James Jaillet

Dry van, flatbed rates drop in Sept., while reefer rises a penny

Reefer rates bucked the trend in September, being the lone standout to not experience a rate drop in the month, according to Internet Truckstops' monthly per-mile spot market rate data, released this week.

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Pilot close to ending manual rebate calculations, CEO says

Manual rebate calculations — the source of the fraud accusations against Pilot Flying J — are close to being eliminated at the company, said owner and CEO Jimmy Haslam in a prepared statement to the media last week.

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Sleep apnea bill clears House, awaits Senate approval

The bill that would prevent the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from solely issuing guidance relative to sleep disorder/apnea screening of truck drivers has passed in the House.

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Sleep apnea bill moves closer to passage as Senate introduces version

The Senate has introduced its own version of the sleep apnea bill, which would require FMCSA to pursue a formal rule — rather than guidance — if any action is taken on sleep disorder screening.

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Cargo theft incidents, value jump in rolling three-month period

The total number of cargo thefts between June and August rose 5 percent to 202, while the value per load lost increased 9 percent to $166,454.

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Diesel sees biggest drop since April, falls 2.5 cents

The average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 2.5 cents in the week ended Sept. 23, marking the biggest week-to-week decrease since the week ended April 29.

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Sleep apnea bill advances as FMCSA says it will use rulemaking, not guidance

In response to a bill currently in the U.S. House, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a statement saying it will address sleep disorder screening via its formal rulemaking process and not simply guidance.

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DOT’s Foxx defends hours rule, saying it is ‘product of years’ of research

In a letter of response to Congressional criticism, Foxx defends the current hours rule and says it is the result of years of research into driver fatigue and safety and analysis of comments from the public.

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House rep calls hours rule ‘flawed regulatory process’

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) signaled in a statement this week he intends to gather congressional support for intervening in the regulatory process over the latest hours rule change.

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House’s transportation committee to consider trucking sleep apnea bill

A House committee will consider this week legislation that would require FMCSA to — if it were to take any action — pursue a sleep disorder screening rule rather than guidance.

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