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Articles by CCJ Staff

Peterbilt adds rear disc brakes to Model 579

Peterbilt introduced the Model 579 in 2012 with front disc brakes.

New research shows experienced drivers less satisfied with pay in 2017

A study by Stay Metrics found the retention advantage of experienced drivers is eroding due to dissatisfaction with pay.

5 days until ELD compliance deadline: Here’s how factory-fit telematics systems work with ELDs

Most truck makers are not in the ELD business — at least not yet — but their investments in remote diagnostics and telematics can pay ...

FMCSA to grant 90-day exemption from ELD mandate for short-term rental trucks

FMCSA has informed the Truck Renting and Leasing Association that it plans to grant a 90-day extension of compliance with the federal electronic logging device ...

Toyo’s on-/off-road drive tire

Toyo’s M588 heavy-duty on-/off-road drive tire is built for severe-service applications such as oil, gas, mining and logging. A 33/32-inch tread depth and a cut- ...
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Meritor intros first new products to new Mach value lineup

Meritor on Tuesday said it has launched the first products under its new Mach value brand that includes approximately 2,000 part numbers for the company's ...

6 days until ELD mandate compliance date: How the devices — and drivers — will track duty status

While electronic logs generally automate parts of logkeeping and in some ways simplify the rest, they still require direct driver involvement in most duty status ...

Crime report: CDL schemes, clean inspection bribes and drug testing fraud

A number of California DMV employees were charged for changing CDL written test scores, a Texas fleet owner was charged with bribing state troopers for ...

Virginia-based fleet ordered to pay $3 million after pushing tired drivers to run illegal routes

The statement went on to say Beam Trucking drivers were told to drive “routes that were so long that they barely got any sleep between ...

ELD mandate a week away: Find the right ELD at the right price in CCJ’s buyers’ guide

Carriers and drivers must replace paper logs with electronic logging devices within the next seven days. Compare software, hardware, pricing and features of the myriad ...

FMCSA’s Medical Review Board gets two-year extension

The MRB is composed of five members from medical institutions and private practice. These members specialize in areas most relevant to commercial drivers, FMSCA says.

Lippert’s heavy truck mattresses

Lippert’s Somnum Sleeper Series mattresses are designed specifically for the demands of the heavy truck market. The series was developed as a premium line of ...

Truck-Lite’s medium-duty LED headlight system

Truck-Lite’s RoadMax LED headlight system for the medium-duty market is available as a factory-installed option on new Freightliner M2 models 106 and 112 models and ...

Meritor announces investment in electric vehicle tech company

With its investment in TransPower, Meritor expects to accelerate introduction of its flexible electric axle platform for various drivetrain configurations, including full electric, hybrid, single ...