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Articles by James Jaillet

James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at

Indicators: Loosened capacity improves conditions for shippers, spot market update

Where reefer and van loads are hot, and the latest look at conditions for shippers.

Indicators: Tonnage sees major boom in February, ATA reports, reaching all-time high

The amount of freight moved by the for-hire trucking industry, as measured by the American Trucking Associations’ monthly Truck Tonnage Index, jumped 7.2 percent in ...

Indicators: Spring brings freight blossom; Conditions for truck fleets stymied by January freight numbers

January freight, as previously reported, was subpar, causing market conditions for truck fleets to flounder. Here's the latest outlook for carrier conditions and a quick ...

Undoing potential 34-hour restart death knell could be delayed for months, group says

The legal hang-up regarding truckers’ hours of service rules could kill the 34-hour restart entirely, but the Trucking Alliance's Lane Kidd says there’s pressure on ...

Bernie Sanders says he’d work to ‘take trucks off the road’ with modern rail system if elected president

It’s unclear whether he meant all trucks or just some trucks, but speaking this weekend, presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, running as a Democrat, told ...

Indicators: February freight reports mixed

Two reports on February freight movement.

Reefer, van and flatbed rates hit lowest per-mile averages in three years

Rates continue sliding south just 18 months after hitting record highs.

Pilot Flying J defendants ask for delay of trial in light of disclosure of millions of pages of evidence

The court overseeing the criminal trials of former Pilot Flying J employees has issued an order requiring prosecutors to disclose to defendants all of the ...

The dust-up over FMCSA’s ‘lives saved’ data: Accurate, ‘alarming’ or roughly approximate?

Do FMCSA's recently released numbers on "lives saved" via truck inspection efforts reveal a concerning trend about declining enforcement emphasis, or are they simply estimates ...

Indicators: Trucking employment falls for first time since October, truck orders remain flat

The latest jobs report for the trucking industry and the latest figures on Class 8 truck orders.