James Jaillet

Swift ordered to pay owner-operator $2.6 million after trailer squashed his foot

The jury has awarded the owner-operator $2.6 million for physical and mental pain, medical expenses and past and future lost wages.

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Last call: Final days to vote in Pride & Polish Truckers’ Choice contest; here’s all the competitors

The full roundup of all of the Pride & Polish National Championship competitors and a last call to vote for the Truckers' Choice champ.

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2015 picking up? July tonnage nearly hits all-time high, base rates continue climb

Following 2014's trucking boom — when freight and rates took off, truck orders set records and the industry saw some of the best economic times for carriers since the '08-'09 recession — 2015 has been a little disappointing, at least by some measures. Expectation gap? Could be. Especially if the expectation was for 2015 to pick up where 2014 left off. Truck orders fell off in the first half of the year, rates have been tumbling (though ...

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Driver drug testing: Teamsters, other labor groups ask House to reject Senate changes

A coalition of labor advocacy groups has sent a letter to transportation-focused lawmakers in the House asking them to reject a recent Senate proposition that would allow trucking companies to use hair testing for driver drug screening.

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CRST asks FMCSA for split sleeper berth time allowance following recent exemption report

CRST Expedited, one of the largest carriers in the country, has filed an exemption request with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration asking the agency to allow some CRST drivers to use split sleeper berth time to satisfy their 10 off-duty hours.

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JB Hunt countersued for $5 million by trucking software provider

JB Hunt (No. 5 in the CCJ Top 250) has been countersued by transportation management software provider MercuryGate, who’s seeking $5 million from the carrier.

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Rule to require speed limiters could come this week, e-log rule expected soon too

Rules to mandate the use of speed limiters and electronic logging devices should see action soon. Here's the latest.

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Rates sag in July in line with seasonal trends, cheaper diesel

The declines, typical for July, may not reflect market rate conditions as much as they do lower fuel surcharges corresponding with lower fuel prices. Either way, here's a look at the latest figures from Truckstop.com.

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Heads up in Midwest: Refinery problem has diesel spiking in some states

A 50 percent reduction in production at an Indiana refinery has diesel prices climbing in some states. Here's where to dodge.

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Q&A with John Anderson: Country star talks upcoming GATS concert, ties of trucking and country music

"I’ve always felt like myself and the band — we always felt like we were somewhat kin to the truckers. Trucking and country music have always gone hand in hand in my opinion." — That and more from Overdrive's interview.

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