Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Planning more data protection for trucking http://fleetowner.com/technology/planning-more-data-protection-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As fleets continue to rely more heavily on <a href="../../technology/big-data-big-calculations">data</a> and <a href="../../blog/digital-revolution-ahead-trucking">digital connections</a> to more effectively manage their operations &ndash; as well as serve customers &ndash; information technology (IT) specialists believe more electronic backup and protection planning needs to be conducted.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/planning-more-data-protection-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/planning-more-data-protection-trucking#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:26:00 +0000 140571 at http://fleetowner.com Chevy’s City Express van now on way to dealers http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevy-s-city-express-van-now-way-dealers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.chevrolet.com/">Chevrolet</a> has announced that it has begun shipping its all-new <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-rolls-out-chevy-city-express-compact-cargo-van">City Express compact cargo van</a> to dealers. &nbsp;A 2015 model, the compact commercial van&rsquo;s MSRP starts at $22,950.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevy-s-city-express-van-now-way-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevy-s-city-express-van-now-way-dealers#comments Equipment News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:25:00 +0000 140561 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em><strong>Chevrolet City Express cargo van</strong></em></p> Con-way Freight: Rate increased to offset higher costs http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-rate-increased-offset-higher-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.con-way.com/en/freight">Con-way Freight</a> said today it will implement a general rate increase 9 applicable to non-contractual business) averaging 4.7%, effective October 27.</p> <p>The nationwide less-than&mdash;truckload (LTL) carrier said the hike will apply to customers on its CNWY 599 tariff.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-rate-increased-offset-higher-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-rate-increased-offset-higher-costs#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:15:00 +0000 140551 at http://fleetowner.com Of beeps and boxes, oh my … http://fleetowner.com/blog/beeps-and-boxes-oh-my <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Despite the now-immense list of recalls posted for such components as <a href="http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/2014/10/23/nhtsa-la-residents-should-pay-special-attention-to-air-bag-recall/17771119/">airbags</a>, <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/20/us-gm-recall-fund-idUSKCN0I91KI20141020">ignition switches</a>, and <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29625734">fuel systems</a>, among other components, light vehicle engineers continue to try to build a better mousetrap, so to speak (<em>though, as those recalls indicate, more attention needs to be paid to the mouset</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/beeps-and-boxes-oh-my" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/beeps-and-boxes-oh-my#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 140541 at http://fleetowner.com Cyclo Industries offers coolant system leak sealer http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cyclo-industries-offers-coolant-system-leak-sealer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cyclo Industries is now offering a new <a href="http://www.cyclo.com/">cooling system repair solution</a> designed to stop leaks permanently within 60 seconds. PermaStop is a high concentrate formula that is boosted with copper activation technology, the company explained.</p> <p>Its unique copper blend is designed to keep seal activating particulars in motion longer, resulting in a 33% more effective seal than the leading competitor, Cyclo said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cyclo-industries-offers-coolant-system-leak-sealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cyclo-industries-offers-coolant-system-leak-sealer#comments Equipment News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:22:00 +0000 140511 at http://fleetowner.com Convoy Technologies to leverage SmartDrive solutions http://fleetowner.com/technology/convoy-technologies-leverage-smartdrive-solutions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Convoy Technologies, a provider of camera systems, is partnering with <a href="http://www.smartdrive.net/">SmartDrive Systems</a> to give its customers an expanded view of their vehicles and specific risk areas.</p> <p>SmartDrive provides driving performance solutions, including onboard cameras and video-based safety programs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/convoy-technologies-leverage-smartdrive-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/convoy-technologies-leverage-smartdrive-solutions#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:20:00 +0000 140501 at http://fleetowner.com Ridewell adds 20K steerable auxiliary suspension system http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ridewell-adds-20k-steerable-auxiliary-suspension-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ridewellcorp.com">Ridewell Suspensions</a> has expanded its RSS-233 product line with a new 20K steerable auxiliary suspension system.</p> <p>The new system is designed to reduce weight with sacrificing durability, Ridewell said. Its design includes a compact mounting envelope and an adjustable frame width to simplify installation.</p> <p>The 233 20K suspension comes standard with dust shields to extend the service life of the brakes. Additional features include ride heights of 8 to 15 in. with a 12.5 in. total travel and 9.5 in. lift.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ridewell-adds-20k-steerable-auxiliary-suspension-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ridewell-adds-20k-steerable-auxiliary-suspension-system#comments Equipment News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:19:00 +0000 140491 at http://fleetowner.com Worthington Industries acquires CNG fuel systems manufacturer http://fleetowner.com/running-green/worthington-industries-acquires-cng-fuel-systems-manufacturer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.worthingtonindustries.com/">Worthington Industries</a> has acquired an 80% equity interest in dHybrid Systems, 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) fuel systems provider.