Articles by CCJ Staff

ATA opens registration for annual Management Conference & Exhibition

The American Trucking Associations has opened registration for its annual Management Conference & Exhibition, which will be held Oct. 17-20 in Philadelphia. Scheduled for Oct. 17-20 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, MCE’s general sessions will feature a series of nationally recognized speakers ...

Navistar, Caterpillar end partnership, each to make own line of vocational truck

Navistar and Caterpillar each announced Tuesday, July 28, they're ending their partnership, an arrangement under which Navistar produced and engineered Cat-branded CT-series trucks since 2011. Navistar also announced it will launch a new line of premium PayStar vocational trucks beginning in early-2016, using some of the ...

Navistar finalizes sale of 7,950 International tractors to Celadon subsidiary

Following the 1,050 truck order the company announced last week, International Truck July 27 announced it has finalized the remaining 7,950 tractor orders from Quality Companies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Celadon Group, Inc. The 9,000 vehicle commitment consists primarily of International ProStar and LoneStar tractors powered ...

Mack delivers 25,000th truck with equipped with GuardDog Connect

Mack Trucks announced last week it reached the 25,000-truck milestone with its GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution. The 25,000th truck, a Mack Pinnacle, was recently delivered to Cresson, Texas-based 3 Star Daylighting. Mack launched GuardDog Connect in 2014. The proactive diagnostic and repair planning solution monitors critical ...

SAF-Holland receives quality Award from Paccar

SAF-Holland’s Michigan manufacturing facility has received the Paccar 2014 50PPM Quality Award, and will be added to the list of premium suppliers displayed at Paccar locations and online, the company says. SAF-Holland earned this recognition by meeting the OEM’s impressive quality standards. Over a rolling twelve-month period, ...

ATA seeking carriers’ input on industry’s safety investments

The American Trucking Associations is seeking input from motor carriers about investments into safety made by the trucking industry. The 2015 Safety Expenditure Study is open to all for-hire and private motor carriers – regardless of their membership in ATA – and addresses the investments made around ...

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. To enter the contest, visit CCJdigital.com/gungiveaway. “The Henry American Trucker Tribute rifle honors not only the driver, but all those along the roads who keep ...

Oxx’s rugged coffeemaker

Oxx’s Coffeeboxx is designed to be used outside and in tough jobsite environments. The ruggedized appliance is crush-, rust- and spillproof and is built with stainless-steel tiedowns to handle bumps and shocks, while its shell is built to resist UV, dust, water and impacts. The coffeemaker ...

Future of trucking equipment, technology to be key topic of discussion at CV-Outlook

How will environmental, safety and infrastructure concerns change trucking equipment and technology over the next decades? That’s the subject of the opening panel discussion at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Outlook, with advancements such as autonomous trucks, platooning and autonomous repairs taking center stage. CV-Outlook will be ...

Annual brake inspection blitz coming this summer

This year's Brake Safety Week inspection spree will be held the week of Sept. 6-12, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance announced this week. During the annual event, tens of thousands of vehicles are inspected by state and federal inspectors, with an emphasis placed on brake components. According to CVSA, ...

Finalists announced for Trucking’s Top Rookie Award

CCJ sister publication Truckers News has announced the 10 finalists for its 2015 Mike O’Connell Memorial Trucking’s Top Rookie contest. The contest is designed to increase pride and professionalism among new drivers and to promote truck driving as a career choice during a severe driver shortage. A panel ...

Minimizer’s metal-looking fenders

Minimizer’s Smoky Black Mirror fender has a dark-tinted smooth finish designed to reflect like metal but is made from the same polyethylene material as the company’s Tested and Tortured fenders. A Silver Mirror fender with a metal-like appearance also is available. Minimizer, www.minimizer.com

CV Outlook to host panel on future of trucking equipment, technology

Trucking equipment and technology is ever changing. That has been especially evident of late, as major truck manufacturers have unveiled technology that could revolutionize the industry. Next month, a panel of representatives from top equipment and technology manufacturers will discuss those advancements, other potential looming revolutionary ...

Mack announces major Canadian Armed Forces contract

Mack Defense announced this week that it has been awarded two contracts by the Canadian Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defense to deliver more than 1,500 8x8 trucks for the Medium Support Vehicle System Standard ...

Facing July 31 deadline, House passes short-term highway funding patch

The House passed Wednesday another short-term highway funding bill, as the current short-term patch is set to expire July 31. The patch is the third since 2012's MAP-21 highway funding act expired last year, and it extends current highway funding levels through the end of the ...