James Jaillet

DOT: Despite state measures, marijuana still illegal for drivers

| December 04, 2012

Marijuana will remain an unauthorized drug for both recreational and medical purposes for truck drivers under the U.S. Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation.

Ferro: Safety Fitness Determination proposal coming in 2013

| December 03, 2012

A proposed rule that would allow FMCSA to use a carrier's CSA rankings to produce an overall safety rating will come in the first half of 2013, said FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.

Using a shipping container as an office?

| November 26, 2012

Does your company need a cheap, sturdy office? Overdrive sister pub Equipment World's Tom Jackson may have a solution for you — an intermodal-type cargo container.

Finding 10 mpg: Testing the Cascadia Evolution

Steve Sturgess | November 15, 2012

We looked at the Freightliner Cascadia here earlier this year, but this one is different. Way different.

Rates drop, continue year-end slide

| November 12, 2012

As has been the case for all three segments in the last three years — except for flatbed in late 2010 — spot market rates for reefer, flatbed and dry van continue their decline after ...

Hours rule exemption for storm relief extended to Nov. 27

| November 09, 2012

The waiver of certain federal rules for drivers carrying emergency loads to the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy has been extended to Nov. 27.

Truckers react: Obama wins ’12 election

| November 07, 2012

Most commenters on Overdrive's Facebook page were not thrilled to hear news that incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama had been re-elected and were quite vocal on where they stood relative to the national political scene, ...

Drivers mostly support marijuana ballot results

| November 07, 2012

While most states were going either shades of blue or red Tuesday evening, Colorado and Washington state went green, as voters in both states approved initiatives to legalize pot.

James Jaillet

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

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