James Jaillet

Cross-border update: Mexican carrier denied program entrance, FMCSA committee to evaluate program

| July 08, 2014

An agency subcommittee meets this month to determine whether FMCSA met its objectives with the cross-border pilot program with Mexico. The agency also said this week the latest applicant to the program failed the pre-authorization ...

Diesel snaps short upswing, falls slightly

| July 08, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped seven-tenths of a cent to $3.913 in the week ended July 7, according to the Dept. of Energy, snapping the short two-week uptick in ...

Trucker found shot in truck in Detroit, rig burned

| July 07, 2014

A truck driver was found in Detroit June 27 shot to death inside his truck, which had been set on fire, according to multiple news reports from local news stations.

With highway money running out, DOT warns states of project funding cuts

| July 03, 2014

Department of Transportation head Anthony Foxx sent a letter to states July 1 telling them the DOT will have to start restricting reimbursement payments to states starting Aug. 1, unless Congress can act to shore ...

Trucking employment jumps again in June, U.S. job growth healthy

| July 03, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released by the government. The U.S. economy as a whole in May added 288,000 non-farm ...

Ice Road Truckers returns Sunday: Meet the season’s cast, catch up with Lisa Kelly, Alex DebogorskiImage Gallery

| July 02, 2014

The eighth season of The History Channel’s popular Ice Road Truckers series premieres Sunday, July 7. Here are some links and videos to help you prepare.

Daimler seeking CDL exemption for global trucks division head, citing German CDL

| July 02, 2014

Daimler has filed an application of exemption with FMCSA asking it to waive the requirement that Daimler Trucks’ global head Wolfgang Bernhard be required to obtain a U.S. commercial driver’s license to test drive the ...

Scam alert: Woman posing as doctor giving bogus med exams to truckers

| July 02, 2014

The DOT has circulated reports warning drivers of a scam involving a Pennsylvania woman who is posing as a doctor and offering cheap — though bogus — health exams to truck drivers.

James Jaillet

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

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