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CCJ Tech Toolbox: Predictive maintenance lets carriers detect equipment problems before they happen

The code only displays when there’s a problem that needs to be fixed, but today’s technology is marching slowly toward the kind of sophistication that can alert drivers and fleets ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Remote diagnostics and changing how technicians trained

A generation ago, a set of wrenches was about all a good technician needed to get a down truck back on the road. Fast-forward 25 years, and a laptop and ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: How vehicle health reports help fleets cut downtime

From the June entry in CCJ's Tech Toolbox: Vehicle health reports can contain more than 130 parameter values and store data every 30 minutes for up to 500 reports – ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Real-time diagnostics slash downtime, boost productivity

In this sixth edition of CCJ’s Tech Toolbox, we look at some of the technology and methods available to fleets that can help streamline the diagnostics and repair process, control ...
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Tech Toolbox — Maintenance

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Onboarding and tapping into a driver’s first 90 days

As predictive modeling and gamification reach a more mature state within the industry, carriers increasingly are looking at driver onboarding as a growing area of focus for trucking’s surge in ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Gamifying the driver experience

Driver scoring and gamification systems rely on the river of data generated by ELDs and fleet management software to create a program that allows carriers to score drivers on performance, ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Mobile apps aid direct driver engagement

Social media outlets like Facebook, while heavily used in driver recruiting, also give carriers new avenues to market themselves to current drivers and gain valuable feedback and insight from them. ...

Tech Toolbox — Retaining Drivers

Driver recruiting: Mapping where available CDL holders live

From CCJ's Tech Toolbox entry on driver recruiting: This map shows the residential location of total 2015 CDL-holding applicants per capita, by state, according to BestDriverJobs.com and associated network sites ...

Expanding social media — Work within today’s digital landscape to recruit drivers

“Yesterday’s recruiting phone call is today’s social media comment,” says Priscilla Peters, vice president for marketing and training for Conversion Interactive Agency. “Their initial inquiry used to be to call ...