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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) ...

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, ...