Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en BigRoad updates ELD app for restart rollback http://fleetowner.com/technology/bigroad-updates-eld-app-restart-rollback <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.bigroad.com/fleet-home">BigRoad</a> announced today that its electronic driver log (EDL) app-based solution has been updated in response to the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-already-effect">Hours of Service (HOS) restart rollback already in effect</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/bigroad-updates-eld-app-restart-rollback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/bigroad-updates-eld-app-restart-rollback#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:09:00 +0000 145631 at http://fleetowner.com Climbing freight coupled to tight capacity making shippers uneasy http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/climbing-freight-coupled-tight-capacity-making-shippers-uneasy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As freight volumes continue to climb while trucking capacity shrinks is raising more hackles among shippers, according to a range of analysts.</p> <p>&ldquo;The shippers we work with are extremely concerned about the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/shippers-conditions-index-reflects-continued-capacity-shortage">macro-economic situation</a>,&rdquo; Mike Mulqueen, senior director of product management for <a href="http://www.manh.com/">Manhattan Associates</a>, told Fleet Owner.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/climbing-freight-coupled-tight-capacity-making-shippers-uneasy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/climbing-freight-coupled-tight-capacity-making-shippers-uneasy#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:20:00 +0000 145621 at http://fleetowner.com Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful: Training Entry Level Drivers in Seasonal Driving http://fleetowner.com/safety/oh-weather-outside-frightful-training-entry-level-drivers-seasonal-driving <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>&ldquo;Oh the weather outside is frightful&hellip;&rdquo; The song sings about sitting inside enjoying the warm fire, with the ones we love, not a care in the world about the hazardous weather outside. The characters in the song have made it home, safe, in-time for the holidays with presents and carefree spirits to enjoy the season. The reality for many OTR truck drivers is much different; incredible stress about money, slick roads, increased traffic, time constraints and trying to satisfy their three dependents: Family, Company, and Community.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/oh-weather-outside-frightful-training-entry-level-drivers-seasonal-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/oh-weather-outside-frightful-training-entry-level-drivers-seasonal-driving#comments News Safety Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:37:00 +0000 145611 at http://fleetowner.com A toy truck tradition continues http://fleetowner.com/blog/toy-truck-tradition-continues <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>When Christmastime comes around, kids are usually eagerly focused on what toys Santa Claus might bring and place under the Christmas tree.</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/toy-truck-tradition-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/toy-truck-tradition-continues#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:33:00 +0000 145601 at http://fleetowner.com The History of the Hess Toy Truck http://fleetowner.com/equipment/history-hess-toy-truck <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Back in 1933, Leon Hess, then aged just 19, formed Hess Inc. and purchased a 1926 second-hand 615-gallon oil delivery truck and begins residential delivery, seven days a week, near his home in Asbury Park, NJ. Over the next two decades, with experience gleaned as a petroleum supply officer in the U.S. Army, Hess made his company into a major oil refinery and distribution powerhouse. In 1960, though, when Hess opened his first gasoline filling station, it was common practice to give customers a gift with their fuel purchase.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/history-hess-toy-truck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/history-hess-toy-truck#comments Equipment News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:31:00 +0000 145571 at http://fleetowner.com An entertaining option to truck driver retention http://fleetowner.com/blog/entertaining-option-truck-driver-retention <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/12/gI_66248_golf%20in%20sleeper_0.png" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: right;" title="The EpicVue satellite TV service provides in-cab entertainment for commercial drivers, offering DIRECTV service." /></p> <p>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.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucking-straight-talk">Trucking Straight Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/entertaining-option-truck-driver-retention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/entertaining-option-truck-driver-retention#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Technology Trucking Straight Talk Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:14:00 +0000 145561 at http://fleetowner.com December 19, 2014: Stock analysts high on trucking; Truck pricing investigation heats up in Europe; Nissan and Toyota prepping new pickups. http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/december-19-2014-stock-analysts-high-trucking-truck-pricing-investigation-heats-eur <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></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/december-19-2014-stock-analysts-high-trucking-truck-pricing-investigation-heats-eur" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/december-19-2014-stock-analysts-high-trucking-truck-pricing-investigation-heats-eur#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:10:00 +0000 145551 at http://fleetowner.com ATRI lists worst spots for freight congestion http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-lists-worst-spots-freight-congestion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truckers in New Jersey, Illinois and Georgia face the worst freight congestion in the country, but it&rsquo;s Texas that places three locations on the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) top 10 list.