Turning up driver satisfaction

Stay Metrics plans to match personality profiles of drivers to retention and safety performance. The end result will be a profile that is predictive of which drivers are most likely to be long term drivers and safe drivers based on their individual personality characteristics.

CSA’s Distorted Rankings, Part 3: The ‘ugly little secret’ of CSA

In the final part of the CSA's Distorted Rankings series: An in-depth look at how severity weights and peer groups lead to other CSA problems.

Preventable or not: Doe’s trailer dinged by dock door

John Doe began backing his trailer under a motor-driven rollup dock door, which unexpectedly began to roll down and hit the top rear of trailer. Was this a preventable accident?

Truck tonnage falls in June following four months of big gains

Truck tonnage as measured by the American Trucking Associations' monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 0.8 percent in June. The index is still up 2.3 percent from the same month last year and 3.2 percent compared to 2014's first quarter.

ATA Forecast: Tonnage to grow, freight revenues ‘surge’ through 2025

The ATA has released the latest edition of its look at the future of freight, and that future is bright: continued growth for not just the trucking industry, but for the freight economy overall. Carriers, however, will need to adapt to thrive.

Dear Congress: ‘This is no way to run a railroad,’ a dozen USDOT secs say

Current Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 former DOT chiefs on Monday sent a letter to Congress saying the lawmakers’ work doesn’t end with the patch to the shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund that is currently under consideration.

FMCSA sued by drivers over allegedly divulging too much in pre-employment reports

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on their Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

Diesel sees biggest price drop since November, hits 2014 low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.5 cents in the week ended July 21 to $3.869, according to the DOE. That's the biggest price drop since the week ended Nov. 11, and the lowest the national average price of diesel ...

Video: Test drive of ZF’s newly released automated-manual transmission

CCJ Executive Editor Jack Roberts was in Germany in early July and spent a day on a test track with vehicle component manufacturer ZF to get a first-hand look at its latest automated manual transmission products.

Omnitracs relocates to Dallas

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from San Diego, Calif. to Dallas, Texas.

Willow Run Foods adds Cadec PowerVue to manage CNG vehicles

Cadec Global announced that Willow Run Foods has added Cadec’s PowerVue software to its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of vehicles in addition to its existing diesel fleet vehicles. Willow Run Foods is the first distributor in the United States to deliver goods regionally using ...

CSA’s Distorted Rankings, Part 2: SMS, safety rating system disconnect compounds problems

The difference in results between CSA rankings and the SafeStat system produced is marked. In some quarters, eliminating that disconnect is seen as at least a partial solution to public confusion over what the scores mean. It’s a key component of why critics feel use ...

Monday Money: Linehaul rate talks still ‘not favorable’ for shippers

“As demand continues to increase while capacity exits the marketplace, this year’s procurement events and contract negotiations have not, in general, been ending favorably for shippers,” says the latest Cass Truckload Linehaul Index report. The pricing index was up 5.2 percent in June from the ...

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