James Jaillet

Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — draw the most concern from carriers.

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Cargo theft frequency up in 3Q, value per load down

Loads of food, electronics and appliances remain hot. Theft of trailer and theft from trailer remain the most common form of thefts.

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Diesel price unchanged according to DOE, ProMiles shows small decline

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change from the prior week in the week ended Monday, Oct. 21., remaining at $3.886, says the Dept. of Energy. ProMiles reports a drop of six-tenths of a cent.

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Trucking industry gains 1,000 jobs in September

The for-hire trucking industry saw a small uptick in September, adding 1,000 new payroll jobs in the month on a seasonally adjusted basis. The economy as a whole added 148,000 job, and unemployment dropped to 7.2 percent.

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Overdrive in Five: Oct. 21, 2013

In the Oct. 21, 2013, edition of the Overdrive in Five podcast, OD News Editor James Jaillet gives quick updates on Navistar's court battle, the sleep apnea bill, Tony the Truck Stop Tiger and drivers using the Obamacare online marketplace.

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Sleep apnea bill becomes law, FMCSA can’t use guidance to address driver screening

The law, signed by President Barack Obama Tuesday, Oct. 15, forbids FMCSA from using guidance alone to address sleep apnea screening for drivers.

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Well-known custom truck builder, Texas fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr. dead after motorcycle wreck

Custom truck builder and fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr., died Thursday, Oct. 10, after being struck while riding his motorcycle by his wife's Cadillac Escalade, according to reports from Hall's hometown, San Antonio.

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La. truck stop loses bid to keep Tony the Tiger as Supreme Court rejects case

The long legal saga of a Louisiana truck stop owner's attempt to keep a Siberian Bengal tiger in a cage at his truck stop may have come to an end this month, as the state's Supreme Court has denied a petition to hear the owner's case to keep Tony the Tiger.

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Convoy, shutdown effort dubbed ‘bust’ by national press

The Ride for the Constitution protest — part of a supposed nationwide trucking strike— was deemed a bust, having little effect on traffic or attention garnering from those on Capitol Hill, reports say.

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Support for trucking shutdown, convoy waning

Support for the Ride for the Constitution trucking shutdown has been waning due to the lack of credibility of its organizers and an overall lack of direction and organization.

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