James Jaillet

Owner-operators have one more week to comment on DOT’s speed governor rule

Barring a late extension, owner-operators and other industry stakeholders have just a week left to offer formal feedback to the U.S. DOT regarding its proposal to electronically govern truck speeds.

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Truckers with high BMI would be forced into apnea screening under FMCSA committee recommendations, drivers respond

The committees recommend FMCSA require certain truckers to be screened for sleep apnea based on their BMI and other risk factors. Truckers with a BMI of 33 or higher would also be subject to screening if they meet three other qualifiers, a list that includes being male and being older than 42 -- a large demographic among truckers.

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Volvo takes collision mitigation tech to next level

The system constantly reads the road ahead, using the camera system to identify other vehicles and the radar system to track their movement. Should the system detect an impending rear-end crash, such as when stopping distances begin to narrow quickly, it will alert the driver with visual and audio warnings.

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FTC claims carrier services companies misrepresented themselves toward securing fees from owner-operators

The FTC says James Lamb's DotAuthority.com and Dotfilings.com tricked small business truckers into paying unnecessary federal and state registration fees by pretending to be associated with the Department of Transportation or other agencies. Lamb strongly questions FTC tactics.

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New truck emissions regs likely to stay in place after election

The best odds for Phase 2 emissions to be struck are for Republicans to take both chambers of Congress and the White House. Even if that happens, it's an uphill battle.

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Volvo lays off 143 workers at engine plant

Several other truck makers also have announced layoffs this year, citing declining truck demand.

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Major maritime carrier woes could propel truckload rates in some lanes

Data from loadboard DAT reveals lane-specific effects since Hanjin’s late-August bankruptcy. Key lanes out of the Los Angeles market have seen rates spike in recent weeks as load-to-truck ratios soared on the heels of Hanjin ships docking and unloading at L.A.-area ports.

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Rearview: Organized independence

In 1962, a year after Overdrive began publication, editor Mike Parkhurst formed the Independent Truckers Association as a means to rally the magazine’s readership around common causes. ITA state chapters worked to assert truckers’ views into policy discussions across all levels of government.

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Truck freight, revenues to jump in coming decade, ATA predicts

Trucking revenues by 2027 will grow by 77.2 percent, ATA projects, from $906 billion in 2016 to $1.605 trillion in 2027.

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Court rules overweight truckers can be ordered for sleep apnea screening by carrier

A federal court has ruled that Crete Carrier Corp. is within its legal boundaries to require truckers at the company to be tested for sleep apnea if their body mass index is greater than 35.

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