James Jaillet

FMCSA broadens ability to revoke authority from carriers who repeatedly violate safety regs

| January 22, 2014

FMCSA has published a final rule expanding its ability to shut down motor carriers who display a pattern of "egregious disregard" for compliance with federal safety rules. The rule will become effective Feb. 21.

Diesel down another 1.3 cents, enters downward trend

| January 21, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel now has fallen nearly 4 cents in the last two weeks, falling 1.3 cents in the week ended Jan. 20 to $3.873, according to the ...

Hours of service rules waived in 24 states for propane haulers

| January 21, 2014

In response to a request sent to the DOT, FMCSA has issued an hours-of-service exemption to propane haulers in 24 states due extreme temperatures that has caused shortages of propane in affected areas.

Agency to publish rule to strengthen ability to shut down carriers with ‘pattern’ of unsafety

| January 17, 2014

FMCSA is set to publish a proposed rule that will allow it to suspend or revoke the authority of motor carriers who have been found to have a pattern of "egregious disregard" for federal safety ...

Study of truck driver health shows cluster of high-risk factors for chronic diseases

| January 17, 2014

A survey of nearly 1,700 long-haul truck drivers showed a "constellation of chronic disease risk factors" in long-haul drivers, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, physical inactivity and sleep duration.

Pilot says it’s paid 95% of 5,500 trucking companies in its $85M settlement

| January 17, 2014

Pilot Flying J said this week that by Dec. 31, 2013, it had paid 95 percent of the companies it owed money to in its $85 million settlement with 5,500 trucking companies that an Arkansas ...

Synthetic marijuana to be classified as controlled drug, illegal for drivers to possess

| January 15, 2014

The DEA announced it will classify synthetic marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, thereby making truck operators who use synthetic marijuana and fail a drug test as no longer disqualified to operate a commercial motor ...

Diesel price falls in one of biggest weekly price drops in nearly a year

| January 14, 2014

The price of diesel in the week ended Jan. 13 fell 2.4 cents from the week prior week to a national average of $3.886. The 2.4-cent drop is the third largest since April 2013.

James Jaillet

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

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