James Jaillet

CSA works and is not biased against small carriers, FMCSA report concludes

| February 05, 2014

Coming on the heels of a government-issued report saying CSA's scoring method is faulty and unfair, FMCSA has released a study concluding the opposite: The system does work to identify carriers who pose the greatest ...

Vehicle-to-vehicle communication coming for light vehicles, could loom for trucks

| February 04, 2014

Regulations are coming that would require manufacturers of light vehicles to place vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices in new cars and trucks, DOT announced this week. It also said these regs could influence similar requirements for large ...

Diesel price spikes 4.7 cents in second largest weekly gain in a year

| February 03, 2014

The national average diesel price in the week ended Feb. 3 spiked 4.7 cents to $3.951, the largest week to week increase since Sept. 2 and the second largest in nearly a year, when the ...

Hours of service waivers for propane haulers extended to Dakotas, Florida

| January 31, 2014

Propane haulers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Florida now are temporarily exempt from federal hours of service regulations, per two declarations issued this week by the FMCSA. Regional waivers now cover more than two-thirds ...

Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

| January 30, 2014

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

FMCSA concludes new hours of service rule better for safety in its long-awaited study

| January 30, 2014

In its long-awaited field study on the current hours rule, FMCSA has concluded that the two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. period requirements of the 34-hour restart provisions of the rule cause truck operators to ...

Iced in: Interstates in Atlanta, Birmingham gridlocked due to impassable conditions

| January 29, 2014

Chunks of some major Interstates in Atlanta and Birmingham have been closed or at a standstill for nearly a full day due to snow and ice. Here's road closure information, along with photos from the ...

Driver database rule clears White House, e-log rule delayed

| January 28, 2014

A rule that would implement a driver database detailing drivers' history of failed drug and alcohol test has been approved by the White House. The rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices still hasn't ...

James Jaillet

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

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