Articles by CCJ Staff

Preventable or not? Red-light runner rams truck’s rear end

At noon, rain was falling on Mugwump Parkway. Northbound, John Doe was waiting for a chance to turn his tractor-trailer across the opposing traffic lane and enter the parking lot at Pearl’s Pizza Palace. “10-4 on the all-veggie special and diet soda,” mused Doe, who ...

Wreaths Across America needs carrier volunteers to haul wreath loads

Wreaths Across America is making a last-minute push to secure the trucks it needs to haul wreaths nationwide to cemeteries around the country as part of its annual wreath laying ceremonies, intended to memorialize fallen veterans. TCA, a sponsor of Wreaths Across America, said WAA has ...

Truck that caused I-5 bridge collapse over permitted height

The May 2013 truck-bridge collision that caused a portion of Interstate 5 to fall into the Skagit River in Washington was in part due to a load too tall for the truck carrying it, according to a report released this week by the Washington State ...

Truckers for Troops fundraiser tops $50k

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced Nov. 20 it raised $52,528 this year in its Truckers For Troops campaign. The money will be used to pack and send care packages to U.S. military members stationed in combat zones. Fundraising took place last week, the week of ...

Etcom’s ‘no-grease’ bushing

Etcom’s “No Grease” S-Cam Composite Bushing is designed to end the need for grease in the brake system. The bushing is engineered to last longer with less downtime and to eliminate the possibility of contaminating the break shoes and drums. Extruded Thermoset Composites Inc., www.etcominc.com

12Volt-Travel’s locking fuel caps

12Volt-Travel’s locking fuel caps are available for all makes and models and for both ¼-turn and threaded filler necks. They can be keyed alike and can feature a company’s logo, colors or other custom graphics. 12Volt-Travel, www.12vt.com

FQS Quality Services’ diesel additive

FQS 3500 Premium Diesel Performance Additive is formulated to improve the quality and performance of ultra-low-sulfur diesel in modern high-pressure common-rail engines, and also to be effective in higher-sulfur diesel fuels and older-style diesel engines. A treat ratio of one gallon for every 2,000 gallons ...

Fall freight pushes truck tonnage to solid gain in October

Truck tonnage as measured by the American Trucking Associations’ monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose half a percentage point in October, ATA said this week, pushing it to its second highest level on record, following August. ATA had originally reported that September tonnage had remained unchanged ...

Webasto’s engine-off coolant heaters

Webasto’s Thermo Pro 90 and Thermo Pro 50 engine-off coolant heaters are designed for use in specialty commercial vehicles and off-highway equipment. Both offer automatic high altitude adjustment up to 11,000 feet and improved fan motor durability to facilitate improved performance and service life. The ...

Zonar recognized as one of Seattle’s top big data companies

Already known for its strength in the technology sector, Seattle is poised to become the big data capital of the world with its variety of big data companies and large technical employee pool. Zonar, a Seattle-based supplier of fleet telematics, was named number two on a ...

Werner adds military-themed Cascadia Evolution to Operation Freedom fleet

Werner unveiled this week its latest Freedom-themed truck, dubbed Ride of Honor. The truck is the fourth installment in the fleet’s Operation Freedom fleet of military-wrapped trucks. Werner says it released the truck this week to commemorate Veterans Day. The company held a ceremony at its Atlanta, ...

Trucking conditions remain strong as industry walks tight line on capacity crisis

Increased rates and strong economic indicators held trucking conditions in strong favor for motor carriers in September, according to FTR’s monthly Trucking Conditions Index. The TCI read 9.07, which “reflects strong underlying market trends,” FTR says. Trucking condtions have continued to grow more favorable for trucking companies ...

Trucking plays key role in Capitol Christmas tree’s 2,000-mile trip

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree is in the middle of its 2,000-mile trip from the Chippewa National Forest in Minnesota — where it was harvested last month — to its destination on Capitol Hill. Immediately upon being harvest, it was loaded onto a Heil flatbed hooked ...

FMCSA looking to question states about MAP-21 CDL issuing compliancy

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking approval for an information collection request in which it plans to question states on their progress of complying with Congressionally required upkeep of CDL-issuing agencies. The 2012 highway funding act MAP-21 requires states to submit to the Department ...

Preventable or Not? Doe’s burger delivery not well done

After a tasty breakfast of Navajo Tacos at the West Winds Truck Stop in Green River, Utah, trucker John Doe continued his run to locally-famed Cowboy Bill’s All-Beef Burgers to deliver some shrinkwrapped cartons of soybean meal. Later, arriving at the burger joint, Doe pulled ...


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