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Articles by Aaron Huff

Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.

Decisions, decisions

As margins grow tighter, fleets must continue rising to new levels of efficiency. The larger your company is, however, the more complex it bec...

Winning the game

Six years ago, Daryl Flood stepped off a cruise liner and dashed to the nearest payphone in Miami. While vacationing, he had read The Great ...

Don’t let an ASP bite you

In the aftermath of Sept. 11, many companies are rethinking the security of their data. Many companies that were headquartered in the World Tr...

Full speed ahead

USA Motor Express www.usamotorexpress.com Location: Florence, Ala. Pr...

Aether buys @Track long-haul products

Aether Systems (www.aethersystems.com) announced the purchase of several assets of fleet-management company @Track Communications (www.at-trac...
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Freight by wire

Metro Express is always on the highest state of alert for loads. Dispatchers monitor the Web day and night. The moment potential new loads arr...

The picture of efficiency

Cash is the lifeblood of your business. To boost profits, smart managers look for new revenue-producing and cost-cutting strategies. As many i...

Power to the little guy

Many small carriers struggle to keep pace with changing market conditions and standards. Shipper requirements that carriers use electronic dat...

Cell phones, dispatch software combine

Nextel and Motorola have created new fleet management solutions by partnering with providers of web-based dispatch software and tracking/mappi...

A solution in hand

Carriers often see technology as an "either/or" proposition: Either invest in expensive information management systems or lose the customer....

Weighing bypass

A driver for Deaton Inc. approaches an inspection station. While other trucks slow down, exit, roll across the scales and slowly merge back in...

Getting an edge on the web

A few years ago, the Internet became so popular that trucking companies rushed to create websites. Unfortunately, most of these were just stat...

Tempting drivers to excel

Improving safety, productivity and fuel economy are top priorities for fleet owners, but not necessarily for drivers. Some give their best for...

Piece of the action

Randy Peterson is more than a driver and employee at Eastern Oregon Fast Freight. He is an owner. Not the owner, but one of them, ...

Eliminating the paper trail

"I won't open my mail anymore," said J.R. Fogarty after anthrax-infected letters were found originating from the nearby Trenton, N.J., post...