James Jaillet

Tired trucker to blame in Tracy Morgan crash, NTSB says

The trucker at the center of the high-profile 2014 truck crash involving actor Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 of the 33 hours preceding the crash, the NTSB said.

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Small fleet owner Allen Boles’ team wins third straight ChampTruck race weekend

Ten-truck fleet owner and operator Allen Boles again won the points-earning race at this weekend’s Meritor ChampTruck World Series truck racing event held at the Virginia International Raceway, marking his second victory in a row and the third straight for his Jupiter Motorsports team.

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EEOC orders Celadon to pay former driver applicants $200k in disability discrimination case

Celadon violated federal law by subjecting applicants to medical exams before offering them a job, the EEOC said in its charges against the carrier, as applicants are protected from such screenings by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The medical exams were also inconsistent with DOT protocol.

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Trucking industry gains another 2,800 jobs in July, nears nine-year employment high

This is the second month in a row that for-hire trucking employment hit a more than eight-year high, with last month topping January 2007’s employment total for the first time since.

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Potential FMCSA chief Darling ‘appreciates truckers,’ says OOIDA: That and other reactions to nomination

Both the American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association have expressed their support for the nomination of Scott Darling to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as official administrator, a role he’s performed on an acting basis for nearly a year. President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated Darling to head the DOT’s trucking and bus regulator, leaving a Senate vote the only thing standing in the way of Darling becoming the agency’s next ...

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JB Hunt hits trucking software provider with $3.1 million lawsuit

Mega-carrier JB Hunt has sued transportation management system provider MercuryGate for $3.1 million — the amount JB Hunt says it’s owed as a refund for software it says failed to meet the functionality agreed upon by the two parties.

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FMCSA’s Scott Darling tapped by Pres. Obama to become agency’s next administrator

President Barack Obama this week nominated T.F. Scott Darling to become the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a position he’s filled on an acting basis since former Administrator Anne Ferro’s departure last August.

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Pride & Polish championship preview: Limited-Mileage Bobtail finalists

Here are the six finalists competing for the Pride & Polish National Championship in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category.

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#ShowusyourInfraWear — DOT wants to see your photos of decrepit highways and bridges

While Congress recesses for the next five weeks, the DOT is soliciting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #ShowUSYourInfraWear, hoping to spur lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill instead of the habitual short-term stopgaps.

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Video: Bill Hall’s silver and purple custom Pete 379 Legacy

Part of the multi-fleet, multi-generational Hall clan out of San Antonio, the video above features Bill Hall talking about his 2007 Peterbilt 379 Legacy Edition, a special edition Pete among the last of the 379s ever built.

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