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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Toyota testing ‘zero-emission’ hydrogen-powered Class 8 truck at LA ports

“Project Portal,” as Toyota has named the vehicle and its testing phase, is based on a Kenworth T660 and generates more than 670 hp and ...
Texas mandates ELDs for intrastate truckers; all states required to do same

Texas mandates ELDs for intrastate truckers; all states required to do same

Though Texas appears to be the first state to issue an ELD requirement for intrastate truckers, other states will likely soon follow, says Joe Rajkovacz, ...
Indicators: Tonnage dipped again in March, freight market mixed to start 2017

Indicators: Tonnage dipped again in March, freight market mixed to start 2017

Tonnage dipped in March from February. Despite the drop, truck tonnage is up 2.5 percent year to date. After a strong finish to 2016, 2017 ...
Indicators: Freight volume climbs, but rates lag; contract market is ‘bluntly, ugly’

Indicators: Freight volume climbs, but rates lag; contract market is ‘bluntly, ugly’

All three major truckload segments saw freight volume soar in March, but rates were slow to react. Likewise, a report from investment firm Stifel says ...
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OOIDA petitions Supreme Court to hear case against ELD mandate

OOIDA petitions Supreme Court to hear case against ELD mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has taken its lawsuit against the federal government’s electronic logging device mandate to its last possible stop. The group filed ...
TCA urges Congress to forgo any increases to 80,000-pound limit

TCA urges Congress to forgo any increases to 80,000-pound limit

Responding to an apparent push by legislators eyeing an increase to a 91,000-pound, six-axle limit, TCA told lawmakers in the letter that an 11,000-pound increase ...
Indicators: Conditions for carriers appear stronger, trucking employment continues to grow

Indicators: Conditions for carriers appear stronger, trucking employment continues to grow

Recent trucking indicators: Market conditions for carriers saw positive momentum in February, though rate growth could be sluggish for the next few months. Also, the ...
Supreme Court won’t hear driver’s sleep apnea screening lawsuit against Crete

Supreme Court won’t hear driver’s sleep apnea screening lawsuit against Crete

The Supreme Court has ruled it will not hear a truck driver’s lawsuit against Crete Carrier Corp., leaving in place a lower court ruling in ...

Rates in and out of Atlanta likely won’t be affected by I-85 closure

“I-85 is not a major truck lane through Atlanta,” says DAT's Ken Harper. “The impact is going to be minimal to negligable.”
Flatbed rates soared, reefer rates drove in March

Flatbed rates soared, reefer rates drove in March

Flatbed rates hit their highest mark in a year and a half. Reefer rates, however, sank to their second lowest point since early 2013.

Opposition to Gorsuch cites decision to side with carrier in driver-brought lawsuit

As of April 3, it appears Democrats rallied enough votes in the Senate to successfully filibuster Trump's nominee for a spot on the Supreme Court, ...
Indicators: Tonnage down in February, index points to rate growth

Indicators: Tonnage down in February, index points to rate growth

Truck tonnage was down in February, while the monthly Shippers Conditions Index for January points to economic growth and tightening capacity. Both reports reveal positive ...

Pilot Flying J launches roadside maintenance service

Roadside assistance trucks are currently operating in more than fifteen cities across the country, including Knoxville, Tenn., Effingham, Ill. and Raphine, Va., with more than ...