CCJ Top 250
FirstFleet creates nextgen in-cab driver experience
Rather than deploy the standard driver workflow application from its ELD vendor, FristFleet created its own using the vendor’s software development kit.
February 1, 2023
Ryder's COOP program puts idle equipment to work
Both Ryder and fleets around the country are putting idle trucks to work thanks to Ryder's vehicle sharing program COOP, which analyzes the market to help bring equipment and renters together.
January 1, 2023
Meet CCJ's 2022 Innovators
CCJ profiles a fleet each month for deploying – and in many cases, developing – innovative strategies and/or technologies that improves the operation of their business.
December 26, 2022
The new age of driver recruitment leans into the power of social media
Melton Truck Lines takes advantage of social media as an advertising method with its new driver influencer program in which drivers post videos about their lives on the road.
December 1, 2022
CCJ's 2022 Innovator of the Year: JLE Industries gives drivers autonomy
JLE's recent update to its DriverOS innovation, which involved taking the platform to an app, allows drivers to select the loads they want to haul and so much more.
November 22, 2022
Marine drayage carrier improves efficiencies for drivers and customers at ports and inland terminals
IMC Companies takes the peel pile concept to the masses with SmartStacks. The new system greatly improves driver turn rates at terminals and reduces container dwell times and demurrage costs for its customers.
November 1, 2022
Schneider launches first digital marketplace for bulk shippers
The complexities involved in booking and quoting bulk loads have previously prevented the process for going digital.
October 1, 2022
Show hauler locks in owner-op pay, 'putting our money where our mouths are'
When Covid spread across the U.S., it wiped out Clark Transfer's core business. The company turned to a new pay model post-pandemic to bring the business back to life.
September 1, 2022
Seattle carrier combines proprietary technology platform with single-lane relay strategy to increase utilization
This approach allows the company to drive more revenue per truck than a traditional carrier, while improving efficiency for shipping customers and offering better pay and quality of life for drivers.
July 31, 2022
FreightWorks shines multimedia light on the people of trucking
FreightWorks, a 100-plus truck hazmat, high-security and temperature-controlled freight hauler based in Rutherfordton, N.C., debuted a podcast last September and is rounding the corner to 100 episodes.
July 1, 2022
Roehl Transport reinvents driver pay to compensate for time-consuming work
The shift away from a static CPM on all miles in favor of a sliding mileage scale based on length of haul takes into account the value of a driver’s time, making local and regional work more appealing.
June 1, 2022
Roadrunner overhauls its business to reduce transit times
The company is proving that operational efficiencies can create capacity as its recent changes in leadership, network and technology have resulted in reduced transit times.
May 1, 2022
GP Transco improves transparency, driver retention and the bottomline with OpenRoad TMS
GP Transco's OpenRoad TMS has brought in more than $11 million for the business over the last five years and includes features more advanced than 3PL offerings and even Amazon. Best of all, the live shipment tracking means no one has to bug the drivers.
April 1, 2022
Woody Bogler Trucking turns to crypto in new age of driver appreciation
Woody Bogler Trucking is leaping into the metaverse, releasing what is likely the first NFT collection in the trucking industry.
March 1, 2022
Pittsburgh flatbedder named CCJ's 2022 Innovator of the Year
JLE Industries was selected by CCJ editors as the 2022 CCJ Innovator of the Year at the 18th annual CCJ Innovators Summit in Key Largo, Florida, Thursday night.
February 10, 2022
Technology an integral part of diversity and inclusion at U.S. Xpress
'Flooded with phone calls'...diversity and inclusion efforts at U.S. Xpress include a uniquely designed chat box that hones in on a prospective applicant's location and primary language to pique interest and build a better connection.
February 1, 2022
Texas fleet develops algorithm to drive revenue up, turnover down
Austin, Texas-based aifleet launched last year taking aim at inefficiencies in the trucking sector, where driver utilization is below 50% and driver turnover is more than 90%.
January 1, 2022
2021: A year of innovations
Each month, CCJ profiles a fleet for deploying – and in many cases, developing – innovative strategies and/or technologies that improve their business.
December 30, 2021
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ATA's Spear talks congestion, driver shortage, more at Congressional hearing
ATA President and CEO was on a panel of industry reps during a hearing Wednesday of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Spear outlined some of trucking's biggest headwinds, including highway congestion, parking and more.
Freightliner debuts second SuperTruck
FirstFleet creates nextgen in-cab driver experience
Trucksmiths embracing change
Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
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