James Jaillet

Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime you for shopping.

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Gliders offer simple way to natural gas use

Note: This story is part of a larger package on glider kits and their viability for owner-operators. Click here to see the main story.  Glider kits can give owner-operators an easier, cheaper way to delve into natural gas power than buying a new dedicated truck off the lot, says Lyle Jensen, chief executive officer of American Power Group, which works with glider kit makers and truck buyers to employ a dual-fuel system. A glider kit that employs ...

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Overdrive founder ‘spent his entire life trying to better’ trucking

Mike Parkhurst’s friends say they will remember Overdrive’s founder and longtime editor for championing deregulation and the cause of the owner-operator. Also, a roundup of reader reactions to Parkhurst's passing.

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Diesel price continues tumbling, hits 8-month low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.1 cents to $3.858 in the week ended July 28, marking the fourth consecutive week the price fell. It’s still at its lowest point since mid-November 2013.

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Navistar introduces used truck reconditioning, resale program

The company has introduced Diamond Renewed, a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process for International used trucks taken in via trade that it says will improve the value and marketability of the trucks when returned to the wholesale, retail and dealer marketplaces.

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Anne Ferro out as FMCSA administrator

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration head Anne Ferro will be stepping down from her position as administrator of the agency, the Department of Transportation announced July 25.

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DOT warning carriers about fraudulent letters seeking bank information

Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from “Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division" and seeking financial information.

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OOIDA gets behind drivers’ class-action lawsuit against FMCSA, pre-employment reports

OOIDA this week expressed its support for the six truck drivers who filed a class-action lawsuit against trucking regulators, claiming they divulged to potential employers too much information about their prior violations.

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Navistar hit with another class-action suit over alleged EGR-only engine defects

Another class-action lawsuit against Navistar-International and its MaxxForce engine line has been made public, and like the others, it accuses the truck and engine maker of knowingly selling engines with defects and concealing those defects from truck buyers.

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PIB tip: Get full disclosure in finance contracts

Get full disclosure before you sign a finance contract. Here's why.

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