CCJ Top 250
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
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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 AI Fleet 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
NFI rolls dice to secure equipment, refocuses driver recruitment
An unprecedented freight surge, driver and equipment shortages and a growing push for zero-emission trucks has NFI Industries pushing hard for new paths to success.
December 1, 2021
Transition from employee to employee-owner pays off big for Long Haul Trucking
Almost a decade ago, Long Haul Trucking founder John Daniels was looking forward to retirement and there were no shortage of suitors for the 365-truck Albertville, Minnesota-based carrier.
November 1, 2021
CCJ Innovator: DapeCon trying to digitize, electrify intermodal
Six years ago, DapeCon was founded with a vision to not just be another trucking company but to digitize all aspects of the intermodal business.
October 4, 2021
CCJ Innovator: Prime leans on social media to grow reach of driver meeting
Rather than allow its drivers meeting to become a COVID casualty, Prime sought to figure out a new contactless path.
September 1, 2021
CCJ 2021 Innovator of the Year: USA Truck gives drivers the power to choose (VIDEO)
USA Truck leverages tight freight network and proprietary technology to give drivers the power to self-dispatch loads.
August 17, 2021
CCJ Innovator: Flatbed carrier puts load planning in drivers' hands
JLE Industries creates new technology and pay model that gives drivers more control, compensation and connectivity.
August 1, 2021
CCJ Innovators: UniGroup Logistics Platform provides 20% efficiency gain
Determined to hone a more competitive edge, UniGroup dumped its antiquated TMS software in favor of a new logistics platform that it created alongside Rose Rocket.
July 1, 2021
USAT Capacity Solutions named 2021 CCJ Innovator of the Year
Commercial Carrier Journal has named Van Buren, Arkansas-based USAT Capacity Solutions as the 2021 CCJ Innovator of the Year for its unconventional approach to load planning.
June 24, 2021
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Cybersecurity tips fleets can use against modern-day pirates
The 2022 IBM Security study showed that 4% of all cyberattacks were aimed at the transportation industry, making it the 7th most targeted industry in the past year.
Geofencing technology evolves to offer better insight, improve efficiencies
Supply chain pressure, recruiting challenges boosted driver pay last year
Female employment in transportation on the rise
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Drivers can't rely on truckstops to fuel their bodies like they do their tanks
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