James Jaillet

Driver medication use, cross-border trucking, insurance hikes on the docket for FMCSA committee meetings

The agency's advisory committee will meet with FMCSA's Medical Review Board to talk medications like painkillers and amphetamines, and it will meet by itself to discuss the liability insurance increase for carriers and cross-border trucking.

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European racing, Euro show trucks: Videos, photos and tweets from second and final day at the track

The 2014 FIA European truck racing series wrapped up today (Oct. 12) at the Le Mans Speedway in Le Mans, France. Two races were held, and the teams and drivers competed for the year's final points. I covered the show live (from several time zones ahead, albeit) and posted updates throughout the day in this post. Updates below are in reverse chronological order. Click here to see photos and videos from Saturday, the show's first day. This event ...

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Photos: Sampling of show trucks at European truck races

The FIA European truck racing finale happening in Le Mans, France, today (Oct. 11) and Sunday features more than trucks on the track: It also has hundreds of show trucks on display for spectators. I'll have a full gallery next week of some of the trucks showing this weekend, but below is a sampling of what's showing. Also, click here to see photos, videos and tweets recapping the races held today. https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/520999145386295297 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/520999340647936002 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/520999718688923649 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/521000489316790272 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/520999886163283969 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/521000845656457216 https://twitter.com/trucknewsjj/status/521014641485697024

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Truck racing finale in Europe: Photos and video from the show’s first day

The FIA European truck racing series finale -- a two-day event -- began Oct. 11 and continues through Oct. 12 in Le Mans, France. The season's championship is on the line, and this weekend's races will determine the season's winners, based on points gained in all of the year's races. I'm covering the race and the corresponding show (including the show truck competition) from the Le Mans Speedway today and Sunday. The show is very close to ...

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Euro truck racing finale this weekend: Stay tuned for coverage

The event is expected to host tens of thousands of spectators, along with dozens of show trucks and, of course, 100-mph action on the world famous Le Mans track. The event is much like those that will be coming to the U.S. next year.

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Navistar seeks consolidation of potential 47 lawsuits against the company over EGR-only engines

Navistar-International has filed a motion requesting consolidation of the more than two dozen lawsuits brought against it over alleged problems with its EGR-only engine line, along with the 21 other similar lawsuits the company is expecting to come.

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Agency action on increasing insurance will give truckers, public extra comment period

The upcoming rule to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance that carriers and brokers must carry will have an additional step that allows fleets and owner-operators another chance to offer formal comment on the rule.

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FMCSA to begin field testing wireless roadside inspection tech next year, looking for participants

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s testing of wireless roadside inspection technology will enter its third and final phase in December 2015, when it will over the course of a year perform roadside inspections of logbooks, licenses and more as trucks continue to move at highway speeds.

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Gliding 359: Reader’s cement-hauling ’87 Pete

Owner-operator Randy Zink is the third owner of this 1987 Peterbilt 359. He bought the truck from a friend and uses it to haul cement to oil fields.

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Spot market rates remain hot despite September declines

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in September in both dry van and flatbed segments, but reefer saw a small uptick. Rates in all three segments remain well above the same month last year.

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