James Jaillet

Five from Overdrive: CSA site changes, inspection blitz results, autonomous trucks

| November 04, 2013

The Nov. 4, 2013, episode of Five from Overdrive features stories about changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability website, results from the CVSA Brake Safety Week, what could come of autonomous cars and trucks and ...

Inspection spree puts 2,700 out of service, sees all-time OOS rate low

| November 04, 2013

Of the 20,067 commercial vehicles inspected in the September-held Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Brake Safety Week, 2,714 were placed out of service to produce a 13.5 percent out-of-service rate.

‘Dreamsicle’, Skidmore continue victorious 2013 at PDI Pride & Polish

| November 04, 2013

Familiar faces of both this year and yesteryear showed strong at the Overdrive's Pride & Polish portion of the PDI Dyno Event and Truck Show at Performance Diesel Inc.'s St. George, Utah, headquarters Nov. 1-2. ...

Drug testing for truckers via hair progresses as Senate, House introduce bills

Kevin Jones & James Jaillet | November 01, 2013

Companion bills that would require the Department of Health and Human Services to recognize hair testing as an option for carrier compliance of drug testing requirements for truck drivers were introduced this week in the ...

Pilot asks court to dismiss lawsuit due to lack of evidence

| October 31, 2013

Pilot Flying J has asked a federal court in Alabama to throw out a lawsuit filed by Wright Transportation in the alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme aftermath, due to the fact the company has not ...

House bill would undo hours rule, reinstate previous restart provisions

| October 31, 2013

A bill with bi-partisan support has been introduced in the U.S. House and if passed would undo the current hours of service rule and allow truck drivers to revert back to abiding by the hours ...

2013 National Champion, Trucker’s Choice: Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

| October 30, 2013

New to this year's Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship competition was the Trucker's Choice award, which was won by Austin Ashley and his 2007 Peterbilt 379.

Caught on camera? Carriers dabble in filming drivers

| October 30, 2013

Some carriers have started using a new method in eliminating accidents and absolving themselves of fault in accidents that do occur: Video cameras that film the driver and the road while recording time and place ...

James Jaillet

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

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