James Jaillet

Trucking groups question FMCSA hours study, Congressman says it’s ‘worthless’

| January 30, 2014

Rep. Richard Hanna called FMCSA's study "worthless," while OOIDA says it is skeptical of the agency's findings. ATA says the study does not provide any justification for the rules.

FMCSA concludes new hours of service rule better for safety in its long-awaited study

| January 30, 2014

In its long-awaited field study on the current hours rule, FMCSA has concluded that the two 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. period requirements of the 34-hour restart provisions of the rule cause truck operators to ...

Iced in: Interstates in Atlanta, Birmingham gridlocked due to impassable conditions

| January 29, 2014

Chunks of some major Interstates in Atlanta and Birmingham have been closed or at a standstill for nearly a full day due to snow and ice. Here's road closure information, along with photos from the ...

Driver database rule clears White House, e-log rule delayed

| January 28, 2014

A rule that would implement a driver database detailing drivers' history of failed drug and alcohol test has been approved by the White House. The rule mandating the use of electronic logging devices still hasn't ...

Three more Pilot employees enter guilty pleas for fraud, conspiracy in alleged rebate scheme

| January 28, 2014

Three more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud or conspiracy charges surrounding accusations that the company systematically cheated trucking companies out of millions in owed fuel rebates over a seven-year period.

Diesel price jumps, continues bouncing up and down

| January 27, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel rose in the week ended Jan. 27 3.1 cents to $3.904, climbing after two weeks of price drops, according to the Department of Energy's Energy ...

Agency lifts hours of service rules for propane haulers in the South

| January 27, 2014

Joining propane haulers in the Midwest and Eastern regions, propane haulers in the South are now temporarily exempt from federal hours-of-service regulations in light of cold temperatures and propane shortages around the country.

Window tinting group pushes FMCSA for exemption of regs to help driver comfort, health

| January 23, 2014

The International Window Film Association has filed an application for exemption with FMCSA to allow windows to the right and left of drivers to be tinted beyond current federal regulations.

James Jaillet

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

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