James Jaillet

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 ...

Pride & Polish champs, Best of Show trucks: Beauty shots of the winners

| August 25, 2014

The Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship wrapped up Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. Here are beauty shots of the national champ trucks and the Best of Show winners ...

Diesel price hits lowest point in 14 months

| August 25, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since the week ended July 1, 2013, after falling 1.4 cents in the week ended Aug. 25 to $3.821. The price ...

CSA changes: Agency implements plan to account for due process in inspection citations

| August 25, 2014

Violations against drivers or carriers that are dismissed or result in a “not guilty” ruling will no longer count in Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring nor on driver Pre-Employment Screening Reports, FMCSA says.

The reign continues: Diorio, Rethwisch repeat as champs as Pride & Polish names 4 top rigs

| August 23, 2014

Small fleet owners Bill Rethwisch and Vinnie Dirorio will be taking home Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship trophies for the second straight year, along with two other perennial Pride & Polish competitors and owner-operators ...

Photos: Pride & Polish competitors grabbing attention on day 2 of GATS

| August 22, 2014

Below is another sampling of the nearly 70 show trucks that showed up to compete in this year's Overdrive's Pride & Polish at the Great American Trucking Show.

James Jaillet

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

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