James Jaillet

Zero-defect driver vehicle reports on their way out

| August 01, 2013

FMCSA has issued a proposed rule that would eliminate the requirement of drivers to submit vehicle inspection reports in which they found no defects or problems.

Bill that would undo hours rule pulled from House

| July 31, 2013

A bill that could have undone the hours of service rule that became effective July 1 was pulled from the House floor after losing support.

Swift being sued for not disclosing it used background checks in hiring

| July 30, 2013

Swift has been sued for allegedly violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by not disclosing to applicants that it could access background checks and not allowing applicants to contest those background checks.

Company told them to defraud, say latest Pilot employees to plead guilty

| July 30, 2013

Two more Pilot Flying J employees have pleaded guilty to fraud charges, and both said the company held meetings to instruct salespeople on how to defraud customers.

Chart shows just how long a 34-hour restart actually takes

| July 26, 2013

An interactive infographic posted by the Journal of Commerce shows how a "34-hour" restart can become much more than 34 hours.

Safety board recommends trucks be connected to avoid crashes

| July 26, 2013

NTSB has made recommendations to other DOT agencies in response to a truck and school bus crash. One of them is that all vehicles on the road be connected via wireless technology.

Road Hawg: Juan Ibarra’s 1989 Pete 379

| July 25, 2013

Juan Ibarra picked up his 1989 379 in near-junk condition from its previous owner in spring 2008. By November it was winning awards at shows across the country.

E-logs, driver database, vehicle reports on FMCSA’s agenda

| July 24, 2013

An rule mandating use of electronic logs is still slated to be proposed in November, the DOT said this week. It also expects to publish the drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule later this year.

James Jaillet

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

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