James Jaillet

Tennessee troopers jump in trucks to catch texters

| April 09, 2013

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has taken to trucks to spot car, pickup and minivan drivers violating day-to-day rules like not wearing a seatbelt and texting while driving.

Two Mexican carriers fail entrance audit for U.S. authority

| April 05, 2013

Two carriers who applied for participation in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico were denied entrance due to a failed safety audit.

Spot market rates jump in March

| April 04, 2013

The end of winter brought with it a much needed end to another cold spell: Per mile spot market rates for van, reefer and flatbed loads.

Carriers watching you, and why that might not be the worst thing

| April 01, 2013

Video monitoring is a trickier subject than it originally appears, especially when truck drivers are exonerated for accidents they would otherwise would be blamed for. However, is the constant presence of video monitoring worth the ...

Photos: Best of the show trucks at Mid-AmericaImage Gallery

| March 22, 2013

Though it's the second day of spring, the clouds, brisk wind and 40-degree weather in Louisville, Ky., would have you convinced otherwise. That didn't stop dozens of show truck owners from showing and thousands of Mid-America ...

Upcoming: Exclusive in-cab interview with IRT star Lisa Kelly

| March 22, 2013

Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts had the chance this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show to ride along with Ice Road Truckers star and "Sexiest Trucker Alive" Lisa Kelly, where the two talked modern trucking, ...

Firestone reenters truck market with radial line

| March 22, 2013

Firestone dropped the curtain on three new truck tires designed to offer drivers and small fleets a fuel-efficient replacement option, the company announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., marking its ...

Freightliner releases in-cab exercise system, Cascadia Evolution orders top 10k

| March 21, 2013

Freightliner this week announced an in-cab training system designed for installation onto already existing tether points in Freightliner Cascadia and Coronado models. The announcement came at the Mid-American Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Freightliner collaborated with ...

James Jaillet

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

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