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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Daimler aims to tackle challenges of Mexican truck market

Two key executives for Daimler Trucks said Wednesday they hope to modernize the U.S. truck fleet by offering products designed to meet the country's unique ...

Volvo brings new VNL, VNR tractors to Mexican market

Volvo Trucks this week introduced its updated VNL long-haul tractor and its new VNR regional-haul tractor, both of which debuted earlier this year in the ...

Daimler introduces two new cabover tractors for Mexican market

In response to the Mexican trucking industry's interest in bringing cabover-engine tractor options to its market, Daimler Trucks North American on Tuesday introduced two new ...

Knight-Swift earnings tumble in first quarterly report due to merger-associated fees

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings noted in its earnings report that “comparisons to prior periods are not meaningful,” as the quarterly results include “significant merger-related costs,” as ...
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FMCSA nom Martinez clears first confirmation nod in Senate

Martinez must now be confirmed by the full Senate via a majority vote to assume the post as FMCSA Administrator. 

Indicators: Driver pay expected to climb with rates

Carriers will, if they can secure rate increases in contracts with shippers (as is expected), pass some of those gains on to drivers, says analyst ...

Majority of small fleets yet to comply with ELD mandate

The bulk of survey respondents operate between 6 and 25 trucks -- 1,570 of the 1,982 surveyed. Their adoption rates hovered around 40 percent.

Trial begins in alleged Pilot Flying J fuel rebate scheme

Prosecutors claim they bilked  trucking companies out of millions of dollars in diesel fuel rebates over nearly 10 years. The company has settled both criminal ...

Senate committee slated to vote on Trump FMCSA nominee Martinez on Wednesday

In his oral testimony last week, Martinez signaled his support for the coming enforcement deadline for the agency’s electronic logging device mandate, as well as ...

Threat of weaponized trucks on display in Manhattan terror attack

Though Tuesday's attack was carried out via a pickup truck, weaponized tractor-trailers are of major concern. “The Internet has given them (ISIS) a global platform ...

Spot market rates jump to highest points since 2014

Forecasters in recent months have said tightening trucking capacity, due to better economic conditions for freight activity, combined with the influx of freight and shifting ...

House Dems file bill to examine driver classification of port carriers

A bill introduced in the U.S. House last week would, if passed, direct the Labor Department and Department of Transportation to develop a task force ...