James Jaillet

Trump regulatory freeze further delays driver training rule

A January-issued memo from President Trump directing federal agencies to reassess certain regulations has again delayed the effective date of a rule establishing minimum training standards for new truck drivers.

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DOT declines to file opposition in ELD lawsuit’s appeal to Supreme Court

DOT declines to file opposition in ELD lawsuit's appeal to Supreme Court

The attorney representing OOIDA and truckers Richard Pingel and Mark Elrod in the ELD challenge says it’s not uncommon for the government to decline to file in such court cases. However, he says, the Supreme Court could ask DOT to file an opposition brief before deciding to hear the case or not.

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Tech giants Google, Uber battling in court over autonomous truck secrets

Tech giants Google, Uber battling in court over autonomous truck secrets

Google and its subsidiary Waymo claim Uber and Otto Trucking stole thousands of documents and company trade secrets. Uber denies the claims. A judge Monday issued an injunction against Uber and Otto.

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EPA hints revision or delay in trailer emissions rules for 2018 trailers

EPA hints revision or delay in trailer emissions rules for 2018 trailers

The Environmental Protection Agency hinted in a court document filed in late April that it may alter or delay fast-approaching emissions regulations scheduled to apply to model-year 2018 trailers.

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7 U.S. reps back carriers’ request to hasten drug testing change

7 U.S. reps back carriers' request to hasten drug testing change

The April 25 letter from seven members of Congress asks FMCSA to allow 13 large carriers to skip urine tests in favor of hair sample tests “as soon as HHS issues its guidelines and before FMCSA subsequently completes its rule-making process” regarding hair sample testing.

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Video: Toyota’s hydrogen-powered tractor shows off acceleration in race vs. diesel truck

To tout the rig as a capable diesel replacement, Toyota shortly after debuting the tractor released the video below, showing a simulated drag race in which the Mirai-powered KW races a diesel-powered Kenworth. See how it competed in the video here...

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Carrier claims Amazon fraudulently skimped on payments

Central Freight filed its lawsuit in a U.S. district court April 27. The carrier claims Amazon owes Central $2.4 million in past due payments and nearly $1 million for services Amazon withheld but was was contractually required to award to the carrier. Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.

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Truckers, enforcers warned by TSA about truck-ramming terrorist attacks

“Terrorist organizations overseas have advocated conducting vehicle ramming attacks...against crowds, buildings and other vehicles. It is likely that terrorist groups will continue to encourage aspiring attackers to employ unsophisticated attacks such as vehicle-ramming,” according to the report.

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Congress again slows deployment of wireless roadside inspections, House clears Obamacare overhaul

The measure builds upon Congressional intent in recent years to slow progress on a national wireless roadside inspection until the U.S. DOT answers certain questions for lawmakers. Also, an update on where Obamacare repeal efforts stand after House action this week.

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Kenworth adds WABCO OnGuardActive collision mitigation system as option for T680

Kenworth adds WABCO OnGuardActive collision mitigation system as option for T680

The system features forward collision warning, collision mitigation and adaptive cruise control. It uses audible, visual and short brake pulse warnings to alert the driver of a possible rear-end collision and brakes when necessary.

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