James Jaillet

Small fleet owner invents innovative, but simple securement device

Former small fleet owner and flatbed hauler Steve Burroughs introduced at The Great West Truck Show today a product that he says is a "no-brainer" and something that he's hoping becomes standard equipment for flatbed loads. The Cargo Cookie, as he's dubbed it, is a round, doughnut-shaped device that's placed under straps to increase load security and prevent damage to loads. The device allows drivers to tighten straps or chains without using pallets, car tires, wood ...

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PHOTOS: Show trucks shine at Vegas Pride & Polish

The Sands Expo & Convention Center is playing host to a show truck oasis this week in Las Vegas in the form of The Great West Truck Show Pride & Polish, where a few dozen custom show trucks are on display for attendees and judges. The four Best of Show winners from the event will qualify themselves for the Pride & Polish National Championship, which will be held at The Great American Trucking Show in Dallas ...

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Two Pilot employees plead guilty in fuel rebate fraud case

Two Pilot Flying J employees have plead guilty to mail fraud charges involving federal allegations against the company that it defrauded trucking companies out of millions of dollars in a systematic fuel rebate withholding scheme.

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Another owner-operator suing Pilot over fuel rebate withholding

The second owner-operator to sue Pilot Flying J over the fuel rebate withholding scheme the company allegedly engaged in for years prior to an April 15 FBI raid filed a lawsuit May 24 in Jackson, Miss.

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Driver pay, ‘Obamacare,’ industry outlook broken down at CCJ Symposium

A look at some of the highlights from the 2013 CCJ Spring Symposium.

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Pilot Flying J sued by N.C. owner-operator

Another lawsuit has been filed against truck stop giant Pilot Flying J, marking at least the seventh suit to be brought against the company since federal fraud allegations surfaced in April.

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Gigantic stop signs for oblivious truckers

Apparently road signs are nothing to be paid attention to in Sydney, Australia. So much so that for semi-trucks down under, the city had to create giant stop signs that appear in a water feature in the middle of the road.

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Pilot CEO says he did not know about scheme, all rebates will be repaid

Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said he "was absolutely unaware" of the fraudulent fuel rebate withholding scheme his company and its salespeople allegedly participated in in recent years.

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Mexican bus carrier ordered to cease U.S. operation

Still in the midst of its "Quick Strike" operation started last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered Mexican-based bus company Autobuses Zacatecanos to cease all operations in the U.S.

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Pilot sued again in non-class-action suit

Alabama-based carrier Osborn Transportation is suing Pilot for breach of contract and alleged fraud.

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