James Jaillet

Dept. of Energy, Oregon log haulers get hours-of-service exemptions

FMCSA in recent weeks announced it has granted the Oregon Trucking Associations and the Department of Energy their requested exemptions from the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours-of-service rule.

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FMCSA’s Darling to remain in charge of agency for now

Darling has headed the agency since former Administrator Anne Ferro’s August 2014 departure as "acting administrator." He will now continue to run FMCSA without that title.

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Hyper-fuel-efficient concept tractor-trailer in development by Shell, AirFlow

Shell Lubricants announced March 26 it has partnered with AirFlow Truck Company to develop a hyper-fuel-efficient Class 8 truck and trailer concept vehicle. The announcement came at a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. The concept truck, which is being dubbed the StarShip, centers on aerodynamics, with the aim being to develop a design that bucks trends in conventional truck design, says AirFlow President Bob Sliwa. The companies plan to complete a ...

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Navistar makes OnCommand diagnostics system free, standard on International trucks

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system will now be free and standard on all 2007 and newer model International trucks, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

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Nearly $90M in truck freight stolen in cargo thefts in 2014, report shows

Though the number of theft incidents fell in 2014, CargoNet reports an alarming trend — thieves targeting high value loads and putting in the effort to steal them.

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Diesel starts new downward trend, falls 5.3 cents in latest week

This is the second consecutive weekly price drop — coming after five weeks of increases — and the 30th in the previous 37 weeks.

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GAO rep: FMCSA’s app the latest misstep in pushing ‘unreliable’ CSA scores

Susan Fleming of the Government Accountability Office said FMCSA's smartphone app release this week, which highlights carriers' CSA ratings, again exposed the need to remove the scores from public view.

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Navistar sued by regulators who want court to force company to release documents

SEC filed in December a lawsuit against Navistar International Corp. claiming the truck and engine maker improperly redacted and withheld documents the Commission attempted to subpoena.

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Used post-2010 sleeper trucks growing in availability, could give owner-ops chance at more fuel efficient models

The number of 3- to 5-year-old trucks available on the used truck market saw an uptick in recent months due to an influx in new truck orders and corresponding trade-ins. A flood of 3-5-year-old trucks could give owner-operators the chance at getting in a more fuel efficient model.

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Industry concerns aside, FMCSA releases smartphone app to allow easier access to CSA scores

Despite the trucking industry’s concerns over the quality, quantity and consistency of the data used to form CSA rankings, FMCSA unveiled a smartphone app designed to encourage use of those rankings by brokers, insurers and others.

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