James Jaillet

Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

Does driver pay correlate with safety? FMCSA announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question.

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Federal appeals court deems FedEx drivers employees, not contractors in latest ‘classification’ case

A federal appeals court ruled this week that certain FedEx Ground drivers were wrongly classified as independent contractors and should have been classified as employees of the company.

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Truck leasing companies not protected from driver actions, court says

A federal appeals court in New York this week ruled this month that carriers who lease trucks to drivers can be held liable for the actions of those drivers and are not protected by the Graves Amendment.

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Coercion rule comments: Hours still the problem, ‘coercion’ needs definition

Common themes of regulatory criticism popped up often in the public comments offered on DOT's proposed driver coercion prohibition rule, like the new pressures and restrictions caused by the agency’s 2013 hours-of-service rule and holding shippers, receivers and brokers accountable.

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Pride & Polish champs, Best of Show trucks: Beauty shots of the winners

The Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship wrapped up Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Here are beauty shots of the national champ trucks and the Best of Show winners from GATS.

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Diesel price hits lowest point in 14 months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since the week ended July 1, 2013, after falling 1.4 cents in the week ended Aug. 25 to $3.821. The price of diesel has now fallen eight straight weeks, dating back to the week ended July 7.

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CSA changes: Agency implements plan to account for due process in inspection citations

Violations against drivers or carriers that are dismissed or result in a “not guilty” ruling will no longer count in Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring nor on driver Pre-Employment Screening Reports, FMCSA says.

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The reign continues: Diorio, Rethwisch repeat as champs as Pride & Polish names 4 top rigs

Small fleet owners Bill Rethwisch and Vinnie Dirorio will be taking home Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship trophies for the second straight year, along with two other perennial Pride & Polish competitors and owner-operators Bob Brinker and Austin Ashley.

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Photos: Pride & Polish competitors grabbing attention on day 2 of GATS

Below is another sampling of the nearly 70 show trucks that showed up to compete in this year's Overdrive's Pride & Polish at the Great American Trucking Show.

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Wreaths Across America: Trucking partnership enables growth, full Arlington coverage the goal

WAA head Morrel Worcester said his group's partnership with trucking companies helps makes possible not only the large annual year-over-year increases in wreath layings, but also the program itself.

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