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Commercial Carrier Journal celebrates its 93rd birthday this year. That’s nine decades of delivering important information on trucks and the trucking industry. As publishers do from time to time, we’ve tweaked the old gal and given her a fresh new look. We are still delivering the news, features and analysis you have come to expect from CCJ but with an updated presentation.

The goal of the redesign is to stay current and put the reader in the driver’s seat, says CCJ Art Director Tony Breland. “Everything about the design, from typography to layout allows the reader to easily navigate the magazine and quickly use the information within,” he says.
The new font is easier to read. The graphics are crisper. And the departments are easier on the eye.

Not all the changes are visual, however. As part of the redesign, we are providing our readers with information on more topics, sending them to the Web for more if necessary.

We have added a new department, Law, to enhance our legal coverage and added new features within other departments. Most notable is our expanded Equipment department, which now includes In Focus, a monthly run-down on key truck component specs. This month’s installment covers medium- and heavy-duty engines.

As important as any of these changes, we have created a place for you. The new Feedback section offers you the opportunity to comment on something you have read in CCJ or to take a stand on an industry issue. We have always valued your letters and comments. Now we offer the opportunity to share your views with the CCJ community. If you’ve recently solved a tough problem, overcome an obstacle or just want to vent about an obscure regulation, we want to know.

Again, these changes come without taking anything away from the quality magazine you demand. Led by Editorial Director Avery Vise, our staff has planned a year of cutting-edge topics such as 2007 engine technology, the implications of mergers on technology and equipment and a series on failure analysis of truck component failures.

And of course, CCJ will continue to bring you the articles you have come to expect over the years, such The Top 100