Articles by CCJ Staff

Driver turnover rate climbs slightly in third quarter, ATA reports

The turnover rate at large truckload fleets rose a percentage point to 97 percent in 2014’s third quarter from the prior quarter, according to number released today (Jan. 28) by the American Trucking Associations. ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello says economic gains in 2015 could make ...

Redline’s diagnostic leak detector

Redline’s HD PowerSmoke high-pressure diagnostic leak detection equipment is built to detect high-pressure leaks in heavy-duty trucks, helping to increase fuel economy, reduce downtime, eliminate comebacks and solve reoccurring diesel particulate filter problems. The device is designed to replicate a high-pressure boost load so the ...

Bosch’s start/stop starters

Bosch’s aftermarket starters for vehicles equipped with start/stop systems and components include reinforced bearings, an enhanced planetary gear unit, a heavy-duty meshing mechanism and an optimized commutator, together engineered to deliver up to 3.5 times the number of cycles of a conventional starter. All components ...

VDO RoadLog ELD software updated for 34-hour restarts

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, a global supplier of systems and components to automobile and truck manufacturers, and electronic logging device technology, released a free VDO RoadLog ELD software update to address Congress' move to temporarily suspend the 34-hour restart rule revision instituted in July, ...

Wal-Mart settles with family of comedian killed in Tracy Morgan crash

The family of late comedian James McNair has reached an undisclosed wrongful death settlement with Wal-Mart and its private fleet, stemming from the high-profile June 2014 crash that killed McNair and left several others critically injured, including actor Tracy Morgan. Daryl Zaslow, the McNair family’s attorney, ...

DOT gets guilty pleas in pay-for-answers CDL scheme in New York

The Department of Transportation announced recently that three people in New York have pleaded guilty to charges in a scheme in which test takers were provided answers to CDL examinations. Marie Daniel and spouses Ying Wai Phillip Ng and Pui Kuen Ng pleaded guilty this month ...

Rotary Lift’s model for high-roof vans

Rotary Lift’s extended-height SPO12 two-post lift increases the model’s overall height by three feet to more than 16 feet for servicing high-roof vans. The 12,000-pound-capacity lift, available for both standard and faster Shockwave models, features a symmetric design that helps keep the vehicle’s center of ...

Interide Transport outfitting trucks with EpicVue TV package

EpicVue announced that Interide Transport is outfitting its entire fleet with the EpicVue in-cab satellite TV package as a recruiting tool. The satellite systems are helping fill all available seats with drivers, and generating a payback in less than six months per truck from lower recruiting costs, the ...

Bully Dog’s manifold for Caterpillar engines

Bully Dog’s manifold for model-year 2003-06 Caterpillar engines is pressure-fitted with high-quality material to help eliminate cracks and leaks and is designed with gradual corners that facilitate better airflow and ports that help eliminate airflow interference. The ceramic coating helps cool exhaust gas temperatures by ...

McLeod Software sees revenue increase 65 percent in 2014

McLeod Software announced a new sales record for 2014 with revenue climbing 65 percent over 2013, the previous record, making 2014 the fifth consecutive year of greater than 20 percent year-over-year compound annual growth. All of its 2014 sales increase was organic; the company now has 350 ...

Waxie Sanitary Supply installing SmartDrive safety program

SmartDrive Systems announced that Waxie Sanitary Supply, America’s largest independently-owned distributor of sanitary maintenance supplies, is transitioning its entire fleet to SmartDrive’s video-based safety program. After switching from a competitive system, SmartDrive reported that Waxie has already improved its safety score by 44 percent, reduced driver ...

Fontaine’s fifth wheel bracket

Fontaine Fifth Wheel’s Adjustable Plate Mount fifth wheel bracket replaces the company’s PMA and APB models with a single lightweight model that features a reinforced cast steel design built to provide the same load capacity. The mount is composed of fixed brackets that sit on ...

Decades-long oversight of Teamsters to come to an end

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week announced the quarter-century of heavy government oversight it agreed to in 1989 has come to an end. Teamsters’ head Jim Hoffa said it’s a “new day” for the union, which has represented organized truck drivers in some form ...

I-75 in Cincinnati reopens following bridge collapse

UPDATE: The portion of I-75 south that closed Monday night after an overpass collapsed onto the Interstate has reopened ahead of schedule, according to Cincinnati.com: https://twitter.com/BusinessCourier/status/557925306015956993 Here's CCJ's original story of the Interstate closure, published Tuesday: https://twitter.com/ODOT_Cincinnati/status/557390836825325568 An overnight bridge collapse in Ohio left one construction worker dead and ...

IPA’s DEF transfer system

IPA’s Diesel Transfer System, powered by a rotary diaphragm pump, includes 6-foot intake and 8-foot output hoses, a digital flow meter and a manual nozzle with an integrated holster, hanging bracket and corrosion-resistant fittings. Innovative Products of America, www.ipatools.com