James Jaillet

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 ...

$72M Pilot settlement with 5,500 trucking companies made final in court

| November 25, 2013

A judge has given final approval to Pilot Flying J's class-action settlement with trucking companies who sued the truck stop chain over alleged rebate withholding fraud. Pilot will be paying out about $72 million to ...

Owner-operator testifies to Congress on damaging effects of new hours provisions

| November 22, 2013

Owner-operator Tilden Curl testified before Congress this week to say the new rules have cost him thousands of dollars a month and do little to make the industry safer.

Pilot wants court to approve $72M settlement for roughly 6,000 trucking companies

| November 22, 2013

The filing asks for the class-action settlement to be stamped for final approval by the court, as just 1 percent of class members have opted out and no members of the class filed an objection ...

FMCSA’s Ferro defends hours rule, says agency won’t undo it

| November 21, 2013

Administrator Anne Ferro persistently defended her Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's hours-of-service rule Nov. 21 in a House subcommittee hearing, saying she is not open to repealing the regulations.

James Jaillet

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

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