Industry News

Celadon wins top workplace award

Celadon Group has been named to “The Indianapolis Star Top Workplaces” list of the best places to work in Central Indiana for 2014. Well over 100 companies participated in the program and Celadon earned in ...

Preventable or not? Doe avoids accident, ditches trailer

Softly humming the “Backhaul Blues,” doubles driver John Doe peered intently through a veil of rain that somewhat limited his view of Pennington Parkway, a four-lane highway with a grassy median, posted at 65 mph. ...

Comdata creates mobile fuel pricing app

Comdata has launched a new mobile application for drivers called FleetAdvance Mobile. The app was designed to help transportation companies increase fuel savings by giving drivers a tool to make more informed purchasing decisions, it says. The ...

TCA panel: safety culture starts with the heart

A panel of fleet executives discussed strategies for building a culture of safety during the Truckload Carriers Association's annual conference at the Gaylord Palms resort, held March 8-11, in Kissimmee, Fla. Panelist Bob Peterson, president and ...

Dennis Morgan becomes president of Cowan Systems

Baltimore, Md.-based Cowan Systems (No. 60 on the CCJ Top 250) announced that Dennis Morgan will become its new president effective Jan. 1, 2015. Joe Cowan remains as chairman of the board and chief executive officer. ...

Preventable or not? Doe’s rig mauled by mall maniac

Revitalized by coffee and a stack of high-fiber waffles – with noncholesterol butter, diet syrup and a side order of lowfat bacon – trucker John Doe pulled out of Snardley’s Truck Stop with a smile ...

Got a flashy fleet? Let us see it — Enter it into CCJ’s Flashiest Fleets contest

You're proud of your fleet's graphics, right? Your trucks and your trailers get lots of onlookers and plenty of attention on the road, so why not let your peers see them? Click here to submit your fleet ...

Year-long study reveals trucking trends in social media

A year-long study of trucking industry trends in social media was recently completed by TrueVoice on behalf of GE Capital, Transportation Finance. The study involved a search of 250 million online outlets and revealed the ...

ATA Chairman: ‘We can all be ambassadors for trucking’

Forty years ago, Duane Long was at a Christmas party with some young ladies whom he had graduated high school with. “What are you going to do with your life young man?” asked the girls' father, ...

ATA panel dissects the costs, challenges of traffic congestion

Traffic congestion on the nation’s interstates in 2013 cost transportation companies approximately $9.2 billion in lost productivity. A panel of fleet executives and trucking industry experts discussed both short and long-term solutions to the problem ...

PrePass enrollment exceeds 485,000 trucks, new bypass sites coming

During the American Trucking Associations' annual MC&E conference, HELP Inc., a non-profit public/private partnership that provides PrePass weigh station bypass and other truck safety services, announced hitting another milestone. As of Oct. 5, 485,000 trucks ...

Study: fleet telematics growth in China surpasses U.S.

C.J. Driscoll & Associates, a supplier of market research and consulting services for the GPS and wireless communication industries, released a China Commercial Telematics Market Study, the first in a new series of C.J. Driscoll ...

Drivewyze adds inspection bypass service in Georgia

Drivewyze announced that Drivewyze PreClear bypass service has been added in Georgia, making it the 26th state to offer the mobile-based weigh station bypass service. Drivewyze PreClear is now available on major routes including U.S. Interstates ...

Norm Ellis leaves Omnitracs, joins I.D. Systems

I.D. Systems, a provider of wireless M2M asset management systems, has appointed industry veteran Norman Ellis to the position of chief operating officer. Mr. Ellis will be responsible for I.D. Systems' customer-facing operations, including sales, ...

EVO CNG, Trillium CNG open fueling location in Wisconsin

Venture partners EVO CNG and Trillium CNG announced the opening of Wisconsin's largest compressed natural gas fueling station in Oak Creek, Wis. The station is the first under the EVO Trillium CNG umbrella.  The station’s anchor tenant, Sheehy ...