James Jaillet

Trucker Buddy partners with PeopleNet to provide yearly scholarships

Trucker Buddy International announced at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 23 it has partnered with telematics company PeopleNet to offer scholarships to six high school graduates each year to use for either college or trade school. The scholarships will be $1,000 each. Three will be awarded to the children or dependents of teachers who are part of the Trucker Buddy program and three scholarships will be awarded to children or dependents of truckers in the ...

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Daycab Co. helps operators save weight, gain utility

Aimed at owner-operators who want to cut their sleeper loose in hopes of saving weight — and fuel — and giving themselves the opportunity at adding a little extra weight to their load is the Daycab Company, which makes specialized kits that enables truck owners to do just that. ​The company, which is showing at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, has been around 13 years and looks to remedy the negative impacts of supply ...

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Aero-equipped Kevin Rutherford signature trailer geared toward owner-operators

Kevin Rutherford has added a new piece of equipment to his Signature Series line — A trailer designed and built to give owner-operators a fuel-efficient trailer.

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TrailerTail aiming for worldwide adoption (with video demonstration)

ATDynamics is continuing to plug away on its self-stated goal of retrofitting all 4 million trailers globally with its TrailerTail, announced the company's VP of Sales, Kyle Houston, at a press event at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas, Aug. 22. The company in the last three years has seen overall growth in sales of 1,255 percent, Houston said, and has sold to this point 20,000 TrailerTails. In its larger quest of worldwide adoption, however, ...

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Pilot sued by New Jersey fleets even after settlement reached

Although a settlement has been reached for class members affected by alleged Pilot rebate withholding, two New Jersey fleets have filed suits against the company.

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Though court has issued settlement, Pilot sued by another fleet

Another fleet has sued Pilot Flying J over allegations that the fuel provider defrauded customers by withholding owed fuel rebates, even though an Arkansas court ruled last month to settle the cases.

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Video: Freightliner ‘drifts,’ zooms through Pikes Peak race

Stuntman and pro truck racer Mike Ryan takes on the mountains and its hairpin turns in his Freightliner Cascadia.

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Agency granting 30-min. break exemptions for defense, livestock haulers

FMCSA has published notices of application from the DOD and livestock council asking to exempt them from the 30-minute break requirement mandated by the current hours-of-service rule.

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Outstanding Pilot lawsuits deferred to prior settlement

The outstanding lawsuits against Pilot Flying J will not be consolidated, per a federal court, who asked to defer its ruling to the nationwide settlement made in an Arkansas court last month.

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Fraudulent letter being sent to carriers, agency says

Fraudulent letters claiming to be sent by the U.S. Department of Transportation are being sent to motor carriers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says.

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