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-lists-worst-spots-freight-congestion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-lists-worst-spots-freight-congestion#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:27:00 +0000 145521 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo Group: U.S. facilities hold top 3 positions in Superior Energy Performance program http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-group-us-facilities-hold-top-3-positions-superior-energy-performance-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.volvogroup.com/">Volvo Group North America</a> said that three of its U.S. facilities hold the top three positions in the Dept. of Energy&rsquo;s (DOE) Superior Energy Performance program (SEP), recording the highest energy performance improvements among Platinum level partners.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-group-us-facilities-hold-top-3-positions-superior-energy-performance-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-group-us-facilities-hold-top-3-positions-superior-energy-performance-program#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:25:00 +0000 145511 at http://fleetowner.com Minimizer introduces 18 in. toolbox http://fleetowner.com/equipment/minimizer-introduces-18-toolbox <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.minimizer.com">Minimizer</a> has unveiled an 18 in. poly toolbox for trucks and trailers. The box is lighter than metal toolboxes and its sleek design allows for use in a variety of applications, the company said.</p> <p>Minimizer truck and trailer tool boxes are made of solid molded plastic materials that never rust, crack or need paint and are durable enough for the most demanding worksites and weather. The box weighs 22.8 lbs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/minimizer-introduces-18-toolbox" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/minimizer-introduces-18-toolbox#comments Equipment News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:22:00 +0000 145501 at http://fleetowner.com East Manufacturing redesigns its Parts Center http://fleetowner.com/equipment/east-manufacturing-redesigns-its-parts-center <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.eastmfg.com">East Manufacturing</a> has redesigned its Parts Center into a state-of-the-art facility. The Parts Center is located at East&rsquo;s Randolph, OH, headquarters. It provides aftermarket parts and accessories.</p> <p>The new layout allows customers to access parts more efficiently with a large display wall of exclusive East parts, impulse-buy items and East apparel. The layout efficiency extends to two large-screen monitors in the showroom that permit customers to view enlarged schematics to easily identify specific parts they need.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/east-manufacturing-redesigns-its-parts-center" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/east-manufacturing-redesigns-its-parts-center#comments Equipment News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:21:00 +0000 145491 at http://fleetowner.com 2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar available http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/2015-shell-rotella-superrigs-calendar-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The 2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar is now available for purchase at <a href="http://www.rotella.com/">Rotella.com</a>.</p> <p>The calendar features the story of 12 hardworking drivers who came to Concord, N.C. for Shell Rotella SuperRigs with the dream of &ldquo;making the calendar.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Highlights include:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/2015-shell-rotella-superrigs-calendar-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/2015-shell-rotella-superrigs-calendar-available#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:19:00 +0000 145481 at http://fleetowner.com Maryland bakery incorporates propane autogas vehicles into fleet http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maryland-bakery-incorporates-propane-autogas-vehicles-fleet <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With the help of a Maryland Clean Cities Coalition grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, <a href="http://thesalesnetworkinc.pr-optout.com/Tracking.aspx?Data=HHL%3d%3f2%3a2%3c%26JDG%3c%3d2%3c081.LP%3f%40083%3a&amp;RE=MC&amp;RI=3511849&amp;Preview=False&amp;DistributionActionID=13445&amp;Action=Follow+Link">H&amp;S Bakery</a> is incorporating propane autogas vehicles into its fleet. The firm expects to convert about 10% of its 600-plus vehicle fleet to the fuel over the next two years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maryland-bakery-incorporates-propane-autogas-vehicles-fleet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maryland-bakery-incorporates-propane-autogas-vehicles-fleet#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:18:00 +0000 145471 at http://fleetowner.com Fleet compliance, the government and my roadmap http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fleet-compliance-government-and-my-roadmap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s been a year since I&#39;ve had to worry about the pains of release plans and capacity in a development plan, but man do I really feel bad for the fleet technology firms trying to keep up with the FMCSA!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fleet-compliance-government-and-my-roadmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fleet-compliance-government-and-my-roadmap#comments News Regulations Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:49:00 +0000 145461 at http://fleetowner.com Viscosity vs. Fuel Efficiency The Battle Ends Here http://fleetowner.com/viscosity-vs-fuel-efficiency <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When it comes to engine oil, fleet owners face a dilemma. They want the greater fuel efficiency that lower-viscosity oil can offer, but they’re concerned that it won’t provide the durability and wear protection of higher-viscosity oils.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/viscosity-vs-fuel-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/viscosity-vs-fuel-efficiency#comments Technology Whitepapers Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:58:00 +0000 145451 at http://fleetowner.com KeepTruckin updates ELD app for restart rollback http://fleetowner.com/technology/keeptruckin-updates-eld-app-restart-rollback <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In response to the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-already-effect">Hours of Service (HOS) restart rollback already in effect</a>, electronic driver log (ELD) provider <a href="https://keeptruckin.com/">KeepTruckin</a> has released an update for its <a href="https://keeptruckin.com/">ELD application</a> that <a href="http://blog.keeptruckin.com/">removes the 1:00 am to 5:00 am rest period and 168-hour restart provisions</a> previously required under federal law.