James Jaillet

Faster e-log implementation, hair drug tests, speed limiters highlight Trucking Alliance’s 2015 action items

| February 25, 2015

The Trucking Alliance said it plans to push for quicker implementation of an electronic logging device mandate, an increase to the minimum amount of liability insurance that trucking companies must hold and a speed limiter ...

Judge rules against truckers in classification case

| February 25, 2015

A federal judge in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts ruled against truck operators earlier this month in two separate but related lawsuits challenging their status as independent contractors and alleging their carriers violated state ...

Diesel inches upward again in third consecutive weekly increase

| February 24, 2015

The national average price, however, is still down $1.117 from the same week last year, and the DOE still projects the U.S. diesel price to average $2.83 in 2015.

Court approves end of federal oversight of Teamsters, union to regain independence

| February 24, 2015

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week announced that its recent deal with regulators to end the quarter-century of oversight of its finances and operations has been approved by a federal judge, and a five-year ...

Trucker in Tracy Morgan vs. Walmart case makes another attempt to delay lawsuit

| February 23, 2015

The truck operator at the center of Tracy Morgan’s lawsuit against Walmart and its private fleet has filed an appeal against a judge’s recent ruling that allowed the case to proceed in light of the ...

‘Chrome all over': Flatbedder’s ’07 Classic

| February 20, 2015

Phoenix-based Jim Zermeno’s 2007 Freightliner Classic is a jack of all heavy-haul trades. Zermeno hauls construction materials like copper, steel beams and pipes, as well as oil field equipment, axles, scissor lifts, oversized loads and ...

Diesel still projected to average less than $3 in 2015

| February 19, 2015

In the January issue of its STEO report, the DOE forecasts the price of diesel will average $2.83 a gallon in 2015 — 2 cents lower than its projection in the January report and 3.5 ...

FMCSA extends comment period on CSA crash accountability report

| February 18, 2015

The public comment period for the DOT’s study on the feasibility and potential impact of implementing crash weighting or “crash accountability” into CSA rankings has been extended 30 days.

James Jaillet

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

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