James Jaillet

Feb.-April cargo theft report: Thefts fall, loss value jumps

In the rolling quarter from February-April, 178 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value loss of $245,000, according to FreightWatch International. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads stolen.

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FMCSA finalizes changes to data collection to account for due process in roadside citations

Starting Aug. 23, FMCSA will implement changes to data collection system to account for any legal processes that happen after citations are issued in a roadside inspections that could result in removal of the violation from a driver’s or carrier’s record.

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Diesel price falls again, hits lowest point since January

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped again in the week ended June 2, though only slightly, falling seven-tenths of a cent to $3.918.

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Rates soar in May as flatbed, reefer set records

Rates in all three segments boomed in May, continuing to build on recent per-mile upticks, according to data released June 2 by Internet Truckstop.

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Pilot VP of sales fired 13 months after implication in fuel rebate scheme

Pilot Flying J's Vice President of Sales, John Freeman, has been fired by the truck stop chain and fuel provider, a source has confirmed with Overdrive. The departure comes in the wake of the alleged fraudulent rebate withholding scam that has rocked the company the last 14 months.

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Hard braking causes small load to come loose — Could trucker have prevented it?

A trucker in front of John Doe panic-stopped to avoid a deer, so Doe also hit the brakes hard, causing a tied-down drum to break free and damage his trailer’s interior. Could he have prevented the accident?

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Clearinghouse rule comments: OOIDA wants protection in reporting, carrier groups want expansion

OOIDA says the rule needs safeguards against carrier reporting measures, while groups like ATA are pushing for an expansion of the ability of carriers to report drug or alcohol violations to FMCSA's database.

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PIB tip: Use a separate credit card for business expenses

Try to find a credit card without an annual fee and with a low interest rate. If possible, pay the balance in full every month

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Video: Shell engineer details low-viscosity engine oil test

At an engine teardown event held earlier this month, Shell Rotella engineers showed off parts from three engines used in a two-year, half-million mile test of the next-generation low-viscosity oil that's part of the next category of engine oils.

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Diesel price down a nickel after string of price drops

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell nine-tenths of a cent in the week ended May 26 to $3.925, according to the Department of Energy. This is the fourth week in a row the price of diesel has declined nationally.

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