James Jaillet

Photo gallery: Working show trucks and more from SuperRigs

Here's another sampling of the trucks (along with some other sights) competing at Shell Rotella's SuperRigs show at the zMax Dragway this weekend.

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Video: Needle-nosed 1982 Peterbilt 359 with a Corvette dash

Billy Baker talks the history of his classic 1982 Peterbilt 359, which has more than 3 million miles. The Pete also has an aftermarket needle-nose and a Corvette dash.

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Photo gallery: Trucks under the sun on day 2 of SuperRigs

It's early yet on the second day of Shell Rotella's SuperRigs competition, but trucks are rolling through the judging line and lots of others are staging themselves on the lot at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C. Here's a quick peak at some of the trucks on hand this morning.

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Video: Custom ’95 Pete 379 showing at SuperRigs

Brian Babcock, owner of Automotive Additions, brought his '95 Pete to Shell Rotella's SuperRigs show at the zMax Dragway May 15, 2014. In this interview, he talks about some of the truck's features and why he enjoys showing it.

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E-log mandate: Agency extends public comment period to June 26

Following a request by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, FMCSA has extended the comment period for its proposed electronic logging device mandate, pushing back the comment period 30 days to June 26.

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Photo gallery: SuperRigs competitors brave the rain on Day 1

Shell Rotella's annual SuperRigs show began this morning at the zMax Dragway in Concord, N.C., to an uncooperative line of thunderstorms. Competitors, however, haven't been bashful, showing up to brave the conditions.

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Next-gen oil test: Shell highlights benefits, durability in engine teardown event

Can the fuel economy and emissions reductions benefits of lower viscosity engine oil -- thinner oil, essentially -- be realized without sacrificing durability and, thus, engine life? It's a question that's faced oil makers since development of the next category of heavy duty engine oils began in 2011, and it's a concern Shell Rotella wanted to slam the door on at a special engine teardown event held this week in Greensboro, N.C. Engineers and teardown specialists from ...

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Judge consolidates OOIDA lawsuits against agency’s violation appeals process

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s two lawsuits against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s DataQ’s violations appeals system have been consolidated after the association filed a motion in court seeking consolidation.

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60-day comment period for e-log mandate too short, CVSA says, requests 30-day extension

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked FMCSA to give stakeholders an extra 30 days to submit comments on the agency's proposed electronic logging device mandate, citing the complexity and significance of the rule as reasons.

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Carrier groups want expansion of drug database rule, petition FMCSA

Some trucking and enforcement groups have asked FMCSA to expand its drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule to require carriers to report “actual knowledge” of drug use by drivers. OOIDA says such "unverifiable" information should not be used against a driver.

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