James Jaillet

Diesel price drops another 1.6 cents, down to lowest since July

| October 29, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped 1.6 cents in the week ended Oct. 28 to $3.870, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration.

Hours rules, CSA top industry issues, study shows

| October 24, 2013

Though taken from fleet executive responses and geared toward the same group, an annual study released this week shows regulations and programs of the federal government — namely, hours of service rules and CSA — ...

Cargo theft frequency up in 3Q, value per load down

| October 23, 2013

Loads of food, electronics and appliances remain hot. Theft of trailer and theft from trailer remain the most common form of thefts.

Diesel price unchanged according to DOE, ProMiles shows small decline

| October 22, 2013

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change from the prior week in the week ended Monday, Oct. 21., remaining at $3.886, says the Dept. of Energy. ProMiles reports a ...

Trucking industry gains 1,000 jobs in September

| October 22, 2013

The for-hire trucking industry saw a small uptick in September, adding 1,000 new payroll jobs in the month on a seasonally adjusted basis. The economy as a whole added 148,000 job, and unemployment dropped to ...

Overdrive in Five: Oct. 21, 2013

| October 21, 2013

In the Oct. 21, 2013, edition of the Overdrive in Five podcast, OD News Editor James Jaillet gives quick updates on Navistar's court battle, the sleep apnea bill, Tony the Truck Stop Tiger and drivers ...

Sleep apnea bill becomes law, FMCSA can’t use guidance to address driver screening

| October 17, 2013

The law, signed by President Barack Obama Tuesday, Oct. 15, forbids FMCSA from using guidance alone to address sleep apnea screening for drivers.

Well-known custom truck builder, Texas fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr. dead after motorcycle wreck

| October 16, 2013

Custom truck builder and fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr., died Thursday, Oct. 10, after being struck while riding his motorcycle by his wife's Cadillac Escalade, according to reports from Hall's hometown, San Antonio.

James Jaillet

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

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