James Jaillet

FMCSA to begin field testing wireless roadside inspection tech next year, looking for participants

| October 03, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s testing of wireless roadside inspection technology will enter its third and final phase in December 2015, when it will over the course of a year perform roadside inspections of ...

Gliding 359: Reader’s cement-hauling ’87 Pete

| October 03, 2014

Owner-operator Randy Zink is the third owner of this 1987 Peterbilt 359. He bought the truck from a friend and uses it to haul cement to oil fields.

Spot market rates remain hot despite September declines

| October 02, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in September in both dry van and flatbed segments, but reefer saw a small uptick. Rates in all three segments remain well above the same month last year.

Truck driver in deadly Oklahoma truck-bus crash didn’t brake, perform evasive maneuvers

| October 01, 2014

The operator of a Quickway Transportation truck that left a northbound Interstate lane Sept. 27 and entered the southbound Interstate lane and subsequently collided with a bus — killing four college-age women — did not ...

Rule to increase carrier liability insurance minimum coming as FMCSA sends rule to White House

| October 01, 2014

A rule proposal to increase the minimum amount of liability insurance carriers must have has been sent to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget — the final stop before the rule is published.

Diesel price continues plummet, at multi-year low

| September 30, 2014

The country's average diesel price is at its lowest point since June 2012, thanks to 11 straight weeks of price drops.

Wal-Mart: Tracy Morgan, others not wearing seat belts in June truck crash

| September 30, 2014

Wal-Mart has denied negligence allegations brought in a recent lawsuit by Tracy Morgan and others involved in a June 7 crash. The private carrier and retail giant also claims Morgan and other plaintiffs weren't wearing ...

Cargo theft risk still high, FreightWatch says; Theft data for June-August

| September 29, 2014

Between June and August, 182 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., according to cargo-theft prevention firm FreightWatch International. Moreover, FreightWatch’s report says the risk level for cargo theft in the U.S. remains high.

James Jaillet

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

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