Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en FMCSA extends comments on drug clearinghouse http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-extends-comments-drug-clearinghouse <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The public will have more time to comment on the proposed drug and alcohol clearinghouse, although not as much time that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was asked to provide. In <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-09143.pdf">a notice posted April 17 at the Office of the Federal Register</a>, FMCSA granted a 30-day extension to the original comment deadline, allowing comments to be filed until May 21.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-extends-comments-drug-clearinghouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-extends-comments-drug-clearinghouse#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:44:00 +0000 123361 at http://fleetowner.com CEO charged about Smith Electric's future http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ceo-charged-about-smith-electrics-future <div class="field-deck"> Company will soon announce new financing that will secure production of its next-generation vehicle </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In a <a href="http://www.recovery.gov/arra/Transparency/RecipientReportedData/pages/RecipientProjectSummary508.aspx?AwardIdSur=103217">recent Dept. of Energy filing</a>, Smith Electric Vehicles said that is has stopped shipping trucks and step vans with its Generation II system to customers &ldquo;due to the company&rsquo;s tight cash flow situation.&rdquo; The company confirmed that it has halted production at its Kansas City facility as part of a &ldquo;planned and temporary shutdown&rdquo; with hopes that production will resume in 2-3 months time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ceo-charged-about-smith-electrics-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ceo-charged-about-smith-electrics-future#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:17:00 +0000 123331 at http://fleetowner.com Smith Electric Vehicles through the years http://fleetowner.com/equipment/smith-electric-vehicles-through-years <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A recent regulatory filing and report in a local newspaper said that Smith Electric Vehicles had stopped producing its all-electric medium-duty trucks late in 2013. Co-founder and CEO Bryan Hansel said that is true, but with the company expected to announce a new round of financing in the coming weeks, Hansel said he has &quot;never felt better about our future than I do now.&quot;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/smith-electric-vehicles-through-years#comments Equipment News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:08:00 +0000 123321 at http://fleetowner.com Crosspoint Kinetics’ hybrid approved for NYSERDA Voucher program http://fleetowner.com/running-green/crosspoint-kinetics-hybrid-approved-nyserda-voucher-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://crosspointkinetics.com/">Crosspoint Kinetics</a> announced that its hybrid electric vehicle system has been approved for inclusion in the New York State Energy Research &amp; Development Authority (NYSERDA) Voucher program.</p> <p>Inclusion means owners of private and non-profit, Class 3-8 bus and light truck fleets that operate in the New York City area can now get up to 80% of the system&rsquo;s cost reimbursed as part of an ongoing initiative to reduce noxious emissions in the region, Crosspoint Kinetics said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/crosspoint-kinetics-hybrid-approved-nyserda-voucher-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/crosspoint-kinetics-hybrid-approved-nyserda-voucher-program#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:56:00 +0000 123311 at http://fleetowner.com Gilbarco North America appoints Steve Moule president http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/gilbarco-north-america-appoints-steve-moule-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.gilbarco.com/page/home">Gilbarco North America</a>, a provider of technology for retail and commercial fuel operations, has named Steve Moule president.</p> <p>Moule was most recently president of Gilbarco Veeder‐Root, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). He has held significant leadership positions within Gilbarco Veeder-Root since 2007, with his first role as managing director UK. As president of Gilbarco Veeder-Root EMEA, Moule grew the core business and spearheaded acquisitions in Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Germany and Africa, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/gilbarco-north-america-appoints-steve-moule-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/gilbarco-north-america-appoints-steve-moule-president#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:56:00 +0000 123301 at http://fleetowner.com Equity fund to acquire Electronic Funds Source http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/equity-fund-acquire-electronic-funds-source <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.efsllc.com">Electronic Funds Source</a> (EFS), a provider of corporate payment solutions, is being acquired by <a href="http://www.warburgpincus.com">Warburg Pincus</a>, a global private equity firm. The announcement was made by the investment group that currently owns EFS, including First Data Transportation Services, Inc., CTP Holdings LLC and FJ Management Inc.</p> <p>Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/equity-fund-acquire-electronic-funds-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/equity-fund-acquire-electronic-funds-source#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:55:00 +0000 123291 at http://fleetowner.com Registrations being accepted for FTR Transportation Conference http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/registrations-being-accepted-ftr-transportation-conference <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Registration is now ongoing for FTR&rsquo;s 10th Annual Transportation Conference, scheduled for Sept. 9-11, in Indianapolis.</p> <p>The conference will offer attendees in-depth information from industry leaders on all the surface freight transport modes, FTR said.&nbsp; Presentations and panel discussions will cover the economy, freight demand, competition between modes, carrier &amp; shipper behavior, and demand for new transport equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/registrations-being-accepted-ftr-transportation-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/registrations-being-accepted-ftr-transportation-conference#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:54:00 +0000 123281 at http://fleetowner.com Shamrock Foods selects XRS http://fleetowner.com/technology/shamrock-foods-selects-xrs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.xrscorp.com/">XRS Corp</a>. announced this week that <a href="http://www.shamrockfoods.com/">Shamrock Foods Co.