James Jaillet

Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist: Maggie Stone

Meet Maggie Stone, finalist for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful Contest, who will be appearing at the Great American Trucking Show along with finalists Libby Clayton and Tina Comer.

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How to maintain control over black ice

On a cold winter's morning, what are you to do if the road beneath you and your truck suddenly is covered by a thin layer of clear ice? A few tips for handling.

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Agency stops enforcing break requirement for short haulers

FMCSA has announced it is no longer enforcing the mandatory 30-minute break required by the current hours-of-service rule in light of a court ruling last week that vacated that portion of the rule.

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Reefer, dry van rates fall from record highs, remain strong

After jetting up to all-time rate highs in June, reefer and flatbed rates on the spot market declined some in July, but rates in all three segments are still strong, according to data from Internet Truckstop.

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Legends and Heroes: Custom ’99 Freightliner Classic

Mike Most is a self-proclaimed Freightliner man, having driven one for years, but he never had seen a Freightliner compete in a truck show and win. So in 2006, he decided to amend his bystander-seen Freightliner track record. “I wanted to slowly but surely show that a Freightliner Classic could compete with Peterbilt and Kenworth trucks and win Best of Show,” says Most, who feels that after seven Best of Show awards, “I think we’ve ...

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Zero-defect driver vehicle reports on their way out

FMCSA has issued a proposed rule that would eliminate the requirement of drivers to submit vehicle inspection reports in which they found no defects or problems.

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Bill that would undo hours rule pulled from House

A bill that could have undone the hours of service rule that became effective July 1 was pulled from the House floor after losing support.

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Swift being sued for not disclosing it used background checks in hiring

Swift has been sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not disclosing to applicants that it could access background checks and not allowing applicants to contest those background checks.

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Company told them to defraud, say latest Pilot employees to plead guilty

Two more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud charges, and both said the company held meetings to instruct salespeople on how to defraud customers.

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Chart shows just how long a 34-hour restart actually takes

An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.

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