James Jaillet

River States Customz winners: Diorio continues streak, 2 others added to championship

| June 28, 2014

Two more competitors have punched their tickets for the 2014 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship series, earning Best of Show victories at the River States Customz Pride & Polish event held June 27-28. They ...

Operator hits overhead door while exiting — could trucker have prevented it?

| June 20, 2014

After truck operator John Doe pulled the loading dock at a grocery store, a staff member of the facility lowered the dock's overhead door, which Doe hit on his way out. Could he have prevented ...

Restart rollback bill delayed as Senate pulls it from the floor

| June 20, 2014

The Senate bill that would have suspended two of the 34-hour restart provisions included in the 2013-implemented federal hours-of-service rule was pulled from the Senate floor June 19 after disagreements over procedural rules prevented the ...

NTSB: Truck operator in Tracy Morgan crash was within hours limits, but speeding

| June 19, 2014

A preliminary report about the fatal high-profile Walmart crash that killed comedian James McNair and severely injured actor Tracy Morgan concludes Walmart driver Kevin Roper was traveling 20 mph over the posted 45 mph speed ...

Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

Bruce Mallinson | June 18, 2014

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. ...

Federal court says fleet’s drivers are employees, not contractors in Calif. ruling

| June 17, 2014

An appeals court June 16 ruled that drivers working for Georgia-based carrier Affinity Logistics — but working in California — were not independent contractors, as the fleet argued, but were employees, due to the control ...

Opposition expected against restart rollback on Senate floor this week

| June 17, 2014

As the Senate resumes work this week on its 2015 DOT-funding bill, the American Trucking Associations said it expects an attempt will come on the Senate floor to undo work by the Senate Appropriations committee ...

Regulatory update: Speed limiters, insurance increase, carrier scoring rules still set for 2014

| June 13, 2014

A DOT report issued June 13 indicates rules mandating the use of speed limiters in trucks, raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system could ...

James Jaillet

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

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