James Jaillet

Rates update: Van, reefer see big gains in November, flatbed falls

| December 02, 2014

Per-mile spot market rates in reefer and dry van segments saw big jumps in November, keeping in line with seasonal trends, while flatbed rates fell a few cents in the month.

Major carrier wants exemption from driver training rules requiring front-seat CDL holder

| December 02, 2014

Reefer giant C.R. England wants FMCSA to exempt it from the rule requiring commercial learner’s permit holders to be accompanied in the front seat by CDL holders after passing skills test/before receiving CDL.

U.S. diesel price falls again, hits multi-year low

| December 01, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.3 cents in the week ended Dec. 1 to $3.605. That’s the lowest national average since February 2011.

FMCSA’s liability insurance questions: Before rulemaking, agency asks trucking about premiums, adequacy of coverage, self-insurance and more

| December 01, 2014

Carriers have until Feb. 26 to offer their formal input on FMCSA's request for input on a potential liability insurance increase. Here are some of the topics and questions the agency is seeking trucking’s input ...

FMCSA publishes official notice of insurance increase consideration, looking for industry input

| November 27, 2014

FMCSA announced Nov. 26 it is seeking trucking industry input on a potential rulemaking that would increase the $750,000 minimum amount of liability insurance motor carriers must have.

Online trucking trends: Study shows industry’s top topics in social, digital media

| November 26, 2014

More than 80 percent of online activity was dominated by three topics: safety and health; recruitment and employment; and regulatory issues.

Diesel drops another 3.3 cents, down nearly 30 cents in recent months

| November 25, 2014

This is the second week on a row the national average has fallen, marking 19 out of the last 21 weeks that the price has seen a week-to-week decline.

Group seeks exemption from 30-minute break rule for oversize/overweight load haulers

| November 24, 2014

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked FMCSA to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours of service rule.

James Jaillet

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

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