James Jaillet

Photos: Catfish’s Junk Yard Dog — Heavy hauler shows off sharp truck, unique loads

| November 07, 2014

Houston-based owner-operator V.L. “Catfish” Harris dubbed this 1990 Peterbilt 379 the Junk Yard Dog.

Jobs report: Trucking employment continues uptick, adds 3,900 jobs

| November 07, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,900 jobs in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department. The DOL also upwardly revised the number of trucking jobs for August and September.

Video: Stunt driving big rig pushes tractor-trailer to the limit

| November 06, 2014

As our sister site Truckers News wrote, I wouldn't try these at home.

FMCSA to survey new CDL holders for long-awaited driver training rule

| November 06, 2014

The agency announced this week its intentions to survey recently licensed truck operators as part of the data gathering process in producing an entry level driver training rule.

Liability insurance increase for carriers could see delay, may never come, ATA says

| November 05, 2014

Owner-operator concerns over regulators’ seemingly quick work to produce a rule to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance trucking companies must have could be much ado about nothing, says ATA's chief of advocacy.

White House clears FMCSA request for comment on potential insurance increase rule

| November 04, 2014

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is intended to seek trucking industry input before FMCSA potentially produces a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and a Final Rule.

Diesel price down nearly 30 cents a gallon since early July

| November 03, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.2 cents in the week ended Nov. 3 to $3.623, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, as the country’s diesel price ...

Spot market rates: Seasonal downswing continues as rates stay high

| November 03, 2014

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell for the fourth straight month in October, mostly in line with seasonal trends, but they remained strong and much higher than Octobers in recent years, according to data ...

James Jaillet

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

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