James Jaillet

PIB tip: Get full disclosure in finance contracts

Get full disclosure before you sign a finance contract. Here's why.

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CSA’s Safety Measurement System site getting redesign, new features in August

One of the key goals of the redesign is to better highlight elements of the SMS that actually correlate with crash risk, FMCSA says.

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FedEx calls foul on Justice Department indictment in prescription medicine deliveries

FedEx, the second largest for-hire trucking company in the country, says it is innocent of the charges brought against it by the Department of Justice over packages it delivered that contained illegally prescribed drugs purchased on the Internet.

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National average diesel price hits lowest point since November

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.5 cents in the week ended July 21 to $3.869, according to the DOE. That's the biggest price drop since the week ended Nov. 11, and the lowest price since the week ended Nov. 25.

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Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against FMCSA claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on the drivers’ Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

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Fitzgerald Pride & Polish winners: Ashley’s ‘Double Take’ Pete, father-son duo take top billing

A quick look at the four Best of Show winners, and two other notables, from this year's Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish.

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Lawsuits mount against Cat’s ACERT engines, court consolidates cases

More than a dozen lawsuits have now been filed against former truck engine maker Caterpillar over its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines. A multidistrict litigation court has consolidated the cases.

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String of failures led to I-5 bridge strike, collapse in 2013, NTSB says

A distracted pilot car driver, lack of low-clearance signage on the bridge and poor route planning by the carrier all played a role in the bridge strike and collapse, NTSB says.

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FMCSA speeds work on raising carrier insurance minimums, slows on Safety Fitness scoring rule

The prospect of a proposed Safety Fitness Determination rule coming this year seems to have diminished, as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has made its work on producing a rule raising the minimum amount of liability insurance for carriers a higher priority, according to projected rule publication dates in a recent DOT report.

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Top rigs to show at Pride & Polish’s Tennessee stop this week

The 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish circuit continues its nationwide truck beauty show tour July 18-19 in Crossville, Tenn., off Interstate 40 at Fitzgerald Glider Kits’ parts and sales facility.

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