Articles by CCJ Staff

Top 3 security concerns for ports and terminals

The ports and terminals industry is undergoing increased scrutiny by commercial enterprises and government agencies to improve security and cargo tracking capabilities. In addition, the industry is under pressure to protect and preserve document trails while creating faster global communications to route and store containers. IT ...

Preventable or not? Doe flip-flops on windy road

Thanks to intrastate driver Chucky Plimpton and long-hauler Slim Darmstadter, lunch at the truckstop had been mighty entertaining. Quoting from a tattered copy of regulatory interpretations, Darmstadter said Plimpton was subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations whenever “the intent of the transportation being performed ...

Another July 4th cargo theft warning issued

Holiday weekends are notorious for showing increased cargo theft risks for transportation companies, shippers and manufacturers. Cargo theft firm FreightWatch International this week issued a cargo theft warning to carriers for the upcoming July 4th weekend. FreightWatch said organized theft rings are active and understand that shipments can ...

Video: CCJ takes the Freightliner SuperTruck for a test drive

In May, CCJ Equipment Editor Jack Roberts had the chance to take Freightliner's $80 million SuperTruck concept vehicle for a test drive outside of Las Vegas, Nev. Click here to see CCJ's written review from the test drive of the truck. 

Daimler invests in Zonar telematics

Daimler Trucks North America, maker of Freightliner trucks and Detroit engines, and Zonar Systems have announced that DTNA has become a minority investor in Zonar. The long-term strategic partnership aims to help DTNA and Zonar to achieve the company's shared vision of optimal transportation logistics through ...

Peterbilt unveils new 58-inch sleeper berth

Peterbilt’s new 58-inch sleeper – ideal for weight conscious short- and regional-haul applications – is now available for order through the company’s dealer network, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced. The new sleeper is available for Peterbilt’s flagship on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567. It reduces ...

Distributor of the Year award nomination period ends this week

CCJ sister publication Truck Parts & Service is accepting nominations for its 2015 Distributor of the Year award. The nomination period closes Friday. Now in its 14th year, the Distributor of the Year award recognizes the best of the independent aftermarket. Announced annually in January at Heavy Duty Aftermarket ...

Senate committee clears six-year, $275 billion highway bill

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a six-year, $275 billion called the DRIVE Act. The bill, first introduced this year, increases funding levels slightly from the two-year MAP-21 highway funding act passed in 2012. And, says DRIVE Act sponsor and long-time ...

Kenworth offering $3,000 rebate on limited edition Icon 900

Fleets and owner-operators purchasing the new Kenworth Icon 900 by the end of the year could be eligible for a $3,000 rebate. Kenworth and Paccar Financial are offering the rebate for qualifying U.S. and Canadian fleets and truck operators. The Icon 900 is a customized limited edition ...

FMCSA: 10,000 military vets have already received CDLs through skills test waiver program

More than 10,000 veterans and active duty personnel have taken advantage of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Military Skills Test Waiver Program, which began in 2011. . The program grants state licensing agencies the authority to waive the skills test portion of CDL applications for ...

Preventable or not: Doe’s trailer dinged by dock door

Sick of spinning his duals on snow and ice-covered roads in the Northeast, trucker John Doe happily accepted the task of delivering a load of colorful belly boards and swimwear to the Supreme Surfer Supermarket in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Now, days later, he was almost ...

Conversion Interactive Agency upgrades LeadFlex digital media recruiting platform

Conversion Interactive Agency announced the next generation of its LeadFlex digital media offering. The upgraded platform has new features including social job sharing, responsive landing page design, job search functionality and job posting. “We are constantly working on new innovations to help carriers streamline lead generation and ...

Garmin’s dashcam navigation device

Garmin’s dezlCam trucking navigator integrates a built-in dashcam with added navigation features. The dezlCam is designed to provide firsthand eyewitness footage by saving video files on impact, allowing truckers to rely on captured footage if they become involved in an accident where they were not ...

Phillips’ trailer brake in-line filter

Phillips’s Air-Defense System is a trailer brake in-line filtration system for both service and emergency lines designed to trap debris before it can lead to expensive and time-consuming damage and repairs. The system incorporates the company’s Quick-Change Cartridge that features a bypass mode designed to ...

Reviews of navigation units the latest addition to CCJ’s Reader Reviews

For fleets looking to outfit some or all of their trucks with trucking-specific in-cab navigation units, CCJ has a new resource available for trucking companies looking for honest reviews from real trucking companies. CCJ's Reader Reviews, a one-of-a-kind online resource featuring unbiased end-user evaluations of trucking ...