James Jaillet

Diesel inches upward again in third consecutive weekly increase

The national average price, however, is still down $1.117 from the same week last year, and the DOE still projects the U.S. diesel price to average $2.83 in 2015.

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Court approves end of federal oversight of Teamsters, union to regain independence

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week announced that its recent deal with regulators to end the quarter-century of oversight of its finances and operations has been approved by a federal judge, and a five-year phase-out schedule will begin this year.

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan vs. Walmart case makes another attempt to delay lawsuit

The truck operator at the center of Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Walmart and its private fleet has filed an appeal against a judge’s recent ruling that allowed the case to proceed in light of the criminal case against the driver.

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‘Chrome all over': Flatbedder’s ’07 Classic

Phoenix-based Jim Zermeno’s 2007 Freightliner Classic is a jack of all heavy-haul trades. Zermeno hauls construction materials like copper, steel beams and pipes, as well as oil field equipment, axles, scissor lifts, oversized loads and more. “We have put chrome all over it,” he says, “in and out. Also, some wood cabinets.” He runs the truck in 15 states, running from California to Michigan and back. Click here to upload a photo of your truck.  

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Diesel still projected to average less than $3 in 2015

In the January issue of its STEO report, the DOE forecasts the price of diesel will average $2.83 a gallon in 2015 — 2 cents lower than its projection in the January report and 3.5 cents lower than the average in the most recent week.

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FMCSA extends comment period on CSA crash accountability report

The public comment period for the DOT’s study on the feasibility and potential impact of implementing crash weighting or “crash accountability” into CSA rankings has been extended 30 days.

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Diesel price rises for second straight week

The U.S. average diesel price rose for the second consecutive week for the first time since June 2014.

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Pot of gold: Tanker-hauling Freightliner

“I had just put the decals on it, and I pulled it out of the garage and the rainbow appeared,” says owner-operator Ron Stroke. “So I took a picture of it — I thought it was pretty neat.”

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Cargo theft warning: Thieves breaking into trailers at truck stops, ‘pilfering’ contents

Cargo thieves have been breaking seals on trailers, opening the trailer doors to check contents, deciding whether the goods are valuable and targeting items “easily fenced,” FreightWatch says.

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E-log, speed limiter mandates delayed, DOT says in latest regulatory report

The DOT has pushed back projected publication dates for several major trucking regulations expected this year, according to its monthly rulemakings report. Here are the dates the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expects to publish each.

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