James Jaillet

FMCSA unveils rule to prohibit coercion of drivers by carriers, shippers, brokers

| May 12, 2014

A proposed rule prohibiting carriers, shippers, brokers and others from coercing drivers to drive beyond hours of service limits or other federal rules has been released by FMCSA, and the agency is taking public comment ...

Lawsuits allege Caterpillar concealed defects in 2007-2010 engines

| May 07, 2014

Lawsuits filed against Caterpillar claim that its 2007-2010 year model ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective and that the company concealed the information from buyers and owners.

Flatbed booms as rates stay strong in April

| May 06, 2014

Flatbed rates soared again in April, setting another high. And although reefer and dry van rates fell off a bit, both are still near all-time highs.

How owner-operators connect: Mobile highlights devices, access points

| May 06, 2014

Owner-operator smartphone users overwhelmingly access the Web daily, with more than 75 percent saying they access every day and more than 20 percent saying they’re constantly connected to the Web, according to Overdrive’s 2014 Connectivity ...

Diesel price stumbles, could start expected summer decline

| May 05, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell in the week ended May 5 1.1 cents to $3.964, ending the latest string of increases at just two weeks, according to the Department ...

Cargo theft incidents drop, value rises as food, home loads remain hot targets

| May 05, 2014

In the first three months of the year, 206 cargo thefts were reported in the U.S. with an average value per load of $207,982, according to FreightWatch International's quarterly theft report. Here's a breakdown of ...

A rebuilding success story that gets 8.3 mpg

Bruce Mallinson | May 02, 2014

If you say you’re not mechanically inclined, I’ll tell you that you’re never too old to learn, and you can save yourself thousands of dollars by doing some of your own work and repairs. Here's ...

Connectivity for business: Load boards, weather, job searches highlight work resources

| May 01, 2014

Online load boards, weather apps and trucking news apps and sites top open responses from Overdrive readers on their favorite work-related websites.

James Jaillet

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

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