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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Truck stop-based clinic network aims to cut carriers’ costs

For fleets, Strobin markets the subscription clinic service as a way to recruit and retain drivers and as a means to lower the number of ...

Carriers can comment on EPA’s glider kit emissions exemption plan until January 5

The EPA earlier this month announced its plan to reclassify glider kits as non-new vehicles, thereby restricting the EPA’s ability to regulate their exhaust emissions, ...

Indicators: Tonnage gained big in October

The amount of freight carried in October, as measured by ATA's monthly Truck Tonnage Index, grew 3.3 percent in October from September and 9.9 percent ...

Indicators: Market conditions for carriers to remain solid, freight volumes continue surge

Freight volume on the spot market grew 65 percent compared from October 2016, and all three major truckload segments posted rate gains again, according to ...
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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 ...

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 ...
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