James Jaillet

Judge consolidates OOIDA lawsuits against agency’s violation appeals process

| May 13, 2014

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s two lawsuits against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s DataQ’s violations appeals system have been consolidated after the association filed a motion in court seeking consolidation.

60-day comment period for e-log mandate too short, CVSA says, requests 30-day extension

| May 13, 2014

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has asked FMCSA to give stakeholders an extra 30 days to submit comments on the agency's proposed electronic logging device mandate, citing the complexity and significance of the rule as ...

Carrier groups want expansion of drug database rule, petition FMCSA

| May 13, 2014

Some trucking and enforcement groups have asked FMCSA to expand its drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule to require carriers to report “actual knowledge” of drug use by drivers. OOIDA says such "unverifiable" information should not ...

Price of diesel drops again, could be start of summer drop off

| May 12, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell again in the week ended May 12, dropping 1.6 cents to $3.948. The decreases could be the beginning of the DOE-predicted summer decline, when ...

FMCSA unveils rule to prohibit coercion of drivers by carriers, shippers, brokers

| May 12, 2014

A proposed rule prohibiting carriers, shippers, brokers and others from coercing drivers to drive beyond hours of service limits or other federal rules has been released by FMCSA, and the agency is taking public comment ...

Lawsuits allege Caterpillar concealed defects in 2007-2010 engines

| May 07, 2014

Lawsuits filed against Caterpillar claim that its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective and that the company concealed the information from buyers and owners.

Flatbed booms as rates stay strong in April

| May 06, 2014

Flatbed rates soared again in April, setting another high. And although reefer and dry van rates fell off a bit, both are still near all-time highs.

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 ...

James Jaillet

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

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