James Jaillet

Tornado hits Dallas Schneider facility

A Dallas-area Schneider National facility was reportedly hit by a tornado this afternoon.

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Tell FMCSA how you feel about EOBRs

As reported this morning, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has planned another listening session to gather commentary on electronic onboard recorders and their potential to be used as a tool for carriers to harass drivers. At a similar listening session held last month in Louisville at the Mid-America Trucking Show, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro started the four-hour session (broken into two parts by an hour-long break) by posing questions to drivers about how EOBRs could ...

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Report says FMCSA should improve review process

The Government Accountability Office recommends FMCSA shore up its new-applicant review process to weed out "chameleon" carriers.

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Lucas Oil founder’s early days

Forrest Lucas said he bought his first truck when he was 21, and he and his wife eventually expanded to 14 trucks.

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CDLs, medical certificates to combine

The new CDL-medical certification card should be obtained when drivers renew their CDL within the next 22 months.

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CDLs, medical certificates to combine in 2014

The new CDL-medical certification card should be obtained when drivers renew their CDL within the next 22 months.

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Ingersoll unveils trailer suspension system

Ingersoll Axles introduced its new line of trailer suspensions Thursday, March 22 at an industry event in Louisville, Ky. The Ingersoll Suspension System, the company says, has been several years in the making and features an I-beam trailing beam design, a fully-wrapped axle connection and industry standard parts to help maintenance needs. The line includes 15 different designs and are offered in conjunction to its full line of axles, which includes standard, drop-center, steerable, in-line and ...

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Operators vent over EOBR

Many drivers expressed disdain for electronic onboard recorders and the intent to mandate them at an FMCSA listening session.

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FMCSA inspector outlines top hazards

Top driver problems are logbook issues, record of duty status isn't current, isn't in possession of a medical certificate, doesn't speak English and carrier requires or allows driver to drive after 14 hours on duty.

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Hazmat hauler Jesus Cala spent two years rebuilding his 1996 Kenworth W900, which is powered by a 500-hp Detroit Diesel and a 10-speed transmission. “He just really did a whole number on it and customized it completely on the outside,” says the Miami, Fla., native’s wife, Lisa. He stretched the frame to 280 inches, added bunches of lights and slapped on a new paint scheme. “He loves to drive, and he loves his rig,” Lisa ...

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