CCJ Top 250
Trucking's peak season unlikely to 'peak'
A massive shift to ecommerce, dropping retail inventories and record inflation serve as early warning signs that transportation's peak season might not actually peak.
June 30, 2022
3PL GoBolt expands to US with goal to reach 12.75M households with EVs
The company has ordered 170 electric vehicles to service its existing markets New Jersey and Los Angeles and its upcoming operations in Houston, Miami, Dallas, Austin and Atlanta. The company plans to eventually be in every major U.S. city.
May 17, 2022
Trucking is changing. Are you adapting?
There brews a perfect storm for disruption in trucking much bigger than deregulation was a generation ago.
April 8, 2022
Fleet spend analysis can uncover costs not found in a cost of ownership calculation
Maintaining a solid balance sheet goes a lot deeper than simply knowing payroll, fuel expenses and truck maintenance costs.
April 7, 2022
West Side Transport adds Tennessee terminal
The Chattanooga facility is West Side's eighth location.
February 7, 2022
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XPO expanding its LTL network
The company this quarter also plans to open new fleet maintenance shops at terminals in Ohio, Florida, New York and Nevada.
January 18, 2022
The benefit of being a trucking 'border dweller'
For most of its modern history, the transportation industry experienced gradual evolution but times are different.
January 3, 2022
Secrets to building a successful trucking company
More than 3,140 trucking companies went out of business last year. Typically, around 85-90% of startup trucking companies fail.
October 31, 2021
Preparedness, communication key to mitigating the effects of a weather event on fleets and maximizing opportunity
Carriers can predict seasonality, but planning for a natural disaster takes more forethought, especially when it comes to servicing customers while potentially taking on good-paying relief and recovery work.
September 9, 2021
The new reality of customer service
A good customer experience is based on speed, convenience, consistency, friendliness, transparency and the human touch.
July 12, 2021
Mergers & Acquisitions
CCJ Top 250 carrier makes acquisition
The Dubuque, Iowa-based temperature-controlled carrier has a current driver/operator base of 2,200 and that is expected to exceed 2,400 after completing integration with Lessors.
June 23, 2021
Fine-tuning procurement processes has advantages
By taking steps to mitigate risk from suppliers and build supply chain resiliency, procurement professionals give their company an edge over the competition.
March 30, 2021
Trucking industry a landing spot for Big Tech talent
Technology startups and long-standing trucking and logistics companies are benefitting from a flow of capital, labor and ideas from Big Tech.
February 8, 2021
Owning versus leasing an asset
Truck leasing companies offer a variety of operating lease solutions, bundling in various life-cycle administrative and operating services that deliver meaningful value to a lessee.
February 4, 2021
Mission possible: Grow capacity in tight driver market
Growth strategies that worked in the past for brokers and carriers may no longer be soluble with increased competition for capacity in 2021.
January 22, 2021
Ford unveils 2022 E-Transit with 40% reduction in total cost of ownership
Ford continues to embrace California’s zero-emissions policies and the Paris Agreement with its reveal of the 2022 E-Transit van. Details here on CCJ.
November 13, 2020
Carriers, 3PLs see ‘Amazon Effect’ on shipper visibility expectations
Meeting shipper expectations is difficult with traditional business-to-business (B2B) commerce tools like EDI. See CCJ for the latest tools to go digital.
April 15, 2020
Delivery carriers ride surging wave of COVID-19 e-commerce
With the coronavirus creating a surge in eCommerce, pickup and delivery companies are working to keep up with demand as well as keep drivers safe. Details here.
March 27, 2020
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Service and repair
Maintaining proper tire pressure presents 'huge opportunity in today's volatile fuel market'
Aside from keeping an eye on the numbers at the pumps, tire experts advise keeping a close eye on tire pressure to help maximize fuel economy at a time when fuel prices have reached historic highs.
Supreme Court will not hear trucking's AB 5 case, law will take effect for industry
Growth of used truck values rival stock market from mid-2020 to mid-2022
Kenan Advantage Group acquires Louisiana petrochem company
USA Truck acquired by DB Schenker
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