James Jaillet

Company told them to defraud, say latest Pilot employees to plead guilty

| July 30, 2013

Two more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud charges, and both said the company held meetings to instruct salespeople on how to defraud customers.

Chart shows just how long a 34-hour restart actually takes

| July 26, 2013

An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.

Safety board recommends trucks be connected to avoid crashes

| July 26, 2013

NTSB has made recommendations to other DOT agencies in response to a truck and school bus crash. One of them is that all vehicles on the road be connected via wireless technology.

Road Hawg: Juan Ibarra’s 1989 Pete 379

| July 25, 2013

Juan Ibarra picked up his 1989 379 in near-junk condition from its previous owner in spring 2008. By November it was winning awards at shows across the country.

E-logs, driver database, vehicle reports on FMCSA’s agenda

| July 24, 2013

An rule mandating use of electronic logs is still slated to be proposed in November, the DOT said this week. It also expects to publish the drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule later this year.

Class members have until Oct. 15 to opt out of Pilot settlement

| July 24, 2013

Those affected by the rebate withholding will receive a check automatically, Pilot says, without action. However, those who want to opt out of the settlement must do so by Oct. 15.

Agency clears phones, GPS systems for use as bypass transponders

| July 23, 2013

Smartphones, tablets, global positioning system navigation units and onboard telematics devices have all been cleared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for use as transponders in commercial trucks

Video: Yamko’s custom Peterbilt 388

| July 20, 2013

Yamko Truck Lines fleet manager John Gonzales talks about his fleet's No. 136, a shipping container hauler that has a part-time gig winning trophies at Pride & Polish shows.

James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at jjaillet@randallreilly.com.

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