CCJ Top 250
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
EpicVue launches expanded platform to engage drivers
The new EpicVue+ includes a dedicated fleet channel and an interactive training platform in addition to traditional TV content at a reduced rate.
March 6, 2023
CCJ's 2022 Innovator of the Year: JLE Industries gives drivers autonomy
JLE's recent update to its DriverOS innovation, which involved taking the platform to an app, allows drivers to select the loads they want to haul and so much more.
November 22, 2022
ZF's third gen OnGuardMAX offers big improvements in automated emergency braking
CCJ got to experience ZF's third gen OnGuardMAX Autonomous Emergency Braking System this week which delivers a whole new level of safety on highway and in busy urban areas.
October 12, 2022
Five Star Services launches with dispatch tool aimed at small carriers
The new subscription-based tool offers a simple, streamlined system to track and manage trucks, loads, drivers, carriers and the finance functions of the business in real time from an easy-to-read dashboard.
September 20, 2022
Dealing with data overload? The best place to start is safety.
Deploying a driver performance management program and consolidating data across all processes can help carriers narrow the focus to drive better insurance rates, more revenue, better customers, driver retention and more.
July 21, 2022
Tech and driver inclusion can help shrink the driver shortage
PS Logistics has a lower turnover rate than the industry average, and director of technology Andy Allison said he firmly believes technology and driver inclusion have helped the company retain its drivers.
July 18, 2022
New partnership helps Trimble users save on fuel costs
Also: Carrier Transicold offers new capabilities on its digital platform, and Eroad creates two new apps to increase convenience and productivity for drivers and fleet managers.
July 12, 2022
Here's how to get your under-21 drivers insured
Insurance providers say age doesn't matter; it's about experience. But the courts look at the trucking company and its training and safety programs. Here's what the experts have to say about those programs and onboarding 18-year-old drivers.
June 30, 2022
Samsara introduces new platform features at first user conference
Its newest features focus on transforming the worker experience to help companies not only retain drivers, but also to improve operational efficiencies and, ultimately, save money.
June 16, 2022
FleetUp introduces new dashcam footage annotation feature
The new feature categorizes driving events based on risk level and allows managers to provide evidence-based driver coaching.
May 31, 2022
AI accuracy is critical in avoiding false alerts and alert fatigue
Opponents of technology in trucks say too many alerts can cause driver distraction and fatigue, ultimately rendering telematics not only useless but also harmful. However, AI technology has been shown to significantly reduce distracted driving events.
May 18, 2022
These are the good ol’ days for truck drivers, and they’re getting better
Mobile connectivity and digital workflows have changed the driver’s workday for the better.
May 3, 2022
Adoption of multi-camera technology is on the rise among fleets
Mutli-cam technology has many benefits like accident prevention, accident reconstruction, a reduction in downtimes and more, but barriers still exist as talks increase among regulatory authorities surrounding the requirement of backup cameras, at minimum.
April 26, 2022
Drivers lose 40% of their drive time. Where is it going?
Research conducted by the MIT Freight Lab shows truck drivers on average spend only about 6.5 hours a day driving out of 11 available hours.
December 9, 2021
AI for good – The fleet industry’s pioneering role
Historically, fleet operators have managed safety risks with training programs, manual coaching sessions and manager ride-alongs.
October 26, 2021
8 tips to save on fleet costs
Keeping track of costs can be harrowing, especially the incidental ones.
October 4, 2021
Defensible or not? Experts give steps to prevent legal risks
Plaintiff attorneys will do everything they can to convince judges and jurors that defendant carriers are not doing everything possible to operate safely.
September 9, 2021
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Driver coaching and scorecarding
Eco-driving coaching can improve driver safety performance
A recent study on behalf of Isaac Instruments found that a 1% increase in the use of eco-driving technique cruise control is associated with a 3% reduction in the odds of a hard-braking event, which can reduce the odds of having a collision.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Knight-Swift, U.S. Xpress deal likely passes Go, 'near zero chance' it is a monopoly
Mergers & Acquisitions
Knight-Swift acquiring U.S. Xpress for more than $800 million
Texas-based project would give freight trucks priority at red lights
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