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Turning up driver satisfaction

The trucking industry has always been plagued by turnover but it's the early kind that hurts the most. According to research by Stay Metrics, nearly a third of new drivers ...

Transmissions, technology and tomorrow

If you checked my CCJ blog from last week, you know I spent early July in Europe where I was immersed in a wave of new technology that will profoundly ...

Friday Funnies: Jon Stewart explains the Highway Trust Fund

(Images courtesy of Comedy Central) The debate around the Highway Trust Fund proved perfect fodder for "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart this week on Comedy Central: The way the federal ...

The future begins today: Technology that will revolutionize trucking is already here

A little pork can go a long way: the case FOR earmarks in transportation funding

There’s nothing sizzling in the frying pan to remind Congress it’s time for breakfast and to go to work, so what's wrong with a little pork on the plate if ...

Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference Registration Now Open!

The Commercial vehicle Outlook Conference will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on August 20-21st. Registration is now open and a limited number of hotel rooms have been set aside at the Dallas Omni Hotel, conveniently adjoining the conference hall. If convenience, sessions and networking aren’t enough, by attending CVOC you will also receive VIP access to the Great American Trucking Show. Click here to learn more about this event!

A modest proposal to fix the Highway Trust Fund: Bring back bacon grease

Congress gets back to the Capitol this week following the Fourth of July recess, and will have only three weeks or so before the DOT may have to start rationing ...

When the ELD deadline arrives, will you be ready?

CSA compliance: the outsourcing is in

Like most modern business systems, the new Compliance, Safety, Accountability web portal has a management dashboard that focuses your attention on exceptions, called Alerts, with drill-down reports to identify the source ...

Time to brag on the best and brightest: Trucking’s Top Rookie contest closes soon

Carrier managers can wring their hands all they want about industry image and the next generation of qualified drivers, but what are they doing to address these issues? Just this week, ...

Comments on FMCSA e-log proposal due Thursday; here’s a handy reference

Speak now: Time is running out on the comment period for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s proposed electronic logging device mandate. So here’s a link-guide to the issue, including ...

An honorable trade

There was a time when being a driver was considered a highly skilled trade. True – the automobile was brand new. And given the mysterious and cantankerous nature of cars at ...

Productivity gain: John Christner recovers its losses from electronic logging

Driver turnover reached crisis levels for John Christner Trucking after it started using electronic logs in December, 2011. When the implementation began the company had 800 trucks. By April, 2012, ...

Restart rollback will hold if issues prevail

The political “clout” of the American Trucking Associations gets a test this week, or so a prominent highway safety lobbyist frames it, saying “this is a major moment to stop ...

Has Anne Ferro lost her mind, or just her credibility? What’s next for trucking?

ATA running out of options for changing hours-of-service rule

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