James Jaillet

Four more rigs qualify for ‘15-’16 Pride & Polish championship

Four more show trucks and their owners earned their way into the Pride & Polish National Championship finals this weekend at the PDI Truck Show & Dyno Event Pride & Polish, held Oct. 11-12 in St. George, Utah, at PDI headquarters.

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Watch out in the Midwest — Diesel prices rising rapidly due to refinery problems

Indiana alone has seen a 8.2-cent a gallon increase since Wednesday, and Ohio has seen a 7-cent jump in its average fuel price in the last 24 hours.

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Mega-carrier Celadon purchases 850-truck Tango Transport, Tango laying off 80 workers

Celadon Trucking has purchased certain equipment-based assets of truckload carrier Tango Transport. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tango, an 850-truck carrier, also has notified the Louisiana Workforce Commission that it will be laying off up to 80 workers.

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Driver pay to continue to rise, ATA says in report that asserts industry short 50k drivers

Driver pay will likely continue to rise in the coming decade as fleets work to attract new drivers to the industry to fill the gap of an alleged driver shortage that could grow to as high as 175,000 in the next 10 years, says ATA in a report released this week.

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Hours rules suspended in Carolinas following historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin

Drivers hauling relief or emergency loads in North Carolina and South Carolina have been granted a temporary waiver of hours-of-service rules and size and weight limits.

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For-hire trucking industry loses 4k jobs in September

August and September join March as the only months to see month-to-month declines in trucking industry employment, following a year (2014) in which no month posted fewer trucking jobs than the month prior.

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Georgia truckers challenging Peach State’s use of fuel taxes for non-highway spending

The Georgia Motor Trucking Association, J&M Tank Lines, F&W Transportation and Prolan Logistics filed the suit earlier this month, arguing all revenue obtained from state and locally collected fuel taxes should be spent “for public roads and bridges or road construction and maintenance."

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FMCSA done studying drivers for 34-hour restart report, funding stopgap won’t affect ‘rollback’

FMCSA collected data for five months on two groups of drivers: One abiding by pre-2013 rules and one following the 2013 requirements. It will now begin analyzing the data it gathered and could produce a report by year's end.

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Hours exemptions ‘running rampant,’ says TCA’s Heller, FMCSA still working on 34-hour restart study

Heller also touched on the latest happenings with a speed limiter mandate, entry-level driver training rule, another carrier scoring system and more on hours of service changes.

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Navistar, GM partner to produce Chevy- and International-branded medium-duty trucks

General Motors and Navistar have reached a long-term agreement to develop and assemble medium-duty, conventional cab Class 4 and 5 commercial vehicles, the companies announced Sept. 29, confirming rumors of late that the two were set to strike a deal on medium-duty vehicles.

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