James JailletJames Jaillet was Randall-Reilly's executive editor of trucking, focusing on coverage of business and regulatory updates and trucking industry trends for the Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive, until the Spring of 2021.Overdrive Extra2020 through the rearview: From hours reforms to rates chaos and stories from the road, unwinding a tumultuous 12 monthsHOS reforms. How COVID changed drivers' day to day. Managing money amid the chaos. Stories of truckers weathering the storm. Rights on the road. Custom trucks.December 30, 2020RegulationsHere’s how to do the required self-check in FMCSA’s Drug Clearinghouse, due soonIndependent owner-operator Debbie Desiderato walks through the steps of performing the required self-check in FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. First checks must be performed by Jan. 5.December 28, 2020BusinessTrucking’s exemption from Calif.’s owner-operator test still in place, despite state court opinion"Regardless of what the state court says," the federal injunction against California's A.B. 5 law as it relates to trucking still applies. More on Overdrive.December 7, 2020BusinessFlatbed and dry van rates continued to accelerate in Nov.; reefer relaxedSpot market per-mile rates averages show dry van and flatbed continue to accelerate while reefer rates are up year over year but have slipped since Oct.December 3, 2020Overdrive ExtraCalling out ‘dysfunctional’ trucking regs, OOIDA’s Spencer asks Biden to slot him as FMCSA bossThe Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced that Todd Spencer has reached out to Biden to express interest in FMCSA administration position.December 1, 2020Overdrive Extra‘The most difficult part was logging in’: Independent trucker walks through DOT Clearinghouse self-check process (with step by step photos)Independent operators and small fleets must have DOT Clearinghouse check completed by Jan. 5, 2021. Learn about the self-check process here on Overdrive.November 13, 2020Hours of ServiceFrom the ELD data: Drivers wade slowly into new HOS split options as 30-minute break violations dipELD data shows 30-minute-break violations dropping as truckers utilize new hours of service options. But new split sleeper options are still being learned.November 4, 2020BusinessClock’s ticking for independents to run their required self-check in Drug ClearinghouseThe clock is ticking for small fleets and one-truck independent owner-operators to run their required self-check-in the FMCSA Drug Clearinghouse. Details here.November 2, 2020Overdrive ExtraHotshot trucker’s tough 2020 ride: Slow loads and a major breakdown, but ‘hope for a bright spring’Hotshotter Matt Tabor discusses the impact of 2020 on his hotshot trucking operation while looking forward to a brighter spring. Details on Overdrive.October 29, 2020BusinessUnlike restrictive Calif. law, feds’ rule on owner-operators allows them ‘to work the way they want’For the first time, the Department of Labor is intent to define how to determine if a worker can be deemed an independent contractor under federal law.October 26, 2020Previous PagePage 2 of 190Next PageTop StoriesOverdrive RadioHow the COVID hours waiver could disentangle HOS rigidityStrong views from Andrea Marks of the Trucker Nation advocacy group on the opportunities embedded within the long extensions of FMCSA's COVID-emergency-related waivers – and the dangers lurking in the latest changes as of September 1.LifeAn ode to the American Truck DriverTrucker Talent SearchGuy Archer wins 2021 Trucker Talent SearchCustom RigsThe 'Semper Fi' 2007 Coronado of Michael and Jackie WallaceSponsor ContentWhy Green APU?