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Articles by Dean Smallwood

Dean Smallwood is managing editor of Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive. He has more than two decades of journalism experience, with more than half of that spent covering the transportation industry. Daytime Phone: 800-633-5953, ext. 1039

Dart Network promotes Langley to president

Dart Network (CCJ Top 250, No. 58) announced that James Langley has been promoted to president of three of its companies: Dart Holding Co., Highway ...

Michelin launches premium X Multi D Regional Drive Tire

Michelin Americas Truck Tires launched its X Multi D Regional Drive Tire designed to provide premium mileage, scrub resistance and traction in regional, urban and ...

Cummins endorses Power Service fuel additives

Cummins has endorsed two Power Service products for use in its diesel engines – Diesel Kleen +Cetane Boost and Diesel Fuel Supplement +Cetane Boost – ...

CCJ Innovator: Southeastern Freight Lines employees find that giving time can be rewarding

Five years ago, as part of its community involvement efforts, SEFL introduced its “Southeastern Serves” initiative. The program is dedicated to giving back to communities ...

Tech Toolbox: Geofencing lets fleets track truck location, manage detention time and keep tabs on drivers

This lets fleets alert customers when a driver arrives at his destination to reduce detention time and charges and track the total time a driver ...

Tech Toolbox: Modern routing systems can increase fuel economy and fleet productivity

Planning truck routes to get the lowest possible fuel costs is no small feat. Pump prices can fluctuate along interstate routes, and that’s only one ...

Tech Toolbox — Productivity

Got a Class 8 long-nose? CCJ’s Reader Reviews needs your opinions

Do you operate a Freightliner Coronado or 122SD? What about International’s Lonestar or 9900i? Maybe Kenworth’s W900? And let’s not forget Peterbilt’s Model 389 or ...

CCJ Innovators: Schneider fights back against cargo theft with holistic, layered approach

The company’s holistic, layered approach leads to zero cargo thefts in 2014. And for that, the carrier has been named a 2015 CCJ Innovator.