James Jaillet

After latest drop, diesel could be one week away from falling below $3

| January 13, 2015

The U.S. average diesel price has now dropped 8 straight weeks and 26 of the last 28. It’s also dropped more than 55 cents in the last 5 weeks.

Opening the border: Data on Mexican carriers ‘robust,’ FMCSA says; trucking groups split on decision

James Jaillet & Todd Dills | January 12, 2015

Readers note their concerns about Mexican carriers undercutting U.S. carriers. Also, FMCSA clarifies the data it used to make its decision.

FMCSA opens border: Mexican carriers will be allowed to apply for U.S. operating authority

| January 09, 2015

The move comes less than three months after the end of the agency's cross-border pilot program, that data from which has been questioned by the DOT Inspector General.

For-hire trucking gains 7,300 jobs in December as unemployment ticks lower

| January 09, 2015

The for-hire trucking industry added 7,300 jobs in December on a seasonally adjusted basis. For-hire trucking employment totals 1.429 million.

Chromed up steel hauling Peterbilt 389 glider

| January 09, 2015

Steel hauler Jeremy Anderson owns and runs this 2013 Peterbilt 389 glider, to which he's added a host of custom features.

Does federal law exempt truckers from certain state labor laws? Supreme Court could decide

| January 06, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration Act of 1994 — which explicitly says federal law preempts state laws in such circumstances — could face a challenge in the country’s highest court this year, as Penske Logistics has ...

Brake inspection blitz places 16.2% of vehicles out of service, up from 2013 rate

| January 05, 2015

The percentage of vehicles placed out of service in 2014 jumped a few points from 2013’s record-low of 13.5 percent, but the percentage comes from a smaller sample size.

Random drug testing of truckers to continue at 50 percent rate

| January 05, 2015

Random drug testing rates for truck operators will remain at 50 percent, FMCSA announced recently.

James Jaillet

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

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