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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: Shippers ‘feeling the pinch’ of tight truck market

Market conditions for shippers and carriers have "diverged dramatically" in recent months, says FTR, with tight truck capacity pushing rates higher and swinging the market ...

Indicators: Truck tonnage reveals ‘really strong’ freight market

The amount of freight moved by the for-hire trucking industry in November, as measured by the  American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, jumped again, ...

Fleets to see tax bills slashed by looming tax overhaul

Carriers will likely be some of the larger beneficiaries of the tax reform bill in the works in Congress, as the bill sets a new ...
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With ELD mandate here, FMCSA looks to clarify personal use of trucks

The changes are mostly geared toward straight truck drivers. FMCSA appears to envision drivers of tractor-trailer combination vehicles dropping their trailer before using the truck ...

OOIDA, FMCSA offer oral arguments in case over sleep apnea guidance

Attorneys for OOIDA and the DOT went head to head in court last month, with OOIDA claiming the DOT violated federal law by tucking a ...

Judge delays trial between tech giants Uber, Google involving self-driving truck tech

Waymo, a company dedicated to developing autonomous car technology, claims ride-sharing company Uber orchestrated efforts to raid thousands of its confidential files. Newly discovered evidence ...

Polls: ELD compliance among fleets hovering around 70 percent as deadline looms

With just days remaining for carriers and drivers to transition from paper logs to electronic logging devices to comply with the federal government’s mandate, adoption ...

Online registry of DOT-approved med examiners down due to technical issues

The online tool that truck drivers use to find a U.S. DOT-certified examiner to obtain their medical certification is indefinitely down, according to a memo ...

Bill in Congress would require side underride guards on trailers, bolster rear guards

The lawmakers introducing the legislation say a side underride guard mandate would save hundreds of lives a year. ATA contends that, while the guards could ...

Tech Toolbox: The future of technology in trucking

Driver turnover rate climbed again in third quarter as economy, freight heat up

Economic growth, rising freight demand and “fierce competition” among fleets for drivers has fueled the climbing turnover rate throughout the year, says ATA Chief Economist ...