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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.

How CCJ’s 2015 Innovators disrupted the status quo

All of the motor carriers recognized this year’s CCJ Innovators program share one thing in common: an unwillingness to accept the status quo.

Resume-building ‘driving score’ now available in TruckerLine app

Through a new partnership with Zendrive, TruckerLine users can now “record” specific drives via Zendrive's smartphone technology that measures driving behaviors.

project44 hires Tommy Barnes as president

project44, a Chicago-based transportation technology company, has hired the former president of LTL services and senior vice president of operations at Coyote Logistics, Tommy Barnes, as ...

Pegasus TransTech signs new clients to Transflo Mobile+

MGR Freight System, Inc., Classic Carriers, and Page Transportation are the latest to join the company’s growing list of enterprise mobile customers.

Bulk carrier Transpro Burgener installs fuel-saving PedalCoach app on mobile platform

Transpro Burgener is expanding its use of LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach application to fully integrated Android-based tablets.
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1. The online community

Online load boards have traditionally not handled functions that come after rates are negotiated such as freight tracking and billing. Some new online services can ...

2. Instant rate visibility

In many ways, trucking is becoming more like the travel industry by sharing instant pricing information. Rather than exchange rates with brokers and shippers manually through ...

3. Mobile apps

With 90 percent of motor carriers operating less than six trucks, mobile apps give brokers and shippers a way to automate communications with owner operators ...

4. Instant booking

A mobile app called Uber gives passengers instant rates between any local origin and destination and connects them to drivers to make a pickup within ...

5. Carrier retention

The reputation of any technology company with brokerage authority hinges on the quality of the motor carriers it uses. Besides monitoring DOT safety ratings and insurance ...

The sharing economy: 5 ways to strike gold in trucking

Entrepreneurs and investors are eyeing opportunities to strike it rich by simplifying complex freight transactions.

Mesilla Valley Transportation chooses SmartDrive video-based safety program

Mesilla Valley has seen improved performance in key areas that are predictive of collision frequency and severity.

No time to negotiate: carriers, brokers use tech to move loads quickly

Many shippers and freight brokers already use load boards, websites, mobile apps and e-mail to obtain rates, tender loads and track freight from carriers. What ...

PeopleNet, TMW Systems to hold joint user conference, Sept. 25-28

Both companies are owned by Trimble and are rebranding their traditional user education programs under a new event identity as “IN.SIGHT”

Deadline nears for 2016 Women In Trucking award nomination

The deadline is approaching for nominations for the 2016 Women In Trucking “Distinguished Woman in Logistics” award (DWLA), which recognizes the achievements and leadership of ...