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Articles by CCJ Staff

Court tosses lawsuit that sought to exempt DPFs from excise tax

A lawsuit brought by a truck dealer group, who hoped to see diesel particulate filters exempted from the 12 percent federal excise tax on equipment ...

Listen: CCJ Equipment Editor talks the importance of pre-trips

Equipment Editor Jason Cannon was a guest this week on AUTOsist’s fleet maintenance and management podcast. The topic was the importance of pre-trip inspections and ...

Jacobs to debut Cylinder Deactivation tech at IAA

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel engine retarding and valve actuation systems, will highlight its new Cylinder Deactivation (CDA) technology later this month ...

Stay Metrics hires Jeff Geitz to upgrade driver retention products

Geitz will oversee upgrades to IT infrastructure and technologies that enhance the user experience of motor carriers and drivers with Stay Metrics products.
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John Bean’s heavy-duty wheel balancer

John Bean's 9800 Heavy Duty Wheel Balancing System is suited for shops that perform daily multiple heavy-duty balancing jobs for trucks, buses, RVs and automobile ...

Penray’s food transport machine oil

Penray’s 4571 Machine Oil is blended specifically for the food transportation, service and storage markets and is composed of liquid petrolatum USP and propellant, making ...

Indicators: Spot market rates soften some after historic summer run

Rates surged in April, May and June, cresting at record highs in June before receding some in July and August.

Carrier reps caution FMCSA against using driver turnover, pay metrics in CSA scores

The agency is accepting feedback on what new data sets it could use in the CSA system, including metrics on driver pay methods and carriers' ...

Crime report: Inspector accused of soliciting sex from trucker for violation leniency

Action in three trucking-related crimes has recently been reported, including a hotshot carrier busted for hauling marijuana, moving companies fined for not holding licenses, and ...

Preventable or Not? Dump truck dips into trucker’s path

Avoiding a collision with an out-of-control dump truck, John Doe steered his tractor-trailer into a snow bank, snapping off part of his bumper. Was this ...

Archived: Advancing driver pay with automation

New software features help fleets create and automate more complex driver pay schemes.

Weather Guard’s compact steel truck rack

Weather Guard’s Compact Steel Truck Rack is built to fit most compact trucks, including the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Nissan Frontier, and is suited ...

New Pig’s epoxy putty repair stick

New Pig’s High-Temp Epoxy Putty repair sticks are designed for repairs to surfaces such as exhaust pipes and tanks that are exposed to extreme temperatures. ...

Research supports segmenting drivers’ 14-hour clock, says ATRI and Trucker Nation

In a study conducted by ATRI, drivers were able to complete their trips with less time behind the wheel under more flexible hours of service ...