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CCJ Innovator: Roehl Transport lets drivers choose their path to success

In manufacturing circles, “lean” is a familiar concept. It has been adopted widely in the North American manufacturing industry starting about 15 years ago – though the concept is much older – and most modern ...

Stay Metrics creates scientific board to research driver retention issues

Stay Metrics has formed a three-member Scientific Advisory Board to be led by Dr. Timothy Judge, the company’s Director of Research. As a company, Stay Metrics is focused on driver retention issues that challenge the viability ...

Wal-Mart denies allegations in Tracy Morgan lawsuit, says plaintiffs weren’t wearing seatbelts

Wal-Mart and its Wal-Mart Transportation have denied negligence allegations brought in a recent lawsuit by Tracy Morgan and others involved in a June 7 crash that left comedian James McNair dead and Morgan and others critically ...

M&W Transportation deploys SmartDrive fleetwide

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving performance systems that reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced that M&W Transportation Company, Inc. (M&W), a family-owned, asset-based truckload carrier, specializing in milk runs, reverse logistics, local shuttling ...

Cargo theft update: Numbers remain level as risk remains high

The average loss value per load also fell 16 percent in the quarter, according to FreightWatch, putting the number at $182,115. That number, however, is also a small increase from the April-June quarter’s$ 174,415. Moreover, ...

CCJ Fall Symposium: using technology to recruit, retain drivers

Faced with a prolonged driver shortage, motor carriers are looking for new ways to gain an edge in recruiting and retention. On Thursday, Nov. 6, Steve Grover from Knight Transportation will present a breakout session on ...

What equipment is the most effective at reducing fuel consumption?

What equipment do you think helps best improve fuel economy? We want to hear from you. CCJ has created an interactive microsite that allows you to choose the fuel-saving equipment you deem most valuable on an over-the-road truck. ...

Can Automatic Transmissions Attract New Driving Talent to Trucking?

I was attending Western Star’s launch of its eye-catching 5700XE aerodynamic truck in Las Vegas the other day, when an offhand remark by Ann Demitruk, the company’s director of marketing caught my attention. Ann noted ...

XRS Corp. creates new links with McLeod Software, TMW Systems

XRS Corporation, a provider of mobile trucking intelligence systems, announced a new integration between its mobile platform and enterprise transportation management platforms from McLeod Software and TMW Systems. The integration with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster application allows users to streamline communication and access critical information in real time. Using web services from XRS Corp., LoadMaster works in concert with the XRS mobile application to collect hours of service, vehicle locations, arrivals/departures and ...

SkyBitz offers new GPS tracking device, Falcon GXT2000

SkyBitz, a provider of remote asset tracking and information management systems, has a new asset tracking device. The Falcon Series GXT2000 uses 3G/4G cellular networks for seamless North American coverage, it says, and tracks the ...

Ford expands telematics platform in Europe

Since 2011, Telogis has been the exclusive technology provider to power Ford Crew Chief in North America, a telematics platform for Ford's commercial customers. Ford Motor Company and Telogis announced the launch of Ford Telematics powered ...

Innovations from IAA 2014

IAA 2014 is the world's largest truck fair, showcasing new advancements in global technology and commercial vehicle design. Held in Hanover, Germany every other year, IAA draws attendees and exhibitors from all over the world. ...

TMC fleet exec panel: Labor force average age must come down

If fleets are going to survive long-term, their labor force is going to have to get younger, according to a panel held this week at the Technology & Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations Fall ...

Omnitracs deepens driver workflow with TMW Systems

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, and TMW Systems announced new integration capabilities to further streamline fleet operations. Fleets utilizing TL2000 and Omnitracs’ thin client AS/400 integration for Mobile ...

Rand McNally ties fault codes, inspection data with TMT Fleet Maintenance

At the TransForum conference, Rand McNally announced the availability of its latest product integration with TMW Systems, Inc. Data provided by Rand McNally’s line of mobile fleet management devices – including the TPC 7600, TND 760 ...