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/worthington-industries-acquires-cng-fuel-systems-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/worthington-industries-acquires-cng-fuel-systems-manufacturer#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:18:00 +0000 140481 at http://fleetowner.com Annual Fleet Study now available http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/annual-fleet-study-now-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://ck-marketing-communications.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2e11ecade8218f6348ff8425b&amp;id=550b2a8681&amp;e=f98fe2a350">2014 Annual Fleet Study</a> from CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/annual-fleet-study-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/annual-fleet-study-now-available#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:16:00 +0000 140471 at http://fleetowner.com October 24, 2014: The driver shortage continues; an update on DME; utility crew saves pinned truck driver. http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-24-2014-driver-shortage-continues-update-dme-utility-crew-saves-pinned-truc <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:</p> <p><strong>The Valdosta Daily Times</strong> posts the latest story covering the ongoing efforts to <a href="http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/business/trucking-firms-short-of-drivers-are-stretching-to-find-more/article_24561652-592e-11e4-a3ce-f79dc3f22531.html">curb the driver truck shortage</a>.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-24-2014-driver-shortage-continues-update-dme-utility-crew-saves-pinned-truc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-24-2014-driver-shortage-continues-update-dme-utility-crew-saves-pinned-truc#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000 140461 at http://fleetowner.com Isuzu taps Telogis http://fleetowner.com/technology/isuzu-taps-telogis <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Telematics provider <a href="http://www.telogis.com/">Telogis</a> will begin providing a range of factory-built-in connectivity technology for <a href="http://www.isuzucv.com/">Isuzu Commercial Truck of America</a> to help Isuzu owners tap into a wide stream of vehicle data to drive costs savings.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/isuzu-taps-telogis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/isuzu-taps-telogis#comments Equipment News Technology Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:35:00 +0000 140451 at http://fleetowner.com Managers as mentors http://fleetowner.com/blog/managers-mentors <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>David Ross</strong>, one of the managing directors at the transportation and logistics practice within Wall Street investment firm <a href="http://www.stifel.com/">Stifel, Nicolaus &amp; Co.</a>, made an interesting comment in his most recent outlook for the LTL sector that frankly all trucking companies should ponder:</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Management matters: not only when it comes to operating the same trucks, people, and freight to better earnings, but also in creating and preserving a culture where people enjoy working, while being treated fairly.&rdquo;</em></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/managers-mentors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/managers-mentors#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:00 +0000 140431 at http://fleetowner.com DAT: Available freight offset higher capacity last week http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-available-freight-offset-higher-capacity-last-week <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>According to <a href="http://www.dat.com/Solutions.aspx">DAT Solutions</a>, a 5.6% drop in available freight during the week ending Oct. 18 offset a 5.6% increase in available van, refrigerated and flatbed capacity on DAT&rsquo;s load boards.</p> <p>Nationally, DAT found that truckload market rates fell slightly last week compared to the week before. The average van and flatbed rates each fell 2 cents, to $2.01 per mile for vans and $2.38 per mile for flatbeds (all figures include fuel surcharge). The average reefer rate lost 1 cent to $2.28 per mile.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-available-freight-offset-higher-capacity-last-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-available-freight-offset-higher-capacity-last-week#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:57:00 +0000 140441 at http://fleetowner.com DAT Trendlines Carrier Transicold boosts warranty of Vector reefer units http://fleetowner.com/equipment/carrier-transicold-boosts-warranty-vector-reefer-units <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.transicold.carrier.com/">Carrier Transicold</a> has enhanced warranty coverage on <a href="http://www.carrier.com/ecoforward">its Vector line of trailer refrigeration units</a>. The company said the improvements &ldquo;reflect the series&rsquo; reputation for reliability.&rdquo; The enhancements include covering major component coverage for 48 months/8,000 hours. The Vector series includes the single- temperature 8500, multi-temperature 8600MT and the engine-less 8100 (designed for stationary applications) reefer units.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/carrier-transicold-boosts-warranty-vector-reefer-units" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/carrier-transicold-boosts-warranty-vector-reefer-units#comments Equipment News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:41:00 +0000 140421 at http://fleetowner.com Free ROI-calculator apps for LPG fueling http://fleetowner.com/running-green/free-roi-calculator-apps-lpg-fueling <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.propanecouncil.org/">Propane Education &amp; Research Council</a> (PERC) today released a <a href="propanecostcalculator.com">suite of online and mobile calculator apps</a>-- available free of charge&mdash; to enable vehicle owners to determine the return on investment and fuel savings they may realize by converting from gasoline or diesel to LPG fuel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/free-roi-calculator-apps-lpg-fueling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/free-roi-calculator-apps-lpg-fueling#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:19:00 +0000 140411 at http://fleetowner.com Arval inks global agreement with Element Financial http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/arval-inks-global-agreement-element-financial <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The 14-year partnership between<a href="http://www.arval.com/"> Arval</a> and <a href="https://www.elementfleet.com/">PHH Arval</a>, which was acquired by <a href="http://www.elementcorp.com/">Element Financial Corp.