James Jaillet

Lights out: California car hauler

Stephen Ashburn’s 2005 Peterbilt 379 presented an ideal starting point for his truck-showing career.

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Advice on lowering the front of a KW

What’s the best way to lower the front of a Kenworth W900A? Jeff Battler from 12ga. Customs has the answer.

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Report on I-5 bridge collapse says trucker ‘felt crowded’

An NTSB report written from preliminary accounts of the collision that caused the bridge collapse on Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon, Wash., says that the top of an oversize load collided with an overhead portal and some sway braces.

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Tennessee Pride & Polish show kicks off later this month

The newest addition to the Overdrive's Pride & Polish tour — the Fitzgerald Truck Show — will take place at the end of the month, June 28-29, at the headquarters of Fitzgerald Truck Parts & Sales in Crossville, Tenn.

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Americans prefer good roads to iPhones, electricity, Internet and sewage?

What's really more important in the lives of Americans — cable, cell phone, Internet, water, sewage or electricity? The surprising answer: Well-maintained transportation infrastructure.

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CSA’s kinks: Agency working on new site, possibly changing scoring

An FMCSA rep says a new site is coming for public display of CSA scores to more accurately portray safety risk in an attempt to mitigate carriers' concerns of the public nature of the scores.

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Lawsuits continue for Pilot, attorneys want to consolidate cases

A Nebraska owner-operator has become the latest party to sue Pilot Flying J, but attorneys in Ohio want the suits consolidated.

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Fleet, owner-operator the latest to sue Pilot for rebate withholding

Ohio Auto Delivery and an unnamed owner-operator are the latest to file lawsuits against truck stop chain and fuel provider Pilot Flying J amidst federal allegations that it defrauded trucking companies out of millions of dollars.

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Over regulation killing owner-operators, says ATA chair

Mike Card put it bluntly last week at the Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Las Vegas: The costs of complying with regulations in the trucking industry is smothering owner-operators and small fleet owners.

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Reefer, van rates skyrocket in May

Spot market rates for reefer and dry van loads leapt dramatically in May, a month that saw rates for all three segments rise and reefer rates hit an all-time high.

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