James Jaillet

Truck occupant deaths rise in 2012, along with overall highway fatalities, NHTSA says

The number of highway deaths rose in 2012 from 2011 by 1,082 to 33,561. The number of large truck occupant fatalities also rose, seeing an increase for three consecutive years. However, ATA disputes the terminology used in the report.

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Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who are and want to be truck drivers.

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Diesel price continues slide, down nearly 15 cents since mid-September

The U.S. average price for on-highway diesel continued its downward momentum in the week ended Nov. 11, falling another 2.5 cents and reaching another four-month low — $3.832, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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A new type of dyno: Observing your semi with style — and accuracy

May I recommend to you an alternative to standard dynamometer testing? The 'Giraffe' offers better real-world simulation and allows better observation of tire alignment, tread pattern and wheel bearing losses.

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NTSB says investigations ‘raise serious questions’ about FMCSA, asks for audit of agency

In light of four deadly crashes that it has investigated within the past year, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended to DOT head Anthony Foxx that FMCSA be audited on its oversight capabilities of motor carriers and trucking companies.

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Death in Arizona: Ultimate toll of distracted driving

Sad and somewhat horrifying news from Arizona this week reinforces the toll distracted driving can take on life and limb — and trucking's image.

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Pilot Flying J to pay $72 million in fuel rebate withholding settlement, court docs show

The total amount Pilot will dole out in its class-action settlement with trucking companies who sued the company over an alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme is $72 million, according to a petition Pilot submitted this week in court.

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Rates fall in all three segments in October

Per-mile spot market rates for all three segments — reefer, dry van and flatbed — fell in October, sticking with trends of 2012 and 2011, according to Internet Truckstop's monthly rate data, released this week.

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OOIDA asks Supreme Court to hear cross-border trucking case

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has petitioned to the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the group's case against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico.

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On-highway diesel price continues sinking, down 12.4 cents since September

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Nov. 4, dropping 1.3 cents to $3.857, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

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