James Jaillet

Logging device mandate: FMCSA to build registry of approved devices

| October 30, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has started the process of registering FMCSA-approved electronic logging devices in preparation for the upcoming ELD mandate, which likely will begin sometime in 2017.

Heads up: Deadline for compliance with CARB reefer emissions regs coming Oct. 31

| October 29, 2014

Motor carriers running 2007 year-model reefer units in California must purchase a diesel particulate filter for their reefer engines by Friday, Oct. 31, to be in compliance with the states reefer emissions regs.

Cargo theft update: Load value jumps as thieves target high-value freight

| October 29, 2014

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the third quarter of 2014 jumped 100 percent from 2013’s third quarter $321,521, while the number of thefts fell. Here's what loads were hot, what states ...

Video: Truck rams security post, proves they’re effective

| October 28, 2014

If the thought ever crossed your mind to try to knock down a security barrier with your truck, here’s some evidence that may change your mind.

Diesel price continues skid, hits 3.5-year low

| October 28, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point in nearly five years in the week ended Oct. 27, falling 2.1 cents to $3.635.

CARB: Enforcement coming on rule to require use of certain tires, aero devices

| October 24, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain ...

Lumber hauling International 9300 working toward 2 million miles

| October 24, 2014

Minnesota owner-operator Alex Roeder uses his 1999 International 9300 to haul lumber, construction supplies and the occasional oversized load for Gary Kotek Trucking.

NTSB says FMCSA oversight, hands-free phone usage to blame for violent 2013 crash (with video)

| October 23, 2014

FMCSA should restrict the hands-free use of portable electronics and lapsed in its oversight of a problematic carrier, according to a recent report by NTSB, who says both factors contributed to a May 2013 truck/train ...

James Jaillet

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

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