CCJ Top 250
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Where have all the truck parts gone?
From EGR coolers and sensors to water pumps, fleets are scrambling to find the repair parts they need.
July 11, 2021
FMCSA looks to expand definition, mounting position of vehicle safety tech
FMCSA proposes to amend its regs to allow lower mounting of vehicle safety tech. Also, Yokohama Tire Corporation will implement a price increase next month; WEL Companies (CCJ Top 250, No. 178) is increasing driver pay for the second time this year.
July 6, 2021
Supply chain woes hit salvage market with increased parts demand
The salvage market has started to receive an uptick in sales and customer inquiries of many common (and not so common) used and rebuilt aftermarket parts.
June 27, 2021
Proactive service can extend disc brake, rotor life
Taking care of ADBs to ensure they reach their full potential is a pretty straightforward matter of knowing some basic facts, paying attention to your brakes, and making good choices when it comes to replacement parts.
June 21, 2021
How to get the most out of your batteries
A truck’s components could be in top working order. But the wrong battery configuration based on use case and temperature can zap a truck’s power.
May 27, 2021
Nine maintenance tips to reduce CSA violations
It's near-impossible to avoid all CSA violations but you can significantly reduce them.
May 20, 2021
How to: Check for wheel-end seal leaks
A properly functioning wheel-end hub is essential to all medium- and heavy-duty truck and trailer brake systems. Which means when a hub begins to leak, the outcome if untreated can quickly become catastrophic.
May 12, 2021
Set and follow best practices to lower light and HOS infractions
This year's Roadcheck takes place May 4-6 with an emphasis on lighting, the 'number one vehicle violation' and hours-of-service which continue to rank as the top cause for out-of-service driver violations. CCJ talked with experts about both.
April 29, 2021
Pinched ports: Bottlenecks at California ports wreaking havoc on truck parts supply chain
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could open two spectacular truck parts distribution businesses right now. So could the boats in their harbors.
March 18, 2021
The toughest 15 states for lights violations, one of the 2021 Roadcheck emphases
Here are the top 15 states when it comes to a propensity to issue lights-related violations. And data also point to both 2021 Roadcheck enforcement-emphasis areas in Georgia, Vermont and Nevada.
March 4, 2021
Engine oil plays critical role in DPF life
Upwards of 90 percent of the ash that goes into the DPF is from engine lubricant.
February 25, 2021
Fewer DPF regens with biodiesel and renewable diesel
In addition to lowering emissions, biodiesel and renewable diesel offer reduced DPF back-pressure and fewer regens.
February 25, 2021
Diesel coolant heaters reduce DPF wear and tear
Diesel coolant heaters improve DPF life by drastically cutting cold-start soot. Engine wear is also reduced and fuel consumption improves by cutting 'needless engine idling.'
February 23, 2021
Pending Goodyear, Cooper tie up creates tire behemoth
In the combined portfolio, Goodyear will be positioned as the original equipment and premium replacement tire while Cooper, Roadmaster, Mastercraft, and Mickey Thompson will be the mid-tier brands.
February 22, 2021
Brake friction material goes greener
A mandate that went into effect this year calls for brake manufacturers to reduce the amount of copper found in friction material.
November 20, 2020
Get your lights Roadcheck ready
Lighting violations were the top vehicle violation in all commercial vehicles inspected last year, according to the FMCSA.
September 3, 2020
Tires are a leading cause of out of service violations
Tires and wheels have accounted for almost 20% of all OOS violations during CVSA's International Roadcheck for the last three years.
September 1, 2020
With inspection blitz on deck, brake issues continue to dominate out of service violations
The 2022 CVSA International Roadcheck will be May 17-19, and history suggests around 20% of all violations will be tied to brakes.
August 14, 2020
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Pay and benefits
Pay a top factor for driver turnover but 'not always an amount issue'
More than 50% of respondents to a recent CCJ driver survey said their carrier had raised pay at least twice since 2020.
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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