James Jaillet

Senate acts to ensure highway funding to May, passes short-term bill

| August 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until the end of May. The bill was passed by the House earlier this month, so ...

California’s high court rules carrier misclassified drivers as independent contractors

| July 31, 2014

Drivers signed on as independent contractors for the Long Beach, Calif.-based Pac Anchor Transportation were misclassified as contractors and should have instead been classified as employees of the carrier, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously ...

FMCSA’s Ferro, trucking groups square off in Senate over hours, agency priorities

| July 31, 2014

At a Senate hearing this week, regulators and trucking groups offered testimony to lawmakers about what could be done to improve truck safety in the U.S. Here are some highlights.

Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

| July 29, 2014

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime ...

Gliders offer simple way to natural gas use

| July 29, 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.  Glider kits can give owner-operators an easier, cheaper way to delve into ...

Overdrive founder ‘spent his entire life trying to better’ trucking

Jill Dunn | July 29, 2014

Mike Parkhurst’s friends say they will remember Overdrive’s founder and longtime editor for championing deregulation and the cause of the owner-operator. Also, a roundup of reader reactions to Parkhurst's passing.

Diesel price continues tumbling, hits 8-month low

| July 29, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.1 cents to $3.858 in the week ended July 28, marking the fourth consecutive week the price fell. It’s still at its lowest ...

Navistar introduces used truck reconditioning, resale program

Lucas Deal | July 28, 2014

The company has introduced Diamond Renewed, a comprehensive inspection and mechanical reconditioning process for International used trucks taken in via trade that it says will improve the value and marketability of the trucks when returned ...

James Jaillet

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

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