Articles by CCJ Staff

Canal Insurance offers Lytx DriveCam program

Lytx, a provider of video-based driver safety, announced that it has signed an agreement with Canal Insurance Company, a trucking insurance specialist with more than 75 years’ experience, to offer the Lytx DriveCam program to insureds. Lytx’s DC Enterprise and DC Protect programs will be offered to ...

Longtime CCJ editor Jim Winsor dies at 82

James D. Winsor, who headed multiple trucking industry trade publications over a career that spanned five decades, died Tuesday, April 7. He was 82 years old. Winsor worked in the trucking trade press for more than 50 years, working as the top editor of several of ...

Registration for CCJ’s Spring Symposium open; seminar for fleet execs to include sessions on regs, driver recruiting and more

Registration for CCJ’s annual Spring Symposium remains open online. The annual summit for fleet executives and fleet managers will take place May 18-20 at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort outside of Birmingham, Ala., and will feature sessions on dealing with current and upcoming federal regulations, implementing the ...

Goodyear’s fuel-efficient regional retread

Goodyear’s G82 RSD Fuel Max retread is SmartWay-verified and features the company’s Fuel Max Technology that incorporates fuel-saving compounds and tread designs to help lower rolling resistance and promote greater fuel efficiency. A rugged tread design helps facilitate added traction at all stages of wear, ...

Preventable or not? Doe avoids accident, ditches trailer

Softly humming the “Backhaul Blues,” doubles driver John Doe peered intently through a veil of rain that somewhat limited his view of Pennington Parkway, a four-lane highway with a grassy median, posted at 65 mph. Due to the inclement weather, Doe was cruising at 45 ...

EBE integrates broker app with DAT CarrierWatch for insurance monitoring

EBE Technologies, a provider of automated decision support applications for transportation and logistics, and DAT Solutions announced that load brokers and shippers can now retrieve DAT CarrierWatch motor carrier insurance data and verify insurance limits from within the EBE carrier qualification application. The new feature will ...

Driver sentenced to six months for not disclosing accidents to carrier

South Carolina truck operator Arnold Williams has been sentenced to time served — 6 months — and three years of supervised release for not disclosing to his carrier his truck accident history. Williams, however, still faces more serious charges. Though he pleaded guilty in January to ...

U.S. Xpress opts for Webb Vortex brake drums

U.S. Xpress Enterprises (No. 12 in the CCJ Top 250) has chosen Webb Vortex Unlimited brake drums for its fleet of 8,000 over-the-road tractors and 22,000 trailers when replacement drums are required. U.S. Xpress will spec the Webb Vortex Unlimited drum for new equipment purchases ...

FMCSA shuts down another owner-op following maintenance, hours, testing violations

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced April 9 it has issued an imminent hazard out-of-service order — effectively a shutdown — to Carnell Pompey, a one-truck owner-operator doing business as Mortise Trucking Company. FMCSA says in the last 12 months, Pompey has been issued six ...

A 20-something’s take on how carriers can recruit younger drivers

There’s much talk of late about trucking’s next generation of drivers. The current driver shortage has been one of carriers’ top concerns in recent years, and the anticipated worsening of that shortage remains a long-term concern for fleets and the industry as a whole. And with the ...

Gamber-Johnson’s powered docking station

Gamber-Johnson’s powered docking station for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active rugged tablet has a keyed lock designed for added security and theft deterrence, while its small footprint is suited for vehicles with limited cabin space. The ergonomic design allows the user to insert or remove the ...

Freightliner, Western Star on-highway tractors recalled over air brake issues

Daimler Trucks North America has issued a recall for more than 2,000 Freightliner and Western Star trucks. Affected Freightliners include 2015 year model Cascadia, Coronado, Business Class M2, SD108 and 122SD vehicles. Affected Western Star models include 2015 4700 and 4900. DTNA says up to 2,386 vehicles ...

Mack gives lucky trucker commemorative Johnny Cash guitar at MATS

One lucky Mack Trucks fan walked away from the Mid-America Trucking Show with an extra special souvenir: a hand-crafted, Johnny Cash commemorative Martin & Co. D-35 guitar. Ashley Stroud of Wilmington, North Carolina was named the winner of the Mack Trucks Guitar Giveaway, following a ...

Volvo introduces severe-duty VNX tridem axle model

Volvo Trucks’ VNX 630 model, designed for high gross weight applications and heavy-haul tasks like heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas delivery and timber transport, is now offered with a tridem rear axle group, offering maximum traction and an increased payload for customers. Customized to meet ...

FMCSA randomly selecting carriers for drug testing survey

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced last week it has started the process of notifying certain trucking companies to submit their drug and alcohol testing results to the agency. The agency selects at random carriers to submit results, and it will notify them via email. “Those ...