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Working the problem: Information technology and downtime

My refrigerator at home has a computer motherboard in it. I can’t tell you what the hell that motherboard does. But I can tell you that it costs $275 (plus labor) ...

Let them watch TV: how fleets are using new technology to recruit, retain drivers

Most jobs have a reward waiting at the end of the day: the chance to go home. Over-the-road truck drivers do not cross this threshold for days and weeks at a ...

Will a new shipping canal in Central America change trucking yet again?

Did you know that Nicaragua was about to begin construction of a new shipping canal across Central America linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans? The project has flown under the radar ...

5 forces behind the evolution of fleet mobility

“Staying connected” is more than a modern convenience; it’s a way of life, a habit, an expectation for anyone who owns a smartphone or tablet device. In the transportation industry, connectivity ...

Be thankful for all those cars stuck in traffic this holiday

Sleepers to shooting houses

It's Thanksgiving Week. Everyone's ready for a break to spend some time with family and -- in many parts of the country -- hit the woods and do a little ...

Why are trucks so cool in Europe? For better or worse, they’re fun

(Screen captures: EMC Corp.; captions are totally fictitious and for entertainment purposes only) Be advised: If you can find something beneficial to your trucking operation from this video, do tell. Otherwise, ...

The next big wave: how video and data will transform trucking

Five takeaways from the CCJ Fall Symposium

Don't miss CCJ's 2015 Fall Symposium. Click here to secure your spot.  CCJ's Fall Symposium allows trucking industry professionals to network with their peers and industry suppliers and gain insights on ...

Highway bill: Who’s in, who’s out in next Congress

The Republicans delivered quite a trouncing in the recent mid-term elections, and conventional wisdom says a Republican Senate, to go along with a Republican House, is probably good for trucking. On ...

Virtual fuel coaching: new apps help fleets, drivers improve efficiency

Considering the amount of fuel consumed by a fleet of commercial vehicles, even modest gains in fuel economy add up quickly to the bottom line. Despite the best efforts of ...

Fleet executive panel: 4 keys to improving driver productivity

Omnitracs and XRS get to know each other

Last September, Omnitracs announced an agreement to acquire XRS Corp., a publicly traded entity, for $178 million or $5.60 per share. The investment thesis was to deepen the reach of ...

5 essential questions for evaluating your recruiting, retention processes

Graphics: Strategic Programs Inc.  To properly recruit and retain good truck drivers, key members of the entire carrier family need to be involved from before first contact: The training and operations departments ...

Volvo gears up: How the truck maker’s Adaptive Gearing stretches fuel economy

In August, Volvo announced its latest fuel saving technology, Adaptive Gearing, which is, once again, based around the company's versatile I-Shift automated manual transmission. This week, I was with Volvo ...

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