Fleet Owner Staff

Fleet Owner Staff
Millions in fleet equipment hits the block for IronPlanet's Florida auction in February
IronPlanet's annual Florida auction will be held over five days featuring a huge list of used equipment, trucks and other durable goods from manufacturers, dealers, construction companies, rental companies and other large fleet owners.
Mack upgrades mDrive with two new features

At the World of Concrete 2017 convention in Las Vegas this week, Mack Trucks introduced upgraded capabilities for its mDrive automated mechanical transmission (AMT) with the addition of two new functions: rolling start and auto neutral.

FMCSA to prepare safety fitness rule addendum 1

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) filed an update to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking this week regarding its new safety fitness determination (SFD) metho

Turning weather forecasting into improved asset utilization

As any truck fleet knows, weather can be a game-changer when it comes to making that on-time delivery. But a new entry into the transportation and logistics markets is hoping to minimize that risk.

Riskpulse, an Austin, TX-based firm, has been managing weather for nearly a decade and is hoping to turn that expertise into useful information for truck fleets and shippers.

Fiat Chrysler retooling plant for Jeep pickup

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) confirmed this week that it will invest $1 billion and create more than 2,000 new jobs in two U.S. factories that build its Jeep line of light vehicles – one of which will build an all-new Jeep pickup model.

TU-Automotive wraps up Consumer Telematics Show 2017

As it wrapped up its Consumer Telematics Show 2017 this week, TU-Automotive noted innovation was a major theme.

Ford marks some history for its F-Series line
Ford Motor Co. marked a little history for its venerable F-Series line of light trucks, noting that it has now sold some 26 million units since January 1977, a date when the OEM said its F-150 pickup first became a "top-selling truck" at a time when "eight-track tapes, disco and bell bottoms were the rage."
New office, significant expansion for project44
​After raising millions in venture capital and solidifying a number of strategic partnerships in recent months, tech startup project44 has moved into a new, custom-built office space in downtown Chicago.
Fleet Owner’s Top 10 blogs of 2016

Throughout the year, Fleet Owner’s editors produced a wide variety of blog entries on a range of topics, including what’s happening on the regulatory front, the latest technologies and equipment, transportation initiatives across the country, and this year, a new president and what his administration could mean for the industry. The following blogs were the most popular in 2016.

Of Super Trucks and other envelope-pushing equipment 1

A host of research projects, prototypes, and new forays into equipment design stepped out upon the trucking stage in 2016: everything from self-driving commercial vehicles and fuel cell-fired tractors to a new all-composite refrigerated trailer design.

Fleet Owner’s Top 10 stories of 2016

From towing nightmares to speed limiters and a botched drug sting, here is Fleet Owner's look at the 10 most popular stories published on our website in 2016. To read more of any of the stories, just click the link in the caption.

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