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Articles by CCJ Staff

Truck-Lite’s combination lamp

Truck-Lite’s 44 Series Stop-Turn-Tail-Backup Combination Lamp is designed to perform the functions of two lamps in one unit and is available in flange or grommet mounts. The lamp features a ...

Mack adding rolling start and auto neutral to mDRIVE transmission

Mack Trucks announced at World of Concrete in Las Vegas Tuesday it will make rolling start and auto neutral standard on all Mack mDRIVE and mDRIVE HD transmissions. Mack mDRIVE rolling start ...

FMCSA selecting random carriers to submit driver drug testing results for 2016

Certain trucking companies are being randomly selected by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to submit their 2016 U.S. DOT drug testing results to the agency. The random selection is part of ...

Penske making collision avoidance, air disc brakes standard in rental fleet

Penske Truck Rental is making collision avoidance systems and air disc brakes standard on all its rental fleet commercial tractors. Penske has ordered more than 2,000 commercial semi-trucks from Freightliner, Volvo and ...

Jost’s air-release fifth wheel with sensor

Jost’s JSK37USK series air-release fifth wheel with sensor technology features the company’s Sensor Coupling System that helps the driver confirm that the fifth wheel is coupled properly and safely from ...

State of emergency relaxes hours regs for certain drivers in Oklahoma

Winter Storm Jupiter, which crossed the midwest over the weekend, prompted Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to declare a state of emergency for the state, relaxing hours-of-service regs for drivers providing ...

ASA’s Jensen heavy-duty stereo

Jensen’s JHD36A heavy-duty stereo features Bluetooth hands-free calling and app control from any smartphone or tablet. The 180-watt Sirius XM-ready unit has a 12-volt DC power connection, and its conformal ...

Video: Preventable or not — Exit-only lane gives trucker interchange woes

Check out the video above to see whether this crash could have been prevented. (Adapted fromCCJ‘s Preventable or Not series.)

Giti’s SmartWay-verified drive tire

Giti’s SmartWay-verified GT Radial GDL651FS drive tire for long-haul applications has a low-rolling-resistance compound engineered to improve fuel economy and deliver low heat generation for added durability. Four zigzag longitudinal ...

Panasonic’s tough tablets

Panasonic’s FZ-Q2 Semi-Rugged 2-in-1 Windows Toughpad Tablet has a standard full-sized keyboard and built-in protection and is equipped with a 6th Generation Intel Core m5 vPro processor for advanced performance ...

Ontario hauler first Canadian fleet to get 2017 Volvo engines

Ontario-based hauler Purolator was the first Canadian carrier to take delivery of Volvo Trucks North America's new 2017 engine-equipped trucks. The integrated freight and logistics solutions provider took on 19 D13-powered Volvo ...

Purkeys’ electrical analyzer

Purkeys’ roll-around Benchtop Electrical Analyzer is designed to test heavy-duty electrical systems and record the testing history with printable results. Multiple leads help technicians easily test cranking, battery, charging and ...

NYC, Mack Trucks testing DME-powered Pinnacle

Mack Trucks on Thursday began a collaboration with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and Oberon Fuels that will test the performance of a Dimethyl Ether (DME)-powered Mack Pinnacle. ...

Allison Transmission transitioning diagnostic software offering to annual subscription service

Allison Transmission, Inc. has moved its diagnostic software to an annual subscription service by releasing Allison DOC Premium V2017.1.0. Allison DOC is a diagnostic tool that allows technicians to monitor and ...

CFI raises driver pay, set to purchase new trucks

CFI, the former Con-way and XPO truckload division recently acquired by TransForce (No. 7 on the CCJ Top 250), announced it is raising per-mile pay for its drivers by two cents. It ...