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Articles by James Jaillet

James Jaillet is Senior Editor for Overdrive and the Commercial Carrier Journal. Reach him at jjaillet@randallreilly.com.

FMCSA’s examiner registry outage caused by attempted malware plant

An attempt by an unknown source to plant malicious software (aka malware) on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's database of agency-approved medical examiners is ...

Rates regained momentum in April, surge into spring

Rate averages for all three major truckload segments -- dry van, reefer and flatbed -- saw strong gains again in April.
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Indicators: Strong freight economy has shippers ‘in the throes of pro-carrier environment’

Conditions for shippers remain in strongly unfavorable territory, according to the February reading of FTR's Shippers Conditions Index. Upward pressure on rates, stemming from trucking's ...

House adds provision to exempt carriers from state laws on driver breaks/pay to FAA bill

The U.S. House on Thursday voted to add a provision to a broader legislative package that seeks to reassert the federal government's authority in managing ...

Attempt to allow hastened hours of service reforms withdrawn in House

An amendment that would have allowed the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to potentially expedite hours of service reforms, if any, in the next two years ...

Video: Trucker’s trailer smacked by a departing diner customer — Preventable or not?

This video is an adaptation of a scenario pulled from the CCJ Preventable or Not manual. It is presented via a partnership between CCJ and ...

Indicators: Tonnage slumped slightly again in March, still up year over year

Compared to the same month last year, tonnage was up 6.3 percent in March, ATA reported. Year to date, tonnage was up 7.4 percent in ...

Tech-savvy fleets turn to texts

Though social media channels, smartphone apps and refined search engine strategies have transformed the driver recruiting landscape, carriers increasingly are turning to text messages to ...

Congress again set to take up provision to protect carriers from court-ordered payouts to drivers

The Denham language comes in response to court decisions in recent years that ruled carriers must comply with state laws regarding paid breaks, and court ...

Checks to Caterpillar engine owners issued for wrong amount, court docs show; checks to be reissued

Caterpillar has said it will be reissuing checks to former ACERT engine owners who were part of a $60 million class action settlement reached with ...