Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en OOIDA slams effort to raise truck insurance levels http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-slams-effort-raise-truck-insurance-levels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.ooida.com/">Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association</a> (OOIDA) is coming down hard on the exploration by the <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) of whether minimum insurance requirements for trucking companies need to be raised.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-slams-effort-raise-truck-insurance-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-slams-effort-raise-truck-insurance-levels#comments News Regulations Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:34:00 +0000 152081 at http://fleetowner.com ACT: January dip in used Class 8 sales and trailer orders http://fleetowner.com/equipment/act-january-dip-used-class-8-sales-and-trailer-orders <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Used Class 8 truck sales and trailer orders both slipped in January, according to data tracked by <a href="http://www.actresearch.net/">ACT Research</a>.</p> <p>Sales of used Class 8 trucks fell to 2,239 units in January &ndash; a decline of 12% month-over-month and 3% year-over-year. All three segments of the market &ndash; auction, retail, and wholesale &ndash; experienced that slowdown in volume, the firm added.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/act-january-dip-used-class-8-sales-and-trailer-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/act-january-dip-used-class-8-sales-and-trailer-orders#comments Equipment News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:31:00 +0000 152071 at http://fleetowner.com The promise of DME as a vehicle fuel takes a step closer to reality http://fleetowner.com/blog/promise-dme-vehicle-fuel-takes-step-closer-reality <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The viability of yet another alternative fuel option &ndash; as if fleet managers need more choices in an already crowded field of choices &ndash; moved a step closer to reality yesterday when the state of California approved the use of dimethyl ether (DME) as an on-road fuel.</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/promise-dme-vehicle-fuel-takes-step-closer-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/promise-dme-vehicle-fuel-takes-step-closer-reality#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Trucking Straight Talk Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:54:00 +0000 152061 at http://fleetowner.com Is the theory of “devolution” dead? http://fleetowner.com/blog/theory-devolution-dead <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>One of the more interesting developments to come out of the annual Washington Briefing event hosted by the <a href="http://www.transportation.org">American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials</a> (AASHTO) this week regarding national transportation policy centers around the topic of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/07/federal-highway-transportation-program-why-states-should-opt-out">devolution</a>.&rdquo;<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/02/Inhofe1.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 267px; margin: 10px; float: ri</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/theory-devolution-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/theory-devolution-dead#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:46:00 +0000 152051 at http://fleetowner.com PressureGuard launches new website http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pressureguard-launches-new-website <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>PressureGuard Tire Inflation Systems has launched a new website that it said is user-friendly to help customers quickly gain access to relevant information.</p> <p>Located at <a href="http://www.PressureGuard.com">www.PressureGuard.com</a>, the site is optimized for smartphones and tablets. It features simplified site navigation and enhanced search capability.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pressureguard-launches-new-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pressureguard-launches-new-website#comments Equipment News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:01:00 +0000 152021 at http://fleetowner.com amp Trillium opens Jacksonville CNG station http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-trillium-opens-jacksonville-cng-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new public-access compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> fueling station has opened in Jacksonville, FL by <a href="http://www.ampcng.com/">amp Trillium</a>, the joint venture of <a href="http://ampcng.com/">ampCNG</a> and <a href="http://www.trilliumcng.com/">Trillium CNG</a>.</p> <p>The station will service Champion Brands Incorporated&rsquo;s (CBI) fleet as well as the public. It is located off of Highway 1 near the intersection of Interstates 295 and 95 in Jacksonville&rsquo;s Southside Industrial Park.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-trillium-opens-jacksonville-cng-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/amp-trillium-opens-jacksonville-cng-station#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:00:00 +0000 152011 at http://fleetowner.com Menlo Logistics appoints senior director of business development http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/menlo-logistics-appoints-senior-director-business-development <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.menlologistics.com">Menlo Logistics</a> has announced the promotion of Brian Murphy to senior director of business development-emerging markets.</p> <p>Menlo is the global logistics and supply chain management subsidiary of Con-way Inc.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/menlo-logistics-appoints-senior-director-business-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/menlo-logistics-appoints-senior-director-business-development#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:59:00 +0000 152001 at http://fleetowner.com Rush Truck Centers relocates Cleveland facility http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-truck-centers-relocates-cleveland-facility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.rushenterprises.com">Rush Enterprises</a> has relocated its Cleveland facility along Snow Road in Parma, OH.