James Jaillet

Owner-operator testifies to Congress on damaging effects of new hours provisions

| November 22, 2013

Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.

Pilot wants court to approve $72M settlement for roughly 6,000 trucking companies

| November 22, 2013

The filing asks for the class-action settlement to be stamped for final approval by the court, as just 1 percent of class members have opted out and no members of the class filed an objection ...

FMCSA’s Ferro defends hours rule, says agency won’t undo it

| November 21, 2013

Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.

Judge orders fleet to pay drivers $300k after fired for refusing to drive

| November 20, 2013

A judge has ordered an Ohio-based carrier to pay two drivers deemed wrongfully terminated $302,000. The drivers were fired after refusing to drive when they discovered their carriers' trucks did not have the proper information ...

OOIDA survey latest to show hours-of-service rules cut pay, increase driver fatiguePodcast

| November 20, 2013

A full 65 percent of the 4,000 truck drivers surveyed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said the new hours of service rules have caused them to receive less income, while 46 percent report feeling ...

Agency needs to justify hours rule that’s ‘purely ideological,’ congressman says

| November 19, 2013

Overdrive had the exclusive opportunity to speak with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.), who's been backing a delay of the new hours rule since July, about the upcoming House hearing on hours of service rules.

Diesel price sinks again, drops a penny to lowest price since July 1

| November 19, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped another penny in the week ended Nov. 18, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration, to $3.822 — the lowest since July ...

More than 50% of drivers report at least 5% pay drop due to hours of service rules, ATRI reports

| November 18, 2013

More than half of driver respondents in a recent study say that the July 1 hours of service rule change has decreased their pay by 5 percent or more.

James Jaillet

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

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