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Annual fleet ‘checkup’ details trucking equipment trends, operational concerns

Graphics: CK Commercial Vehicle Research The overview shouldn’t surprise anyone in the trucking: Fleets will be less aggressive in purchasing new equipment next year as the driver shortage continues to hamper capacity ...

The return of the low-tech truck?

Editor's note: This story was originally published Aug. 1.   In a perfect world, fleet managers and owner-operators would be breathlessly awaiting all the stunning technological vehicle innovations coming their way – ...

ATA Driver Compensation Study to offer benchmarks on pay, bonuses, benefits

An office without walls: dispatch software goes mobile

In September, the entire office staff of Sweetland Transport left Michigan to attend a networking event in Nashville. While they were gone, paychecks still had to be filled, loads dispatched, ...

Technology highlights from ATA

A theme emerges when sorting through all the technology news from the American Trucking Associations’ annual conference in San Diego, Oct. 4-7. Fleets and suppliers are focused on the user ...

Can it be? 8 in 10 Americans believe truck drivers are safer than car drivers, poll says

What do Sally Field and truckers have in common? Besides Smokey and Bandit, that is. People like them both – and you can't deny the fact they like them! It’s true. ...

Congestion in the crosshairs

I was very pleased this morning to see that the American Trucking Association, at its fall conference in San Diego this week, is addressing traffic congestion. Trucking has many problems that ...

Who’s Who: Truckers on the Forbes 400 billionaires list

Graphics: FORBES.COM LLC Don’t feel bad if you didn’t make the latest Forbes 400 list of America’s wealthiest people; I just checked and, once again, I didn’t make it either. But ...

Zonar Systems creates new app to drive fuel performance

It started with an observation on a golf course. Mike McQuade saw a fuel manager from a large trucking company looking at his smart phone between shots. “You must get a ...

Can Automatic Transmissions Attract New Driving Talent to Trucking?

Got capacity? Drivers, demand and ‘darn’ regs

In a closing panel, moderator Mike Regan joked that the 2014 CSCMP Annual Global Conference could have been renamed simply: “Got capacity?” Regan, chief of relationship development at TranzAct Technologies, then ...

Meet the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025

McLeod Software charts a course to the ‘connected enterprise’

Tom McLeod always gives the opening address at the McLeod Software user conference. The record 850 attendees at this year’s event were probably expecting the president of the Birmingham, Ala.-based ...

Smaller carriers move in as large TLs struggle to meet demand; active carrier ranks swell

Spot shortages of trucks don’t make for a national capacity crunch, but they are creating opportunities for small and medium-size trucking companies. Indeed, with affordable technology now providing fleet and ...

Understanding spot rates: Good data’s no longer an edge – it’s a necessity

 Graphics: DAT SOLUTIONS At the Pentagon they call it “asymmetric warfare,” but around the halls of CCJ it’s just called “trucking”: That is, a situation where combatants’ or competitors’ relative size ...