James Jaillet

Change the oil or change engine parts — it’s up to you

Bruce Mallinson | June 18, 2014

When you became an owner-operator, you became responsible for maintaining your truck, and this means changing the oil. With truck ownership, you have a big decision to make: Change the oil, or replace the parts. ...

Federal court says fleet’s drivers are employees, not contractors in Calif. ruling

| June 17, 2014

An appeals court June 16 ruled that drivers working for Georgia-based carrier Affinity Logistics — but working in California — were not independent contractors, as the fleet argued, but were employees, due to the control ...

Opposition expected against restart rollback on Senate floor this week

| June 17, 2014

As the Senate resumes work this week on its 2015 DOT-funding bill, the American Trucking Associations said it expects an attempt will come on the Senate floor to undo work by the Senate Appropriations committee ...

Regulatory update: Speed limiters, insurance increase, carrier scoring rules still set for 2014

| June 13, 2014

A DOT report issued June 13 indicates rules mandating the use of speed limiters in trucks, raising the minimum liability insurance for carriers and implementing a more complete and direct federal safety scoring system could ...

New Century abruptly closes and files for bankruptcy, driver sues for lack of notice

| June 13, 2014

The 1,000-truck New Century Transportation has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7. It has also been hit this week with a class-action lawsuit from a driver, who alleges the company violated federal law by ...

Teamsters come out against hours changes, ATA still supportive

| June 11, 2014

The Teamsters Union has voiced its opposition to recent Congressional action to roll back the 2013 changes to federal hours-of-service restart provisions, but ATA head Bill Graves is holding strong on the group’s support for ...

House clears bill amendment to stop FMCSA from raising carrier insurance minimums

| June 10, 2014

Continuing Congressional action of late to try to rein in FMCSA regulatory activities, the House voted to add an amendment to its DOT funding bill to stop the agency from increasing the minimum amount of ...

Livestock haulers granted exemption to hours rule’s break requirement

| June 08, 2014

Drivers carrying livestock will soon be exempt from the 30-minute break rule required by federal hours-of-service rules, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced June 6.

James Jaillet

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

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