James Jaillet

‘Help us stay in business’: Owner-ops tell FMCSA insurance increase would shut them down

Owner-operators say they fail to see the need for an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance required of carriers, and they’re afraid an increase would drive premium costs to a point that would force them to close shop.

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FMCSA alters course on e-log mandate, moves up projected publication date

FMCSA announced it has reversed a projected delay in the rule, moving up the expected publication date for a Final Rule mandating electronic logs by about six weeks.

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Spot market rates: Downswing continues due to fuel prices, capacity, weather

Per-mile rates on the spot market continued their months-long tumble in February, with all three segments — flatbed, dry van and reefer — seeing noticeable declines.

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Diesel heading back toward $3 mark in latest weekly increase

The U.S. at-pump average has now climbed 10.6 cents a gallon since it began its upswing in mid-February.

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House bill seeks to remove assumption that CSA scores should be used in carrier hiring

The bill aims to remove the public assumption that carrier rankings in the DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program should be used as a tool to hire carriers.

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Most outstanding: Michael Most’s working show rig part of special Pride & Polish class

Because of his success, Most is being highlighted this month as part of Overdrive’s year-long coverage of Pride & Polish’s 25th anniversary.

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Cargo theft warning: West Coast port backlog ripe for cargo thieves, FreightWatch says

“As the massive backlog of cargo begins to release into the supply chain, the frenetic situation will be rife with opportunity for cargo criminals,” FreightWatch said in its warning.

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Car hauler’s ‘load of snowbirds’

Car hauler Jim Shaw runs this ‘01 Pete 379 with the Cottrell C-12 trailer for his namesake Shaw Auto Carriers, a two-truck operation.

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Comment period closes tonight for FMCSA’s work to increase carrier insurance minimums

The public comment deadline on a rule that could increase the amount of liability insurance required to be held by carriers ends Feb. 26, and carriers and other industry stakeholders have until midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday to submit their input.

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Faster e-log implementation, hair drug tests, speed limiters highlight Trucking Alliance’s 2015 action items

The Trucking Alliance said it plans to push for quicker implementation of an electronic logging device mandate, an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance that trucking companies must hold and a speed limiter mandate, among other items.

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