James Jaillet

May employment report: Trucking gains 1,500 jobs, U.S. hiring surges

| June 06, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,500 jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released June 6 by the Dept. of Labor. The U.S. economy as a whole added ...

Truck stop chains pull Maxims with truck ‘serial killer’ ad, TCA encouraging responses

| June 05, 2014

Maxim continued to take heat from the trucking industry over an ad in its current issue that features a truck with the words 'Serial Killer' above it. Maxim has apologized and is giving free ad ...

Bill in Senate would suspend hours rule’s restart provisions and require further study

| June 05, 2014

A bill making its way through the Senate now includes an amendment to undo some provisions of the hours of service rule changes implemented in July 2013 for at least a year and require a ...

Video: Paul Rissler’s Custom ’96 Peterbilt 379, ‘The Risslerbilt’

| June 05, 2014

Paul Risslers 1996 Peterbilt 379 and matching Great Dane reefer won Best of Show - Third Runner-Up at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last month. See photos of the truck and hear him talk ...

Feb.-April cargo theft report: Thefts fall, loss value jumps

| June 04, 2014

In the rolling quarter from February-April, 178 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value loss of $245,000, according to FreightWatch International. Here's a breakdown of the type and location of loads ...

FMCSA finalizes changes to data collection to account for due process in roadside citations

| June 03, 2014

Starting Aug. 23, FMCSA will implement changes to data collection system to account for any legal processes that happen after citations are issued in a roadside inspections that could result in removal of the violation ...

Diesel price falls again, hits lowest point since January

| June 02, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped again in the week ended June 2, though only slightly, falling seven-tenths of a cent to $3.918.

Rates soar in May as flatbed, reefer set records

| June 02, 2014

Rates in all three segments boomed in May, continuing to build on recent per-mile upticks, according to data released June 2 by Internet Truckstop.

James Jaillet

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

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