CCJ Top 250
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
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
Carriers should consider self-defense training for women drivers
In the industry's efforts to improve the driver shortage, women are good recruits, but many have safety concerns about being on the road. Providing self-defense training could help carriers improve their chances at landing more women drivers in seats.
June 15, 2022
FTC Transportation's safety director named Safety Professional of the Year
FTC's Director of Safety and Driver Administration Emory Mills was named TCA's 2022 Safety Professional of the Year — Clare C. Casey Award recipient. Also: Owner-op seeks HOS exemptions; new KW dealership near Cleveland; more.
June 9, 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
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Video telematics help commercial fleets decrease crash fatalities
The number of fatalities caused by vehicle crashes climbed in 2021, but Lytx data shows distraction-related commercial driving collisions are declining.
April 25, 2022
How dashcam telematics is changing the face of driver training
Trucking companies are shifting their use of dashcams from recording footage of an accident to proactively training drivers with telematics solutions to prevent those accidents in the first place.
April 14, 2022
Distance Trucking leans on tech to limit severe weather surprises
When you're dragging a 53-feet-long wind sail, or trying to schlep 80,000 pounds up a snowy mountain pass, an unexpected change in weather is both frustrating and dangerous.
March 28, 2022
The impact of COVID on trucking safety regulations
FMCSA's COVID-19 emergency declaration, which waives Part 395.3 (maximum driving time) of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for carriers providing emergency relief related to the pandemic, expires at the end of this month.
February 22, 2022
Safety & Compliance
Experts say understanding data, operationalizing safety are best practices in preventing nuclear verdicts
The average size of crash-related verdicts has increased by nearly 1,000% since 2010, and the number of cases between 2012 and 2019 grew by 335% compared to the previous six years.
February 15, 2022
FMCSA Clearinghouse drug violations up 10% in 2021
FMCSA's monthly Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse report revealed a 10.2% year-over-year increase in drug violations reported to the database.
February 8, 2022
Financial incentives almost always overrule safety instincts
Paper Transport driver Jeff Clark parked his rig and avoided a massive pile up whole countless others just like him didn't.
December 27, 2021
Analysis: Truck parking more troublesome in the Eastern U.S. than west
According to truck parking data analysis by TruckerPath, truck parking tends to be more crowded on the East Coast than the West Coast, and data suggests that it gets more full later.
December 1, 2021
Parking after dark: Chain truck stops fill up earlier, more often than independents
Parking at chain truck stops tends to fill up earlier and more often than independent truck stops.
September 25, 2021
CCJ Innovator: Prime leans on social media to grow reach of driver meeting
Rather than allow its drivers meeting to become a COVID casualty, Prime sought to figure out a new contactless path.
September 1, 2021
Watch, coach & delete: Using data to fight off accident verdicts
Carriers should implement data management policies that provide "systematic and orderly ways of getting rid of data that's no longer legally required or necessary for the active management of the driver."
August 25, 2021
To wear a mask, or not to wear a mask?
As COVID Delta cases rise, some experts are pushing for mask wearing regardless of vaccination status while others say masks should only apply to the unvaccinated.
July 23, 2021
Legal or not, the DOT has thoughts on marijuana use
As the push to decriminalize marijuana continues, will it matter to the DOT?
May 10, 2021
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Female employment in transportation on the rise
Women in key transportation decision-making roles are on the rise, part of an overall trend that's seeing more women enter the post-pandemic work force.
Health & wellness
Drivers can't rely on truckstops to fuel their bodies like they do their tanks
Recruiting & retention
Maine driver hopes her trucking competition win inspires young women to join the industry
Embark completes autonomous traffic stop with Texas law enforcement
Test drive: Western Star 57X
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