James Jaillet

Safety fitness rule scheduled for May, as e-log, driver database rule still expected soon

| January 08, 2014

Despite a DOT regulatory update from Tuesday, Jan. 7, that hinted a Safety Fitness Determination rule could come this month, the rule is not actually expected to be published until May 30.

Dept. of Energy still predicting diesel to fall roughly 10 cents a year in 2014, 2015

| January 07, 2014

As supply growth is expected to exceed growth in demand, the Department of Energy predicts the average price of diesel in 2014 to fall 11 cents to $3.81 and to fall in 2015 another 9 ...

Diesel price eases upward, closes year over year gap

| January 06, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose again this week, though only slightly, ticking up seven-tenths of a cent to $3.910, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Trucker who refused to drive awarded back wages, fleet ordered to stop retaliation

| January 06, 2014

Oak Harbor Freight Lines has been ordered by OSHA to pay a former driver back wages and to stop an attendance policy that the department says retaliates against drivers who refuse to drive due to ...

Legal pot: Still a no go for truckers

| January 03, 2014

Marijuana is still prohibited for truck drivers, despite some state measures to legalize the drug. Here's a roundup of previous OD coverage on legal pot, including science behind driving while stoned and legal pot's potential ...

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.

James Jaillet

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

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