</a> has decided to implement XRS&rsquo;s mobile fleet optimization and its Mobile Application Programming Interface.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/shamrock-foods-selects-xrs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/shamrock-foods-selects-xrs#comments News Technology Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:53:00 +0000 123271 at http://fleetowner.com Frost & Sullivan honors Telogis http://fleetowner.com/technology/frost-sullivan-honors-telogis <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Frost &amp; Sullivan recently recognized <a href="http://www.telogis.com/">Telogis</a> with the 2013 North American Frost &amp; Sullivan Award for Company of the Year in light commercial vehicle telematics based on its recent analysis of the market. The company presents this award to the telematics supplier that has demonstrated excellence in devising a growth strategy and robustly implementing it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/frost-sullivan-honors-telogis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/frost-sullivan-honors-telogis#comments News Technology Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:23:00 +0000 123261 at http://fleetowner.com NPTC honors leaders, fleets, drivers http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/nptc-honors-leaders-fleets-drivers-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cincinnati.&nbsp; During the <a href="http://www.nptc.org/">National Private Truck Council</a> (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition here this week, NPTC presented awards to individuals and to fleets for their achievements and for their contributions to the private fleet industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/nptc-honors-leaders-fleets-drivers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/nptc-honors-leaders-fleets-drivers-0#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:39:00 +0000 123251 at http://fleetowner.com OOIDA seeks comment extension on drug database http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-comment-extension-drug-database <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.ooida.com/">Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn.</a> has asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to extend the comment period on the proposed drug and alcohol clearinghouse for 60 days. The deadline for comments currently is April 21.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-comment-extension-drug-database" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-seeks-comment-extension-drug-database#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:00 +0000 123231 at http://fleetowner.com DOT judge reverses FMCSA’s shutdown of DND International http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dot-judge-reverses-fmcsa-s-shutdown-dnd-international <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Barely two weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shut down Napierville, IL-based DND International (USDOT No. 1434005), a Dept. of Transportation administrative law judge (ALJ) has invalidated the agency&rsquo;s April 1 imminent hazard out of service (IHOOS) order on the grounds that it violated statutory and regulatory procedures and was unwarranted by the facts in the case.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dot-judge-reverses-fmcsa-s-shutdown-dnd-international" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dot-judge-reverses-fmcsa-s-shutdown-dnd-international#comments Fleet Management News Safety Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 123221 at http://fleetowner.com Sense of complacency may be compromising corporate security efforts http://fleetowner.com/safety/sense-complacency-may-be-compromising-corporate-security-efforts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.hidglobal.com">recent survey by HID Global</a> regarding the security measures used to guard buildings and information technology (IT) networks are compromised by a sense of &ldquo;complacency&rdquo; within in the business community &ndash; a situation the firm believes could lead to significant consequences for trucking.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/sense-complacency-may-be-compromising-corporate-security-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/sense-complacency-may-be-compromising-corporate-security-efforts#comments Fleet Management News Safety Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:18:00 +0000 123211 at http://fleetowner.com Rotary Lift redesigns website http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rotary-lift-redesigns-website <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rotary Lift has launched a redesigned website that showcases more videos, images and product information.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rotary-lift-redesigns-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rotary-lift-redesigns-website#comments Equipment News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:10:00 +0000 123201 at http://fleetowner.com TripPak Services releases updated TripPak Mobile http://fleetowner.com/technology/trippak-services-releases-updated-trippak-mobile <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.trippak.com/">TripPak Services</a> has released TripPak Mobile 7.0, its document submission mobile app. This upgrade includes customized integration tools for indexing and document type, as well as a refreshed user interface, and other additional features.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trippak-services-releases-updated-trippak-mobile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trippak-services-releases-updated-trippak-mobile#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:09:00 +0000 123191 at http://fleetowner.com Webb Wheel Aftermarket releases new Webb Vortex Unlimited brake drum http://fleetowner.com/equipment/webb-wheel-aftermarket-releases-new-webb-vortex-unlimited-brake-drum <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://ck-marketing-communications.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2e11ecade8218f6348ff8425b&amp;id=290cdee7b0&amp;e=f98fe2a350">Webb Wheel Aftermarket</a> has released a new Webb Vortex Unlimited brake drum featuring patent-pending cool running technology (CRT) vents. The vents increase air flow to produce 15% cooler operating temperatures for better braking performance and adding 25% to brake drum life, the company said.