James Jaillet

How owner-operators connect: Mobile highlights devices, access points

| May 06, 2014

Owner-operator smartphone users overwhelmingly access the Web daily, with more than 75 percent saying they access every day and more than 20 percent saying they’re constantly connected to the Web, according to Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity ...

Diesel price stumbles, could start expected summer decline

| May 05, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended May 5 1.1 cents to $3.964, ending the latest string of increases at just two weeks, according to the Department ...

Cargo theft incidents drop, value rises as food, home loads remain hot targets

| May 05, 2014

In the first three months of the year, 206 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value per load of $207,982, according to FreightWatch International's quarterly theft report. Here's a breakdown of ...

A rebuilding success story that gets 8.3 mpg

Bruce Mallinson | May 02, 2014

If you say you’re not mechanically inclined, I’ll tell you that you’re never too old to learn, and you can save yourself thousands of dollars by doing some of your own work and repairs. Here's ...

Connectivity for business: Load boards, weather, job searches highlight work resources

| May 01, 2014

Online load boards, weather apps and trucking news apps and sites top open responses from Overdrive readers on their favorite work-related websites.

Agency to start process of hiking carrier insurance minimums with MCSAC meeting

| May 01, 2014

An FMCSA committee will meet this month to begin work on the agency's plan to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance required by carriers.

Driver coercion rule clears White House, set for publication

| May 01, 2014

FMCSA's so-called Prohibition of Coercion rule has cleared the next hurdle in the rulemaking process, as the White House's Office of Management and Budget has given the regulation its stamp of approval.

Bill could require carriers to pay drivers for detention time

| April 30, 2014

The Obama administration's highway bill provisions include driver compensation reform, including a requirement that carriers pay drivers for time spent on-duty but not driving.

James Jaillet

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

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