James Jaillet

Analyst: Trend to ‘micromanage’ drivers deterring truckers, ELDs to push small carriers out of biz

"We’re watching them on the satellite. We’ve got a camera inside the cab of the truck that will take a movie of you if there’s any kind of acceleration, deceleration, swerve to the left or swerve to the right. This is not the kind of job that the swashbuckling truck drivers of years gone past would have any interest in and that’s part of what makes it so difficult.”

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Trucker in Tracy Morgan case files to dismiss vehicular homicide, auto assault charges

The Walmart truck driver at the center of the high-profile June 2014 crash involving actor Tracy Morgan has asked prosecutors to dismiss the charges against him, arguing the media attention the case has drawn makes a fair trial impossible.

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Dog days of rates: Per-mile rates dive in all three major truckload segments in August

Per-mile spot market rates in the three major truckload segments continued their seasonal summer slide in August, with paid rates falling at least 6 cents from July in all three and posted rates sliding at least a dime, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com.

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Congress could take action on CSA scores, hours of service, driver drug testing and more in fall session

Congress could finish work to remove CSA percentile rankings from public view, continue the hours regs suspension, change driver drug testing, allow 18-year-old CDL holders to cross state lines, put in place a new FMCSA administrator and more this fall.

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Employment report: Trucking industry gained 700 jobs in August

This is the fifth consecutive month that for-hire trucking employment has added jobs, and the seventh time (out of eight months) in 2015, continuing a years-long trend of job gains in the industry.

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Speed limiter mandate: White House extends review period, pushing back publication date

The OMB, which must stamp approval on rules prior to their publication, has added a note to the status of the so-dubbed Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiter rule that says “review extended,” a change made Sept. 1.

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Societal benefits of speed limiters outweigh trucker safety, Canadian court rules

“The public benefits associated with improved highway safety exceed the detrimental effects on the truck drivers," a Canadian judge wrote in the court's majority opinion.

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Beauty shots of Pride & Polish champs and GATS Best of Show rigs (and a full winners list)

All the winners from last week's GATS Pride & Polish event, including those for engine, interior and more, along with off-site beauty shots of the show's top rigs.

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EPA, DOT extend public comment period on Phase 2 emissions regulations proposal

Federal regulators have extended the public comment period for the recently proposed second phase of emissions regulations and fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks, pushing the last day to comment two weeks to Oct. 1, 2015. Here's how to comment.

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Volvo dismisses carrier’s claims in lawsuit over natural gas truck fire

A Pennsylvania-based carrier filed a lawsuit last month against Volvo Trucks over alleged breach of warranty after one of the carrier's year-model 2014 compressed natural gas-powered tractors caught fire. Volvo says the claims lack merit.

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