James Jaillet

Caught on camera? Carriers dabble in filming drivers

| October 30, 2013

Some carriers have started using a new method in eliminating accidents and absolving themselves of fault in accidents that do occur: Video cameras that film the driver and the road while recording time and place ...

Rawhide Respect: Ryan Hooten’s 1995 Peterbilt 379

| October 29, 2013

Ryan Hooten employs in his ’95 Pete memories of his ranch days and touches of his grain hauling livelihood.

ATA calls truck driver drug use study ‘inaccurate and sensationalized’

| October 29, 2013

The American Trucking Associations Monday pointedly took aim at a recently released study — which suggested that drug and alcohol use among truck drivers worldwide is not uncommon — calling the study disrespectful to truck ...

FMCSA officially amends hours rule to remove break requirement for short haulers

| October 29, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a final rule this week that officially provides an exemption of the 30-minute break requirement of the current hours of service rule to short haulers.

Diesel price drops another 1.6 cents, down to lowest since July

| October 29, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 1.6 cents in the week ended Oct. 28 to $3.870, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

| October 24, 2013

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — ...

Cargo theft frequency up in 3Q, value per load down

| October 23, 2013

Loads of food, electronics and appliances remain hot. Theft of trailer and theft from trailer remain the most common form of thefts.

Diesel price unchanged according to DOE, ProMiles shows small decline

| October 22, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change from the prior week in the week ended Monday, Oct. 21., remaining at $3.886, says the Dept. of Energy. ProMiles reports a ...

James Jaillet

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

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