James Jaillet

Rearview: Organized independence

In 1962, a year after Overdrive began publication, editor Mike Parkhurst formed the Independent Truckers Association as a means to rally the magazine’s readership around common causes. ITA state chapters worked to assert truckers’ views into policy discussions across all levels of government.

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Truck freight, revenues to jump in coming decade, ATA predicts

Trucking revenues by 2027 will grow by 77.2 percent, ATA projects, from $906 billion in 2016 to $1.605 trillion in 2027.

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Court rules overweight truckers can be ordered for sleep apnea screening by carrier

A federal court has ruled that Crete Carrier Corp. is within its legal boundaries to require truckers at the company to be tested for sleep apnea if their body mass index is greater than 35.

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Analysts: Hurricane-caused I-95 closures to cost trucking big money, rates could rise

The disruptions to freight flow on Interstate 95 due to Hurricane Matthew-caused closures will cost the trucking industry millions in lost revenue and driver wages, says one analyst. However, rates could remain elevated in the region, as inbound freight climbs and truck availability remains tight in affected states.

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Trucking’s campaign contributions heavily favor GOP, including Trump over Clinton

Here's how much trucking contributors have given to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this election cycle.

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I-95 reopens in Georgia, still closed in portions of Carolinas due to Hurricane Matthew flooding

Interstate 95 in Georgia is open to traffic as of Sunday afternoon, but chunks in South Carolina and North Carolina remain blocked or closed.

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Trucking dropped 3,600 jobs in September, Labor Dept. says

The transportation and warehousing sector as a whole lost 9,000 jobs in September. Manufacturing lost 13,000 jobs, while the construction industry added 23,000 jobs. The retail trade sector added 22,000 jobs.

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ATA calls speed limiter mandate proposal flawed, says it won’t support rule as published

The American Trucking Associations Oct. 6 released a statement saying it does not support the recent speed limiter mandate proposal issued by the U.S. DOT. The trucking lobbyist’s stance comes despite its request to the DOT for such a rule, pointing to the DOT's lack of a fully formed proposal as reason why.

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Report: Speed limiter usage already prevalent among large fleets

More than 85 percent of fleet respondents in a recent survey their fleet’s trucks are equipped with speed limiters, according to a survey performed this year by the American Transportation Research Institute.

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Van, flatbed rates flat in September, reefer rates tumble

Per-mile rates on the spot market remain well below levels seen in 2014 and 2015, as diesel prices fell off and freight slowed.

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