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MATS 2015: Live coverage from the Mid-America Trucking Show

2015 Mid-America Trucking Show: Follow the show live on CCJ

The Mid-America Trucking Show takes place this week in Louisville, Ky., where major truck, engine and component makers will unveil the industry’s latest products and services. The show will also host dozens of show trucks, ...

Connected and comfortable: Next-gen trucks changing the way drivers live and work on the road

It’s cliché to say that truck driving is a difficult job. But while working on the road is hard, living there may be even harder. Those realities are reflected in the current dearth of drivers ...

House introduces another CSA bill, this one again calling for removal of public scores and fixes to program

The House this week introduced another bill targeting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and would, if it becomes law, force FMCSA to remove its carrier rankings from public view and ...

FMCSA should stop touting CSA scores, GAO rep says in response to app release

Following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s release this week of its CSA-based QCMobile app, a representative from the Government Accountability Office reiterated her agency’s stance that carrier rankings in CSA are unreliable and should ...

Regulatory update: When to expect rules on e-logs, speed limiters and Safety Fitness Determination

In its March regulatory report, the Department of Transportation’s projected dates on major trucking regulations expected this year remained mostly unchanged. Here are the dates the DOT and its Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration expect to ...

CCJ Innovator: A&R Logistics reinvents itself for safety, growth

If you’re going to do something, you might as well do it right. For A&R Logistics, “Doing It Right” is its corporate mantra and its pledge to its customers to maintain the highest standards for ...

Three trucking companies reach settlement with Pilot Flying J in fuel rebate withholding case

Three of the seven carriers who opted out of Pilot’s $85 million class-action settlement reached in 2013 filed court motions this week to drop their lawsuits against the truck stop chain and fuel provider, saying ...

2014 cargo theft load values jumps 36%, theft threat higher in 2015, FreightWatch says

The average value lost per cargo theft incident rose 36 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, and the cargo theft threat level for 2015 remains high, according to cargo theft prevention firm FreightWatch, who issued ...

Fremont Contract Carriers, Island Express named TCA’s Best Fleets to Drive For

Click here to see all of CCJ's coverage of TCA's Annual Convention. Two Nebraska fleets were honored with the Best Fleets to Drive For award today at the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Fremont ...

Sneak peek: why Celadon is CCJ’s 2015 Innovator of the Year

In many respects, Celadon Trucking's office performs the same functions as any transportation company, only on a larger scale. Its campus in East Indianapolis has all the familiar trappings for safety, information systems, human resources, driver training and more. Step ...

CCJ’s 2015 Economic Outlook: Indicators look strong, but driver availability, regulatory drag lead fleets’ 2015 concerns

Click here to download the full copy of CCJ's 2015 Trucking Outlook report. By most accounts, 2014 was a great year for the trucking industry. The American Trucking Associations’ Trucking Tonnage Index reached an all-time high ...

CSA bill aims to remove ‘dark cloud’ over carrier hiring

A bill that made its way into the U.S. House last week — and being pushed by broker group Transportation Intermediaries Association — could be a small victory for trucking companies, says TIA’s Chris Burroughs. The bill, ...

Driver training rulemaking committee talks entry-level driver definition, consequences of rule

The FMCSA committee tasked with producing an entry-level driver training rule concluded its first meetings in Washington, D.C., last week, where committee members discussed broad topics needing consideration and resolution before a rule can be ...

Radical shift in trucking on the horizon? It could come quicker than you think

If you follow me on Twitter (@JackRobertsCCJ) you know I tweet out stories I run across that highlight new technology in the automotive industry, in addition to more trucking-specific content. Every now and then someone will ...
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