4 ways to make driver training count

Whether fleets decide to use old-school or high-tech training methods, experts say it is critical to document every facet of the training process.

CCJ giving away trucker-themed rifle: Here’s how to win

CCJ is giving away an American Trucker Tribute Golden Boy Rifle, made by Henry Repeating Arms, in a contest that ends August 31.

Master Fleet launches forum dedicated to fleet maintenance

Master Fleet launched The Huddle earlier this year as an online meeting place for fleet managers, VPs of maintenance, parts room managers and more to share ideas and experiences on topics relating to truck maintenance and repair.

100 Years Ago: CCJ Covers World War I

On August 4, 1914, Britain joined France and Russia in declaring war on Imperial Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire beginning World War I. And CCJ, founded in 1911, was there covering the first modern war and the role "Commercial Cars" were playing in it.

Comment period for proposed diabetes rule change closes Monday

The comment period for FMCSA’s proposed rule to change how diabetes is handled relative to drivers’ medical certification ends July 6.

Trucking industry hits record employment mark, gains 7,400 jobs in June

The for-hire trucking industry added 7,400 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in June, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, pushing the industry’s employment total to a new all-time high and past the previous high mark set in January 2007.

Bulldog Hiway Express merges with Daseke family of carriers

Daseke Inc. has announced Bulldog Hiway Express is merging with the Daseke family of flatbed, open-deck and specialty carriers.

Top 3 security concerns for ports and terminals

IT security systems are being used by ports and terminals to maximize operational efficiency and security, but logistics directors at port terminals may have questions about the integration of different systems.

Rule to mandate e-logs takes a step forward

A looming Final Rule to mandate the use of electronic logging devices has been sent from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to the Office of Secretary of Transportation, moving the rule a small step closer to publication and implementation.

Preventable or not? Doe flip-flops on windy road

Despite taking several precautions, John Doe couldn’t dodge the gusty crosswinds that flipped his empty intermodal container.

‘Portabella’ mushrooms being served in trucking. Who will byte?

The Portabella is a special kind of mushroom network that pools multiple wireless data plans in a single mobile device to deliver reliable, high-speed 3G and 4G cellular coverage.

Independent review team tells FMCSA it needs to revamp CSA program

The committee’s main recommendation to the agency is to hurry the long-awaited Safety Fitness Determination rule to implementation, as it is expected to help better sync CSA scores with crash risk.

CCJ Indicators: Truck tonnage climbs, shippers conditions wane

Reports released in the recent week show positive tonnage growth in May and a predicted tightening of capacity due to tightening regulations.