Game of Trucks: Winter is coming; carriers to focus on drivers, customer communication

Last winter’s “snowpocalpyse” essentially brought freight movement and much of the economy to a frozen halt. The question many shippers are asking their transportation providers: Are we ready if it happens again?

Cargo theft update: Numbers remain level as risk remains high

Between June and August, 182 cargo thefts were recorded in the U.S., according to cargo-theft prevention firm FreightWatch International. That’s a 16 percent drop from the prior quarter (March-May), but a small increase from the thefts recorded between April and June. FreightWatch’s report says the ...

CCJ Fall Symposium: using technology to recruit, retain drivers

Steve Grover from Knight Transportation will present a breakout session on how carriers can use the convergence and acceleration of technology to their advantage and build a better mousetrap for drivers.

Detroit’s “Race to Charlotte” dealer competition winners named

Daimler Trucks North America announced today the twelve winning Detroit distributors who have won the Race to Charlotte. The winners will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip for two to the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2014.  Winners will join the ...

Volvo announces major dealer expansion in Ohio

Volvo Trucks recently increased its service capabilities in the Northeast region of the U.S. with the expansion of the Young Truck Sales facility in Canton, Ohio.  The full-service dealership, located on 16 acres on Shepler Road just off Interstate-77, includes 30 service bays and $800,000 in ...

Bridgestone Group donates $1 million to Ebola fight

The Bridgestone Group announced it will donate one million dollars (USD) to critical efforts underway in Liberia and the region to combat the Ebola outbreak. Specifically, $500,000 will be paid to Samaritan’s Purse by Bridgestone Americas, Inc. for work in Liberia, while Bridgestone Corporation will ...

Mack announces new Telogis-based, scalable vehicle telematics package

Mack announced a major expansion package to its GuardDog Connect fleet telematics system Sept. 29. The company’s new Mack Fleet Management Services is a suite of software and technology offerings made possible by an initial partnership with Telogis.

Truck freight continues to push NAFTA trade growth

The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico topped $100 billion for the fifth straight month in July, with trucks moving 60 percent of that and carried month-to-month and year-over-year growth.

What equipment is the most effective at reducing fuel consumption?

What equipment do you think helps best improve fuel economy? We want to hear from you.

Monday Money: White paper explains trucking challenges, rising costs

Carriers looking to explain rising costs to customers – and to make sense of the rate increases needed to cover those costs – need look no further than a new white paper meant to detail the current challenges faced by the trucking industry.

Trucking crime roundup: Two sentenced in separate incidents for embezzling from carriers

Courts handed down sentences in two separate but similar cases recently in which employees for two different trucking companies embezzled money from their companies.

Can Automatic Transmissions Attract New Driving Talent to Trucking?

The basic question here seems pretty simple: If you’re running a fleet, which is more important: Your desire (or need) to run manual transmissions, or your need for drivers?

Got capacity? Drivers, demand and ‘darn’ regs

In a closing panel, moderator Mike Regan joked that the 2014 CSCMP Annual Global Conference could have been renamed simply: “Got capacity?”