James Jaillet

E-log mandate set to take effect Dec. 2017, rule set for DOT publication

The rule requires drivers currently required to keep paper logs to use ELDs, with a few exceptions. It also spells out hardware requirements for the devices, protections against driver harassment and more.

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Van, reefer, flatbed rates dove again in November (charts)

This is the fourth straight month that rates dipped in all three segments, continuing a now year-long downward trend spurred by both a major drop in diesel prices and market conditions.

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‘Coercion’ definition, stiffer penalties key changes in FMCSA’s coercion rule work

The exact definition FMCSA is using to define driver coercion and what led it to the definition and to the higher fines associated with such violations.

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Employment report: Trucking adds 2,300 jobs

The U.S. economy as a whole in November added 211,000 jobs, and the country’s unemployment rate held at 5 percent.

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Long-term highway bill that slashes CSA clears Congress, goes to White House for sig

The U.S. Senate passed late Thursday the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act highway funding bill, sending the legislation to President Obama for his signature. The bill includes a number of trucking regulatory reforms, including removing carrier rankings in the CSA program from public view.

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FAST Act highway bill: What trucking measures made it, what didn’t

In: Major CSA reform, expansion of driver drug testing, detention study and more. Out: Younger truckers and a measure that could have harmed small business truckers.

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FMCSA’s driver coercion rule published, blocks carriers, shippers from threatening drivers with loss of pay

The rule will take effect Jan. 29. It puts in place fines of up to $16,000 for carriers, shippers, receivers and brokers who pressure truckers to operate in violation of federal safety rules, such as hours-of-service regs.

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Congress advances two-week highway bill, now has to Dec. 4 to pass long-term bill

The Senate passed by a quick voice vote midday Thursday a two-week highway funding extension that ensures the country’s roads and bridge account won’t run dry while lawmakers finalize a long-term highway bill.

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Insurers tell Walmart they’re not paying Tracy Morgan crash settlements

Walmart’s private fleet has sued a group of insurance companies for refusing to pay the retail giant’s settlements with victims, including actor Tracy Morgan, in the high-profile June 2014 crash on the New Jersey turnpike that left one person dead and several others severely injured.

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25th anniversary Truckers’ Choice finalist: Jon Eilen’s 2010 Peterbilt 389 and Macsimizer trailer

Jon Eilen's 2010 Peterbilt 389 is one of five finalists in a special edition Truckers' Choice online voting contest celebrating the 25th anniversary of Overdrive's Pride & Polish.

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