James Jaillet

CARB sued by OOIDA over retrofit filter requirement in emissions regulations

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sued the California Air Resources Board over the agency's requirement that 2006 year-model and older trucks be retrofitted with a particulate matter filter to run in the state.

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Owner-operators have potential to get the most out of aero devices, SmartTruck says

SmartTruck's Mitch Greenberg says owner-operators could stand to gain most effectively the benefits from its UnderTray aerodynamic system. The company detailed its rigorous testing methods this week at proving grounds in S.C.

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Trucking employment surges as 8,400 jobs added in November

A total of 8,400 payroll jobs were added to the for-hire trucking industry's payroll in November — the first real jump since the spring of this year — while the U.S. employment rate dropped to 7 percent.

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Diesel price jumps 3.9 cents in first consecutive increase in three months

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second week in a row in the week ended Dec. 2, moving up 3.9 cents to $3.883. This is the first time since September the price has increased in back to back weeks.

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FMCSA updates citation protocol to allow removal of violation from CSA, PSP after successful challenge

In an attempt to shore up some of the data quality issues facing FMCSA, the agency has unveiled changes to its data collection system that it says will better account for adjudication after a roadside inspection violation.

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Flirting with Disaster: Troy Huddleston’s ’91 Classic

Showtime Trucking owner Troy Huddleston has no regrets about converting what was a ’91 Freightliner FLD to a square-ended Freightliner Classic.

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Cargo theft value per load rises while number of thefts declines

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S. from August to October fell 9 percent from the previous rolling quarter to 212, but the average value lost per load was $256,586, according to FreightWatch International.

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Updated numbers in Pilot Flying J case: Truck stop chain to pay $85M in settlement

More recent court documents show Pilot Flying J will be paying $84.9 million in its settlement agreement, including $56.5 million for owed fuel rebates, nearly $10 million in interest and $14 million in attorney's fees incurred by class members.

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Diesel rises for first time in 11 weeks, still down 19 cents year over

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose in the week ended Nov. 25 for the first time since September, climbing 2.2 cents to $3.844, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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$72M Pilot settlement with 5,500 trucking companies made final in court

A judge has given final approval to Pilot Flying J's class-action settlement with trucking companies who sued the truck stop chain over alleged rebate withholding fraud. Pilot will be paying out about $72 million to roughly 5,500 class members.

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