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Trucking in 1980: The Golden Age Ends

By 1980, trucker caps and cowboy hats were all the rage and Overdrive was slowing morphing into a more business-oriented magazine. But the gorgeous girls and glitzy trucks remained staples ...

Can it be? 8 in 10 Americans believe truck drivers are safer than car drivers, poll says

Those in trucking who think most Americans completely misunderstand and mischaracterize the industry need to think again: A new poll says the public rates trucks and drivers much higher than ...

Congestion in the crosshairs

I was very pleased this morning to see that the American Trucking Association, at its fall conference in San Diego this week, is addressing traffic congestion. Trucking has many problems that ...

Longistics co-founder Duane Long elected ATA chairman

Duane Long, chairman of Longistics, of Raleigh, N.C., has been elected the 70th chairman of American Trucking Associations.

Industry image-building movement reaches 80 percent of fundraising goal

Trucking Moves America Forward has reached over 80 percent of its $1 million fundraising goal, representatives of the industry-wide image-building campaign reported Tuesday at the American Trucking Associations annual MC&E ...
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Trucking in 1973: The Golden Age Begins

By 1973, CCJ's sister trucking magazine Overdrive was an independent book that had hit on the formula for success that would drive it through the remainder of the decade: Girls ...

WWII Army truck still rolling on original Timken bearings

When French resident Thierry Becker began his latest vehicle restoration project, a U.S. World War II military wrecker built in 1942, he made a discovery. After seven decades, the truck’s ...

St. Paul, Minn., dealership celebrates 65 years with Kenworth

Many trips down memory lane were taken when Rihm Kenworth recently celebrated its 65th year as a Kenworth dealer. The St. Paul, Minn.-based dealership held an event that featured the ...

Hankook Tire announces veterans outreach program

Hankook Tire America has announced its commitment to DAV (Disabled American Veterans) to help provide services to veterans of all generations. As a sponsor of the DAV’s Mobile Service Office ...

Volvo Group announces Global Supplier Award Winners

The Volvo Group recently recognized three North American companies and 12 companies worldwide with the 2014 Volvo Group Supplier Award for commitment to performance excellence and continuous improvement. Tru-flex LLC ...

Detroit’s “Race to Charlotte” dealer competition winners named

Daimler Trucks North America announced today the twelve winning Detroit distributors who have won the Race to Charlotte. The winners will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip for two to the Bank ...

Bridgestone Group donates $1 million to Ebola fight

The Bridgestone Group announced it will donate one million dollars (USD) to critical efforts underway in Liberia and the region to combat the Ebola outbreak. Specifically, $500,000 will be paid ...

CCJ Photo Gallery: A Long, Strange Trip: Trucking in 1978

Trucking was never a greater cultural force than in the 1970s. And 1978 was arguably the pinnacle of that movement. Here are 40 classic images from that Golden Age, cribbed ...

Hino hosts 6th annual Technician Challange

Hino Trucks held their sixth annual National Service Skills Competition at their training facility in Novi, Michigan last week. The Skills Competition brings together the best of the best dealer ...

Mack renews Share the Road sponsorship

Mack Trucks announced today it would again sponsor the American Trucking Associations Share the Road program, marking 13 years of continuous Mack support for the safety education effort. As part ...