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Articles by James Jaillet

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

Trump recruits truckers to back tax reform plan

President Trump on Wednesday will take to the podium in Harrisburg, Pa., to tout his administration’s tax reform plan, and he’s enlisting the help of ...

Group sues DOT board alleging open meetings violations

A trade group representing small business trucking companies and brokers has filed a lawsuit alleging the U.S. DOT’s Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board violated federal ...

Indicators: Trucking employment dips slightly in September, ‘Shippers Conditions’ favor carriers

Updates on two key trucking industry indicators.

Celadon under investigation by SEC, announces refinancing of debt

Celadon Group, one of the country’s largest trucking companies, has notified its shareholders that it is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the ...
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Spot market rates soared to multi-year highs

Spot market rates in September leapt in September, according to Truckstop.com data provided to Overdrive. The gains are likely due to the impacts of catastrophic ...

Indicators: Truck tonnage shot up in August, ‘Trucking Conditions’ point to rates growth

A few positive signs for the trucking industry: Tonnage soared in August, and a tightening of industry capacity, driven by a number of factors, is ...

Ryder to make Aperia’s Halo automatic tire inflation system standard on rental fleet

Ryder System announced Wednesday it is making Aperia's Halo automatic tire inflation system standard for its heavy-duty rental fleet, as well as its ChoiceLease program ...

Bendix’ new Intellipark systems aims to prevent rollaways

Bendix introduced Tuesday at the North American Commercial Vehicle show in Atlanta several new products and updates to existing offerings, including a software update for ...

Raymond P. Martinez tapped by White House to head FMCSA

President Donald Trump plans to nominate Raymond P. Martinez to run the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, according to an update posted to the White ...

Volvo eyes trucking’s future with 2017 product updates

In a year that’s seen the company roll out two updated tractors and a futuristic concept tractor-trailer, Volvo Trucks North America said Monday it's readying ...

Shell Rotella nears completion of Starship concept rig aimed at hyper efficiency

Shell’s futuristic concept tractor-trailer, dubbed the Starship Initiative, is on track to be completed within the coming months and could perform a cross-country efficiency test ...

New engine oils, now recommended by all OEMs, show extended drain intervals, better fuel economy

The trucking industry’s transition to a new generation of engine oils, which began last December, has gone smoothly, say top engineers for Shell Rotella. All ...
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