James Jaillet

Agency proposes shortening driving experience needed to obtain vision exemption

| December 19, 2013

FMCSA has proposed shortening the amount of driving experience needed for truck drivers to obtain an exemption to drive with "vision deficiency," it announced via the Federal Register Dec. 19.

Warning for short haulers: Exceeding distance, time limits makes 30-min. break mandatory

| December 18, 2013

Short haul drivers who exceed the distance or time limits that qualify them as short haul drivers would be subject to complying with the mandatory 30-minute break required by the July 1 hours rule.

Sleeper time flexibility study could be in works as ATA requests, FMCSA says it’s planning

| December 18, 2013

FMCSA says it's planning a field study to gather more data on whether split sleeper berth time is an OK alternative for drivers. Separately, ATA proposed this week the agency conduct a 2-year pilot program ...

Agency extends comment period for CSA website changes per safety group request

| December 17, 2013

FMCSA has extended the public comment period for proposed changes it plans to make to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program's Safety Measurement System website to Jan. 21. Here's a look at some of the comments ...

Trucking helps Wreaths Across America lay record number of wreaths for fallen heroes

Brad Bentley | December 16, 2013

More than 40 tractor-trailers showed up to Arlington National Cemetery Dec. 14, carrying the 143,000 wreaths that were placed on headstones of fallen veterans. Similar events happened nationwide, with trucks carrying loads of wreaths throughout ...

Trucks carried 70 percent of U.S.’ $13.6 trillion in freight in 2012

| December 12, 2013

Trucks moved 73.7 percent of the country's freight in 2012, according to the Department of Transportation, carrying $10 trillion worth of the country's $13.6 trillion in freight and 8 billion of the 11.7 billion tons ...

Diesel price forecasted to see sharp dip in 2014

| December 11, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of diesel fuel is still expected to fall 12 cents in 2014 to $3.77 a gallon, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Another take on broker bond increase: TIA says impact on brokers, industry will be minimal

| December 11, 2013

The dropping numbers of brokers in FMCSA's database doesn't tell the whole story, says a TIA rep, and the impact of the broker bond increase on the trucking industry will be minimal, he added.

James Jaillet

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

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