James Jaillet

House introduces bill directing FMCSA to fix CSA, remove scores from public view

| September 22, 2014

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House to require FMCSA to remove from public view the carrier rankings and scores produced in the agency’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view.

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, ...

James Jaillet

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

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