James Jaillet

Low-viscosity oils to be integral in meeting next emissions, mileage targets

Follow news editor James Jaillet on Twitter for live updates from Shell Rotella's tech center in Germany, later in the week including action from a Class 8 truck-racing series.

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More than an office: Other novel uses for shipping containers

Readers offer different ideas for ways to repurpose intermodal shipping containers in building projects.

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Pulse

In our March 2010 issue, we reported on the impending Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010. The feds were trying to work out the bugs in nine test states, after starting with Colorado in 2008.

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Irregular ratings: CSA snafus

Accident blame, violation weighting and regional differences continue to plague CSA. No fix appears to be on the horizon.

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Vegas trucking tweets and Music City peeps

The Great West Truck Show gets going today out in Las Vegas, running through Saturday with vendor exhibits, the Custom Rigs Pride & Polish competition, CCJ's Fleet Executive Conference (under way as of yesterday -- some news here from the first panel on challenges and opportunities trucking the rarefied California environment of late) and more. Follow Overdrive's Twitter feed @OverdriveUpdate -- and our Facebook page -- for views from the show. Associate Editor James Jaillet, among others, is on the scene and has shared ...

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Beyond Anti-Idling

Save thousands of dollars a year on fuel by careful use of your right foot — and your head. Don’t ignore driving habits and other strategies to supplement the benefits of minimal idling.

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Looking good, Michelin man

We didn't realize the Michelin mascot was such an avid consumer of owner-operator news and views before this photo was sent in. In any case, kudos for reading, MM. But too bad he didn't get to pick up the latest, April edition, just out and available in a digital edition via http://dmtmag.com/current/overdrive. There's a great feature there by James Jaillet -- the skinny on engine reprogramming tools and their ability to optimize engine dynamics for power ...

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