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Who will become the ‘Uber’ of freight transportation?

On paper it doesn't make sense. How can the popular ride-sharing service Uber be worth $41 billion? The company is less than six years old. By creating a new economy — that's ...

Give the blue-collar kids a chance, too

It was a throw-away line. John Sullivan, director of maintenance for Michigan-based Reliable Carriers, was moderating the popular Shop Talk seminar as the Technology & Maintenance Council Annual Meeting wrapped up ...

An app for that? Five mobile tech strategies to retain drivers

Is the EPA unfairly targeting Volvo?

The other day a glowing report noted a recent environmental study, which concluded that “modern” diesel exhaust smoke (i.e. smoke from post-2010 diesel engines) is essentially harmless to humans. That’s certainly ...

Where things stand with Navistar

How fleets use business intelligence to create, sustain momentum

Perhaps one way to interpret the biblical story of the Tower of Babel is that organizations thrive when everyone speaks the same language: “…and now nothing will be restrained from ...

Decision 2015: buyers guide for expected e-log mandate

Feeling fuelish: Don’t abandon fuel economy efforts just because diesel’s down

Is BYOD the best strategy to convert owner-operators to e-logs?

Photos: WTI’s upgraded facilities play role in driver recruiting, retention

Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based nationwide steel hauler WTI Transport pulled the curtain back this fall on a new, modern office building, complete with a new recruiting center, state-of-the-art tools for dispatchers and ...

Driver shortage: Time to get owner-operators back in the game

CCJ’s Top 10 Stories of 2014

Trucking got restart rollback, but here’s what Congress left out of omnibus bill

Suspending 2013’s 34-hour restart provisions and forcing FMCSA to study the rules and better justify them? Check. Unchecked? Blocking FMCSA’s insurance increase rulemaking and setting deadlines for an electronic logging device mandate ...

Rapid response: e-logging software updated for 34-hour restart

Adjusting to new changes in hours-of-service regulations is never easy for drivers and fleet operations, but here we go again. On Tuesday, Dec. 16, President Obama signed an appropriations bill ...

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) ...