</p> <p>The patented design features external cooling ribs that conduct heat away from brakes and CRT vents for superior heat transfer efficiency.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/webb-wheel-aftermarket-releases-new-webb-vortex-unlimited-brake-drum" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/webb-wheel-aftermarket-releases-new-webb-vortex-unlimited-brake-drum#comments Equipment News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:07:00 +0000 123181 at http://fleetowner.com Bridgestone Commercial Solutions launches mobile app http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-launches-mobile-app <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://Bridgestone.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d8%2c64%3e0-%3eLCE5%3a%2b60A%26SDG%3c90%3a.&amp;RE=MC&amp;RI=3511849&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=5851&amp;Action=Follow+Link">Bridgestone Commercial Solutions</a> (BCS) has launched a mobile app designed to help fleets and dealers quickly access and compare information about the Bridgestone family of commercial tire brands.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-launches-mobile-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-launches-mobile-app#comments Equipment News Technology Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:02:00 +0000 123171 at http://fleetowner.com U.S. Oil building CNG stations for Wisconsin carrier http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-building-cng-stations-wisconsin-carrier <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.usventure.com/Divisions/Pages/us-oil.aspx">U.S. Oil</a> &nbsp;is building three <a href="http://www.gainfuel.com/">Gain Clean Fuel</a> compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) stations to be used by Wisconsin-based carrier <a href="http://timetransportinc.com/">Time Transport</a>.</p> <p>One Gain station located south of Milwaukee along I-94 in Sturtevant, WI, opened on April 7. The other two will be located in the Chicago area - one near Channahon at I-80/I-55 and one in Hodgkins, IL at I-294/I-55.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-building-cng-stations-wisconsin-carrier" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/us-oil-building-cng-stations-wisconsin-carrier#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:00 +0000 123161 at http://fleetowner.com Quick fix air brake hose repair kit offered http://fleetowner.com/equipment/quick-fix-air-brake-hose-repair-kit-offered <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.tramecsloan.com">Tramec Sloan</a> is offering a new air brake hose repair kit for commercial operations. The Quick-Fix air brake hose repair kit is for &frac12; in. hoses.</p> <p>Part of the Tramec Sloan MAXXDuty line, the kit features all brass construction of the sleeve and barb, permanent live swivel, and is available with 3/8 in. or &frac12; in. male fittings (for use with &frac12; in. rubber hose only).</p> <p>Other features of the kit include:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/quick-fix-air-brake-hose-repair-kit-offered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/quick-fix-air-brake-hose-repair-kit-offered#comments Equipment News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 123151 at http://fleetowner.com The easy life of a truck driver? http://fleetowner.com/blog/easy-life-truck-driver <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>One of the big partisan battles waging in America currently is the Democrats&rsquo; push for gender equality in pay. Regardless of where you come down on the issue of the government dictating pay practices, you should find quite interesting a recent grenade lobbed by Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, who is one of the Senate&rsquo;s most liberal Democrats.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/down-road">Down the Road</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/easy-life-truck-driver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/easy-life-truck-driver#comments Fleet Management News Down the Road Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:17:00 +0000 123121 at http://fleetowner.com FTR partners with IANA on Intermodal Expo educational program http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-partners-iana-intermodal-expo-educational-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ftrintel.com">FTR</a> will coordinate the &ldquo;Intermodal Environment&rdquo; educational track at this fall&rsquo;s Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Intermodal Expo, to be held in Long Beach, CA, September 21-23.</p> <p>The Intermodal Environment will be one of four major issue areas to be addressed at the Expo.</p> <p>Program content will include presentations by FTR transportation experts Larry Gross and Noel Perry, as well as panels featuring senior managers of key intermodal players and well-known analysts covering the intermodal sector.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-partners-iana-intermodal-expo-educational-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/ftr-partners-iana-intermodal-expo-educational-program#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:25:00 +0000 123091 at http://fleetowner.com New Volvo Trucks dealer opens in New Mexico http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-volvo-trucks-dealer-opens-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new full-service <a href="http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/na/en-us/dealers/dealer_locator/Pages/dealer_locator1.aspx">Volvo Trucks dealership</a> has opened in New Mexico. Bruckner&rsquo;s Truck Sales in Albuquerque, features a 7.5-acre dealership with 18 truck bays staffed by 16 technicians, including two <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> master technicians.</p> <p>The location, just off the Unser Boulevard exit on Interstate 40, houses more than $1 million in parts inventory in a 13,000 sq. ft. parts warehouse.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-volvo-trucks-dealer-opens-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-volvo-trucks-dealer-opens-new-mexico#comments Equipment News Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:24:00 +0000 123081 at http://fleetowner.com Advance Business Capital offering free Texas BBQ http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/advance-business-capital-offering-free-texas-bbq <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Freight factoring company <a href="http://www.cash4truckers.com/">Advance Business Capital</a> (ABC) will host a free Texas-style barbeque for owner-operators, fleet owners, freight brokers and truck drivers, this Thursday, April 17, at the Pilot Travel Center in Fort Worth, Texas (exit 65 off I-35).