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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Roll out of new generation of engine oils went ‘delightfully smooth,’ API rep says

Two new diesel engine oil categories, replacing the oils used in diesel engines for over a decade, came to market in January, capping a development period nearly five years in ...

Trump slated to meet with carrier reps, drivers this week, White House says

President Trump is expected to meet with trucking industry stakeholders, including drivers and carriers, on Thursday to discuss healthcare, says Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer. He made the announcement Monday ...

Soft rates nipped owner-operator pay in 2016

Leased and independent owner-operators saw their incomes dip in 2016 compared to the year prior, according ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm. Leased operators netted on average $59,699 and ...

Indicators: Trucking conditions point to ‘better year ahead,’ freight jumped in February

CCJ's Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more. Trucking conditions point to stronger ‘17, FTR says: Market conditions for carriers, ...
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Volvo demonstrates on-highway platoon on California’s I-110

Volvo Trucks announced Monday it completed a successful demonstration of a partially automated truck platoon in California, leveraging Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology to run a three-truck platoon from the ...

Indicators: Trucking employment rallied in February

CCJ's Indicators rounds up the latest reports on trucking business indicators on rates, freight, equipment, the economy and more. The for-hire trucking industry added more than 10,000 jobs in February, wiping ...

Trump plan for private highway funding limited in its ability to fix U.S.’ ailing infrastructure

President Trump’s broad-level plan for bolstering U.S. infrastructure funding with investments from the private sector could buoy the country’s ability to repair overly worn highways and help stabilize the Highway ...

ATA, Navistar, Volvo join other trucking stakeholders asking new EPA chief to support clean diesel program

A band of trucking industry stakeholders, including some truck and engine OEMs and the American Trucking Associations, issued a letter last week to the new administrator of the Environmental Protection ...

New Class 8 truck racing circuit kicks off 13-race season this month

A new racing series featuring Class 8 trucks in oval track races starts its first full season next month in North Carolina. The Bandit Big Rig Series, which offers a ...

Van rates continue to tumble, flatbed and reefer rates grow

Per-mile rates on the spot market for reefer and flatbed loads rose again in February, according to monthly transaction averages from Truckstop.com. February’s gains for flatbed marked the fourth straight ...