James Jaillet

PDI Pride & Polish winners: Rethwisch’s ‘Blood, Sweat and Gass’ picks up another win, along with other repeaters

| October 19, 2014

Four more trucks punched their tickets to compete in the 2015 Pride & Polish National Championship, including Bill Rethwisch's reigning winner 'Blood, Sweat, and Gass' and two other Pride & Polish regulars.

On the road again: Retired owner-operator’s ’05 Kenworth

| October 17, 2014

Ronnie Brees sold his former Kenworth in April 2011 and considered retiring from trucking. But just two months later, “I was missing the road and started looking for another truck,” he says. He found this ...

Photos: 20 European show trucks sporting chrome, lights, graphicsImage Gallery

| October 15, 2014

Roughly 200 show trucks showed up last weekend to the European truck racing finale in Le Mans, France, including several dozen American-style cabs. Check out some of them here.

Protect your exhaust flange by keeping the throttle in check

Bruce Mallinson | October 15, 2014

I teach people to drive as if there's an egg between their foot and the throttle. Flanges take abuse, and that is why there is flex-pipe in all exhaust systems: to help alleviate the torque ...

U.S. diesel average falls 3.5 cents in biggest drop in year and a half

| October 15, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Oct. 13 to $3.698, per the Energy Department.

Full docket for FMCSA: Update on the next 12 months’ jam-packed regulatory schedule

| October 13, 2014

Between now and the end of next summer, FMCSA projects it will publish at least five proposed or final rules to either change existing or add new regulations to the industry, according to a monthly ...

Cheaper crude driving down diesel prices; price drop expected to continue

| October 13, 2014

The country’s average price for a gallon of diesel fuel should continue to fall this year and next, according to the Department of Energy, who projects diesel to average $3.68 in the fourth quarter, $3.85 ...

Safety Fitness Determination rule under review by FMCSA’s top brass, agency leader says

| October 13, 2014

The long-awaited Safety Fitness Determination rule has hit the “front office” of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, said FMCSA Chief Safety Officer Jack Van Steenburg, which is one of the last stops before moving ...

James Jaillet

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

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