James Jaillet

JB Hunt countersued for $5 million by trucking software provider

JB Hunt (No. 5 in the CCJ Top 250) has been countersued by transportation management software provider MercuryGate, who’s seeking $5 million from the carrier.

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Rule to require speed limiters could come this week, e-log rule expected soon too

Rules to mandate the use of speed limiters and electronic logging devices should see action soon. Here's the latest.

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Rates sag in July in line with seasonal trends, cheaper diesel

The declines, typical for July, may not reflect market rate conditions as much as they do lower fuel surcharges corresponding with lower fuel prices. Either way, here's a look at the latest figures from Truckstop.com.

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Heads up in Midwest: Refinery problem has diesel spiking in some states

A 50 percent reduction in production at an Indiana refinery has diesel prices climbing in some states. Here's where to dodge.

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Q&A with John Anderson: Country star talks upcoming GATS concert, ties of trucking and country music

"I’ve always felt like myself and the band — we always felt like we were somewhat kin to the truckers. Trucking and country music have always gone hand in hand in my opinion." — That and more from Overdrive's interview.

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Pride & Polish National Championship preview: Limited-Mileage Combo finalists

Here are the five Limited-Mileage Bobtail finalists, continuing coverage of the 20 Pride & Polish National Championship finalists. The 2014-2015 season culminates this month at the Great American Trucking Show.

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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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