</a> last July, has been extended via an enhanced strategic agreement signed by both entities to form the Element-Arval Global Alliance.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/arval-inks-global-agreement-element-financial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/arval-inks-global-agreement-element-financial#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:01:00 +0000 140401 at http://fleetowner.com NTSB shines spotlight on truck safety in crash report http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-shines-spotlight-truck-safety-crash-report <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/">National Transportation Safety Board</a> (NTSB) is expressing a wide range of concern regarding motor carrier safety as well as oversight failures by the <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) in its <a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2014/HAR1402.pdf">final report on a truck/train collision</a> that occurred May 28 last year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-shines-spotlight-truck-safety-crash-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-shines-spotlight-truck-safety-crash-report#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:59:00 +0000 140391 at http://fleetowner.com October 23, 2014: Future of transportation revealed; UP rakes in profits and boosts rates; USA Truck viewed as a hot investment. http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-23-2014-future-transportation-revealed-rakes-profits-and-boosts-rates-usa-t <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:</p> <p>The <strong>Washington Post</strong> newspaper reports on the views espoused by a roundtable of experts on what the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/experts-discuss-technologys-role-in-future-of-transportation/2014/10/21/252775e8-5966-11e4-bd61-346aee66ba29_story.html">future of transportation</a> might look like.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-23-2014-future-transportation-revealed-rakes-profits-and-boosts-rates-usa-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-23-2014-future-transportation-revealed-rakes-profits-and-boosts-rates-usa-t#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:39:00 +0000 140381 at http://fleetowner.com PwC forecasts “robust” motor carrier deal making http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/pwc-forecasts-robust-motor-carrier-deal-making <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Merger and acquisition (M&amp;A) activity in the transportation and logistics industry increased during the third quarter this year versus the same stretch in 2013, according to data tracking by global consulting firm <a href="http://www.pwc.com/us/">PricewaterhouseCoopers</a> (PwC) &ndash; with much of that activity occurring amongst trucking companies, particularly in the TL sector.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/pwc-forecasts-robust-motor-carrier-deal-making" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/pwc-forecasts-robust-motor-carrier-deal-making#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0000 140371 at http://fleetowner.com Sweet tune plays on for trucking http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sweet-tune-plays-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Taken together, new reports out on September&rsquo;s new commercial- vehicles orders and quarterly freight tonnage as well as current and near-term economic conditions, paint a positive view of the road ahead for motor carriers as the year winds down. &nbsp;</p> <p>For starters, <a href="http://www.actresearch.net/">ACT Research Co. (ACT)</a> has reported that both medium- and heavy- duty (Class 5-8) new vehicle orders were again at &ldquo;healthy levels&rdquo; in September.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sweet-tune-plays-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sweet-tune-plays-trucking#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:10:00 +0000 140361 at http://fleetowner.com Daimler to also build Sprinter in North America http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-also-build-sprinter-north-america <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The next-generation <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-sharpens-focus-us-van-market">Sprinter van</a> will be produced in both Germany and North America <a href="http://www.daimler.com/company/business-units/mercedes-benz-vans">Mercedes-Benz Vans</a>, the Stuttgart Germany-based Daimler unit responsible for the OEM&rsquo;s global commercial-van business, announced yesterday.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-also-build-sprinter-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-also-build-sprinter-north-america#comments Equipment News Trucking Around the World Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:34:00 +0000 140351 at http://fleetowner.com <p><strong><em>Current-model</em> <em>Sprinter rolling off the line at Mercedes-Benz plant in Ludwigsfelde, Germany </em></strong></p> Mercedes-Benz Vans Tonnage stays flat for September http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tonnage-stays-flat-september <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>TL tonnage numbers tracked by the <a href="http://www.truckline.com/">American Trucking Associations</a> (ATA) stayed flat for the month of September, largely as falling retail sales cancelled out freight gains from higher factory output.</p> <p>The group&rsquo;s for-hire truck tonnage index didn&rsquo;t budge in September, following a gain of 1.6% in August. Compared with September 2013, the index increased 3.7%, which is down from August&rsquo;s 4.5% year-over-year gain.</p> <p>Year-to-date, compared with the same period last year, tonnage is up 3.2%, the ATA reported.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tonnage-stays-flat-september" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tonnage-stays-flat-september#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:58:00 +0000 140321 at http://fleetowner.com Trimble releases FieldMaster Technician app http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-releases-fieldmaster-technician-app <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trimble has added its second new product this week with the release of <a href="http://www.trimble.com/fsm/mobile_apps">FieldMaster Technician</a>, a downloadable mobile application that empowers mobile workers in the field with advanced collaboration tools and the ability to access and update information in real-time for improved effectiveness.