James Jaillet

Suit against Walmart in Tracy Morgan crash claims carrier violated hours rules, ‘negligent’ in oversight

| July 14, 2014

Four survivors of the June 7 New Jersey Turnpike truck crash that left comedian James McNair dead and actor Tracy Morgan in critical condition are suing Walmart Transportation, claiming the private carrier was "careless and ...

Drivers allowed state-assured rest breaks in California, court says

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | July 11, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled this week that motor carriers are not exempt from California state law requiring mandatory paid breaks for workers, overturning a ruling made by a lower court that had exempted motor ...

Class-action lawsuit accuses Navistar of knowingly selling defective engines

| July 11, 2014

A class-action lawsuit filed July 10 by three trucking companies against Navistar-International echoes claims of similar lawsuits filed this week: The truck and engine maker knew its EGR-only MaxxForce engines had defects and Navistar concealed ...

Smartphone, tablet logging apps no longer require printing or manual signatures, FMCSA says

| July 10, 2014

Digital logs produced by smartphone, tablet or computer apps no longer have to be printed and signed manually by drivers, according to new guidance on digital logs issued by FMCSA.

A new ‘alt’ fuel? GTL turns nat gas into usable diesel

| July 09, 2014

Shell's gas-to-liquid plant takes natural gas and turns it into a form of diesel that can be dropped into diesel engines already on the road. But it's cleaner, quieter and has a higher cetane rating. ...

Photos: What a Chinese truck stop is like

| July 09, 2014

In a recent trip to Shanghai, China, for Shell Lubricants' annual global media event, we were treated to a visit to a Chinese truck stop outside of town. And as you can guess, it was ...

Navistar hit with 3 lawsuits over EGR-only engines as carriers claim defects, losses

| July 08, 2014

Three trucking companies have filed lawsuits against truck and engine maker Navistar, claiming its '11-'12 MaxxForce engines were defective and didn’t meet federal emissions standards. The lawsuits further allege Navistar knew its engines were flawed ...

Cross-border update: Mexican carrier denied program entrance, FMCSA committee to evaluate program

| July 08, 2014

An agency subcommittee meets this month to determine whether FMCSA met its objectives with the cross-border pilot program with Mexico. The agency also said this week the latest applicant to the program failed the pre-authorization ...

James Jaillet

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

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