James Jaillet

Agency clears phones, GPS systems for use as bypass transponders

Smartphones, tablets, global positioning system navigation units and onboard telematics devices have all been cleared by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for use as transponders in commercial trucks

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Video: Yamko’s custom Peterbilt 388

Yamko Truck Lines fleet manager John Gonzales talks about his fleet's No. 136, a shipping container hauler that has a part-time gig winning trophies at Pride & Polish shows.

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Pilot settles to repay owed funds with interest, CEO says checks issued

Pilot Flying J has reportedly settled the nearly 20 class-action lawsuits filed it against it, while owner and CEO Jimmy Haslam said in an open letter to customers that Pilot has audited all accounts and issued repayment checks.

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Greening America’s fleet: The effects of EPA’s regulations on exhaust emissions

Infographic details how federal emissions standards implemented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have reduced the amount of NOx and particulate matter from trucks and equipment.

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FMCSA issues guidance on breaks in on-duty time

The guidance comes on the heels of the July 1 effective date of hours of service rule changes and clarifies guidance it says has an "effect of discouraging drivers from taking breaks" or documenting them in their logs.

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Owner-operator sues Pilot over rebate withholding

A New Hampshire owner-operator filed a lawsuit earlier this week against truck stop giant Pilot Flying J, saying he "suffered economic damages" in Pilot's alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme.

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Retreads: Modern money savers?

Do you utilize retreaded tires in your operation? If not, you could stand to save money doing so, says an in-depth look at the issue on Overdrive sister site CCJ.

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Pilot facing lawsuits from three more carriers

Three more class-action lawsuits have been filed against Pilot Flying J due to the ongoing federal investigation into the company that it knowingly and fraudulently withheld fuel rebates from fleet customers over a seven-year period.

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Anthony Foxx sworn in, takes reins at DOT

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx was sworn in Tuesday, July 2, as the new head of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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All three segments post all-time highs as rates surge

Flatbed, reefer and dry van rates all rose to their highest points ever, according to numbers released this week by online loadboard Internet Truckstop.

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