James Jaillet

CARB approves some compliance alternatives, deadline delays for owner-ops, small fleets

CARB has voted to amend some of its emissions regulations deadlines, giving owner-operators and small fleets who financially were unable to comply with the rule some compliance alternatives.

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Connectivity for leisure: Facebook rules non-work Web use

  2014 Internet Use Study stories Both in the listed responses for favorite non-work website and the most-accessed app and site from mobile devices, Facebook is king, as the social networking site is listed with great regularity in the favorite website list.  Nearly 50 percent of respondents in Overdrive's survey reported using Facebook (47 percent), with more than 95 percent of those who reported using Facebook saying they have a personal Facebook account. Nearly 65 percent of those who reported ...

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Owner-operators speak passionately for and against CARB extensions in hearing

Proposed amendments to delay some emissions regulations deadlines and allow alternate compliance options for small fleet owners were presented to the California Air Resources Board April 24 to consider and adopt. Trucking reps gave hours of impassioned testimony both for and against the amendments.

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Cummins nat gas recall affects some Mack, Volvo trucks

Mack and Volvo both have issued truck recalls in relation to the larger recall by Cummins and Cummins-Westport for two of their natural gas engines.

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Swift makes $4.4 million settlement with 160,000 driver applicants over background checks

Swift Transportation has agreed to a $4.4 million class-action settlement in the case involving claims that the carrier violated stipulations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not disclosing to driver applicants that it could access background checks and not allowing applicants to contest the carrier's findings.

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FMCSA: Current insurance minimums for carriers ‘inadequate,’ new rule coming

The current $750,000 minimum liability insurance required to be held by carriers is too low, said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration this week, and the agency plans to create a rule upping that minimum.

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FMCSA extends comment period on driver database rule, per OOIDA request

The public comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's proposed Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse rule has been extended a month to May 21, spurred by a request from the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

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Diesel price sees first jump since March 10, climbs 1.9 cents

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel jumped 1.9 cents in the week ended April 21 to $3.971, snapping a streak of six consecutive weekly drops that totaled 6.9 cents.

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Arizona DOT warning of border blockade threats by Mexican truckers

Mexican truckers unhappy with inspections, fines and treatment by inspectors are threatening to protest at Arizona border crossings with a traffic blockade, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation, who is pressing FMCSA to take action to resolve the issues.

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Recently shut down fleet wins case to overturn FMCSA order

A Department of Transportation judge has tossed out a shutdown order issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, allowing the Illinois-based DND International to resume its operations.

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