James Jaillet

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.

Citing ‘bias against truckers,’ OOIDA calls for resignation of FMCSA head Anne Ferro

| June 06, 2014

OOIDA has sent Anthony Foxx a letter asking for FMCSA head Anne Ferro to resign, saying she has a "clear bias against truckers and the trucking industry" and that the agency "can no longer perform ...

May employment report: Trucking gains 1,500 jobs, U.S. hiring surges

| June 06, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,500 jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released June 6 by the Dept. of Labor. The U.S. economy as a whole added ...

Truck stop chains pull Maxims with truck ‘serial killer’ ad, TCA encouraging responses

| June 05, 2014

Maxim continued to take heat from the trucking industry over an ad in its current issue that features a truck with the words 'Serial Killer' above it. Maxim has apologized and is giving free ad ...

Bill in Senate would suspend hours rule’s restart provisions and require further study

| June 05, 2014

A bill making its way through the Senate now includes an amendment to undo some provisions of the hours of service rule changes implemented in July 2013 for at least a year and require a ...

Video: Paul Rissler’s Custom ’96 Peterbilt 379, ‘The Risslerbilt’

| June 05, 2014

Paul Risslers 1996 Peterbilt 379 and matching Great Dane reefer won Best of Show - Third Runner-Up at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last month. See photos of the truck and hear him talk ...

James Jaillet

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

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