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CCJ Symposium: Lower viscosity oil pushing forward says Ozark Motor lines director of maintenance

Despite benefits like increased fuel economy, many fleets are reluctant to embrace lower viscosity oils over concerns about increased heat and engine wear. Speaking at a ...

CCJ Symposium: ‘Maintenance is a necessary evil’ says Red Classic maintenance director

The struggle to find technicians is often what causes fleets to first consider third-party maintenance providers, but the ability to improve overall service practices often ...

Proffitt picks up second and third Bandit racing series wins

The last two weekends have been profitable for Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series racer Ricky "Rude" Proffitt, who grabbed wins at Montgomery Motor Speedway in ...
XPO to begin offering tuition-free driving schools

XPO to begin offering tuition-free driving schools

While participating in the driving school, students will work for XPO in paid, part-time dockworker positions while attending class. CDL students will be required to ...
Cargo securement: free online Pro-Tread training to prepare for CVSA Roadcheck

Cargo securement: free online Pro-Tread training to prepare for CVSA Roadcheck

Instructional Technologies Inc. (ITI), providers of Pro-Tread online driver training, announced a free cargo securement training focused on open deck transportation companies in advance of ...

Tailwind TMS software now integrates with QuickBooks Online

Each order and dispatch, as well as the details of each freight transaction in Tailwind's sofware, can now be easily synchronized with QuickBooks Online.

Trump budget calls for drawing private highway funding, more tolls

A 2018 fiscal year budget plan released Monday by the Trump Administration proposes slashing the Department of Transportation’s budget by nearly $17 billion annually by ...

CCJ Symposium panel addresses challenges, opportunities of autonomous trucking

Trucking technology may one day evolve to the point that the tractor can drive itself, but that is likely to come in small steps rather ...

Crime report: Falsified medical exams, CDL fraud scheme update and more

A Missouri man has been charged for allegedly signing off on truckers' medical exams when he was not licensed to do so, two former Detroit ...

Fleets seeing ROI on remote diagnostics, says Truck Centers of Arkansas director

Speaking at the CCJ Symposium in Asheville, N.C., Tuesday, Calhoun says fleets often are overwhelmed by the amount of data diagnostics provide, but notes they ...

Indicators: Tonnage dips again, shippers prefer ‘pop-up fleets’ to rate increases

The dip follows a 1.1 percent dip in March and a similar drop in February. Compared to the same month in 2016, tonnage was down ...
Optronics' LED light bars

Optronics’ LED light bars

Optronics’ Light Bars with Combination Spot and Flood Beams come in 13-, 22- and 33-inch lengths and are suited for a wide range of challenging ...
East's lightweight tipper trailer

East’s lightweight tipper trailer

East’s Lightweight Tipper Trailer is designed to maximize payload for daily refuse hauls in harsh conditions. The trailer removes 1,200 pounds from the fifth-wheel plate ...

Ryder safety director: Driver training key to proper maintenance, clean inspections

While a good wash job isn’t part of a truck’s repair process, Ryder Regional Safety Director Tom Fallon says it’s a good indicator to DOT ...

Mack expects truck sales to flourish in ’17, sees mDrive penetration jump

Mack executives offered an industry update to trucking industry press last week.