James Jaillet

DOT, FMCSA sued for not producing driver training rule in last 20 years

| September 18, 2014

A coalition of highway safety and labor advocates have brought a federal lawsuit against the Department of Transportation and FMCSA for not heeding Congressional requirements to produce an entry-level driver training rule.

Drivers’ case against Wal-Mart Trans. over unpaid on-duty time gets class-action certification

| September 17, 2014

A federal court in California has ruled a lawsuit brought by drivers against Wal-Mart Transportation may proceed as a class-action lawsuit. The driver plaintiffs claim that between 1993 and now, they did not receive the ...

DOT: Proposed speed limiter rule coming in Feb., insurance increase next month

| September 16, 2014

A federal regulation upping the amount of liability insurance carriers must have is still slated to be published as a proposed rule next month, while the department’s rule to require use of speed limiters on ...

Diesel price continues downward spiral, still at lowest point since mid-2012

| September 15, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended Sept. 15, according to the Department of Energy, who reported it as down another 1.3 cents to $3.801.

Household goods movers seeking exemption of federal hours-of-service req’s

| September 12, 2014

A trade group representing household goods movers has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to exempt its members of the 14-hour cap placed on drivers daily hours-of-service limits.

If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway

Bruce Mallinson | September 11, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but you shouldn’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s much more economical to maintain an ...

Diesel price holds, still at lowest point in more than 2 years

| September 08, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change in the week ended Sept. 8 from the week prior, remaining at $3.814. That’s the lowest national average price since July 2012, ...

FMCSA extends remote new entrant audit test, to add auto-fail functionality

| September 08, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will be testing a new automatic failure feature for new entrant audits and will be extending its testing of off-site new entrant audits until December.

James Jaillet

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

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