James Jaillet

Owner-operators have potential to get the most out of aero devices, SmartTruck says

| December 06, 2013

SmartTruck's Mitch Greenberg says owner-operators could stand to gain most effectively the benefits from its UnderTray aerodynamic system. The company detailed its rigorous testing methods this week at proving grounds in S.C.

Trucking employment surges as 8,400 jobs added in November

| December 06, 2013

A total of 8,400 payroll jobs were added to the for-hire trucking industry's payroll in November — the first real jump since the spring of this year — while the U.S. employment rate dropped to 7 ...

Diesel price jumps 3.9 cents in first consecutive increase in three months

| December 03, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose for the second week in a row in the week ended Dec. 2, moving up 3.9 cents to $3.883. This is the first time ...

FMCSA updates citation protocol to allow removal of violation from CSA, PSP after successful challenge

| December 02, 2013

In an attempt to shore up some of the data quality issues facing FMCSA, the agency has unveiled changes to its data collection system that it says will better account for adjudication after a roadside ...

Flirting with Disaster: Troy Huddleston’s ’91 Classic

| December 01, 2013

Showtime Trucking owner Troy Huddleston has no regrets about converting what was a ’91 Freightliner FLD to a square-ended Freightliner Classic.

Cargo theft value per load rises while number of thefts declines

| November 26, 2013

The number of cargo thefts in the U.S. from August to October fell 9 percent from the previous rolling quarter to 212, but the average value lost per load was $256,586, according to FreightWatch International.

Updated numbers in Pilot Flying J case: Truck stop chain to pay $85M in settlement

| November 26, 2013

More recent court documents show Pilot Flying J will be paying $84.9 million in its settlement agreement, including $56.5 million for owed fuel rebates, nearly $10 million in interest and $14 million in attorney's fees ...

Diesel rises for first time in 11 weeks, still down 19 cents year over

| November 26, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose in the week ended Nov. 25 for the first time since September, climbing 2.2 cents to $3.844, according to the Department of Energy's Energy ...

James Jaillet

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

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