James Jaillet

Court denies FMCSA’s attempt to dismiss lawsuit against CSA’s DataQ’s system

A bid by FMCSA to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it and its CSA program’s DataQ’s appeals process has been denied. The suit centers on FMCSA’s use of violations against drivers and carriers after citations were dismissed in court.

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Pilot settles some of remaining lawsuits in fuel rebate scheme

Three of the seven carriers who opted out of Pilot’s $85 million class-action settlement are dropping their lawsuits against the truck stop chain and fuel provider, saying they have reached settlements with the company.

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FMCSA offering up to $2k for participating in hours-of-service study

FMCSA and the university tapped with completing the agency’s Congressionally required study on the 2013-implemented hours-of-service changes is still on the hunt for truck operators willing to volunteer for the study.

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2014 cargo theft report: Trends point to elevated threat, more sophisticated thieves

FreightWatch says cargo thieves in the U.S. are becoming more sophisticated, with data “suggesting organized thieves offset the lack of access to a high quantity of shipments by targeting higher value merchandise,” the report notes.

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Teamsters hit FMCSA with lawsuit over move to open border for Mexican carriers

The Teamsters’ lawsuit alleges that FMCSA's report to Congress — on which it based its decision to open the border to all Mexican-domiciled carriers — “is arbitrary and capricious."

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Tracy Morgan v. Walmart suit halted so trucker can make case to intervene

Roper’s requests have twice been denied, but U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Goodman issued an order March 4 to place a 10-day hold on action in Morgan’s suit pending an upcoming ruling on Roper’s latest appeal to stop the civil proceedings on a more long-term basis.

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Trucking employment continues to grow: A look at latest gov’t numbers

For-hire trucking employment now totals 1.4462 million on a seasonally adjusted basis — a 3.6 percent increase (50,900 jobs) from February 2014.

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FMCSA may have a new boss by month’s end

Acting Administrator Scott Darling's term ends March 23, and whether he or someone else will head the agency following that date is unclear.

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Truckers could be suspected in $5M gold bar cargo theft, reports say

Following an odd cargo theft earlier this week — in which roughly $5 million in gold bars were stolen from the back of a tractor-trailer heading from Miami to Massachusetts — authorities have begun to question whether the two truckers piloting the rig were involved.

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Broker group’s CSA-related bill seeks to diminish CSA’s role in hiring carriers, operators

The bill, TIA says, could limit the role of FMCSA’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and its use by third parties to hire or otherwise make judgments about trucking companies.

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