James Jaillet

Support for trucking shutdown, convoy waning

| October 10, 2013

Support for the Ride for the Constitution trucking shutdown has been waning due to the lack of credibility of its organizers and an overall lack of direction and organization.

Pilot sued by Ohio fleet, latest in post-settlement suits

| October 10, 2013

FST Express, a Columbus, Ohio-based carrier, has become the latest trucking company to sue Pilot in the wake of federal allegations that the company intentionally and systematically defrauded diesel fuel customers out of owed fuel ...

Questioning the logistics of the convoy in the capital (How many trucks, exactly?)

| October 09, 2013

Whether the Ride for the Constitution protest has the widespread backing or the top-down organization to pull off a meaningful rally or produce any results is questionable, but have they actually considered how many trucks ...

Senate passes sleep apnea bill, president’s signature would make it law

| October 07, 2013

The U.S. Senate passed last week the so-called sleep apnea bill, which would require that any action taken by FMCSA pertaining to sleep disorder screening come via formal rulemaking. The bill now moves on to ...

Video: From-cab view of 100 mph truck racing around road course

| October 02, 2013

Video shot in the cab of a truck taking a few laps around a track in the Czech Republic. The truck racing series is set to make its way to the U.S. in 2015.

Agency increases fines, strengthens out-of-service order authority

| October 01, 2013

FMCSA — in compliance with the MAP-21 highway funding law finalized last year — has increased fines for several violations of its regulations and widened its authority to issue out-of-service orders.

Dry van, flatbed rates drop in Sept., while reefer rises a penny

| October 01, 2013

Reefer rates bucked the trend in September, being the lone standout to not experience a rate drop in the month, according to Internet Truckstops' monthly per-mile spot market rate data, released this week.

Pilot close to ending manual rebate calculations, CEO says

| September 30, 2013

Manual rebate calculations — the source of the fraud accusations against Pilot Flying J — are close to being eliminated at the company, said owner and CEO Jimmy Haslam in a prepared statement to the ...

James Jaillet

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

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