James Jaillet

Rates continue to skyrocket, all three segments set record highs

| July 01, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market in June continued the major upward swing seen throughout most of 2014, and all three segments -- flatbed, reefer and dry van -- set record highs, according to July ...

New tech center part of Shell’s plan to tackle next-gen engine oils, future energy challenges

| July 01, 2014

Shell's new high-end research and development center serves two key purposes for the global oil marketer: Gaining traction in an emerging market and harnessing its research capabilities to produce next-gen engine oils and find answers ...

In formal comments, OOIDA says e-log mandate not worth the cost, other trade groups supportive of rule

| June 30, 2014

Trucking trade groups held their formal public comments on the proposed federal electronic logging device mandate until the waning hours, and each of the major ones fell as expected in terms of support or opposition.

River States Customz winners: Diorio continues streak, 2 others added to championship

| June 28, 2014

Two more competitors have punched their tickets for the 2014 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship series, earning Best of Show victories at the River States Customz Pride & Polish event held June 27-28. They ...

Operator hits overhead door while exiting — could trucker have prevented it?

| June 20, 2014

After truck operator John Doe pulled the loading dock at a grocery store, a staff member of the facility lowered the dock's overhead door, which Doe hit on his way out. Could he have prevented ...

Restart rollback bill delayed as Senate pulls it from the floor

| June 20, 2014

The Senate bill that would have suspended two of the 34-hour restart provisions included in the 2013-implemented federal hours-of-service rule was pulled from the Senate floor June 19 after disagreements over procedural rules prevented the ...

NTSB: Truck operator in Tracy Morgan crash was within hours limits, but speeding

| June 19, 2014

A preliminary report about the fatal high-profile Walmart crash that killed comedian James McNair and severely injured actor Tracy Morgan concludes Walmart driver Kevin Roper was traveling 20 mph over the posted 45 mph speed ...

Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

Bruce Mallinson | June 18, 2014

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. ...

James Jaillet

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

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