James Jaillet

Bill would require agency to pursue sleep apnea regulation over guidance

Legislation introduced into the House this week would force FMCSA to develop a formal regulation rather than guidance if it were to pursue any action on sleep disorder screening.

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Hours of service, brakes big players in Roadcheck inspection blitz violations

Of the 71,630 drivers inspected in this year's Roadcheck 2013 inspection blitz, 4.3 were placed out of service, with half of the out-of-service orders stemming from hours of service violations, said CVSA.

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Voie challenges fleets to spec trucks properly for female drivers

At the annual fall meeting of the Technology and Maintenance Council, Women in Trucking president Ellen Voie said the female driver pool is growing and fleets should consider that when spec'ing vehicles.

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Agency trying out remote safety audit program for new carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started testing a new way to perform safety audits on new entrant carriers in an attempt to better focus resources on what it deems high-risk carriers.

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Boots Chivington’s Old Rigger: 2000 KW W900L

Oil field equipment hauler Boots Chivington added a touches to make his truck more than just a tribute to his trade – the truck was built as a memorial to his son.

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Western Express says in lawsuit alleged Pilot fraud cost them $75 million

Western Express says it was defrauded out of $2.5 million by Pilot and thus incurred financial losses of $75 million because of it.

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Diesel price sees largest week-to-week increase since February

The national average price of on-highway diesel rose 6.8 cents this week — the highest week-to-week jump since February — coming on the heels of increased likelihood of U.S. military intervention in Syria.

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Spot market rates continued fall in August

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in all three segments in August — the first time all three have dropped since January.

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Diesel, conventional engines will remain dominant, Shell says

Diesel's not going anywhere, says Shell, at least for the next 35, as its GM Richard Tucker says that in the year 2050 two-thirds of vehicles on the road will still use conventional fuels.

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House letter questions hours of service implementation

House members in a letter to Secretary Anthony Foxx say the implementation of the hours of service rule was "counter to common sense."

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