James Jaillet

Caught on camera? Carriers dabble in filming drivers

Some carriers have started using a new method in eliminating accidents and absolving themselves of fault in accidents that do occur: Video cameras that film the driver and the road while recording time and place on a map using GPS.

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Rawhide Respect: Ryan Hooten’s 1995 Peterbilt 379

Ryan Hooten employs in his ’95 Pete memories of his ranch days and touches of his grain hauling livelihood.

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ATA calls truck driver drug use study ‘inaccurate and sensationalized’

The American Trucking Associations Monday pointedly took aim at a recently released study — which suggested that drug and alcohol use among truck drivers worldwide is not uncommon — calling the study disrespectful to truck drivers.

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FMCSA officially amends hours rule to remove break requirement for short haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule this week that officially provides an exemption of the 30-minute break requirement of the current hours of service rule to short haulers.

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Diesel price drops another 1.6 cents, down to lowest since July

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 1.6 cents in the week ended Oct. 28 to $3.870, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — draw the most concern from carriers.

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Cargo theft frequency up in 3Q, value per load down

Loads of food, electronics and appliances remain hot. Theft of trailer and theft from trailer remain the most common form of thefts.

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Diesel price unchanged according to DOE, ProMiles shows small decline

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change from the prior week in the week ended Monday, Oct. 21., remaining at $3.886, says the Dept. of Energy. ProMiles reports a drop of six-tenths of a cent.

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Trucking industry gains 1,000 jobs in September

The for-hire trucking industry saw a small uptick in September, adding 1,000 new payroll jobs in the month on a seasonally adjusted basis. The economy as a whole added 148,000 job, and unemployment dropped to 7.2 percent.

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Overdrive in Five: Oct. 21, 2013

In the Oct. 21, 2013, edition of the Overdrive in Five podcast, OD News Editor James Jaillet gives quick updates on Navistar's court battle, the sleep apnea bill, Tony the Truck Stop Tiger and drivers using the Obamacare online marketplace.

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