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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Indicators: Truck tonnage dipped from May in June, but up year over year

“After such a large spike in May, it was not surprising to see the index give back some of those gains in June,” said ATA ...

House set to take up bill that exempts carriers from state laws on driver breaks, delays ELD mandate for livestockers

The House’s Appropriations Committee late Monday stamped approval via a 31-20 vote on a bill that would exempt carriers and drivers from state laws requiring ...

Indicators: Spot market freight soared in June

Load availability climbed 24 percent in June from May, according to the DAT Index, and was up 57 percent from last June.
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Human trafficking bill in Senate would permanently disqualify convicted traffickers from holding CDL

Those convicted of using a commercial motor vehicle in human trafficking would receive a lifetime ban on holding a CDL.

Challenge to FMCSA’s Mexican cross-border trucking program dismissed in court

The Teamsters’ lawsuit, filed in March 2015, alleged FMCSA didn’t generate enough inspection data during its three-year cross-border trucking pilot program to properly make a ...

Indicators: Trucking employment dips, conditions for shippers point to chance for rate hikes

Trucking industry employment in June totaled 1.4716 million -- about 25,000 jobs greater than last June. TR’s Shippers Conditions Index moved further into negative territory ...

Indicators: Spot market rates hit multi-year highs in June

Per-mile rates on the spot market shot upward in all three major truckload segments in June, according to monthly rate data provided to CCJ by ...

Video: Digital trends for driver recruiting and how your fleet can capitalize

As drivers adopt personal technology, fleets must adapt their recruiting techniques to the ever-changing advertising landscape. Gain practical next steps that you can implement right ...

Another cyber attack jolts supply chain, major global carriers hit

FedEx confirmed Thursday in a statement to CCJ its TNT Express was a victim of the attack. A.P. Moller-Maersk confirmed on Twitter “multiple sites and ...