5 forces behind the evolution of fleet mobility

Increasingly, commercial platforms are able to satisfy the needs of fleets and drivers through expanded hardware and connectivity options to external applications and services. The following five trends are driving an evolution to all-in-one mobility.

Be thankful for all those cars stuck in traffic this holiday

This Thanksgiving, I’m especially thankful for traffic jams – those ridiculous and often needless backups that ruin the great American holiday for so many. Don't yell at the kids screaming in the backseat, yell at your elected officials.

Wreaths Across America needs carrier volunteers to haul wreath loads

Wreaths Across America is making a last-minute push to secure the trucks it needs to haul wreaths nationwide to cemeteries around the country as part of its annual wreath laying ceremonies, intended to memorialize fallen veterans.

Every pound counts: New specs, lift-axle systems save fuel, boost payload

There are many good reasons for fleets to review their suspension specs and consider changes to better meet their application requirements as new designs are developed to complement today’s equipment trends.

Smartphones, tablets being utilized for low-cost compliance with ELD mandate

For fleets that lack a mobile computing platform now, or are considering replacement options before the ELD mandate arrives, the market is filling up with low-cost compliance options, with plenty of room to add more applications as needed.

Diesel price falls 3.3 cents to resume downward trend

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.3 cents in the week ended Nov. 24 to $3.628, according to the Department of Energy. This is the second week in a row the national average has fallen, marking 19 out of the ...

Oversize/overweight haulers want exemption of hours-of-service break requirement

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to grant drivers carrying loads that are oversize or overweight an exemption to the the 30-minute break requirement of the 2013 hours of service rule.

Truck orders shoot up in October to second-best in history

Total net orders for Class 8 trucks were 45,978 units in October, up 76 percent year-over-year and the second best in the history of the industry.

CCJ Photo Gallery: Knights of the Highway: Trucking in 1976 (Part I)

By 1976, it was official: Trucking was on it's way to being cool! Throw in the country's 200th Birthday, and it may for very giddy issues of CCJ's sister magazine, Overdrive!

Sleepers to shooting houses

It's Thanksgiving Week. Everyone's ready for a break to spend some time with family and -- in many parts of the country -- hit the woods and do a little hunting. So let's take a break from the business of trucking and have some fun ...

California port trucker strike ends, drivers resume work

Southern California drayage truckers have ended their latest strike, but little immediate relief will be felt in area ports, where union dockworkers will not resume "big table” contract talks until Dec. 1.

CVSA asks FMCSA to pull CSA scores from public view

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has become the latest industry group to request that FMCSA remove from public view the scores from its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Measurement System.

Monday Money: Rates, demand continue to climb; shippers ‘beginning to balk’

Trends in truck capacity and freight demand continue to point toward a tight market to close out 2014, with the New Year to bring even more stress on truck supply and considerably higher shipping rates, according the latest roundup of industry indicators. An industry analyst, ...

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