Articles by CCJ Staff

Velocity named exclusive sponsor of TMCFutureTech 2015

Velociti Inc., a global provider of technology deployment services, today announced it will be the exclusive event sponsor of the National Student Technician Competition, TMCFutureTech 2015. The event, designed to promote career opportunities as heavy-truck technicians, will be held in conjunction with the National Technician Skills ...

ATRI study says truck platooning feasible in some operations

The American Transportation Research Institute, an arm of the American Trucking Associations, released this week a report on its first phase of testing the feasibility truck platooning, and it concluded that Driver-Assistive Truck Platooning can see fuel benefits as high as 10 percent in trailing ...

Quebec Kenworth dealer opens new full-service facility

Kenworth dealer Centre du Camion Amos has relocated to a new 37,000-square-foot facility near the intersection of Quebec Routes 109 and 111 in Amos. The new site offers local fleets and operators in the northern part of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region a large easy-to-find facility to ...

Volvo, Mack honor service members with Memorial Day tribute trucks

Volvo and Mack each unveiled trucks honoring U.S. military members for Memorial Day weekend events. Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Va., unveiled the design of its 2015 Ride for Freedom truck, while employees from the Mack Customer Center and Macungie Cab ...

Trucking’s Top Rookie award nomination period open

Nominations are now being accepted for the Mike O'Connell Trucking's Top Rookie award, put on by CCJ publisher Randall-Reilly and designed to promote pride and professionalism among new drivers and promote truck driving as a career choice rather than just a job. The winner will receive more ...

2015 CCJ Spring Symposium: Tweets, photos and stories from the event

Preventable or not? Deer delivers dilemma to Doe

Should he swap some vintage Winchesters for Billy Bob’s rusty but wonderfully loud ol’ Harley? “Yep, I surely will,” trucker John Doe decided, smiling at the prospect of a second childhood. As a fresh, crunchy celery stick disappeared into his mouth to celebrate the decision, ...

Daimler Trucks to sit out 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show

Daimler Trucks North America, maker of Freightliner and Western Star truck brands and Detroit engines, has announced it will not exhibit at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March 2016 and plans to attend the show every other year starting in 2017. The Louisville-based show, however, will ...

CSA roundup: Changes coming to safety program, analyst says; ‘We just want scores to make sense,’ says TCA rep

CCJ sister site Overdrive’s Senior Editor Todd Dills was in attendance earlier this month at the Truckload Carriers Association Safety and Security Division meeting held in Charlotte, N.C., and CSA was the topic of choice among speakers and panel discussions. You can see all of Overdrive’s ...

Mike Pennington’s longtime trucking industry, media work honored with journalism award

The University of Memphis has established the D. Mike Pennington Award for Outstanding Mentoring in its Department of Journalism in honor of longtime trucking industry advocate Mike Pennington. Pennington spent more than 40 years in the trucking industry and was a strong supporter of the American ...

Isuzu reaches milestone, sells 500,000th truck in NA

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. announced it has delivered the 500,000th Isuzu-built truck since the brand entered the North American market in 1984. The truck, an N-Series, was sold to Farmers Home Furniture in Dublin, Ga. “We are very proud that a half a million Isuzu-built ...

Caterpillar unveils two new truck models for its vocational lineup

Caterpillar unveiled May 14 two new trucks, the Cat CT680L and the Cat CT680LG — the equipment maker's newest iterations in its four-year-old line of CT trucks. Both offer a stark departure from its predecessors, however, from a design standpoint. And that’s no accident. Customers were asking ...

Phillips’ trailer wire box

Phillips’ Volt-Box for the company’s Sta-Dry trailer wire management system is designed to keep wires pinch-free and organized while maintaining the standard 7-way trailer mounting bolt pattern for easy retrofit. The Volt-Box includes Phillips’ QCS2 Quick-Change Socket in either split (16-8000) or solid pin (16-80002) ...

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 ...

Preventable or not: Doe deals with snack attack

Soothed by Willie Nelson’s gravel-voiced rendition of his trucking classic “On The Road Again,” trucker John Doe proceeded down Route 99 toward his next delivery stop, at Perky’s Pancake House. It was dawn, with the sun rising slowly in a cloudless sky, and Doe’s tractor-trailer ...