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Articles by CCJ Staff

Jim Johnston, longtime OOIDA president and CEO, dies at 78

Johnston was "a resilient leader whose determination secured a position on the frontlines for truckers' rights," the group said in a statement.

Super Service raises driver pay

Super Service announced it is increasing driver pay by 4 cents-per-mile for OTR drivers and by 2 cents-per-mile for students and regional drivers.

Freightliner, Western Star add features to Express WriteUp mobile app

Express WriteUp allows service advisors at Freightliner and Western Star dealerships to create repair orders with a mobile device.

J.W. Speaker’s heated commercial LED lights

J.W. Speaker’s SmartHeat Series technology is engineered to de-ice LED headlights, work lights and taillights for over-the-road trucks, snowplows, refuse trucks, construction equipment, delivery vans ...

Congress sends human trafficking bills with CDL ban to Trump

The No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act will permanently disqualify anyone convicted of a human trafficking violation involving a commercial vehicle from holding a ...

Volvo Trucks’ 2018 calendar available for order

The 2018 Volvo Trucks North America calendar is now available for order online, highlighting the new VNR series for regional haul and new VNL series ...

Preventable or not? Trucker’s rig mauled by mall maniac

As trucker John Doe prepared to turn, a four-wheeler rocketed out of a shopping mall and crashed into his truck’s right fender. Was this a ...

Major fleet launches $40,000 bonus program for teams

Covenant Transport's $40,000 Teaming Bonus program, which goes into effect Feb. 1, will pay $2,000 in bonus money to teams each time the team runs ...

IPA’s advanced trailer tester

IPA’s next-generation #5700 Alpha Mutt Trailer Tester system is designed to provide automatic and guided trailer inspections with detailed reports, allowing technicians at any skill ...

Isuzu Class 6 gets high marks against competitors in third-party testing

Isuzu's Class 6 FTR took top marks in fuel economy and maneuverability during recent independent third-party testing against its top competitors in the segment. The FTR was pitted ...

Purkeys’ nosebox line

Purkeys’ Direct Nosebox line is designed to allow fleets to use the functionality of both the nosebox and liftgate charging system in one replaceable receptacle, ...

Peloton holds 1,000-mile platooning demo in Florida

Held in collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the demonstration used ...

Preventable or not? Driver’s U-turn goes awry

As truck driver John Doe attempted a wide U-turn from the left lane, he struck a car that had pulled up next to him in ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Disruptions loom: E-commerce, shifting freight patterns, smaller vehicles all on the way

Analysts predict economic disruptions and changing freight patterns will spur the trucking industry to lean more heavily on less-than-truckload hauls, medium-duty straight trucks and vans, ...