James Jaillet

BlackBerry introduces device to allow real-time trailer tracking, monitoring

BlackBerry announced last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show it is bringing to the U.S. marketplace a trailer monitoring system that allows carriers to track their trailers in real-time and provide detailed reports based on the data derived by the system.

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Navistar pays $7.5 million to settle SEC accusations that it misled investors about 2010 emissions compliance

The SEC also announced April 1 it has brought charges against former Navistar CEO Dan Ustian, claiming the truck and engine maker's former boss misled investors about the company's ability to meet 2010 emissions standards.

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Goodyear names N.Y. driver Julian Kaczor its 2016 Highway Hero, saved man from burning car

Trucker Julian Kaczor of Utica, N.Y., has been named Goodyear’s 2016 Highway Hero. Kaczor rescued a man from a burning car last July following a crash that occurred right in front of him and his truck. The announcement came March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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TA/Petro launches new TA Truck Service brand, expansion of maintenance offerings

TravelCenters of America, parent company of TA and Petro truck stops, announced March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville it is combining all of its mobile truck maintenance services under one umbrella, a rebranded TA Truck Service.

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Truckstop.com announces new LoadPay system, gives owner-ops greater control over load payments

Truckstop.com unveiled March 31 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., a new system, LoadPay, that it says will give owner-operators greater control in how they receive payments from brokers and allow them to avoid factoring services to receive their payment.

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Truck operators to take on most of driver training rule costs, per FMCSA figures

Drivers themselves will bear the bulk of the rule’s costs, according to FMCSA’s calculations. The 30-day period for owner-operators and other industry stakeholders to file formal comments ends in a week.

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Spot market update: Reefer warming with the weather, van gaining steam

momentum in carriers’ favor, said DAT’s Ken Harper in this week’s weekly spot market update, continuing the momentum seen in recent weeks for both the reefer segment and van and flatbed segments. More here...

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Highway ‘devolution’: How has it impacted owner-operators? Reader comments wanted

Owner-operators, how has your operation been affected by highway funding devolution? Greater congestion? More tolls? Greater variability in highway conditions from state to state? Let us know here...

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Trucking pressure to stop FMCSA from working on new carrier rating system gains traction in House

“It is irresponsible and inconceivable that FMCSA would use the same data and analysis Congress said is faulty in a new safety fitness determination," the lawmakers write in their letter. The letter comes in response to requests by industry groups to halt FMCSA's Safety Fitness rule pending a CSA revamp.

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Rearview: From risqué to recognition

Despite the fact that each issue featured hard-charging long-form articles and opinion pieces organizing trucker strikes and taking on powerful lobbyists and unions, many covers in Overdrive’s first two decades sported a softer subject: the monthly Overdrive’s Date Master.

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