James Jaillet

Onboard recorder mandate set to miss another publication date

| February 24, 2014

The long-expected re-release of the DOT rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (also known as Electronic Onboard Recorders) seems poised to once again miss an expected date of publication.

Tightened fuel economy regs: OOIDA warns of higher truck costs, ATA and truck makers generally supportive

| February 20, 2014

OOIDA says increased fuel economy standards will drive up the price of new trucks, while one trucking researcher says the cost of overall truck ownership will drop, despite the price increase. Truck makers, too, say ...

Proposed drug and alcohol driver database rule published, FMCSA accepting comment

| February 20, 2014

FMCSA published Feb. 20 its proposed rule for establishing a database of drivers who have failed or refused a drug test — dubbed the Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse — and the agency ...

Diesel price spikes again, hits highest point in nearly a year

| February 20, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel continued its recently began steep climb in the week ended Feb. 18, edging close to the $4 mark – a threshold it hasn't been over ...

Mexican trucking association wants $30 billion from U.S. for alleged non-compliance with NAFTA

| February 18, 2014

A Mexican trucking trade association has reportedly filed arbitration action against the U.S. and wants $30 billion, saying the U.S. has not fully complied with the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement by ...

Obama orders tightened fuel efficiency, emissions standards for post-2018 trucks

| February 18, 2014

President Obama will order the EPA and the DOT to produce a rule by March 2015 to once again tighten fuel efficiency standards and greenhouse gas emissions standards, calling for technological innovation and alt fuels ...

Diesel price still expected to fall 20 cents through 2014, 2015

| February 14, 2014

The Department of Energy has once again upwardly revised its forecast for 2014's average diesel price, pushing it up another 2 cents to $3.83 — still a 9-cent drop from 2013's average — in its ...

‘Hot fuel’ cases dismissed, giving victory to fuel providers in 7-year-old lawsuits

| February 13, 2014

Nearly all of the outstanding lawsuits against fuel providers in the "hot fuel" cases have been dismissed by plaintiffs, as 22 lawsuits were dropped against 15 fuel providers.

James Jaillet

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

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