James Jaillet

House proposes another short-term highway bill, will fund roads through Nov. 20

The U.S. House late Friday unveiled a short-term highway funding bill that would extend highway appropriations for just 22 days beyond the current highway funding stopgap put in place in July.

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Swift settles with owner-op following $2.6M court order

Swift, the country’s largest truckload carrier, this week settled a 2013-brought lawsuit with one of the company’s former owner-operators, ending its bid to fight the litigation in which the fleet was recently ordered to pay $2.6 million in court.

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House highway bill advances, would remove CSA scores, change driver drug testing rules

The long-term highway bill, dubbed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, is a $325 billion bill and could be the groundwork for Congress’ longest highway funding measure since 2009’s SAFTEA-LU and the first multi-year bill since 2012.

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Photos: Beauty shots of the Pride & Polish Best of Show winners from PDI show

Photos of the four Best of Show winners from the recent PDI Pride & Polish event shining in the desert.

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Podcast: What’s up with rates?

DAT Solutions' Mark Montague talks with Overdrive News Editor James Jaillet about recent rate trends, where he sees rates headed next year and more.

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House releases highway bill that would remove CSA scores, allow under-21 truck operators and more

As highway funding presses, the House released Oct. 15 a funding bill that would remove carrier rankings in the CSA program from public view and set up a program for under-21 CDL holders and change driver drug testing rules.

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FMCSA initiates potential sleep apnea rulemaking, report shows; e-log, speed limiters still in queue

FMCSa has started work on a potential rule that would set up screening and treatment requirements for drivers who by definition are at risk for obstructive sleep apnea.

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Judge approves $228 million settlement between FedEx, drivers classified as contractors

The judge overseeing a class action lawsuit against FedEx Ground over its classification of certain drivers as independent contractors instead of employees has approved the company’s June-announced $228 million settlement with 2,300 California-based FedEx drivers.

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DOT to consider requiring auto-braking systems

A Department of Transportation agency this week said it has begun work to determine whether it will pursue a federal rule to require new trucks to be equipped with crash avoidance systems that automatically break without driver input.

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Heat map: Where rates were hottest last week

The data here shows the average per-mile rate for each state based on verified transactions on Truckstop.com’s loadboard, encompassing van, reefer, flatbed and specialized loads. The rates shown here are averages of the rates paid to carriers from Oct. 5-11.

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