James Jaillet

Hours, brakes top out-of-service violations in this year’s Roadcheck inspection blitz

| August 15, 2014

Of the 72,415 drivers inspected in this year’s Roadcheck inspection spree, 4.8 percent were placed out-of-service, and more than half of those were placed out-of-service due to hours of service or logbook violations.

Speed limiters, liability insurance hike rules see action, move closer to publication

| August 14, 2014

A rule to require the use of speed limiters on trucks and a rule increasing the minimum insurance requirements for carriers both were sent to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation last week. Both ...

Photos: How gliders come to be

| August 14, 2014

Note: This story is part of a larger package on glider kits and their viability for owner-operators. Click here to see the main story.  Fitzgerald’s plant in Byrdstown, Tenn., specializes in putting engines and transmissions into ...

Senate bill aims to promote natural gas adoption in long-haul trucking

| August 13, 2014

The Senate this week introduced its version of a bill to cut natural gas-powered trucks a break, as it would give them an exemption to federal truck weight standards as a means to mitigate the ...

Clarification: EPA’s clearance for Calif. enforcement of aero device regs applies to trucks, too

| August 12, 2014

An EPA ruling clears CARB to enforce aero add-on requirements on 2011-2013 year-model tractors with integrated sleepers, in addition to the trailer requirement reported earlier this week.

Photos: Pride & Polish National Championship competitors square off this month

| August 12, 2014

A year’s worth of shining, polishing, waxing and wiping comes to a head this month at the Great American Trucking Show, where four trucks will emerge as the 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Champions. ...

Diesel price continues to tumble, down another cent

| August 12, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell a cent in the week ended Aug. 11 to $3.843. That’s the sixth straight week the national average price has dropped and the lowest ...

CARB can enforce rule requiring aero add-ons to trailers, EPA says

| August 11, 2014

CARB has been granted permission by the federal government to enforce its requirement that trailers in the state be equipped with certain EPA-verified aerodynamic equipment.

James Jaillet

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

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