James Jaillet

Trucking groups on FMCSA’s crash accountability study: Incomplete data in CSA still inexcusable

Todd Dills & James Jaillet | January 28, 2015

NASTC, ATA, OOIDA and most readers lodge displeasure with FMCSA's crash-fault analysis, while some readers suggest the feds may have it right in reticence to rely on police reports to assess fault.

Driver pay: Survey shows truck operators prefer percentage pay over mileage, hourly packages

| January 28, 2015

Survey says: Truck operators who receive pay based on a percentage split are generally more satisfied with their jobs than those who are paid based on hourly or mileage pay, according to survey results released ...

Diesel downturn continues as price nears half-decade low

| January 27, 2015

The U.S. diesel price has now fallen 11 consecutive weeks and 28 out of the last 30 weeks. It’s also more than a dollar lower than than the same week a year ago.

Senate highway bill could be unveiled soon

| January 22, 2015

Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) may soon unveil a highway funding bill that would direct money to the struggling Highway Trust Fund from taxes on companies’ overseas earnings, according to a report.

President Obama skirts highway funding in State of the Union address

| January 21, 2015

Departing from recent norms in his State of the Union addresses, President Barack Obama on Tuesday made only brief mention of infrastructure funding and no mention of issues related directly to trucking or transportation.

FMCSA concludes weighting crash fault in CSA rankings would be inconsequential, cumbersome

| January 21, 2015

Incorporating crash accountability into the CSA carrier ranking program would not improve the DOT’s ability to target for intervention carriers most at risk for crashes, nor would it be easy to implement or cost-effective, FMCSA ...

Congress may use highway bill to challenge FMCSA’s cross-border expansion

| January 20, 2015

One Congressman already says he intends to challenge FMCSA's cross-border expansion.

Hello $2-something diesel: Diesel skids under $3 in near-five-year low

| January 20, 2015

The U.S. average at-pump price for diesel dropped 12 cents in the week ended Jan. 19 to $2.933 a gallon, according to the DOE. The price is now down 94 cents from the same week ...

James Jaillet

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

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