James Jaillet

Rand McNally unveils new IntelliRoute truck-specific GPS, mobile ELD compatibility

Rand McNally introduced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show new, updated versions of its line of truck-specific GPS units, the IntelliRoute TND. It also announced its HD 100 electronic logging device now works with smart phones, tablets and its IntelliRoute GPS devices.

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Minimizer giving away $30k for 30th anniversary

Minimizer is giving away $30,000 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, which is this year, the fender manufacturer announced Aug. 21 at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Photo gallery: Pride & Polish competitors just after ‘rags down’ call

The "rags down" call for the 2014 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish came this morning at 7:30 a.m. sharp, and the judges began scoring the roughly 70 competitors shortly after. Here are some of the rigs on display.

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Photo gallery: Pride & Polish trucks prepping, staging for showdown

The 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship finale officially begins Thursday. Here’s a look at some of the trucks that have made their way to the show floor so far.

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Carrier to pay $262k to drivers fired for participating in FMCSA investigation

Gaines Motor Lines has agreed to pay $262,500 to four former drivers who the Department of Labor deemed to be fired in violation of federal whistleblower protection laws. This is lower than the original $1.07 million order from last year.

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Diesel price hits 9-month low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another eight-tenths of a cent in the week ended Aug. 18, putting it at $3.835. That’s the lowest the national average price has been since the week ended Nov. 18 and the seventh straight week the average price has dropped.

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Navistar denied request to dismiss lawsuit over alleged engine defects

A federal court Aug. 18 ruled to deny a motion made by Navistar-International to dismiss one of the lawsuits brought against it over its EGR-only MaxxForce engine line, according to court documents.

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FMCSA wants industry’s help in producing ‘reg neg’ driver training rule

In an attempt to satisfy requirements of the current MAP-21 highway funding law, FMCSA says it is checking the feasibility of producing a required entry-level driver training rule as a “negotiated rulemaking,” or “reg neg.”

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Drivers, foreman awarded $953k after refusal-to-drive firings

Two drivers and a foreman for the Pontiac, Mich.-based Asphalt Specialists have been awarded $953,916 in back wages and damages after the Department of Transportation deemed they were wrongfully terminated for refusing to drive beyond federal hours of service limits.

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10 things to see, do and know for the Great American Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show starts this week (Aug. 21) and has plenty for drivers and owner-operators. As a primer for the show, here are 10 things you can see or do or should know for the show.

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