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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Indicators: Tight capacity keeps market pressures for shippers in ‘solidly negative territory’

"Markets will adjust as we move through the year. Carriers will add some capacity, and shippers will develop more ‘carrier-friendly’ operations. However, that will not ...

FMCSA leaves questions swirling around hack of medical examiner site

Though FMCSA said earlier this month that it appears carriers', drivers' and examiners' information is safe in the hack, the agency has remained silent about ...

Indicators: Tonnage down in December, up for 2017

For all of 2017, the index was up 3.7 percent from 2016. This was the largest annual gain since 2013's 6.1 percent jump from 2012.

Court dismisses drivers’ lawsuit challenging info in PSP reports

At issue in the case were inaccuracies within drivers’ PSP reports, which carriers can access to make hiring decisions. The drivers claimed this hurt their ...
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Indicators: ‘Trucking Conditions’ ease slightly, remain strong for carriers as rates march higher

With capacity tight -- utilization is near 100 percent, FTR says -- any increases in rates or additional freight growth will push the index higher ...

Navigating drug testing requirements as state laws increasingly conflict with federal regs

A new law in Maine forbids employers from refusing job applicants or firing employees for testing positive for marijuana use. But the issue is clear ...

Indicators: Spot rates soar to multi-year highs

In line with reports of a record-tight spot market in December, per-mile rates shot upwards again in the month, according to monthly rates data from ...

Former Swift employee pleads guilty to embezzling $1.65M from the company

David Dwight Reynolds bilked his carrier employer out of $1.65 million over the course of three years via two separate scams. He pleaded guilty to ...

Carrier and driver info seemingly safe after hack of FMCSA site, agency says

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has said that a hack of the online tool drivers use to find medical examiners for DOT physicals is ...

Los Angeles sues three drayage carriers, claiming they misclassified drivers as contractors

The latest entry in the ongoing disputes in Southern California: The city government of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against three Southern California-based trucking ...

FMCSA to study truck drivers’ commuting habits, safety impacts

The agency says it intends to study the ramifications of “excessive commuting on safety and driver fatigue” after surveying drivers.

Indicators: Dry van market closes 2017 with record-high rates, load availability; trucking employment dips

The load-to-truck ratio on the spot market in the dry van segment closed December with a record-high 9-to-1 load-to-truck ratio, according to DAT Solutions ...

Congress set to take up trucking reforms, confirmation of FMCSA chief and infrastructure spending this session

Lawmakers in the House and Senate return to Washington this week for the start of the first Congressional session of 2018, and a few hot ...