James Jaillet

Spot market rates rise for second consecutive month

For the second straight month, all three segments experienced rate increases.

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Pilot hires ‘special counsel’ to internally investigate fraud allegations

Pilot Flying J has hired an attorney to perform an internal investigation of the federal fraud allegations against the company.

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Agency taking comment on latest Mexican carrier applicant

FMCSA has requested comment on the application of the latest — and largest so far — carrier to pass the agency's pre-screening.

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Two more class action suits filed against Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J has now been sued for a second and third time in response to federal allegations that it defrauded carriers out of tens of millions of dollars in a rebate withholding scheme over nearly a decade-long period.

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Obama nominates Charlotte mayor as DOT leader

Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx has been pegged as outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood's replacement as the head of the Department of Transportation.

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Nice stripes: Bold-banded Petes take Best of Show in Wildwood

Austin Ashley's 2007 Peterbilt 379 and Vinnie Diorio's 2013 Peterbilt 389 won Best of Show in the Working categories, and Michael Manuel's 1984 Pete 359 and Todd Roccapriore's '01 379 won Best of Show in the Limited Mileage categories.

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188 cargo thefts recorded in first quarter of 2013

In the quarter, 188 thefts were recorded, with an average loss value of $141,266 per load stolen.

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CDL holders no longer have to report out-of-state traffic violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced this week that it has finalized amended rules for commercial driver's licenses, removing the requirement of CDL holders to notify their home state — the state that issuing the CDL — when they are convicted of traffic violations outside of their home state. Now, the state in which the violation occurred must notify the issuing state of a CDL holder of any convictions. Regulations previously required both the CDL holder ...

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Pilot taking steps to rectify allegations, puts diesel salespeople on leave

In a prepared statement Monday, April 22, Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam said "several members" of the company' s diesel fuel sales team have been placed on administrative leave pending the ongoing FBI and IRS investigation into the company's alleged rebate withholding scheme.  In the meantime, the team will be "reconstructed" on an interm basis, Haslam says, and because the company is privately owned, names of those placed on leave will not be released. In addition ...

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Pilot hit with first lawsuit in wake of alleged fraud

The first lawsuit stemming from Pilot Flying J's alleged rebate fraud scheme made public last week has been filed by Atlantic Coast Carriers, who's seeking full repayment and damages.

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