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A recipe for a successful apprenticeship program
An apprenticeship program is more than just putting a new hire alongside seasoned technicians and assuming the new tech will get trained properly.
October 14, 2021
Trying to turn around a trucking company? Use the 1% approach
Every facet of the industry is so competitive that it can feel like there’s no room for improvement in rates or costs. But opportunities are there – even if you find them just 1% at a time.
October 13, 2021
Tech partnership could enable safer parking. 'Here’s all we have to do'
Truck driver security has been in the news lately due to budget cuts and the infrastructure bill being debated in Congress.
October 13, 2021
Preventive maintenance’s role in maximizing asset life
Changing PM schedules – or moving to a predictive maintenance model – is predicated on having data that enables the tracking of costs, warranty and parts pricing, along with other key performance indicators (KPIs) that are important to you.
October 12, 2021
Drivers of the Year shine a positive light on the trucking industry
Betty Aragon and Bryan Smith are two shining examples of the kind of professionalism you can find behind the wheel of a semi.
October 11, 2021
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Working around supply chain constraints
The shortage of microchips is all over the news, but there are also issues with steel, lumber, tires and other components that have made it increasingly difficult for vehicle manufactures to complete building both trucks and trailers.
October 4, 2021
Vehicle shopping woes build as Biden admin threatens to force OEMs to provide semiconductor data
A 10-year-old Ford Ranger selling for over $20,000? Is this the new normal? Can the Biden administration get the constrained chip supply that's driving a surge in vehicle prices under control?
September 24, 2021
Why qualified drivers aren't replying to your ads
Drivers don't click your ads because they don't stand out. Join CCJ at its upcoming Solutions Summit Nov. 30-Dec. 2 to learn how your fleet can out-recruit its peers. Click above for more.
September 15, 2021
The story behind National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
Each September, we take the time to celebrate our highway heroes – the “newfound” essential workers – who have been critical in delivering much-needed freight throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 14, 2021
Make a mess and save a life
I think today’s technology can offer a different approach to solving the problem of cars under-riding trailers.
September 9, 2021
Fleets reluctant to mandate vax, but it might not matter
Only 9% of fleet respondents to a recent CCJ survey said they had implemented a mandatory vaccine or testing program, and 60% said they had no plans to.
September 8, 2021
NACFE has estimated that if every Class 8 vehicle produced today was magically a ZEV, it would still take 15 to 20 years to migrate them into 100% replacement of the existing vehicles.
September 7, 2021
Lessons from tipped beef: Florida court provides guidance on cargo claim issues
The decision from a recent court case provides important guidance on cargo claim issues for the trucking industry.
September 2, 2021
Appreciating technology obsolescence
The Union Pacific Big Boy in 2021 is an anachronism of a bygone state-of-the-art technology from 1941. Freight transportation will see a similar massive technology change over the next 30 years.
August 24, 2021
Electric may never compete with diesel in long-haul
While the push for zero emissions rolls on, Shell Starship and DOE SuperTruck show diesel can deliver better freight efficiency in long-haul than electrification.
August 20, 2021
How AI helps fleets cut costs, generate revenue
Ever since the invention of the fuel gauge, monitoring the mechanics of vehicles and driver behaviors has been a key part of optimizing fleet management.
August 17, 2021
Why contract maintenance makes sense for private fleets
A good contract maintenance provider knows that the nucleus of truck maintenance is always a structured, rigid preventive maintenance program.
August 16, 2021
Reinventing the fan clutch industry
The problem with the fan clutch business was that it didn’t have to earn a customer’s business because the demand for the fan clutch grew out of a government mandate.
August 16, 2021
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California 88K lb. load limit targeting port congestion dubbed 'lipstick on a pig'
While California Gov. Gavin Newsom believes a larger 88,000-lb. gross truck weight can help reduce port congestion, trucking experts feel otherwise.
Troubleshooting aftertreatment woes starts early
Used truck prices likely to extend climb into 2022
Cargo theft likely to spike over the next seven days
Save technicians time and improve fleet uptime with the Mobil Delvac team
Shifting the driver paradigm: Winning with equipment, technology and culture
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Analyzing 2021 Trends to Drive Your Business Optimization Forward