</p> <p>FieldMaster Technician allows service organizations to optimize workflows and improve service delivery by getting technicians to the right place at the right time with the information they need to do their job correctly the first time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-releases-fieldmaster-technician-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-releases-fieldmaster-technician-app#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:48:00 +0000 140311 at http://fleetowner.com Technology aims to reduce waste and transportation costs http://fleetowner.com/technology/technology-aims-reduce-waste-and-transportation-costs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.transplace.com/EN-US/Pages/default.aspx">Transplace</a> has released a new transportation management platform that helps design, analyze and optimize distribution networks to eliminate waste and reduce transportation costs.</p> <p>Optimize Prime works seamlessly with the third-party logistics (3PL) provider&rsquo;s Transportation Management System (TMS) to optimize mode selection, load consolidation, optimal carrier assignment, continuous moves matching and shipment routing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/technology-aims-reduce-waste-and-transportation-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/technology-aims-reduce-waste-and-transportation-costs#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:47:00 +0000 140301 at http://fleetowner.com Reading Truck Body, OEM Systems announce CNG partnership http://fleetowner.com/running-green/reading-truck-body-oem-systems-announce-cng-partnership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Reading Truck Body and <a href="http://www.oemsystems.net">OEM Systems</a> have announced a new partnership that will provide a &ldquo;one-stop solutions&rdquo; for fleets looking for compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) systems for service trucks.</p> <p>OEM Systems provides CNG conversions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/reading-truck-body-oem-systems-announce-cng-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/reading-truck-body-oem-systems-announce-cng-partnership#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:46:00 +0000 140291 at http://fleetowner.com Additive designed to boost diesel performance http://fleetowner.com/fuel/additive-designed-boost-diesel-performance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new diesel fuel additive is said to boost the performance of diesel engines, said make <a href="http://www.mcchemical.com">MidContinental Chemical Co</a>. (MCC).</p> <p>The XLP diesel additive is specifically&nbsp;engineered to meet the higher fuel detergency needs of today&rsquo;s high pressure common rail direct injected engines and the recommendation of the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, the company said.&nbsp;</p> <p>XLP Diesel Fuel Performance Booster is available only from authorized distributors of XLP Fuel Additives.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/additive-designed-boost-diesel-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/additive-designed-boost-diesel-performance#comments Equipment Fuel News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:45:00 +0000 140281 at http://fleetowner.com Big blind spots detected in teenage driver knowledge http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So truck drivers should know that about in about 71% of truck-car crashes, <a href="http://www.truckline.com/ATA%20Docs/News%20and%20Information/Reports%20Trends%20and%20Statistics/02%2012%2013%20--%20FINAL%202013%20Car-Truck%20Fault%20Paper.pdf">errors on the part of the car driver</a> are responsible for triggering such collisions.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/10/Teen1.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/big-blind-spots-detected-teenage-driver-knowledge#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:38:00 +0000 140271 at http://fleetowner.com Time Well Spent http://fleetowner.com/equipment/time-well-spent <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I continue to be amazed at the great ideas that surface when smart, dedicated and open-minded people get together in an environment where they can freely share ideas and experiences to help one another. I saw that again yesterday at our fourth Trucking Efficiency Workshop in Indianapolis.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/time-well-spent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/time-well-spent#comments Equipment Fuel News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:13:00 +0000 140261 at http://fleetowner.com October 22, 2014: New hazmat trucking safety research; UPS and FedEx boosting rates; Kenworth readies Christmas tree truck http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-22-2014-new-hazmat-trucking-safety-research-ups-and-fedex-boosting-rates-ke <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:</p> <p>A researcher at the <a href="http://www.buffalo.edu/">University of Buffalo</a> is <a href="http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2014/10/031.html">testing new safety tactics</a> for the hauling of hazardous materials by truck, according to the school&rsquo;s <strong>UB News</strong> outlet.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-22-2014-new-hazmat-trucking-safety-research-ups-and-fedex-boosting-rates-ke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-22-2014-new-hazmat-trucking-safety-research-ups-and-fedex-boosting-rates-ke#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:00 +0000 140251 at http://fleetowner.com The Find Revenue Everywhere Else Ecosystem http://fleetowner.com/news/find-revenue-everywhere-else-ecosystem <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In grade school and high school I learned about ecological systems such as a pond or a forest. &nbsp;I learned how it is important to let each part of the system do its job and how interfering with a part of it can unravel everything. &nbsp;I guess that is too much &quot;yesteryear&quot; at this point. &nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/find-revenue-everywhere-else-ecosystem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/find-revenue-everywhere-else-ecosystem#comments Equipment News Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:29:00 +0000 140241 at http://fleetowner.com