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The CCJ Daily Report, our daily newsletter delivered by e-mail, has been a huge success since its inception in August 2005. It’s grown from several thousand subscribers to nearly 37,000 today.

The CCJ Daily Report has succeeded under the management and hard work of CCJ Managing Editor Dean Smallwood. I’m pleased to announce that Editorial Director Avery Vise has promoted Dean to editor of the CCJ Daily Report in addition to his duties as CCJ’s managing editor. Dean will lead the editorial department’s role in the further development of the CCJ Daily Report.

Dean tries to give readers accurate, on-the-spot news that helps run a trucking operation. “A monthly magazine is ideal for longer, thoroughly researched stories that analyze strategies to help our readers stay successful,” he says. “But they also need to be aware of breaking news developments that could have an immediate impact.” Here’s some of the recent news headlines culled from the daily e-mail newsletter:

  • “New DOT chief prefers technology incentives, not mandates” – At a press briefing by Transportation Secretary Mary Peters at the American Trucking Associations’ meeting in Dallas, Avery posed the question of whether Peters would seek to require more safety technology on trucks.
  • “Graves says elections will impact ATA’s agenda” – A few days after the Nov. 7 election, ATA President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Graves spoke to trucking executives at CCJ’s Fall Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz., about the impact the elections would have on the industry.
  • “Judges probe FMCSA’s numbers in hours rule” – Avery traveled to Washington, D.C., to cover arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit concerning lawsuits filed against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over its revisions to the hours-of-service rules.
  • “Proposals near on intermodal equipment, new entrants” – Why wait for the press release? We follow news at its early stages, in this case announcing that the White House had cleared two important regulatory proposals weeks before its publication in the Federal Register.

That’s just a sample of the news that’s available every day. To sign up for the free newsletter, go to this site.

Speaking of promotions, I also would like to congratulate Aaron Huff for his promotion to senior editor of CCJ. Aaron will broaden his coverage of trucking issues, while continuing to lead the magazine’s coverage of information technology issues.

May your 2007 be a happy and prosperous one!