James Jaillet

25th anniversary Truckers’ Choice finalist: Jon Eilen’s 2010 Peterbilt 389 and Macsimizer trailer

Jon Eilen's 2010 Peterbilt 389 is one of five finalists in a special edition Truckers' Choice online voting contest celebrating the 25th anniversary of Overdrive's Pride & Polish.

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Senate nixes 33-foot twin trailer provision in DOT funding bill

The Senate’s original legislation included a provision to increase the tandem trailer limit to 33 feet, but an amendment brought to the Senate floor Wednesday stripped the bill of the provision. Its sponsor calls it a win for small business truckers.

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25th anniversary Truckers’ Choice finalist: Vinnie Diorio’s 2013 Pete 389/curtainside combo

Vinnie Diorio's 2013 Peterbilt 389, a two-time Pride & Polish champ, is one of five finalists in a special edition Truckers' Choice online voting contest celebrating the 25th anniversary of Overdrive's Pride & Polish.

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House passes short-term highway funding extension to buy time for long-term bill

The current stopgap measure passed in late October expired Friday, Nov. 20. Members of the House and Senate this week are meeting in a conference committee tasked with producing a unified long-term bill that can get through both chambers of Congress. The Senate likely will take up the House’s short-term patch in the coming days.

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E-log rule advances, publication expected by month’s end

A federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status has cleared the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, paving the way for the rule to be published by the DOT.

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Regulatory update: E-log rule still expected this year, driver coercion nears publication

Still slated for this year: Rules to mandate e-logs and speed limiters, a driver training rule and an extension to the CSA program.

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ATRI: Crash fault weighting in CSA could help carrier ratings

Implementing some form of crash accountability — that is, not dinging carriers for crashes they couldn’t prevent — in the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier ranking/scoring program could have a significant impact on carriers’ rankings within the system, concludes the American Transportation Research Institute.

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Rates dip again in October: Charts on van, reefer, flatbed trends

This is the third straight month all three segments have seen a decline in their national averages. Rates have been trending down since hitting record highs last summer. Here are the latest numbers for reefer, dry van and flatbed rates.

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FMCSA’s entry-level driver training rule moves a step closer to publication

The rule likely will require at least 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training time, establish a registry of driver training providers and establish certified curricula for CDL applicants.

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For-hire trucking industry employment grew by 400 jobs in October

October’s small rise comes after a loss of several 3,200 jobs in September. The latter figure, however, was downwardly revised from the October-released preliminary figures.

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