James Jaillet

Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

| March 06, 2014

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

FreightWatch: Cargo theft numbers in 2013 hit all-time high again, threat of theft grows

| March 05, 2014

The number of cargo thefts recorded in 2013 tied 2012's all-time high of 951, according to an annual report, which also said that better organization and innovation by thieves continues to push the threat of ...

Traffic congestion soars in 2013 coinciding with economic growth, report says

| March 05, 2014

Following two years of overall decline, the amount of traffic congestion in 2013 grew 6 percent from 2012 — outpacing the U.S. economy's growth by about three times, according to traffic data firm Inrix.

Rates rebound in February, see big year over year spikes

| March 04, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market saw healthy spikes in all three segments — flatbed, reefer and dry van — in February, pushing rates to big year over year gains and setting a record for ...

Agency, states waive hours rules for fuel haulers, some food and relief load haulers

| March 04, 2014

In light of severe cold temperatures impacting much of the country and some nationwide fuel distribution problems, FMCSA and some states have continued issuance of hours-of-service waivers for fuel haulers and, now, some other relief ...

Recent diesel price surge ends as average price nudges downward

| March 03, 2014

And so ends the most recent — and rather large — upswing in diesel prices seen in late January and all of February, as the national average diesel price fell in the week ended March ...

Fitzgerald raising money for St. Jude’s with glider kit sale

| March 03, 2014

Fitzgerald Glider Kits will be selling a specially built Peterbilt 389 with the full sales price of the truck going to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

25,000 Cummins Westport natural gas engines recalled for issue that could cause exhaust temp increase

| March 03, 2014

Certain Cummins Westport engine models ISL G and ISX12 G are being recalled by Cummins Inc. and its joint venture Cummins Westport for a potential defect that could raise exhaust temperatures and possibly shoot flames ...

James Jaillet

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

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