James Jaillet

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

| July 21, 2014

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against FMCSA claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on the drivers’ Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

Fitzgerald Pride & Polish winners: Ashley’s ‘Double Take’ Pete, father-son duo take top billing

| July 19, 2014

A quick look at the four Best of Show winners, and two other notables, from this year's Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish.

Lawsuits mount against Cat’s ACERT engines, court consolidates cases

| July 18, 2014

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against former truck engine maker Caterpillar over its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines. A multidistrict litigation court has consolidated the cases.

String of failures led to I-5 bridge strike, collapse in 2013, NTSB says

| July 16, 2014

A distracted pilot car driver, lack of low-clearance signage on the bridge and poor route planning by the carrier all played a role in the bridge strike and collapse, NTSB says.

FMCSA speeds work on raising carrier insurance minimums, slows on Safety Fitness scoring rule

| July 15, 2014

The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount ...

Top rigs to show at Pride & Polish’s Tennessee stop this week

| July 15, 2014

The 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish circuit continues its nationwide truck beauty show tour July 18-19 in Crossville, Tenn., off Interstate 40 at Fitzgerald Glider Kits’ parts and sales facility.

Diesel price falls again, hits one of lowest averages since January

| July 14, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended July 14 to $3.894 a gallon, according to the government. This is the second straight week the price of diesel ...

Pilot Flying J agrees to $92 million criminal settlement in fraudulent fuel rebate case

| July 14, 2014

Pilot Flying J has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the criminal investigation into the company's fraudulent rebate withholding scheme, agreeing to pay a $92 million fine. That's in addition ...

James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at jjaillet@randallreilly.com.

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