James Jaillet

December makes six straight months for trucking industry job growth

Trucking employment gained steam in the second half of 2016.

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Elaine Chao, Trump’s pick to lead DOT, names broad top priorities ahead of Jan. 11 Senate hearing

Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the U.S. Department of Transportation, will appear before a Senate committee next week as part of the nomination and confirmation process for Trump’s incoming administration.

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OOIDA bands with safety groups in asking FMCSA for drive-time minimum in driver training rule

OOIDA and the other petitioners argue the removal of the 30-hour minimum disregards Congress’ intentions for the rule and the consensus established during rulemaking negotiations between FMCSA and industry stakeholders. The rule is set to take effect in three years.

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Van rates gain momentum, reefer and flatbed flat

Rates for dry van loads in December climbed to their highest monthly average since June, tying that month for the strongest van rates since early fall 2015, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Reefer and flatbed rates in the month were mostly unchanged from November.

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2016’s top trucking stories: ELD mandate and 34-hour restart survive, Trump on trucking, autonomous truck action and more

Year's top trucking stories include ELDs, hours, Trump and trucking, gliders' potential demise, slow rates and more.

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6,600 drivers will need new medical card after Georgia-based examiner’s arrest, DOT estimates

Truck drivers who received their current medical certification from Dr. Anthony Lefteris, who operated out of a Petro in Atlanta, will need to be re-examined and issued a fresh medical certification by another examiner, the Department of Transportation says.

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Alleged medical card fraud could affect thousands of truckers

Dr. Anthony Lefteris operated out of an Atlanta Petro Stopping Center. He has been charged by federal investigators for allegedly issuing medical certifications to drivers without performing full medical exams, according to court records.

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C.R. England to pay 6,300 truckers $2.35M in back pay

The settlement breaks down to a net payment of $273 per driver. The remainder of the settlement goes to attorney’s fees and court costs, according to court documents.

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2013 hours regs permanently nixed, ATA says; FMCSA disputes

ATA says the "restart rollback" is now permanent. FMCSA says it's still waiting on the results of a report, as Congress directed.

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OOIDA asks court to toss ELD decision and rehear case

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has asked the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear its case against the U.S. DOT’s rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices.

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