</p> <p>The &ldquo;You Eat, We Listen&rdquo;&nbsp;tour&nbsp;will feature the company&rsquo;s The Money Pit, a&nbsp;custom-built&nbsp;mobile BBQ rig. Free sandwiches will be served from 11:30&nbsp;a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or until&nbsp;they are gone, whichever comes first.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/advance-business-capital-offering-free-texas-bbq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/advance-business-capital-offering-free-texas-bbq#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:22:00 +0000 123071 at http://fleetowner.com Lewis Tree Service to deploy FleetLocate http://fleetowner.com/technology/lewis-tree-service-deploy-fleetlocate <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.lewistree.com">Lewis Tree Service</a>, a utility vegetation management services company, is deploying Spireon&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.fleetlocate.com">FleetLocate</a> software.</p> <p>With over 4,000 employees throughout the eastern U.S., Lewis provides services for utilities and governments, specializing in everything from vegetation project planning to ongoing maintenance, as well rapid-response emergency services.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/lewis-tree-service-deploy-fleetlocate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/lewis-tree-service-deploy-fleetlocate#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:21:00 +0000 123061 at http://fleetowner.com Rand McNally offers all-in-one mapping, navigation, and HOS update http://fleetowner.com/technology/rand-mcnally-offers-all-one-mapping-navigation-and-hos-update <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new navigation and software update for <a href="file:///C:/Users/sean.kilcarr/Documents/2014News/randmcnally.com"><u>Rand McNally&rsquo;s</u></a> line of mobile fleet management devices, including the HD 100, TND 760 and TPC 7600, is on the way that will provide not only a full map update and new navigation capabilities, but a supplementary hours of service (HOS) rules feature as well.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/rand-mcnally-offers-all-one-mapping-navigation-and-hos-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/rand-mcnally-offers-all-one-mapping-navigation-and-hos-update#comments News Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:17:00 +0000 123051 at http://fleetowner.com XRS unveils new routing functionality for fleet optimization system http://fleetowner.com/technology/xrs-unveils-new-routing-functionality-fleet-optimization-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cincinnati. XRS introduced a new addition to its mobile fleet optimization solution here at the <a href="http://www.nptc.org/">National Private Truck Council</a> 2014 Annual Education Management Council and Exhibition this week. Called &ldquo;TRP,&rdquo; the new service is designed to help fleets manage the productivity and efficiency of their equipment and drivers within a single, comprehensive application, monitoring trips and routes with &ldquo;planned vs. actual&rdquo; reporting and real-time insight.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/xrs-unveils-new-routing-functionality-fleet-optimization-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/xrs-unveils-new-routing-functionality-fleet-optimization-system#comments News Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:04:00 +0000 123041 at http://fleetowner.com NPTC’s Schweitzer offers regulatory/legislative update http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CINCINNATI. One of the highlights of the <a href="http://www.nptc.org/">National Private Truck Council</a> (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition is always the regulatory and legislative update presented by NPTC general counsel, Rick Schweitzer. As 2014 moves into its second quarter, the regulatory and legislative world seems to be moving more slowly or mired down entirely on several fronts. From entry-level driver training requirements to a new carrier safety fitness standard, stalls abound. This is not necessarily all bad news for fleets.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update#comments News Regulations Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:50:00 +0000 123031 at http://fleetowner.com Explaining the need – and worries – for low viscosity oil http://fleetowner.com/equipment/explaining-need-and-worries-low-viscosity-oil <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As more engine makers aim to push the use of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-oil-choices-thick-or-thin"><u>low viscosity oils</u></a> for their products, mainly in a bid to comply with <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nrc-weighs-phase-ii-ghgmpg-rules"><u>ever-tighter heavy truck fuel economy mandates</u></a>, fleets are voicing concerns about the long-term protective capability of such &ldquo;thinner&rdquo; oil &ndash; a concern lubricant makers are trying to dispel via a variety of outreach efforts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/explaining-need-and-worries-low-viscosity-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/explaining-need-and-worries-low-viscosity-oil#comments Equipment Fuel News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:56:00 +0000 123021 at http://fleetowner.com Advisory panel to consider CSA program changes http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A subcommittee of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s <a href="http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee</a> will meet April 29-30 to discuss concepts for changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. MCSAC&rsquo;s CSA subcommittee plans to prepare a letter for the full committee in May.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 123011 at http://fleetowner.com Bridgestone Commercial Solutions names president http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-names-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>John Boynton has been promoted to president of <a href="http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com">Bridgestone Commercial Solutions</a> (BCS), effective immediately. Boynton was most recently vice president-sales, BCS.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-names-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-names-president#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 122981 at http://fleetowner.com