James Jaillet

Rates fall, but still riding boom from earlier this year

| September 02, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in August for the second straight month, as rates come down from the 5-month boom seen between February and June. Internet Truckstop released its monthly rate data Sept. ...

Judge orders Pilot, trucking companies to settle fuel rebate lawsuits at November meeting

| September 02, 2014

Pilot Flying J and the seven trucking companies who opted out of a 2013 class-action settlement with the company to sue it separately will meet Nov. 19 to negotiate a settlement.

Best of GATS: Pride & Polish champs, Most Beautiful crowning, biz strategy, software highlight 2014 show

| August 28, 2014

The 2014 Great American Trucking Show was held last week and hosted the country's most prestigious show truck competition, equipment displays, educational seminars for owner-operators, live entertainment and more. Here's a rundown of some highlights. ...

Agency to study driver pay connection to safety

| August 28, 2014

Does driver pay correlate with safety? FMCSA announced Aug. 28 it hopes to find an answer to that question.

Federal appeals court deems FedEx drivers employees, not contractors in latest ‘classification’ case

| August 28, 2014

A federal appeals court ruled this week that certain FedEx Ground drivers were wrongly classified as independent contractors and should have been classified as employees of the company.

Truck leasing companies not protected from driver actions, court says

James Jaillet & Kevin Jones | August 27, 2014

A federal appeals court in New York this week ruled this month that carriers who lease trucks to drivers can be held liable for the actions of those drivers and are not protected by the ...

Coercion rule comments: Hours still the problem, ‘coercion’ needs definition

| August 26, 2014

Common themes of regulatory criticism popped up often in the public comments offered on DOT's proposed driver coercion prohibition rule, like the new pressures and restrictions caused by the agency’s 2013 hours-of-service rule and holding ...

If it ain’t broke, still fix it

Bruce Mallinson | August 26, 2014

You’ve heard the old axiom: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many owner-operators seem to follow that rule, but don’t get caught up in that mindset: It’s so much more economical to maintain an engine ...

James Jaillet

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

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