James Jaillet

House bill seeks to remove assumption that CSA scores should be used in carrier hiring

| February 27, 2015

The bill aims to remove the public assumption that carrier rankings in the DOT's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program should be used as a tool to hire carriers.

Most outstanding: Michael Most’s working show rig part of special Pride & Polish class

| February 27, 2015

Because of his success, Most is being highlighted this month as part of Overdrive’s year-long coverage of Pride & Polish’s 25th anniversary.

Cargo theft warning: West Coast port backlog ripe for cargo thieves, FreightWatch says

| February 27, 2015

“As the massive backlog of cargo begins to release into the supply chain, the frenetic situation will be rife with opportunity for cargo criminals,” FreightWatch said in its warning.

Car hauler’s ‘load of snowbirds’

| February 27, 2015

Car hauler Jim Shaw runs this ‘01 Pete 379 with the Cottrell C-12 trailer for his namesake Shaw Auto Carriers, a two-truck operation.

Comment period closes tonight for FMCSA’s work to increase carrier insurance minimums

| February 26, 2015

The public comment deadline on a rule that could increase the amount of liability insurance required to be held by carriers ends Feb. 26, and carriers and other industry stakeholders have until midnight 11:59 p.m. ...

Faster e-log implementation, hair drug tests, speed limiters highlight Trucking Alliance’s 2015 action items

| February 25, 2015

The Trucking Alliance said it plans to push for quicker implementation of an electronic logging device mandate, an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance that trucking companies must hold and a speed limiter ...

Judge rules against truckers in classification case

| February 25, 2015

A federal judge in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts ruled against truck operators earlier this month in two separate but related lawsuits challenging their status as independent contractors and alleging their carriers violated state ...

Diesel inches upward again in third consecutive weekly increase

| February 24, 2015

The national average price, however, is still down $1.117 from the same week last year, and the DOE still projects the U.S. diesel price to average $2.83 in 2015.

James Jaillet

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

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