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Spot market rates jump to highest points since 2014

Forecasters in recent months have said tightening trucking capacity, due to better economic conditions for freight activity, combined with the influx of freight and shifting freight patterns prompted by major ...

Compliance outside the cab: Mobile ELD options add convenience for drivers

When management of Tradewinds Logistics evaluated electronic logging devices, they decided on a platform that drivers could not remove from trucks easily. “This was just to minimize loss and theft,” says ...

Indicators: Despite positive momentum for freight, tonnage down slightly in September

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello blames the dip -- which comes amid otherwise strong market conditions for carriers -- on natural disasters that occurred in September, like hurricanes Irma and ...

Preventable or not? Rig no match for midnight snow

Driving at midnight in blizzard conditions and deep snow, John Doe’s tractor slid into a fallen oak tree that had blocked the road. Was this a preventable accident?
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EPA to rescind glider kit emissions regs enacted last year

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt earlier this year announced the agency's intentions to reevaluate the glider-specific portions of the Phase 2 standards. The agency followed through on Friday. It filed a ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: RFP management tools help carriers handle shippers’ bids by lane or by package

With the help of technology, management of the cumbersome RFP process to bid on lanes within a large shipper’s book of business is becoming more accessible for a larger portion ...

Court agrees carrier registration board violated open meetings laws when deciding 2018 carrier fees

The meeting should have been open to the public, and a public notice with the meeting’s location and time information should have been published at least seven days prior to ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Modern tools aid in carrier relationships, customer expectations

Customized customer self-serve portals can provide not only tracking visibility but also payment status and more to both carriers’ customers and, from brokers, to carriers themselves

FMCSA to allow drivers using phone-based ELDs to change duty status away from vehicle

FMCSA will, at least for five years, allow drivers using mobile device-based ELDs (those run on a phone or tablet) to change duty status outside of and away from their ...

Network with nation’s top fleets at CCJ Solutions Summit

Networking with other fleets allows attendees to find out what works and what doesn't for other trucking companies, as well as the chance to develop strategies for solving trucking's biggest ...

CCJ Tech Toolbox: Freight uberization — Load tracking and planning tools abound

As Uber FREIGHT and a variety of brokerages with sophisticated technology seek to transform the spot market, carriers in both spot and contract markets are finding new demands placed on ...

Preventable or not: Trucker struck by railroad crossing guard

In this video adaptation of a scenario from CCJ's Preventable or Not manual, driver John Doe stopped ahead of a railroad track crossing. Anticipating a potential rear-end collision, Doe inched ...