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Sign at your own risk

Q In previous articles you have advised carriers to avoid broadly worded indemnity clauses and non-standard insurance requirements in s...

Checking Roadcheck 2001

In June, truckers around the country experienced the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's Roadcheck 2001 - a three-day period of Level 1 road...

Trucking-related tax bills sit idle

As Congress rushed to wrap up as much business as possible before its month-long August recess, lawmakers were slow to move bills to ease the ...

Tough times good leadership test

The mood at the July Truckload Carriers Association Refrigerated meeting was guardedly optimistic. An unexpected drop in fuel prices was the f...

Van, SUV drivers use phones most

A study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that only about 3 percent of U.S. drivers are talking on cell phones...
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Banking on cash flow

Rather than park surplus cash in checking, many businesses use sweep accounts to collect interest while their cash lasts. Sweep accounts autom...

Beyond diagnostics

When Detroit Diesel (DDC) introduced the industry's first electronically controlled, unit fuel-injection system in 1985, it quickly became ap...

Take it from the bank

It doesn't take an MBA to understand why lenders are cautious toward the trucking industry. Jerold Buchan and thousands of other fleet owners...

From push-pins to PDAs

When dispatch-oriented management systems were introduced well over a decade ago, many users probably thought that they would never need anyth...

The Top 100

Commercial Carrier Journal's exclusive Top 100 tracks the performance and strength of the nation's leading trucking companies each year. Rep...

GPS without communications

Fleet Master's MemTrak version 4.0 software offers remote data collection, so data can be downloaded from vehicles with no human intervention...

Running on empty

Franklin Logistics, a 60-truck carrier based in Houston, Miss., pays 8 cents less per gallon of fuel than the national average. Like 65 percen...

Not what it seems to be

For the heirs of a trucking company owner, estate taxes can be a huge problem. With millions of dollars potentially tied up in assets, the nex...

Listen in on cash flow

Truckload Academy will host an audio conference this month on cash-flow management and how carriers can analyze their current situation to ult...

ZF reman steering component brochure

ZF Industries, Vernon Hills, Ill., has released a new brochure on its line of remanufactured, heavy-duty steering pumps and gears. The brochur...