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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Bill to delay ELD mandate likely a non-starter in Congress

The legislation, however, has major hurdles to clear before becoming law. With larger issues sucking up Congressional time and energy in Washington, the bill is ...

Indicators: Latest ‘Trucking Conditions’ point to hot spot market, lagging contract market

FTR notes the spot market has seen strong freight volume in recent months, and spot market rates have followed suit, climbing for most of the ...

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 ...
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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.

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 ...