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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Drivers’ case against FMCSA over pre-employment reports stalls at Supreme Court level

A class-action lawsuit brought by six truck drivers -- and backed by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association -- against the U.S. DOT and the pre-employment ...

Indicators: ‘Trucking Conditions’ positive for carriers; spot market activity soars

Market conditions for carriers, as measured by FTR’s monthly Trucking Conditions Index, bounced upward in April. Meanwhile, spot market activity continues to see big gains ...

Trump DOL relieves pressure surrounding Obama-era changes to owner-operator model

The Trump Administration on Wednesday rescinded a 2015 memo issued by the Labor Department that changed the interpretation of federal wage and hour laws regarding ...
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Trump calls for Congress to adopt his private highway plan

Notably for trucking, Trump’s plan also calls for a repeal of the tolling ban on existing Interstate lanes and privatizing rest areas.

FMCSA rule setting training standards for new truck drivers takes effect

After a five-month due to regulatory reviews ordered by the Trump Administration, a rule setting national training standards for new truck drivers has become law. ...

Truckload rates climbed again in May

The spot market gains are in line with seasonal trends but could also reflect an upswing predicted this year by industry analysts ahead of the ...

Indicators: Trucking employment flat, conditions for shippers signal swing in carriers’ favor

Total employment in the for-hire trucking industry was nearly unchanged in May from April, falling by 100 jobs in the month. Moreover, market conditions are ...

FMCSA scraps rulemaking on raising liability insurance minimums for carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is slated Monday to officially withdraw a rulemaking intended to explore the pros and cons of increasing liability insurance ...

Texas sets framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state

The Texas legislature last week passed a bill to establish a basic regulatory framework for autonomous vehicle operation in the state, including allowing vehicles without ...

Entangled in a legal mess, Uber makes changes to self-driving truck venture

Levandowski's departure from the company stems from a court order issued this month by the judge overseeing a lawsuit against Uber and Otto brought by ...