James Jaillet

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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FMCSA to survey new CDL holders for long-awaited driver training rule

The agency announced this week its intentions to survey recently licensed truck operators as part of the data gathering process in producing an entry level driver training rule.

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Liability insurance increase for carriers could see delay, may never come, ATA says

Owner-operator concerns over regulators’ seemingly quick work to produce a rule to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance trucking companies must have could be much ado about nothing, says ATA's chief of advocacy.

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White House clears FMCSA request for comment on potential insurance increase rule

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is intended to seek trucking industry input before FMCSA potentially produces a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Final Rule.

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Diesel price down nearly 30 cents a gallon since early July

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.2 cents in the week ended Nov. 3 to $3.623, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, as the country’s diesel price remains at a near four-year low.

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