Industry News

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 ...

In case you missed it: 2014 CCJ Spring Symposium

The 2014 CCJ Spring Symposium last week in Nashville, Tenn., provided attendees with insight into the trucking industry for the coming months and years. The event included keynote addresses by political pundit and FOX News ...

TCA Chairman Dunn: Image critical to future success

Repairing the trucking industry’s image is critical to its future success, said Shepard Dunn, president of Vincennes, Ind.-based Bestway Express and 2014-2015 chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association, during a luncheon address at the 2014 ...

PeopleNet document clarifies ELD mandate, compliance options

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, has created a document that analyzes the issues fleets should consider for complying with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate and the new law for ...

Survey: driver safety, cost savings are top fleet concerns

A survey by GE Capital Fleet Services found that driver safety is the biggest priority of fleet managers. This survey, conducted at the 2014 NAFA Institute and Expo, had more than a third (35 percent) of ...

Shippers, carriers push for natural gas adoption

During a panel discussion of carriers and shippers at the ACTExpo in Long Beach, Calif., shipper and carrier representatives from Owens Corning, American Honda Motor Co., Sheehy Mail Contractors and Seaboard Foods outlined their strategies ...

Clean Energy announces partnerships with Kroger, Cardenas

Clean Energy Fuels announced agreements with Kroger and Cardenas Markets, a Hispanic grocery chain, as the natural gas fuel provider continues to grow its portfolio of fleet customers. As part of its agreement with Kroger, Clean ...

Ed Shea, former CCJ executive editor, passes away

Edward Shea, executive editor of Commercial Carrier Journal from the 1950s through the 1990s, passed away on April 28 at the age of 91. Shea was also the publisher of Owner Operator magazine. After his ...

Meet the 2014 CCJ Innovators

Commercial Carrier Journal is proud to recognize the following companies as part of its 2014 CCJ Innovators program that highlights the best and forward-thinking carriers in the trucking industry. Click the links below to read ...

Bestpass electronic toll service expands to Washington state

Bestpass, Inc., providers of bulk purchasing and streamlined toll management services to commercial fleets, announced the ongoing expansion of its partnerships with state highway authorities. The most recent addition is the Washington State Department of ...