James Jaillet

Fuel haulers, relief load haulers exempt from hours regs in 26 states over Harvey disruptions

Hours of service regulations for truckers hauling gasoline, diesel, aviation fuel, propane and other home heating fuels in 26 states have been suspended. The exemption also applies to carriers and drivers “providing direct assistance to the emergency in the States of Texas and Louisiana.”

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Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline that supplies East Coast, expected to reopen quickly

A major pipeline that supplies East Coast states with diesel fuel has been temporarily shut down due to oil refinery closures stemming from Hurricane Harvey. The disruption isn’t expected to affect fuel supply or diesel pricing.

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Harvey effect: Texas rates climbing, diesel could jump 15-25 cents, high-dollar FEMA loads available

Per a seven-day rolling average maintained by load board DAT Solutions, van rates between Dallas and Seguin, Texas, (about a 250-mile run) have shot up 49 percent in recent days to a $3.46 per-mile average, with some loads paying above $5. More here on rates and fuel prices here...

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Hurricane Harvey to disrupt freight flow nationwide, likely boost rates

Hurricane Harvey and the damage it is inflicting in southeast Texas will crimp trucking industry capacity, alter the country’s freight flow and likely push rates upward in the coming weeks and months. For those involved in relief efforts, it stands to be a busy next few weeks.

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ELD citations, fines begin Dec. 18, but inspectors won’t enforce OOS criteria until April

Inspectors and roadside officers will begin documenting ELD violations on the Dec. 18 deadline, and citations will be issued to drivers “at the jurisdiction’s discretion,” CVSA says. The 10-hour out-of-service order associated with non-compliance will begin April 1, 2018.

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Roadside with ELDs:  Inspectors talk leeway on exemptions, DOT officials on malfunctions

Roadside inspectors, at least in Texas, will give drivers the “benefit of the doubt” when it comes to verifying electronic logging device mandate exemptions in the months following the Dec. 18 ELD adoption deadline.

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Richard Woods claims 2017 Trucker Talent Search victory with ode to great-grandfather

Woods won $1,000 cash and a free recording session. He’ll also be featured in an upcoming issue of Overdrive. The Mississippi-based owner-operator was named the winner of the Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today.

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AeroFlow launches referral program that gives drivers $75 toward apnea testing and treatment

AeroFlow’s at-home tests, which are mailed to buyers via fast shipping options, cost $250 -- much cheaper than the average $1,350 cost of an in-lab test.

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ELD clarifications: Dual accounts, edits, ‘unidentified driving’

Two officials from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday addressed drivers’ questions and concerns regarding the coming electronic logging device mandate, touching on topics like record retention, the two types of ELD accounts, edits to logs and more.

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Major carriers’ revenue, income continue to slip in 2017

The stats are also in line with owner-operator income for the first half of the year. Like owner-operators, publicly traded large fleets reported higher fuel costs than the same period the year prior, despite cheaper diesel prices.

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