James Jaillet

Congress, with time expiring, introduces another highway bill patch

The House introduced late Monday another short-term highway funding patch — the third since MAP-21’s expiration last year — that would extend funding through the end of the year. The current highway funding patch is set to expire July 31.

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Court again sides with drivers in classification case against FedEx Ground

Upholding a Kansas Supreme Court ruling made last year, the federal appeals court agreed with the driver plaintiffs, saying they should have been classified as company employees, not contractors.

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Hourly driver pay, insurance increase part of Senator’s truck safety bill

A bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would if passed require employers to pay truck operators for all hours worked, rather than solely per-mile pay, and double the minimum amount of liability insurance required to be held by motor carriers.

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25 videos for 25 years: Robb Mariani’s ‘Low Patrol’ ‘1974 Ford

After purchasing the truck in 2003, former American Trucker host Robb Mariani rebuilt this classic cabover and turned it into an ode to its roots — a highway patrol rig.

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Trucking hits record employment following big job gains in June

For-hire trucking employment now totals 1.4585 million.

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Final e-log rule moves a step closer to publication

A looming Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the Office of Secretary of Transportation, moving the rule a small step closer to publication and implementation.

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Audit of FMCSA shows agency needs to make improvements to CSA, carrier intervention

The DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program is out of sync with real-word crash risk and needs to be realigned to better predict carrier safety, says a report made public this week.

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Samsung latest to the table with futuristic truck tech

The system uses a wireless camera mounted on the truck’s front and transmits the video feed to four monitors built into the trailer doors.

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Senate introduces bill to reform FMCSA, review existing trucking regulations

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) last week filed a bill aimed at reforming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration including making its rule-making process more open to industry stakeholders and Congress and more transparent to the public.

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Continuation of hours-of-service suspension, CSA disclaimers, e-log deadlines and more included in Senate bill

The Senate bill sets deadlines for rules mandating e-logs and speed limiters, allows 33-foot double trailers, continues the suspension of certain hours-of-service rules and requires a disclaimer next to CSA scores.

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