James Jaillet

Hours of service changes on the docket as Congress reconvenes for fall session

Congress must take action this fall to prevent the 34-hour restart from falling out of hours of service code.

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Reefer rates climbed in August, flatbed and van rates fell

Per-mile rates on the spot market mostly continued to tumble in August, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Reefer rates were the lone bright spot in the month’s rates report, climbing 4 cents a mile. Dry van and flatbed rates both posted declines.

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Trucking employment grew for second straight month in August

August is just the third month of the year in which trucking employment has grown. July’s gains were the first since January.

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Truck speeds set to be governed: More insights into proposed DOT rule

More on the DOT's proposal to mandate speed governors on heavy-duty trucks: The speeds operators can expect to be limited to and the equipment that may fall under the mandate.

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FMCSA denies inspectors’ request to rescind 30-minute break rule

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance filed a petition last year asking FMCSA to rescind the rule, saying it was difficult to enforce, allows greater opportunity for falsified duty logs and contributes little to on-highway safety. FMCSA, however, denied the petition, saying it disagrees with CVSA's assertions.

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Several major truck, engine makers awarded $20M to build SuperTruck II

The DOE announced the SuperTruck II program earlier this year. The goal, it says, is to double so-called freight efficiency on Class 8 tractor-trailers by driving down fuel consumption. The program follows up on the original SuperTruck program, which handed out the same $20 million to major truck and engine makers in 2010 to improve fuel economy over 2009 tractor-trailers by 50 percent.

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Beauty shots of Pride & Polish champs/winners, full list of winners from GATS

The 2015-2016 Overdrive's Pride & Polish season concluded Saturday at the Great American Trucking Show, where six trucks and their owners were named the season's national champions. Here are beauty shots of those rigs, along with shots of the show's five Best of Show rigs.

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HaulHound app aims to connect shippers to owner-operators, cut empty miles

HaulHound officially launched a new shipper-carrier matching system at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 26, unveiling an app- and web-based platform in which owner-operators upload their truck and routing information and shippers/brokers then search for carriers that fit their load's parameters.

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Year’s top show trucks crowned Pride & Polish champs at GATS

Here are the winners of the 2015-2016 Pride & Polish National Championship season, along with the five Best of Show winners from this year's Great American Trucking Show.

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Tennessee-based trucker Jason Lee Wilson wins 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio’s Trucker Talent Search with ‘Truck Stop Betty’

East Tennessee-based truck driver Jason Lee Wilson was named the winner of the 2016 Overdrive-Red Eye Radio's Trucker Talent Search today at the Great American Trucking Show. He competed against two other finalists, Keith Snyder and Will Perry, in a sing-off style competition at GATS, where a panel of four judges determined the '16 winner.

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