James Jaillet

A little fuel dilution, soot, blow-by is OK

Bruce Mallinson | December 09, 2013

Some fuel dilution after idling, a little soot in your engine and some blow-by are (mostly) normal and not anything you should be worried about, writes Bruce Mallinson.

Reefer, van rates jump in November while flatbed sags

| December 09, 2013

The per-mile flatbed rate on the spot market hit its lowest monthly average in November since March, according to Internet Truckstop, while reefer and dry van saw jumps spurred by the holidays.

Diesel price creeps downward, snaps small string of increases

| December 09, 2013

So ends the latest streak of weekly diesel price increases — the national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the weekended Dec. 9 a fraction of a cent to $3.879 a ...

CARB sued by OOIDA over retrofit filter requirement in emissions regulations

| December 06, 2013

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sued the California Air Resources Board over the agency's requirement that 2006 year-model and older trucks be retrofitted with a particulate matter filter to run in the state.

Owner-operators have potential to get the most out of aero devices, SmartTruck says

| December 06, 2013

SmartTruck's Mitch Greenberg says owner-operators could stand to gain most effectively the benefits from its UnderTray aerodynamic system. The company detailed its rigorous testing methods this week at proving grounds in S.C.

Trucking employment surges as 8,400 jobs added in November

| December 06, 2013

A total of 8,400 payroll jobs were added to the for-hire trucking industry's payroll in November — the first real jump since the spring of this year — while the U.S. employment rate dropped to 7 ...

Diesel price jumps 3.9 cents in first consecutive increase in three months

| December 03, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second week in a row in the week ended Dec. 2, moving up 3.9 cents to $3.883. This is the first time ...

FMCSA updates citation protocol to allow removal of violation from CSA, PSP after successful challenge

| December 02, 2013

In an attempt to shore up some of the data quality issues facing FMCSA, the agency has unveiled changes to its data collection system that it says will better account for adjudication after a roadside ...

James Jaillet

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

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