Infrastructure update: New reports detail funding mess; toll road manager goes bust

Congress is away through the November elections, and MAP-21 has been extended through next May, but plenty of groups with interests in transportation, the economy and good government continue to weigh in with ideas for a new highway bill.

Report: National freight plan needs more focus on community impact

The GAO says the DOT should clarify the federal role for decreasing local freight-related congestion in the national plan and include strategy for improving data.

CCJ Innovator: Roehl Transport lets drivers choose their path to success

Drivers earn points for good performance and are deducted points in categories for missed appointments and incurring preventable costs. Each quarter, the points are totaled, and the driver falls into one of 10 mileage-based pay levels, measured to the thousandth of a cent, based on ...

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.

Stay Metrics creates scientific board to research driver retention issues

Stay Metrics has formed a three-member Scientific Advisory Board to be led by Dr. Timothy Judge, the company’s Director of Research.

Diesel at lowest point since June 2012, continues tumble

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 2.3 cents in the week ended Sept. 29 to $3.755, according to the DOE. That’s the 11th consecutive week that the price of diesel has fallen, pushing the national average price to its lowest ...

Wal-Mart denies allegations in Tracy Morgan lawsuit, says plaintiffs weren’t wearing seatbelts

Wal-Mart Transportation has denied negligence allegations brought in a recent lawsuit by Tracy Morgan and others involved in a June 7 crash. The private carrier and retail giant also claims Morgan and other plaintiffs weren't wearing seat belts when the crash occurred.

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 ...