James Jaillet

Following appeal, New Prime Inc. ordered to pay driver nearly $20k in refusal to drive case

New Prime Inc, part of national fleet giant Prime Inc., has been ordered by a federal judge to pay a former driver just shy of $20,000 in back wages and damages following the driver’s 2008 firing and New Prime’s subsequent changes to his DAC report.

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Familiar faces earn Pride & Polish championship slots at this weekend’s Fitzgerald show

Reigning Overdrive's Pride & Polish national champions Austin Ashley and Vinnie Diorio added two more trophies to their large collections this weekend in Crossville, Tenn., at the Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish event. Ashley picked up another Best of Show victory in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category with his 2007 Peterbilt 379, called "Double Take," while Diorio won Best of Show in the Working Bobtail category with his latest custom build, a 1985 Peterbilt 359 ...

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Rule to require electronic logging devices expected to proceed this month

A federal rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices by truck operators is scheduled to make its next move toward implementation this month, according to a recent report issued by the DOT.

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Big CSA reform highlights Senate highway bill that moves closer to passage

A Senate committee stamped approval on a package that would remove CSA’s carrier percentile rankings from public view, allow some under-21 CDL holders to operate interstate and allow carriers to use hair tests for driver drug screening.

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Judge dismisses most of OOIDA lawsuit against CARB, transfers owner-op’s claim

The federal judge overseeing the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s lawsuit challenging California emissions standards has again dismissed most of the owner-driver advocacy group’s litigation.

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Rates mostly flat in June as van retains negotiating leverage and flatbed inches up

Paid rates on the spot market were stable in June compared to the month prior, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com, with dry van and flatbed rates creeping up and reefer rates inching down.

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Senate takes up trucking regulatory package, would remove CSA scores, allow under-21 interstate drivers

Changes to driver drug testing rules, allowance of under-21 interstate drivers and removal of CSA scores from public view are all included, among other provisions.

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Congress, with time expiring, introduces another highway bill patch

The House introduced late Monday another short-term highway funding patch — the third since MAP-21’s expiration last year — that would extend funding through the end of the year. The current highway funding patch is set to expire July 31.

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Court again sides with drivers in classification case against FedEx Ground

Upholding a Kansas Supreme Court ruling made last year, the federal appeals court agreed with the driver plaintiffs, saying they should have been classified as company employees, not contractors.

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Hourly driver pay, insurance increase part of Senator’s truck safety bill

A bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would if passed require employers to pay truck operators for all hours worked, rather than solely per-mile pay, and double the minimum amount of liability insurance required to be held by motor carriers.

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