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/keeptruckin-updates-eld-app-restart-rollback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/keeptruckin-updates-eld-app-restart-rollback#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:47:00 +0000 145441 at http://fleetowner.com Keys to turning on natural-gas power http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keys-turning-natural-gas-power <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Erik Neandross, CEO of transportation &amp; energy consulting firm <a href="http://www.gladstein.org/">Gladstein, Neandross &amp; Associates (GNA)</a> took direct aim at what he called &ldquo;the huge elephant sitting in the room,&rdquo; the price of oil that has dropped &nbsp;to $50-$60 per barrel, in his opening remarks for the recent <strong><em>FleetOwner </em>Webinar </strong>sponsored by <a href="http://www.ryder.com/">Ryder</a> that delved into various aspects of trucking on natural-gas power.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keys-turning-natural-gas-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keys-turning-natural-gas-power#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:25:00 +0000 145431 at http://fleetowner.com Anheuser-Busch Thoughts from inside the winner’s circle http://fleetowner.com/blog/thoughts-inside-winner-s-circle <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>&ldquo;<em>Most things in life that are worthwhile you&rsquo;ve got to work at. You get out what you put in. It&rsquo;s as simple as that. It&rsquo;s kind of a universal law</em>.&rdquo; &ndash;<strong>James Hetfield</strong>, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for legendary heavy metal band <strong>Metallica</strong>.</p> <p>No, I am not about to go on some wild tangent interlacing the intricacies of heavy metal music with the trucking industry (<em>though that would be a LOT of fun, let me tell you &hellip;</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/thoughts-inside-winner-s-circle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/thoughts-inside-winner-s-circle#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:53:00 +0000 145421 at http://fleetowner.com Pix: 1967 Dodge A100 van http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pix-1967-dodge-a100-van <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>From 1964 until 1970, Chrysler Corp. built the A100 line of compact vans and trucks, marketing them in the U.S. under its Dodge nameplate, with the Canadian version under its then-named Fargo line. Chrysler&#39;s <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Truck division displayed the restored 1967 model A100 shown here during a ride and drive event to highlight the OEM&#39;s new ProMaster City van; an event held at the Troublemaker Studios movie lot outside of Austin TX.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pix-1967-dodge-a100-van#comments Equipment News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:57:00 +0000 145411 at http://fleetowner.com Bendix Spicer to invest $8.7M in Kentucky plant http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-spicer-invest-87m-kentucky-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.foundationbrakes.com">Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake</a> (BSFB) said it is investing $8.7 million in a multi-year expansion and improvement project at its Bowling Green, KY, manufacturing plant.</p> <p>The Bowling Green facility recently produced 1 million foundation brakes over a 12-month period.</p> <p>A joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Commercial Vehicle Products, BSFB manufactures Bendix brand name air disc and drum brakes in Bowling Green.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-spicer-invest-87m-kentucky-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-spicer-invest-87m-kentucky-plant#comments Equipment News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:33:00 +0000 145381 at http://fleetowner.com J&M Tank Lines switches payments business to EFS http://fleetowner.com/technology/jm-tank-lines-switches-payments-business-efs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>J&amp;M Tank Lines is transitioning its <a href="http://www.efsllc.com">payment solutions business</a> to Electronic Funds Source (EFS). The Birmingham, AL-based carrier is using EFS&rsquo; EFS&rsquo; integrated fleet card platform and EFS&rsquo; MasterCard payments platform.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/jm-tank-lines-switches-payments-business-efs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/jm-tank-lines-switches-payments-business-efs#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:32:00 +0000 145371 at http://fleetowner.com Keltic Transportation is first New Brunswick fleet to deploy TrailerTail technology http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keltic-transportation-first-new-brunswick-fleet-deploy-trailertail-technology <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Following a recent decision by the province of New Brunswick, Canada, <a href="http://www.keltictransportation.com/">Keltic Transportation</a> has announced it will deploy 90 TrailerTail Trident aerodynamic devices from ATDynamics.</p> <p>Testing has shown that the three-sided <a href="http://www.atdynamics.com/">TrailerTail Trident</a> can tractor-trailer fuel consumption by over 5%, ATDynamics said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keltic-transportation-first-new-brunswick-fleet-deploy-trailertail-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/keltic-transportation-first-new-brunswick-fleet-deploy-trailertail-technology#comments Equipment News Running Green Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 145361 at http://fleetowner.com Mack Trucks names Dayle Wetherell regional vp of Canada http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mack-trucks-names-dayle-wetherell-regional-vp-canada <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Dayle Wetherell has been named regional vice president of Canada, effective Jan. 1, 2015, by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span>. Wetherell will be responsible for driving sales and increasing market share and profitability in Canada.