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Feb 27, 2015

The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality

The viability of yet another alternative fuel option – as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices –....More
Feb 10, 2015

FMCSA committee set to work on entry-level driver training rule

The members of the Entry-Level Driver Training Advisory Committee (ELDTAC) have been announced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (....More
Feb 02, 2015

Changing technology doesn’t change the importance of weather forecasting

Back in 1987, when I was 16, I spent $300 on my first car – a 1976 Ford Mustang, color banana yellow. Yes, banana yellow – because at the....More
Dec 19, 2014

An entertaining option to truck driver retention

As more carriers seek solutions to solve the driver shortage crisis, which is now pegged at about 30,000, a new alternative is popping up....More
Nov 25, 2014

Unlocking the mysteries of the random traffic jam

Have you ever seen a 2-mile long traffic jam on the opposite side of the highway and thought, “Gee, I didn’t see an accident back there....More
Nov 04, 2014

Is truck driver the worst job in NASCAR?

This summer, The Sporting News asked NASCAR drivers and team personnel who had the worst job in the sport. Their answer? The truck drivers....More
Oct 26, 2014

Why we love food trucks

The editorial staff here at Fleet Owner writes about a wide variety of trucks and trailers, from over-the-road to off-road. But there are some....More
Sep 02, 2014

Cutting the costs associated with work absences

There is no question that workers’ comp claims in an industry such as trucking are a concern for any human resource manager. With drivers....More
Aug 28, 2014

What can be learned from FedEx Ground’s independent contractor model

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal yesterday said that FedEx Ground’s classification of some 2,300 employees as independent contractors is wrong....More
Aug 13, 2014

Commercial drivers face a global image problem

Richard Madison, a marketing executive from Sussex Signs, a British company, was kind enough to send me an infographic recently about what he says....More
Jul 30, 2014

Why trucking needs to care about augmented reality

Recently, I wrote about the potential of drone use in transportation. Amazon is just one of the companies exploring the use of drones for delivery....More
Jul 10, 2014

Breaking the barriers to a brighter future

With plenty of talk about driverless and autonomous vehicles such as Google’s driverless car, Amazon’s package delivery by drone concept....More
Jul 03, 2014

Taking a Swedish view of American trucks

The MB&F M.A.D. Gallery (Mechanical Art Devices) is showing the work of Swiss photographer Ulysse Fréchelin. What makes this particular....More
Jun 11, 2014

You can make a truck driver rest, but you can’t make him sleep

Following the weekend crash in New Jersey that killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured Tracy Morgan, the drumbeat for cracking down on....More
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