CCJ Top 250
Safety & Compliance
Seeking equilibrium in trucking policies is a balancing act
Since the end of the pandemic, the trucking industry has been inundated with an onslaught of rules, shifts in practice and policy pushes that further threaten the stability and effectiveness of the nation’s supply chain.
February 20, 2024
FMCSA admin Hutcheson stepping down after 16 months on the job
Hutcheson had served administrator since September 2022 – the first full-time administrator in three years.
January 19, 2024
Trucking companies should urge state regulators to expand distracted driving laws
The trucking industry is taking the biggest hit as nuclear verdicts cases rise, but hopefully the industry can see some relief as more states expand distracted driving laws to more heavily impact passenger car drivers.
January 16, 2024
Safety & Compliance
A fireside chat about ELDs in the U.S. and Canada
Solera recently hosted a webinar with its regulatory compliance experts to share details on the most recent regulations implemented by the FMCSA, best practices for roadside inspections and the differences between U.S. and Canadian ELDs.
January 14, 2024
Tips for driving in winter weather conditions
Twenty-four percent of weather-related accidents occur on snowy, slushy or ice-covered roadways, and 70% of America’s roads are located in snowy regions that receive more than five inches annually. AIM's safety manager offers tips for winter weather.
December 15, 2023
FMCSA Administrator grilled in Congress over speed-limiter mandate pursuit
House Highways and Transit subcommittee Republicans took a Wednesday hearing opportunity in part to attack DOT agency heads over pursuit of "ancillary policies" like the speed-limiter mandate not prioritized in 2021 infrastructure funding legislation.
December 14, 2023
Safety & Compliance
GAO recommendations would improve motor carrier safety
Recommendations to the FMCSA pertaining to its National Consumer Complaint Database could help improve its response to safety concerns and improve transparency and collaboration with industry partners.
November 15, 2023
Increasing gross vehicle weight and the future of transportation
A pivotal rationale behind advocating for a Gross Vehicle Weight increase lies in its potential to advance emissions targets.
September 6, 2023
Trucker union supports meal, rest break waivers
While trucking groups oppose the move, the Teamster union is in favor of "implementing stronger meal and rest break requirements for professional drivers."
August 16, 2023
Side underride guards the costliest trucking mandate ever?
As NHTSA considers a mandate for side-underride guards on new trailers, small-biz truckers voice cost, operational and safety concerns. Advancing any mandate, OOIDA contended, would ignore longstanding worry left unaddressed over many years.
July 26, 2023
Safety & Compliance
CVSA expert sheds light on cross-border operations
CVSA is developing a learning management course for cross-border travel that outlines the differences between Canada and the U.S.’s hours of service to help motor carrier educate their drivers to prevent eRODS violations.
July 4, 2023
HHS still awaiting certified labs for oral fluid drug testing
The Department Health and Human Services reported in a Federal Register notice that there are still no certified labs for oral fluid drug testing. Also: NMFTA hosting trucking-focused cybersecurity conference in October; intermodal fleet expands.
July 3, 2023
NHTSA extends comment period for trailer side underride guard requirement
The comment period was originally set to close June 20. Also: TCA Scholarship Fund awards totaled more than $140,000.
June 12, 2023
Oral fluid testing rolls out today, but program is still on pause
While oral swab testing has been authorized as of today, it can't be implemented until the Department of Health and Human Services approves two labs – and none have applied.
June 1, 2023
Not comprehensive enough: Trucking responds to FMCSA's proposed CSA-scores changes
The proposed changes to FMCSA's CSA Safety Measurement System miss the mark to varying degrees, depending on which trucking organization you ask. Some are generally supportive, while others feel they will make no difference and ignore underlying issues.
May 25, 2023
The importance of being on top of your preventive maintenance
Implementing a well-designed maintenance program can improve safety, reduce equipment downtime, increase productivity and improve regulatory compliance.
May 18, 2023
Oral fluid drug test likely to put more 'cheaters' in FMCSA's Clearinghouse
Once the Department of Health and Human Services certifies two testing labs, fleets will have the option to drug screen drivers via cheek swab – a collection method that practically eliminates cheating.
May 11, 2023
Technology identified among top ingredients for fleet safety
Nine case studies of carriers that had significantly improved their safety performance uncovered the five elements it takes to create an effective safety program. Technology came in at No. 4 on the list.
May 5, 2023
Page 1 of 57
Career Leadership Award
First Class all the way: Bonne Karim named CCJ Career Leadership Award recipient
Bonne oversaw the training of maintenance professionals that serviced a truck count in the U.S. roughly the combined size of package rivals FedEx and UPS.
Navigating the aftermath: How to handle a truck-involved crash
RXO slashes driver wait time 30% with visual AI
Union sets the stage for contract showdown with Daimler Truck
Report: The 2024 State of Heavy-Duty Repair
Get all the info on the top 250 trucking companies in America
View, sort and download the trucking industry’s most comprehensive ranking of for-hire carriers in North America, based on a blend of metrics including fleet size, annual revenue and number of drivers.
Get the free report
2024 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The 2024 Fleet Technology Trends Report reveals key data showing how GPS solutions are helping fleets overcome challenges, promote safety and streamline operations. Download the report to find out more!