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‘Portabella’ mushrooms being served in trucking. Who will byte?

Every morning I look at my yard and see mushrooms that sprouted overnight. In terms of plant growth, mushrooms have a broadband connection, shall we say. But until today it ...

Connected World: The Internet of Things now includes the Internet of Trucking Things

Internet of Things: A proposed development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data. The Internet of Things (IoT) has a different meaning ...

Samsung gives trucking another glimpse of its future

The big story in trucking so far this year has been, without a doubt, the advent of commercially viable autonomous trucks. By any standard, that’s a hugely important development with ...

Cargo theft warning issued for July 4 week, thieves expected to be active

Cargo Net has issued a warning to carriers and drivers for the upcoming week about the potential for increased activity by cargo thieves, with the July 1-7 week accounting for ...

$228 million FedEx settlement applies only to case in question, other similar cases still pending

FedEx Ground last week announced, as reported by CCJ earlier this week, it has reached a $228 million settlement with truck operators in a lawsuit that centers on the driver ...

4 ways to make driver training count

For the past 20 years, Cowan Systems (CCJ Top 250, No. 60) did not hire drivers with less than two years of experience. This standard has changed to meet conditions in ...

No news is good news — The latest on DOT funding bills, trucking regulations within

With Congress returning from its roughly two-week Memorial Day recess, work likely will resume in the coming week on 2016 appropriations bills for the Department of Transportation — the so-called ...

Charts: Carriers see earnings growth in first part of 2015 — will trend continue?

As we enter the final third of the second quarter of 2015 and sit about 6-10 weeks out from the latest batch of earnings reports from publicly traded carriers, how ...

Test drive: Kenworth gives its old school W900 the spotlight with the Icon edition

Kenworth has been building W900 tractors since 1961. Commercial truck designs generally enjoy long production runs. But any design that can last for close to 55 years clearly has a ...

Putting more intelligence in truck routing

How will drivers respond to a computer-generated message of this kind: “You’ve been driving for three hours. The sun will rise in 45 minutes. A parking spot is ahead. Pull over and ...

FMCSA safety chief admits lack of crash weighting in CSA unfair to trucking co.’s, doesn’t offer fix

Echoing trucking industry concerns since the program's inception in 2010, one of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator's top officials this week said the agency knows that penalizing carriers for ...

Infrastructure Week blues: 20 days until highway funding expiration — Foxx warns state DOTs; ATA pushing short-term patch

Autonomous trucking: The future of trucking is here — Can we accept it?

Going green is a process, not a step

From the top down, "going green" makes a lot of sense. Everyone wants to reduce their carbon footprint, but the process of taking that step can be complicated. Green technologies are often ...

Routing review: when will truck parking enter the equation?

Routing software in the back office and GPS navigation apps are used by fleets and drivers to optimize time, mileage and fuel purchases. Many of these use real-time data for traffic, ...