James Jaillet

FMCSA publishes official notice of insurance increase consideration, looking for industry input

| November 27, 2014

FMCSA announced Nov. 26 it is seeking trucking industry input on a potential rulemaking that would increase the $750,000 minimum amount of liability insurance motor carriers must have.

Online trucking trends: Study shows industry’s top topics in social, digital media

| November 26, 2014

More than 80 percent of online activity was dominated by three topics: safety and health; recruitment and employment; and regulatory issues.

Diesel drops another 3.3 cents, down nearly 30 cents in recent months

| November 25, 2014

This is the second week on a row the national average has fallen, marking 19 out of the last 21 weeks that the price has seen a week-to-week decline.

Group seeks exemption from 30-minute break rule for oversize/overweight load haulers

| November 24, 2014

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked FMCSA to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours of service rule.

Trucker cited for over-height load in 2013 I-5 bridge collapse

| November 20, 2014

The May 2013 truck-bridge collision that caused a portion of Interstate 5 to fall into the Skagit River in Washington was in part due to a load too tall for the truck carrying it, according ...

Love’s opens new Wisc., Utah stops

| November 20, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops announced Nov. 20 it has opened two new stops, one in Salina, Utah, and one in Fond Du Lac, Wis.

ELDs vs. harassment: Carrier groups purport benefits for drivers, OOIDA questions FMCSA study

| November 19, 2014

Upon the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s recent conclusion that use of electronic logging devices contributes little to harassment of drivers by carriers, at least one industry group has called the agency’s methodology suspect, while ...

Another group of household goods haulers applies for special-cases extension of 14-hour window

| November 18, 2014

A trade group representing household goods carriers has applied for an exemption to certain provisions of federal hours of service regulations, citing the need for drivers to be able to return to a safe and ...

James Jaillet

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

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