James Jaillet

Oilfield hauler’s Pete ‘in the ideal place’

| December 19, 2014

Oilfield equipment hauler Jay Aid's 2010 Peterbilt 379 runs three different trailers for him, he says, including a double-drop with a detachable neck, a stretch trailer that can stretch up to 96-feet and a step-deck.

Say goodbye to no-defect inspection reports — FMCSA’s officially eliminated them

| December 17, 2014

FMCSA will publish Thursday, Dec. 18, a Final Rule that will eliminate the requirement that truck drivers keep and submit Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports when no defects have been found. The rule takes effect immediately. ...

Pilot CEO asks court to toss lawsuits against him in fuel scam cases

| December 17, 2014

Just a month after two carriers amended their lawsuits against Pilot to accuse the company’s head man Jimmy Haslam of leading the scheme to defraud carriers, Haslam has asked the court to dismiss the complaints ...

President signs restart rollback bill: Here’s what the law requires of FMCSA

| December 16, 2014

President Obama Dec. 16 signed into law the appropriations bill that halts enforcement of certain hours of service provisions and requires an FMCSA study of the rules. Here's a look at how the bill directs ...

New tax resource for owner-operators aims to answer common trucking biz questions

| December 16, 2014

The TruckerTax Letter offeres owner-ops information on topics like overlooked deductions, planning for retirement, how to handle audits, what to do if you owe the IRS, basic business structure and more.

Judge denies trucker’s claim in Tracy Morgan lawsuit against Wal-Mart

| December 16, 2014

A federal judge overseeing actor Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Wal-Mart and its private fleet has denied a motion made by the truck driver at the center of the case — who has been criminally charged ...

Hours of service changes: FMCSA says changes take effect as soon as Obama signs

| December 15, 2014

Clearing the air on some potential confusion about when procedurally the upcoming suspension of certain hours of service rules will take effect, FMCSA has told Overdrive the stay of enforcement begins as soon as the ...

Diesel price sinks nearly 12 cents in biggest drop since Great Recession

| December 15, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 11.6 cents in the week ended Dec. 15 to $3.419 a gallon, according to the DOE.

James Jaillet

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

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