James Jaillet

Judge denies trucker’s claim in Tracy Morgan lawsuit against Wal-Mart

A federal judge overseeing actor Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart and its private fleet has denied a motion made by the truck driver at the center of the case — who has been criminally charged — to postpone action on the suit.

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Hours of service changes: FMCSA says changes take effect as soon as Obama signs

Clearing the air on some potential confusion about when procedurally the upcoming suspension of certain hours of service rules will take effect, FMCSA has told Overdrive the stay of enforcement begins as soon as the president signs the bill.

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Diesel price sinks nearly 12 cents in biggest drop since Great Recession

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 11.6 cents in the week ended Dec. 15 to $3.419 a gallon, according to the DOE.

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Teamsters update: Union wins one, loses one at Con-way, withdraws petitions at FedEx

The Teamsters’ efforts to organize drivers and workers at FedEx and Con-way — two of the five biggest fleets in the U.S. — saw mixed results in recent weeks.

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House clears bill to suspend restart rules, bill moves to Senate

The suspension of parts of the 2013 hours-of-service rule moved a step closer to fruition Thursday, as the House cleared a spending bill that includes language to halt enforcement of some HOS provisions at least until September.

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Former Arrow Trucking head indicted on fraud charges tied to company’s demise

The former president and CEO of Arrow Trucking was indicted by a Grand Jury Dec. 1 on charges stemming from his use of company money for personal expenses like weddings, luxury automobiles and credit card payments.

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Calif. finalizes some exemptions, compliance alternatives to emissions regulations

CARB has finalized the compliance alternatives and extension amendments it proposed earlier this year, effectively allowing the owner-operators and small fleet owners who qualify some delays in complying with the state’s emissions regulations.

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34-hour restart provisions could be suspended, bill strips funding from enforcement

Controversy and disagreement over inclusions in Congress' omnibus appropriations bill have clouded the bill's fate, but it's still expected to clear Congress with the language to halt enforcement of the 34-hour restart provisions.

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FMCSA takes next step in entry-level driver training rule with ‘negotiated rulemaking’ plan

The agency will formally announce this week a plan to form a “negotiated rulemaking” or “reg neg” committee made up of regulators, carriers, licensing agencies, training organizations, enforcement groups, labor unions, safety groups and others.

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Pilot Flying J opens three new stops

Pilot Flying J announced this week it has opened three new Pilot Travel Centers in Texas, Iowa and Florida.

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