OOIDA is nothing if not persistent. Just over two weeks after A D.C. District court judge denied OOIDA’s attempt to mandate a closer look at the cross-border trucking program, they’re back up and at it again. And they just got two new reasons to try and kill this program: A hazardous HazMat company and a deadly fireball. [click to continue…]
We’re all too used to hearing the familiar story: A trucker is driving along when all of a sudden, someone cuts in front of them or stops suddenly. The stopping distance being what it is, even a completely alert, safe driver can’t do much to prevent an accident if they find themselves in that situation, but it’s almost always declared the truckers fault.
Not this time. [click to continue…]
Truckers who have been on the road for long enough or who drive the same routes over and over all have their favorite spots to catch some shut-eye, grab some grub, or wash away the road. But even the newest trucker knows where to stop to get the best prices on diesel. That’s a trick you learn very early on.
Recently though, it’s been getting harder and harder to keep track of who offers the best deal because prices keep changing. Happily, they’re mostly just going down. [click to continue…]
The outburst of press conferences and public statements made by Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam just after his company was raided by federal agents two weeks ago is over. Now an eerie silence has fallen – the calm before the storm. No statements have been made by PFJ leadership as their legal counsel gears up to defend them from the hurricane of lawsuits that’s about to descend on them.
The first drops of rain have already been felt. So far one two three four lawsuits have been filed by trucking companies who feel that they have been victims of the alleged rebate fraud that may have been knowingly perpetrated by fuel sales representatives at PFJ. [click to continue…]
In a press conference given shortly after the FBI raid on Pilot Flying J headquarters two weeks ago, CEO Jimmy Haslam laid out a road map for how he and his company would go about making things right. One of the items on the list was to hire an “external auditor… whose credibility is beyond reproach.” The goal was to find out if there had been any wrongdoing on the part of his company and to find out exactly how much money was owed to whom.
Even though federal agents would be doing investigations of their own, the fact that Pilot Flying J leadership seemed willing to open their books and make all of their files available to another independent source seemed like a good sign. [click to continue…]
It’s that time of year again! Winter is over, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining! Of course that also means two other things: Seasonal allergies and the annual CVSA Roadcheck are just around the corner! Unfortunately there’s no nasal spray that will keep you from being inspected during the largest safety inspection blitz in the country. [click to continue…]