CCJ Top 250
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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
Texas fleet uses tech to prove safety record to insurers
REC was able to demonstrate, over a data collection period of three months, the ability to use information to make an impact on safety.
June 1, 2021
Trailiner strategy prevents dispatch miscues, reduces turnover
Trailiner is winning the driver recruiting and retention battle with a technology and communications strategy that appeals to a new demographic.
May 3, 2021
Montgomery Transport cuts claims with image-based load securement app
An app that started out as a way to improve communication between drivers and management at flatbed carrier Montgomery Transport now helps drivers improve load securement and lower risk for themselves and their company.
April 1, 2021
XPO embraces VR as 'the way of training of the future'
In LTL, VR is used to train XPO cross-dock workers on the optimal method of loading freight for delivery.
February 28, 2021
Fleet exec has plan to bridge the divide to electric trucks
After seeing the benefits of renewable diesel, Keith Wilson has a plan to make the fuel affordable to all fleets in Oregon and stay ahead of government regulations.
February 1, 2021
Innovators: Werner enjoying ROI from EDGE fleet management
Werner EDGE rolled out its propriety mobile fleet management program earlier this year and it has since delivered ROI in multiple areas. Details here on CCJ.
January 4, 2021
CCJ Innovators: Southeastern Freight meets e-commerce explosion head-on with digitization
To meet the demand for more digitization during the pandemic, SEFL launched its final-mile service across the company's 89 service centers, driving e-commerce.
December 1, 2020
CCJ Innovators: USA Truck gives drivers authority to plan, self-dispatch loads
USA Truck is recognized as a CCJ innovator for its self-dispatching program that has increased productivity and driver satisfaction. See CCJ for details.
November 1, 2020
Innovators: U.S. Xpress technology propels success through driver satisfaction
U.S. Xpress in-house technology, Variant Optimizer, reduces driver turnover, increases freight efficiency, and propels success through driver satisfaction.
October 1, 2020
Innovators: Estes Express Lines turns its attention to the rear of the rig to boost capacity, productivity
Estes helped develop an innovative way to increase the cargo space by taking advantage of the dead space between the trailer floor and the road surface.
September 1, 2020
CCJ Innovators: Halvor Lines protects drivers with contact-free BOL
Halvor Lines developed an electronic bill of lading (eBOL) to help drivers avoid contact with receivers to get signatures. See CCJ to learn how it works.
July 21, 2020
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Trucksmiths embracing change
The trucking industry has been changing since horse drawn wagons started being replaced by the first Mack Brothers motorized vehicles in Manhattan in 1904.
Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
House bill offers recruiting and retention incentives, grants to truck drivers
U.S. Xpress names Julie Van de Kamp president of dedicated
Supply chain correction helps put the 'worst of the inflation crisis behind us'
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