James Jaillet

Swift, nation’s third-largest fleet, implementing driver-facing, forward-facing cameras in all trucks

Swift, the U.S.’ third largest carrier, will be outfitting its more than 6,000 company-owned trucks with Lytx DriveCam systems, which include forward-facing and driver-facing cameras that record and upload video clips before and after events like hard braking and swerving.

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25 custom truck videos to celebrate 25 years of Pride & Polish: Here’s the red-out 379 ‘Cathouse’

Continuing our 25 best show truck videos countdown — Oklahoma owner-operator Mike Lemley's award-winning Peterbilt 379.

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Rewarding owner-operators for safety? FMCSA looking at ‘Beyond Compliance’ incentive program

Incentives proposed by FMCSA include credit on CSA scores, credit on ISS scores and fewer roadside inspections.

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Big rig race series ChampTruck starts this week with inaugural race in New Jersey

Roughly a dozen Class 8 trucks will hit the New Jersey Motorsports Park speedway this week for an action-packed weekend of races and more as the Meritor ChampTruck World Series kicks off its inaugural season.

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FMCSA still looking for truck operators to participate in 34-hour restart study

FMCSA is still on the prowl for drivers who regularly use a 34-hour hours-of-service restart in their workweek, the agency announced this week, as part of its research into comparing 2013 hours-of-service stipulations to those prior.

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2015 Pride & Polish circuit kicks off this week in Wildwood, Fla., at 75 Chrome Shop

The 2015 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship series continues this week in Wildwood, Fla., at the 75 Chrome Shop, where the custom truck outfitter will host its annual springtime show truck event.

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Port news: 6-mile line of trucks prompts call for port changes, truckers fight gridlock fees on West Coast

Port gridlock on both sides of the U.S. — and its impact on trucking — sparked push back from trucking groups seeking to fight unreasonable traffic and wait times and fees deemed unfair.

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Bye-bye CSA scores? Another group calls for removal of public carrier rankings

The Transportation Intermediaries Association has become the latest organization to call on the DOT to remove from public view the carrier percentile rankings in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability trucking regulatory program, saying it has “serious concerns” about the scores’ methodology and correlation (or lack thereof) to crash risk.

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Checking in with ChampTruck competitor Allen Boles on his small fleet’s prep for upcoming truck races

Jupiter Enterprises’ owner, manager and driver Allen Boles has been hard at work prepping his 15-truck fleet’s two Peterbilt entrants for the upcoming Meritor ChampTruck World Series truck races, which kick off later this month at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. I had the chance this week to talk to Susan Boles, Allen’s sister, about the coal haulers’ progress on the racers and other prep with just a week remaining until they venture from their Weaverville, ...

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House bill would up fuel taxes to pay for highways, tie rate to inflation

The U.S. House this week introduced a bill that would tie the current flat rate fuel tax to inflation as a long-term highway funding measure and appropriate an immediate $12 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to ensure short-term solvency.

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