James Jaillet

Diesel price continues skid, hits 3.5-year low

| October 28, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point in nearly five years in the week ended Oct. 27, falling 2.1 cents to $3.635.

CARB: Enforcement coming on rule to require use of certain tires, aero devices

| October 24, 2014

California’s Air Resources Board issued regulatory guidance this week saying the state is cleared to enforce elements of its emissions regulations that require truck and trailer owners to install aerodynamic add-on devices and use certain ...

Lumber hauling International 9300 working toward 2 million miles

| October 24, 2014

Minnesota owner-operator Alex Roeder uses his 1999 International 9300 to haul lumber, construction supplies and the occasional oversized load for Gary Kotek Trucking.

NTSB says FMCSA oversight, hands-free phone usage to blame for violent 2013 crash (with video)

| October 23, 2014

FMCSA should restrict the hands-free use of portable electronics and lapsed in its oversight of a problematic carrier, according to a recent report by NTSB, who says both factors contributed to a May 2013 truck/train ...

Beauty shots of PDI Pride & Polish winners: Four top rigs gleam in the desert

| October 23, 2014

The fifth and final stop of the 2014 Overdrive's Pride & Polish circuit wrapped up last weekend in St. George, Utah, at the PDI Dyno Event and Truck Show. Here are beauty shots of the ...

Insurance increase rule, speed limiter rule running behind FMCSA’s projected schedule

| October 22, 2014

File this under “no news can sometimes be news” — Two trucking-related federal rules in the works have missed projected schedules for their advancement through the rulemaking process.

FMCSA amends hours rules for fuel haulers in emergency situations

| October 21, 2014

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has finalized changes to federal safety regulations that will allow certain state-issued emergency declarations to supersede federal hours-of-service regulations.

Diesel price continues near 4-month downslide, remains at 28-month low

| October 21, 2014

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 4.2 cents in the week ended Oct. 20 to $3.656, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report, marking the 16th week in a ...

James Jaillet

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

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