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1/14/2022
The Supreme Court voted 6-3 Thursday that it will not allow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-test Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to be enforced. Supreme Court Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagen dissented in the Jan. 13 opinion. Read More

1/13/2022
The Truckload Carriers Association earlier this month, alongside competition sponsor Great West Casualty Company, announced the 18 division winners in the 46th Annual TCA Fleet Safety Awards competition. Read More

1/7/2022
There’s a shift taking place at carriers’ human resources offices that recalls Rosie the Riveter — the iconic, flexing factory worker popularized through a U.S. government media blitz during World War II when the defense industry sought to recruit women to build planes, munitions and so much more as millions of American men left to join the fight overseas.
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1/5/2022
The U.S.’ national average for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell by 12.1 cents since hitting the 2021 high mark in mid-November, according to the Department of Energy, to close out a year that saw prices rise by more than a dollar per gallon through the first 11 months. Read More

1/5/2022
AT&T and Verizon agreed late Monday to again delay deployment of their 5G wireless services.

At the urging of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, and pressure from Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chair Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) and the aviation industry, the two carriers committed delaying deployment of 5G broadband by an additional two weeks. Read More

1/4/2022
The transportation industry has been rapidly changing for decades.

With all the disruption it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t always this way. The transportation industry experienced gradual evolution for most of its modern history, incremental improvements to industry staples like airplanes and automobiles. Read More

12/29/2021
In late 2020, somebody promised me that 2021 was going to be better.

While it was (to a degree), I still feel like we were short-changed on the number of brighter tomorrows.

Ever since I got my commercial license more than five years ago, one of the things that I enjoy most about my job is that I get to drive trucks. My role at CCJ since 2016 has changed a lot, but there's still nothing more fun than climbing up in the cab and running off a few hundred miles (or more). Read More

12/28/2021
I've previously written about the Motor Carrier Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and why its elimination was necessary, but a recent event on Dec. 23 exemplifies why its elimination is both necessary and warranted. Read More

12/21/2021
President Joe Biden's plan to shore up the trucking industry's spotty record with recruitment and retention drew mixed reviews from industry trade groups American Trucking Associations (ATA) and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). Read More

12/17/2021
This year, for perhaps the first time, the 'supply chain' has entered the national news. Many average citizens are puzzled, not to mention concerned and sometimes angry, about problems blamed on the 'supply chain.'

Now, many of you reading this have worked as a part of the supply chain for many years, as I have. Even so, it is hard to appreciate the complex dynamics of this system. And how fragile it can sometimes be. Read More

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