James Jaillet

Trucker cited for over-height load in 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

| November 20, 2014

The May 2013 truck-bridge collision that caused a portion of Interstate 5 to fall into the Skagit River in Washington was in part due to a load too tall for the truck carrying it, according ...

Love’s opens new Wisc., Utah stops

| November 20, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops announced Nov. 20 it has opened two new stops, one in Salina, Utah, and one in Fond Du Lac, Wis.

ELDs vs. harassment: Carrier groups purport benefits for drivers, OOIDA questions FMCSA study

| November 19, 2014

Upon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent conclusion that use of electronic logging devices contributes little to harassment of drivers by carriers, at least one industry group has called the agency’s methodology suspect, while ...

Another group of household goods haulers applies for special-cases extension of 14-hour window

| November 18, 2014

A trade group representing household goods carriers has applied for an exemption to certain provisions of federal hours of service regulations, citing the need for drivers to be able to return to a safe and ...

Pilot Flying J’s fraudulent fuel scheme started at the top, amended lawsuits claim

| November 18, 2014

Two of the remaining carriers suing fuel provider Pilot Flying J have amended their lawsuits to allege that the company’s CEO, Jimmy Haslam, “instructed” employees to cheat diesel fuel customers out of fuel rebates.

Diesel drops 1.6 cent to resume downslide

| November 17, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell 1.6 cents in the week ended Nov. 17 to $3.661. The drop comes after a 5.4-cent rise in the week prior, which snapped ...

Regulatory update: DOT’s latest projections for mandating electronic logging devices, speed limiters

| November 17, 2014

The DOT could require the use of electronic logging devices by Fall 2017. A proposed speed limiter rule is expected in the coming months. Here's a look at the rest of FMCSA's regulatory timeline.

ATA to petition FMCSA for hours flexibility for port truckers

| November 13, 2014

Truckers serving certain ports may soon have some flexibility in compliance with federal hours-of-service rules, if a push by the American Trucking Associations and some ports is successful.

James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at jjaillet@randallreilly.com.

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