James Jaillet

C.R. England says goal in driver training exemption to get qualified truck operators working sooner

The only new entrant drivers that fall under the exemption, England says, are those who have completed all necessary skills tests and written tests and who have a commercial learner's permit, but simply haven’t been to their home state “to stand in a line at the DMV,” England said, to receive their CDL.

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Meet ChampTruck’s newest competitor: Off-road racer Corry Weller

Corry Weller brings her skills in off-road truck racing to big rig racing this season in ChampTruck's inaugural truck racing circuit.

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FedEx’s $228M driver classification settlement only for Calif. drivers, others still pending

The $228 million settlement reached in the case covers just those under the Alexander vs. FedEx class, and not drivers involved in similar cases in other states.

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FedEx agrees to pay truck drivers $228 million in classification case

FedEx Ground announced last week it has reached an agreement to pay $228 million to settle a lawsuit brought by truck operators claiming the company has misclassified them as independent contractors, and not company employees, thereby denying them certain state-required benefits.

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Video: Sights and sounds at 2015 Shell SuperRigs show

Video of some of the custom working trucks showing at Shell's SuperRigs show.

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SuperRigs, Day 2: Photo roundup

Shell Rotella's SuperRigs show is in its second day (Friday, June 12) at Retama Park in San Antonio, just off I-35. Dozens of show trucks are already staged, and more are filing in throughout the day.

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Ray Rodriguez brings his ‘wicked’ Petes to SuperRigs

Small fleet owner and California grain hauler Ray Rodriguez brought to San Antonio this week to show at Shell Rotella's SuperRigs both his oldest rig — the cornerstone of his one-time single-truck business — and his newest, one of the most striking trucks gracing the show truck circuit presently.

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Photo gallery: Top show trucks staged at Shell’s SuperRigs competition

A look at some of the trucks showing at Shell's annual custom truck contest.

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Next generation of heavy-duty engine oil expected before 2017

The key PC-11 goals are to improve oxidation stability (basically, handle the hotter engine temps), reduce aeration, provide scuffing and adhesive wear protection and improve shear stability.

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House passes bill that continues hours of service rollback

The DOT funding bill that would keep in place the hours-of-service restart rollback that came in December has cleared the U.S. House, passing by just six votes at nearly midnight on Tuesday.

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