James Jaillet

Diesel continues downward streak, at lowest point in over 5 years

The U.S.’ average price, now at $2.784, has fallen 16 cents since the week ended April 6. The price is also the lowest since February 2010.

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Truckers, start your engines: The Meritor ChampTruck World Series is bringing truck racing back to the U.S.

The new Meritor ChampTruck World Series, which will bring a true big-rig racing circuit back to the United States for the first time in nearly 30 years, will pit roughly a dozen trucks in 10 races nationwide this year.

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FMCSA’s hours-of-service restart study: Congressman writes DOT to note concerns about trucker participants

Hanna’s letter includes four key points to Foxx and FMCSA that he says should be considered for the study, including — perhaps of most concern for the study’s efficacy — ensuring selection of drivers that “are truly representative of the industry,” Hanna writes.

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Reefer, van, flatbed all see rate increases in March

That’s the first across-the-board rate increase since June 2014 and at least a temporary bright spot in an otherwise rocky 8-month period, with gross rates largely trending downward in that time period and gains built up prior erased.

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Trucking employment tumbles in March, in line with other data

Trucking’s employment backslide came as the economy as a whole also slowed its employment gains, adding just 126,000 jobs in the month.

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FMCSA set to increase fines for some safety reg violations

Violation of certain federal safety regulations are about to get a little more expensive.

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White House highway bill would also open existing Interstate lanes to tolling

In an otherwise low-drama bill introduction, one provision in the bill has struck a nerve with some both in the trucking industry and outside of it: If passed the bill would remove the current ban on tolling existing Interstate lanes.

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Next round of emissions, fuel economy regs move closer to implementation

The new fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards would go into effect for 2018 model year vehicles, building upon the Phase 1 fuel economy and emissions standards that went into effect last year.

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Pilot Flying J, other fuel providers object to terms of $25M ‘hot fuel’ class-action settlement

The key concern of the objectors is the institution of fund — required by the settlement reached in January — that makes payments to state governments when they change their laws to require fuel providers to install automatic temperature compensation equipment at fuel pumps.

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Diesel falls to five-year low after latest drop

This is the third straight week the U.S. diesel average has dropped and the 30th in the last 39 weeks. The national average price was also $1.151 lower than the same week last year.

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