James Jaillet

Diesel drops 1.6 cent to resume downslide

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell 1.6 cents in the week ended Nov. 17 to $3.661. The drop comes after a 5.4-cent rise in the week prior, which snapped an 18-week streak without a price increase.

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Regulatory update: DOT’s latest projections for mandating electronic logging devices, speed limiters

The DOT could require the use of electronic logging devices by Fall 2017. A proposed speed limiter rule is expected in the coming months. Here's a look at the rest of FMCSA's regulatory timeline.

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ATA to petition FMCSA for hours flexibility for port truckers

Truckers serving certain ports may soon have some flexibility in compliance with federal hours-of-service rules, if a push by the American Trucking Associations and some ports is successful.

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FMCSA survey results: Carrier harassment minimal with e-logs, drivers report slightly higher harassment rate

Truck operators who use electronic logging devices instead of paper logs are more likely to experience harassment from their carriers in the form of interrupted off-duty time, according to a Nov. 13-released report.

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From the archives — Hooked: Homer Schultz’s ’93 Peterbilt 379 wrecker

Homer Schultz III's shop churned out this 1993 Peterbilt 379 a few years back to serve as Homer's personal full-time working rig.

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Diesel’s downward streak snapped, price jumps 5.4 cents

The increase snaps an 18-week streak of drops (except for one week in September in which the price saw no change) and is the largest week-to-week price increase since last September.

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OOIDA lawsuit against Calif. emissions regs dismissed over technicality, OOIDA to appeal

OOIDA’s 2013 lawsuit again CARB over its stringent emissions regulations has been dismissed by a federal judge. OOIDA says it will appeal the decision and "see it through."

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Photos: Catfish’s Junk Yard Dog — Heavy hauler shows off sharp truck, unique loads

Houston-based owner-operator V.L. “Catfish” Harris dubbed this 1990 Peterbilt 379 the Junk Yard Dog.

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Jobs report: Trucking employment continues uptick, adds 3,900 jobs

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,900 jobs in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department. The DOL also upwardly revised the number of trucking jobs for August and September.

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Video: Stunt driving big rig pushes tractor-trailer to the limit

As our sister site Truckers News wrote, I wouldn't try these at home.

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