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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Senators back provision for one-year ELD mandate waiver for livestock haulers

The Senators say the move would give FMCSA “time to make necessary adjustments to hours of service rules to address animal welfare concerns” that livestock ...

ELD compliance among smaller fleets sees uptick as mandate looms

Of carriers operating between five and 100 trucks, 75 percent reported use of ELDs. That’s also up from the 40 percent reported for carriers running ...

Indicators: Capacity and rates drub shippers; use of 3PLs up

Market conditions for shippers continue to sink, favoring carriers in rate negotiations. Also, a recent survey of 10,000 shippers reveals an uptick in the use ...

Mercedes-Benz Vans takes aim at urban delivery’s future with newly designed Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday offered a preview of its next-generation Sprinter van, a highly versatile vehicle that the company says is positioned to take on ...

Indicators: Tight capacity spurred rate increases again in November

Economic conditions continue to drive spot market rates higher, with reefer rates leading the way. Reefer rates in November hit their highest monthly average since ...
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Indiana AG asks FMCSA to delay ELD mandate

Chief among Indiana AG Curtis Hill’s concerns is the agency’s registry of ELD providers and units, which allows manufacturers to self-certify their ELDs -- with ...

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 ...

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 ...