James Jaillet

Van, reefer, flatbed rates all surge to close 2013 with strong year over year growth

| January 03, 2014

Per-mile spot market rates in all three segments spiked in December, according to loadboard Internet Truckstop, closing a year in which rates surged to all-time highs and continually saw strong year over year gains.

Hours of service, trucker strike, Lisa Kelly and more: Top 15 most read stories of 2013

| December 31, 2013

Join us a countdown to the most-popular stories of the year, measured by total number of pageviews throughout the year.

Damper questions answered: How they fail, why you should replace them

Bruce Mallinson | December 27, 2013

Pitt Power's Bruce Mallinson gives pointers as to when and why you should change your engine's damper.

Broker group continues push against bond increase, files for exemption for all brokers

| December 26, 2013

AIPBA has filed an application with FMCSA asking it to exempt all brokers from the increase. The group has also been fighting the bond increase in court.

Diesel price rises fraction of a penny, mostly stagnant in December

| December 23, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose two-tenths of a penny in the week ended Dec. 23 to $3.873, the DOE reported. The price of diesel has now hardly changed in ...

Bill to overturn hours-of-service rule introduced in Senate, referred to committee

| December 23, 2013

A bill introduced in the Senate last week that, if enacted, would halt the most recent hours-of-service rule change and allow truck drivers to operate under the pre-July 1 rules again, until Congress can review ...

Number of cargo theft incidents falls while load value jumps, FreightWatch reports

| December 20, 2013

The number of cargo thefts recorded in the rolling quarter between September and November was 222 — an 8 percent jump from the prior quarter (June-August), but a small decrease from the prior rolling three ...

To save turbo, keep oil clean – and your foot light

Bruce Mallinson | December 19, 2013

Turbochargers are sensitive pieces of equipment and are abused many times during everyday driving conditions. They are put through hell — Here's how to help yours survive.

James Jaillet

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

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