James Jaillet

Daimler seeking CDL exemption for global trucks division head, citing German CDL

Daimler has filed an application of exemption with FMCSA asking it to waive the requirement that Daimler Trucks’ global head Wolfgang Bernhard be required to obtain a U.S. commercial driver’s license to test drive the company’s trucks in the U.S.

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Scam alert: Woman posing as doctor giving bogus med exams to truckers

The DOT has circulated reports warning drivers of a scam involving a Pennsylvania woman who is posing as a doctor and offering cheap — though bogus — health exams to truck drivers.

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Diesel price ticks up in second straight weekly increase

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second straight week in the week ended June 30, climbing just one-tenth of a cent to $3.920, according to the Department of Energy.

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Rates continue to skyrocket, all three segments set record highs

Per-mile rates on the spot market in June continued the major upward swing seen throughout most of 2014, and all three segments -- flatbed, reefer and dry van -- set record highs, according to July 1 data from Internet Truckstop.

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New tech center part of Shell’s plan to tackle next-gen engine oils, future energy challenges

Shell's new high-end research and development center serves two key purposes for the global oil marketer: Gaining traction in an emerging market and harnessing its research capabilities to produce next-gen engine oils and find answers to energy dilemmas facing the world in coming decades.

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In formal comments, OOIDA says e-log mandate not worth the cost, other trade groups supportive of rule

Trucking trade groups held their formal public comments on the proposed federal electronic logging device mandate until the waning hours, and each of the major ones fell as expected in terms of support or opposition.

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River States Customz winners: Diorio continues streak, 2 others added to championship

Two more competitors have punched their tickets for the 2014 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship series, earning Best of Show victories at the River States Customz Pride & Polish event held June 27-28. They are joined by two seasoned veterans as the show's top rigs.

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Restart rollback bill delayed as Senate pulls it from the floor

The Senate bill that would have suspended two of the 34-hour restart provisions included in the 2013-implemented federal hours-of-service rule was pulled from the Senate floor June 19 after disagreements over procedural rules prevented the bill from moving forward for debate.

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NTSB: Truck operator in Tracy Morgan crash was within hours limits, but speeding

A preliminary report about the fatal high-profile Walmart crash that killed comedian James McNair and severely injured actor Tracy Morgan concludes Walmart driver Kevin Roper was traveling 20 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit.

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Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. It’s up to you.

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