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Driver coercion rule expected this month, speed limiter and Safety Fitness rules could see action soon

The driver coercion prevention rule bouncing around the regulatory circuit could be published this month, according to a Department of Transportation rulemaking update released this week. The DOT projected the rule to clear the White House's ...

ExxonMobil named to NASCAR’s Race to Green initiative

ExxonMobil, the official lubricant technology partner for NASCAR, has been named an official partner of the NASCAR Race to Green initiative for converting NASCAR’s 65 fleet and service vehicles and 16 generators to Mobil 1 ...

Automated transmissions a selling point for driver recruiting

Fleets struggling to put drivers in the seat are more willing to pay premiums that come with automated transmissions in used trucks, more so than their owner-operator counterparts, according to a report recently released by NADA. At ...

Technician shortage: Fleets, dealers, shops face growing gap for qualified mechanics

Just like the driver shortage plaguing trucking fleets and projected to worsen in the next decade, so too does the industry face a growing need for truck mechanics. CCJ sister site Successful Dealer Editor Jason Cannon has put ...

CCJ Career Leadership Award: Jerry Thrift’s legacy, inspiration live on in coworkers, colleagues

It was an ending no one foresaw. Mere weeks after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor, Jerry Thrift – a giant of a man with an outsized passion for learning, mentoring and sharing his ...

ATA Chairman to speak at CCJ Summer Symposium

American Trucking Associations chairman, Phil Byrd, will give the luncheon address at the CCJ Summer Symposium held June 23-25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, CA. The symposium will also include a keynote address from Ben Stein and topics covering CSA, driver recruiting and retention, what the e-log mandate means for your business and a trucking economic outlook. For more information or to register visit www.ccjsummer.com

J.J. Keller develops online training for hazmat employees

J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. announced it has developed a new online training course, "Hazmat: General Awareness Training (What’s Required and How to Comply)." The new online course is self-paced and available from any location ...

Zebra Technologies to acquire Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B

Zebra Technologies Corporation and Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be ...

Vnomics integrates with SpeedGauge, CAMS software

Vnomics, a provider of real-time driver performance and fleet intelligence systems, announced that it is now integrated with CAMS Software’s transportation management software to automate routing communication for private fleets. The integration with CAMS was developed ...

FMCSA subcommittee to meet to develop potential changes for CSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's subcommittee for its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program will meet April 29-30 to develop recommendations for changes to the program, its scoring system and the intervention process. The meeting is open ...

Omnitracs to release real-time MPG, tire alerts on MCP platform

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced the upcoming availability of MPG performance information on the its Mobile Computing Platform 110 (MCP110) and 200 (MCP200) user interface. With this ...

Kenco selects SmartDrive event recording system

SmartDrive Systems, a provider of driving performance systems to reduce collisions and improve fuel efficiency, announced that Kenco, a provider of integrated logistics, real estate services, and material handling equipment, has selected SmartDrive’s event recording ...

Inspection Data Systems to develop mobile equipment inspection apps

Tom Heine, CEO of Aljex Software, announced the launch of a new transportation technology company, Inspection Data Systems, Inc. (IDS) that will develop and market cloud-based transportation equipment inspection solutions for smartphones and tablets. "We see ...

XRS Corp. adds trip monitoring feature

As one of the largest mobility providers to private fleets, XRS Corporation announced a new addition to its mobile fleet optimization system aimed at bringing insight into customer’s routes, allowing for better on-time delivery metrics, driver ...

PeopleNet celebrates 20 years; charts dramatic growth during next 5

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced that its 20th anniversary heralds new possibilities for extending its legacy of innovation in transportation technology. Making the milestone announcement at the National Private ...

Monday Money: 2014 capacity, demand and pricing outlook in 6 slides

The truck supply is running close to 100 percent utilization, and any combination of freight growth, productivity-draining regulations and bad weather makes for a capacity crisis, says economist Noël Perry, senior consultant with FTR Transportation ...

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