James Jaillet

FMCSA proposes raising CSA crash threshold to three crashes before score is calculated

Under the agency’s proposed change carriers would need to record three crashes in the rolling 24-month period before crashes would enter into their CSA scores.

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FMCSA wants to hear from owner-ops about CSA crash dispute plan

FMCSA hopes to hear from industry stakeholders about its two-year plan to allow carriers to file review requests for non-preventable crashes used against them in the CSA Crash Indicator BASIC and have the crashes scrubbed from their scores.

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Rearview: Providing a forum for ‘The Voice’

Though the section has changed names and formats in the 55 years since its founding, Overdrive continues to build its reputation on championing reader representation and the principles they care about. The magazine cover still proudly uses the tagline “The Voice of the American Trucker.”

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Fitzgerald Glider Kits to host Overdrive’s Pride & Polish event this weekend in Tennessee

Vinnie Diorio’s 1985 Peterbilt 359 won Best of Show at last year’s Fitzgerald event in the Working Bobtail category.

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New concept truck shows off on-highway autonomous mode, hybrid drivetrain, remote docking and more

Perhaps chief among the concept truck’s next-generation systems are its hybrid electric-diesel drivetrain and its Highway Driver Assist automated driving system, which enables the truck to pilot itself in on-highway use by steering, accelerating and braking/decelerating on its own.

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Trucking industry employment, driver turnover rates fall, latest reports show

The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment fell by a whopping 6,300 jobs in the month of June, according to the Labor Department. Also this week, the American Trucking Associations reported a decline in driver turnover rates in 2016's first quarter, with turnover at large truckload fleets falling to an annualized rate of 89 percent, ATA reports.

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FMCSA announces plan to allow owner-operators to contest non-preventable crashes used against them in CSA scores

The plan floated by FMCSA on July 7 will allow carriers to contest crashes counted against them in CSA and potentially remove those deemed non-preventable by the driver and carrier. The industry has long called for some form of "crash accountability" in CSA.

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Video: Owner-op Rod Miller brings new aero Pete 386 to custom truck circuit

Video of Chance 2 Transport owner Rod Miller's new highly customized Peterbilt 386 glider. Miller's one of few operators to bring a tricked out aero Pete to the truck beauty show circuit.

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Rates see big gains in June, hit 2016 high marks

ates in all three major truckload segments saw big gains in June, according to monthly per-mile spot market rate data from Truckstop.com, though per-mile spot market rates remain well below 2014 and 2015 averages.

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DOT investigating fatal crash in which self-driving car slammed into tractor-trailer

The truck involved in the crash pulled in front of the Tesla to take a left across a divided highway. The Tesla’s Autopilot system failed to brake to avoid the collision and drove underneath the truck’s trailer. The trailer’s “white side...against a brightly lit sky” caused the car’s Autopilot system to fail to register the full-sized tractor-trailer crossing the highway.

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