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Self-driving planes, trains, trucks will lead supply chain redesign

Are robo-trucks already taking drivers off the road? It’s a possibility, though an indirect one, suggests Fred Andersky, director of government and industry affairs for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. And ...

Public trust, not technology, is barrier to self-driving trucks

Truck drivers shouldn’t worry too much about losing their jobs to robots just yet, according to at least one truck safety technology expert. Fully autonomous trucks are several technology leaps ...

Might HOS bill follow successful path of sleep apnea law?

In this Golden Age of partisan, congressional gridlock, the sudden, unanimous passage of a recent trucking bill stunned many Capitol Hill observers – and now many in trucking are hoping ...

FMCSA admits mistake, Congress to roll back HOS – dream on

Thursday is a big day for trucking. The last, best hope to rein in regulatory overreach takes root with a hearing before the House Small Business Committee. Trucking representatives ...

Impressions from Mexico: Part 1

When it comes to trucking productivity, let's just say Mexican fleets have it made. No hours of service, no real presence of weigh stations or enforcement and size and weight ...
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Warmin’ ’em up

Winter is hard on trucks and drivers alike. That thought occurred to me today as I was reading over a study released by Webasto showing that pre-heating diesel engines in ...

PedalCoach makes fuel savings easy: ‘keep it in the green’

This past Spring, an experienced driver noticed that his fuel scores were increasing, day after day. A few weeks earlier, Steve Page, vice president of safety for Transport Distribution Company ...

Improved usability or lipstick on a pig? FMCSA explains website changes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is redesigning its portal to trucking company safety data, and wants carrier input before the changes go live next spring. So whether you’re a ...

Freight panel ‘kicks the can’ on funding decisions

A House panel that spent six months assessing the nation’s freight transportation needs has unanimously decided the U.S. should spend more, but made no specific recommendations as to where any ...

CCJ Photo Blog: Early trucking innovation in 13 photographs

CCJ has been around now for more than a century. And, as a result, we have a wealth of photos and back issues that trace the development of the trucking ...

Hiring CDL school grads? Be careful what you ask for

With long-haul driver turnover now fully in the “uh-oh” turn in the cycle, many over-the-road carriers are turning to truck driving schools to help fill empty seats. But all CDL ...

Are harmful HOS changes a sign of things to come?

In just three short months, the latest changes to the hours-of-service rule demonstrate all too clearly that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration understands neither the industry it regulates nor ...

CSA, HOS still h-o-t at ATA MC&E

The French have a fancy way of saying it, but the trucking industry is living it: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Hourly pay for drivers is ‘financial suicide’ for TL carriers, exec says

Mileage-based pay cannot be abandoned, a panel of fleet executives agreed Tuesday, but the system must be adjusted to compensate truck drivers for the time they spend and the work ...

Follow the money: Tracking trucking’s friends, opponents in Congress

Now that Congress has averted – or at least rescheduled – a couple of crises of their own doing, they can focus on routine things like running the country. A ...