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Articles by Jeff Crissey

Jeff Crissey is the Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. In his role, Crissey is responsible for maintaining the excellent print editorial product, improving online audience development and increasing CCJ readers' knowledge of business and safety-related industry issues. Crissey holds a Bachelor's Degree from Auburn University and has been a member of Randall-Reilly Publishing's editorial staff for 14 years, where his coverage of industry topics has earned numerous regional and national awards over the years.

CCJ Innovator: Brakebush Transportation

Brakebush Brothers Inc., a producer of fully cooked chicken products, is no stranger to the trucking business. The Westfield, Wis.-based company got its start in ...

Is your trucking company underinsured?

A recent study by the Alliance for Driver Safety and Security showed that 42 percent of dollar settlements paid by trucking companies to injured motorists ...

Industry analyst ‘less pessimistic’ about trucking outlook

At the 2013 Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Las Vegas, Donald Broughton, managing director of Avondale Partners, said he’s slightly more bullish on the ...

Florida legislature approves incentives for natural gas vehicles

Natural gas adoption in Florida got a shot in the arm with the passage by the Florida House of  HB 579 to promote the use ...
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Clean Energy announces maintenance design and consulting business

Clean Energy Fuels announced the creation of a new business unit -- Facilities Modification Services -- to assist fleets in modifying existing and designing new ...

The urge to merge

2013 certainly is shaping up to be an interesting year in the trucking industry The upcoming changes to the hours of service rule in less ...

Fontaine Alternative Fuels launches alt-fuel conversion website

Fontaine Alternative Fuels has launched a website -- FontaineAlternativeFuels.com -- that provides an overview of the advanced fuel system and alternative fuel engine installations offered at ...

Q&A with DTNA’s Daum and Renschler

CCJ editors Jeff Crissey and Jack Roberts sat down at the Mid-America Trucking Show with Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, ...

CCJ Innovator: Maverick USA

When a company is born, there may not be an easy way to predict its future success. But climbing to the top requires a clear ...

In defense of intermodal

Mention the word “rail” to a group of drivers or fleet executives, and you’re sure to see some hackles raised. When Clayton, Ala.-based Boyd Bros. ...

Cummins showcases 2013 engine lineup

At its press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., Cummins announced its 2013 engine lineup will offer 2 percent better fuel economy ...

Avantechs releases new side fairing product

Avantechs has released its new VorBlade Wing, an EPA SmartWay verified side fairing product that produces more than 5 percent fuel economy savings on average. The ...