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Articles by CCJ Staff

Gallons of useful data

When fuel management systems were introduced to the trucking market about 15 years ago, most people focused on their ability to provide securi...

Maintaining good numbers

Maintenance statistics yield information that you can use to improve cost management, productivity, warranty recovery, equipment selection and...

Storing up success

For most of the 1990s, John Daniels' 20-truck refrigerated carrier hovered just below $3 million in revenue. Along with its sister brokerage ...

Answering G.O.D.’s prayers

Guaranteed overnight delivery - better known as G.O.D. because those letters are prominently displayed on all sides of the carrier's more tha...

Wait-loss program at borders

A new era in customs clearance may have begun in May when a Roadway Express truck picked up a shipment in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, bound ...
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On the go

Young Sid knew his friend's bone-stock 327 Chevelle would be no match for the other guy's primer-gray, 383 Plymouth Roadrunner. So, before t...

PLC4Trucks clears hurdles

The technology and maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations, Alexandria, Va., reports that most of the patent issues surround...

Teaming up

Some things in life just seem made for each other: Baseball and hotdogs. Little kids and puppies. Laurel and Hardy. Pizza and beer. Each of ...

Don’t get fueled again

How many times have you been advised to "simply pour/install this product in your fuel tank/crankcase/ fuel line and see an immediate increas...

Fuel cards pump data

When fuel prices are low, it's easy for carriers to treat fuel cards as just mechanisms for purchasing fuel. Today's skyrocketing fuel price...

Are your computer systems safe?

Many of the nation's trends are born in California. The fight over low-sulfur fuel, for example, began in the Golden State. The latest fad is...

A show of hands

Many onboard computer systems offer optional handheld units to allow for bar-code scanning, signature capture and similar functions. In most c...

Mission impossible?

What freight do you haul? where do you haul it? Why should someone hire your company? Your existing equipment dictates the answer to some ques...

A ticket is a ticket

The federal motor carrier safety Administration has taken the first step toward cracking down on unsafe truck drivers as mandated by Congress ...

Preventable or not?

one summer evening right at dusk, John Doe was making his way eastward on a two-lane, central Indiana highway as a severe thunderstorm, comple...