James Jaillet

Truck occupant deaths rise in 2012, along with overall highway fatalities, NHTSA says

| November 14, 2013

The number of highway deaths rose in 2012 from 2011 by 1,082 to 33,561. The number of large truck occupant fatalities also rose, seeing an increase for three consecutive years. However, ATA disputes the terminology ...

Report: Open road is gone as modern trucker grapples with hours rules, e-logs and parking shortages

| November 14, 2013

A Wall Street Journal report says a "confusing tangle of rules" and a myriad of devices like electronic logs and speed limiters are dampening not only the industry's efficiency but the will of those who ...

Diesel price continues slide, down nearly 15 cents since mid-September

| November 12, 2013

The U.S. average price for on-highway diesel continued its downward momentum in the week ended Nov. 11, falling another 2.5 cents and reaching another four-month low — $3.832, according to the Department of Energy's Energy ...

A new type of dyno: Observing your semi with style — and accuracy

Bruce Mallinson | November 08, 2013

May I recommend to you an alternative to standard dynamometer testing? The 'Giraffe' offers better real-world simulation and allows better observation of tire alignment, tread pattern and wheel bearing losses.

NTSB says investigations ‘raise serious questions’ about FMCSA, asks for audit of agency

| November 07, 2013

In light of four deadly crashes that it has investigated within the past year, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended to DOT head Anthony Foxx that FMCSA be audited on its oversight capabilities of ...

Death in Arizona: Ultimate toll of distracted driving

| November 06, 2013

Sad and somewhat horrifying news from Arizona this week reinforces the toll distracted driving can take on life and limb — and trucking's image.

Pilot Flying J to pay $72 million in fuel rebate withholding settlement, court docs show

| November 06, 2013

The total amount Pilot will dole out in its class-action settlement with trucking companies who sued the company over an alleged fuel rebate withholding scheme is $72 million, according to a petition Pilot submitted this ...

Rates fall in all three segments in October

| November 06, 2013

Per-mile spot market rates for all three segments — reefer, dry van and flatbed — fell in October, sticking with trends of 2012 and 2011, according to Internet Truckstop's monthly rate data, released this week. ...

James Jaillet

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

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