</p> <p>&ldquo;<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span> is pleased to welcome Dayle to the team,&rdquo; said Stephen Roy, president, Mack Trucks North American sales &amp; marketing. &ldquo;Dayle&rsquo;s leadership experience, along with his strong industry and business development background, will prove invaluable to Mack and our Canadian customers.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mack-trucks-names-dayle-wetherell-regional-vp-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mack-trucks-names-dayle-wetherell-regional-vp-canada#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:30:00 +0000 145351 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo Trucks names 2014 North American Dealer of the Year http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-names-2014-north-american-dealer-year <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks has named Chicago Truck of Alsip, IL, its 2014 North American Dealer of the Year. The dealership is part of M&amp;K Truck Centers.</p> <p>Volvo also honored its top dealers in Canada and Mexico. The 2014 Canada Dealer of the Year is Expressway Trucks Waterloo of Ayr, Ontario, and the 2014 Mexico Dealer of the Year is Grupo Bajio of San Luis, Mexico.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-names-2014-north-american-dealer-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-names-2014-north-american-dealer-year#comments Equipment News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:28:00 +0000 145341 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Chicago Truck owner Ron Meyering (second from right) and vice president Kevin Murtha (second from left) receive the 2014 Volvo Trucks North American Dealer of the Year award from (left) G&ouml;ran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American sales &amp; marketing and Terry Billings, Volvo Trucks vice president &ndash; business development (right).</p> Pix: 2014 Rush Tech Rodeo Winners http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pix-2014-rush-tech-rodeo-winners <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The annual Rush Truck Centers (RTC) Technician Skills Rodeo pitted 150 semi-finalists against one another across 19 competition categories encompassing parts management, medium-duty diagnostics and repair, heavy-duty diagnostics and repair, body repair and painting, plus several &quot;specialty&quot; divisions devoted to school bus, refuse, and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> applications. Some 22 technicians made it to the final round, competing for just over $200,000 worth of cash bonuses and prizes.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pix-2014-rush-tech-rodeo-winners#comments Equipment News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:34:00 +0000 145331 at http://fleetowner.com December 18, 2014: Funding transportation via carbon taxes; N.C. troopers ride in trucks to spot texting; Texas pickup now fights in Syria. http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/december-18-2014-funding-transportation-carbon-taxes-nc-troopers-ride-trucks-spot-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></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/december-18-2014-funding-transportation-carbon-taxes-nc-troopers-ride-trucks-spot-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/december-18-2014-funding-transportation-carbon-taxes-nc-troopers-ride-trucks-spot-t#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:37:00 +0000 145321 at http://fleetowner.com Economic winds clearly at trucking’s back http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/economic-winds-clearly-trucking-s-back <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Optimism about the economic road ahead remains tempered, at least for trucking. That seems obvious given that while a &ldquo;high percentage&rdquo; of motor carriers are earning adequate rates of return (thanks largely to freight volume and rate hikes), these operations &ldquo;remain prudent in their plans for capacity growth.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/economic-winds-clearly-trucking-s-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/economic-winds-clearly-trucking-s-back#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:40:00 +0000 145311 at http://fleetowner.com Restart rollback already in effect http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-already-effect <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0dfbe3807be744a5a383d3cdec6957c9/obama-signs-11-trillion-spending-bill-law">A stroke of President Obama&rsquo;s pen yesterday</a> immediately suspended <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-go-senate-sends-bill-white-house">provisions of the 34-hour restart rule</a> that had limited truck drivers to using the restart only once a week and had required them to take two consecutive 1:00 to 5:00 am rest periods in that time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-already-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-already-effect#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:05:00 +0000 145301 at http://fleetowner.com VDO December 17, 2014: Truck ban overturned; newspaper trying to help truck-driving couple deliver Christmas; Michigan truckers protest http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/december-17-2014-truck-ban-overturned-newspaper-trying-help-truck-driving-couple-de <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening in the transportation world today:</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/december-17-2014-truck-ban-overturned-newspaper-trying-help-truck-driving-couple-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/december-17-2014-truck-ban-overturned-newspaper-trying-help-truck-driving-couple-de#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 145271 at http://fleetowner.com TRALA president & CEO Tom James passes away http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trala-president-ceo-tom-james-passes-away <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.trala.org">Truck Renting and Leasing Assn</a>. (TRALA) announced that Tom James, its president and CEO, passed away on Monday night at his home in Arlington, VA.</p> <p>James had been with TRALA for nearly 13 years, the association said, serving as its senior vice president of government relations before taking over as president and CEO in 2009.</p> <p>Services have not been announced yet.</p> <p>TRALA is a non-profit national trade association founded in 1978 to serve as a unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trala-president-ceo-tom-james-passes-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trala-president-ceo-tom-james-passes-away#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:07:00 +0000 145261 at http://fleetowner.com