James Jaillet

Trucking industry gains 1,000 jobs in September

| October 22, 2013

The for-hire trucking industry saw a small uptick in September, adding 1,000 new payroll jobs in the month on a seasonally adjusted basis. The economy as a whole added 148,000 job, and unemployment dropped to ...

Overdrive in Five: Oct. 21, 2013

| October 21, 2013

In the Oct. 21, 2013, edition of the Overdrive in Five podcast, OD News Editor James Jaillet gives quick updates on Navistar's court battle, the sleep apnea bill, Tony the Truck Stop Tiger and drivers ...

Sleep apnea bill becomes law, FMCSA can’t use guidance to address driver screening

| October 17, 2013

The law, signed by President Barack Obama Tuesday, Oct. 15, forbids FMCSA from using guidance alone to address sleep apnea screening for drivers.

Well-known custom truck builder, Texas fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr. dead after motorcycle wreck

| October 16, 2013

Custom truck builder and fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr., died Thursday, Oct. 10, after being struck while riding his motorcycle by his wife's Cadillac Escalade, according to reports from Hall's hometown, San Antonio.

La. truck stop loses bid to keep Tony the Tiger as Supreme Court rejects case

| October 15, 2013

The long legal saga of a Louisiana truck stop owner's attempt to keep a Siberian Bengal tiger in a cage at his truck stop may have come to an end this month, as the state's ...

Convoy, shutdown effort dubbed ‘bust’ by national press

| October 11, 2013

The Ride for the Constitution protest — part of a supposed nationwide trucking strike— was deemed a bust, having little effect on traffic or attention garnering from those on Capitol Hill, reports say.

Support for trucking shutdown, convoy waning

| October 10, 2013

Support for the Ride for the Constitution trucking shutdown has been waning due to the lack of credibility of its organizers and an overall lack of direction and organization.

Pilot sued by Ohio fleet, latest in post-settlement suits

| October 10, 2013

FST Express, a Columbus, Ohio-based carrier, has become the latest trucking company to sue Pilot in the wake of federal allegations that the company intentionally and systematically defrauded diesel fuel customers out of owed fuel ...

James Jaillet

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

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