CCJ Top 250
In-house versus outsourced maintenance
Twenty percent of fleets do maintenance in-house, 46% use outsourced service providers and 34% use a combination of both.
March 24, 2023
More candid talk on EVs please
While commercial electric vehicles continue to be the darlings of trade shows, experts are getting more vocal about taking the necessary steps to ensure their success and yours.
March 24, 2023
Highway thru technology hell
I’ve come to the conclusion that one of the biggest challenges facing the array of new trucking technologies is that the developers really don’t grasp that trucks crash and need to be repaired.
March 22, 2023
Custom driver apps have become must-have tech
Custom mobile apps are available to most fleets without the expensive IT resources and extended timeline that have traditionally kept them out of reach for most carriers.
March 22, 2023
The dangers of over-promising and under-delivering autonomous trucks
The transportation sector is an example of an industry that may be over-promising and under-delivering on the concept of putting autonomous vehicles on the nation's open highways.
March 20, 2023
While there are truth-in-advertising regulations, they can get a bit murky.
March 20, 2023
TCA setting a new government affairs tone
We are beginning to recognize that reactively fighting against everything that comes our way from Congress and federal agencies is a hard and unforgiving strategy.
March 16, 2023
Best Fleets to Drive For invest in back-office staff, not just drivers
While the program focuses on fleets that are great for the driver, many of those top carriers also had something else in common: their programs for non-driver employees.
March 15, 2023
It ain’t easy being green. Or is it?
Green energy is any energy that groups can make money off of.
March 13, 2023
Biggest hurdle to reduced emissions isn't infrastructure; it's the government
Trucking companies are being strong armed into cleaner transport solutions, and the 12% FET can add more than $50,000 to the price of the latest low- or zero-emission vehicle.
March 5, 2023
Seven steps to best-in-class data aggregation and analysis
Fleets have a large flow of data at their disposal and fleet managers must determine what they would like to measure.
February 27, 2023
Artificial intelligence robot gag reel is a much needed reprieve
From robots to route optimization and self-driving capabilities, artificial intelligence is coming on strong in trucking, but as a blooper video from Boston Dynamics makes clear, there's still plenty of work to be done.
February 23, 2023
All good things...
John Elliott's one-year term as TCA Chair is winding down and we will hand over the reins to Dave Williams, Senior Vice President at Knight-Swift Transportation, in less than two weeks.
February 22, 2023
What are standards good for?
What started with repurposing World War II surplus turned into global trade revolution.
February 21, 2023
Trucking companies should take note of Walmart's new driver recruitment strategy
Its associate-to-driver training program is a strategy others could learn from and implement in some way as another avenue to recruit drivers.
February 16, 2023
The future ain’t what it used to be
The use of computers instead of actual knowledge will take its toll on American production, and now we've got AI spouting off nonsense and providing ignorance on tap.
February 15, 2023
Soup of the day
There's a tangled web of overlapping acronyms to describe electric, hydrogen-powered and zero-emissions trucks, but somewhere along the line we would like to get back to just calling it a truck, right?
February 13, 2023
1099 or W-2? Which type of driver is best to grow your fleet?
There are pros and cons for the employer and the employee in both 1099 and W-2 scenarios.
February 9, 2023
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Beating the roadside blitz: experts share maintenance tips ahead of CVSA Roadcheck
In partnership with Mann+Hummel, CCJ brings together experts from some of trucking's safest fleets (and CVSA) to discuss maintenance tips and practices that make roadside inspections easier.
Pay and benefits
Truck driver age creeping up, retirement plans on the back burner for many
Recruiting & retention
Drivers value late model truck, but not as much as other features
Pay and respect top influences on why drivers leave a carrier
The 2023 State Of Heavy Duty Repair Report is here.
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