James Jaillet

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.

Pilot VP of sales fired 13 months after implication in fuel rebate scheme

| June 02, 2014

Pilot Flying J's Vice President of Sales, John Freeman, has been fired by the truck stop chain and fuel provider, a source has confirmed with Overdrive. The departure comes in the wake of the alleged ...

Hard braking causes small load to come loose — Could trucker have prevented it?

| May 30, 2014

A trucker in front of John Doe panic-stopped to avoid a deer, so Doe also hit the brakes hard, causing a tied-down drum to break free and damage his trailer’s interior. Could he have prevented ...

Clearinghouse rule comments: OOIDA wants protection in reporting, carrier groups want expansion

| May 28, 2014

OOIDA says the rule needs safeguards against carrier reporting measures, while groups like ATA are pushing for an expansion of the ability of carriers to report drug or alcohol violations to FMCSA's database.

James Jaillet

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

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