrier challenged the state's labor department's assertion that they should have been classified as company employees.

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Shell says ‘StarShip’ concept truck could be ready for cross-country fuel economy test by next spring

The futuristic and highly aerodynamic ‘StarShip’ concept truck in development by Shell Lubricants and AirFlow Truck Company could be completed as early as next spring, Shell marketing rep Kate Foucher last week.

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Pride & Polish championship preview: Working Bobtail finalists

A look at the four rigs vying for the Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship in the Working Bobtail category.

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Truckers, FMCSA to square off in court over ELD mandate this September

The federal court overseeing the lawsuit challenging the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device mandate has scheduled oral arguments for the case to be heard in court on Sept. 13, where the owner-operator plaintiffs in the case hope to convince the court to strike down the U.S. DOT’s ELD mandate.

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Vote now to crown Truckers’ Choice Pride & Polish champion

The Truckers' Choice National Champion will be chosen by Overdrive readers in an online voting contest that ends Aug. 19 -- just a few days before the Aug. 25-27 GATS begins. The winner will be named and given a trophy at the Pride & Polish awards ceremony Saturday, Aug. 27, in the Truckstop.com Theater at GATS.

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Shell releases new diesel engine oil portfolio as part of next-gen oil category

The CK-4 Rotella products will replace the current CJ-4 Rotella oils used today and work with engines of all ages. The FA-4 products are designed for year-model 2017 and later engines and will have limited backwards compatibility.

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Fitzgerald Pride & Polish winners named, 6 more rigs head to championship

Here are the six winners from this weekend's Overdrive's Pride & Polish show held at Fitzgerald Glider Kits in Crossville, Tenn.

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FMCSA officially has new boss as Senate confirms Darling to head agency

The U.S. Senate on July 14 confirmed by voice vote T.F. Scott Darling as the new administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Daring has run the agency on an interim basis since the August 2014 departure of Anne Ferro.

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Report: Small carriers being hammered by bad rates, slow freight

Shippers are “pounding on rates,” the report says, referring to the present pricing situation as “rate carnage.” Small carriers like owner-operators are having a hard time keeping up, the report says.

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