</p> <p>The new Rush Truck Center-Cleveland covers 47,000 sq. ft. and features 22 state-of-the-art service bays, increased parts inventory, heated shop floors, on-site analysis, a dedicated lube bay and an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">International trucks</a></span>.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-truck-centers-relocates-cleveland-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-truck-centers-relocates-cleveland-facility#comments Equipment News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:57:00 +0000 151991 at http://fleetowner.com Great Dane names executive vp of sales http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/great-dane-names-executive-vp-sales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trailer manufacturer <a href="http://www.greatdanetrailers.com/">Great Dane</a> has promoted Chris Hammond to executive vice president of sales. Hammond was most recently vice president of dealer and international sales.</p> <p>&ldquo;Chris has been an integral part of Great Dane&rsquo;s success for a number of years. I am confident in his abilities to refine our sales and distribution strategies and to lead our sales, marketing and aftermarket teams to new heights,&rdquo; said Dean Engelage, president.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/great-dane-names-executive-vp-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/great-dane-names-executive-vp-sales#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:55:00 +0000 151981 at http://fleetowner.com February 27, 2015: Laid off oil workers eyed by trucking; Amazon's mobile 3D printing truck; Rex Ryan shows off Buffalo Bills pickup. http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/february-27-2015-laid-oil-workers-eyed-trucking-amazons-mobile-3d-printing-truck-re <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="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/february-27-2015-laid-oil-workers-eyed-trucking-amazons-mobile-3d-printing-truck-re" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/february-27-2015-laid-oil-workers-eyed-trucking-amazons-mobile-3d-printing-truck-re#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:22:00 +0000 151971 at http://fleetowner.com Shuster: More focus needed on freight corridors http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/shuster-more-focus-needed-freight-corridors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), chairman of the House of Representatives transportation and infrastructure (T&amp;I) committee, believes significant &ldquo;focus&rdquo; needs to be brought back to critical &ldquo;freight corridors&rdquo; around the U.S. as work continues on crafting a long-term transportation funding bill.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/shuster-more-focus-needed-freight-corridors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/shuster-more-focus-needed-freight-corridors#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:03:00 +0000 151961 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of VDOT.</p> DeFazio: Transportation requires a “change of mindset” http://fleetowner.com/regulations/defazio-transportation-requires-change-mindset <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) believes that, from a policy perspective at least, a long-term surface transportation bill can be crafted by the current Congress. The major roadblock to such a bill, however, remains how to pay for it.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/defazio-transportation-requires-change-mindset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/defazio-transportation-requires-change-mindset#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:31:00 +0000 151951 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of VDOT.</p> 100 days and counting: Hope for the best, but expect highway bill extensions http://fleetowner.com/blog/100-days-and-counting-hope-best-expect-highway-bill-extensions <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>By the end of the week, there will be 100 days to go before federal funding expires for highway projects. And if Interstates could be paved with bipartisan good intentions, trucks would have smooth roads indeed. Alas, even as leaders from both sides of the aisle recognize the need for a multi-year transportation program, another short-term patch becomes all the more likely.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/running-lights">Running Lights</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/100-days-and-counting-hope-best-expect-highway-bill-extensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/100-days-and-counting-hope-best-expect-highway-bill-extensions#comments Running Lights Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 151931 at http://fleetowner.com Bendix to relocate headquarters in Northeast Ohio http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-relocate-headquarters-northeast-ohio <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.bendix.com">Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems</a> will build a new corporate headquarters in Northeast Ohio. The new site will be within a 20-mi. radius of its current Elyria location.</p> <p>The company said the date for groundbreaking has not yet been finalized and is also contingent on final approvals from state and local entities. The company will continue to operate out of its current Elyria headquarters until construction of the new headquarters is complete.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-relocate-headquarters-northeast-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bendix-relocate-headquarters-northeast-ohio#comments Equipment News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:34:00 +0000 151881 at http://fleetowner.com BOLT’s Atlas brings next-generation of mapping http://fleetowner.com/technology/bolt-s-atlas-brings-next-generation-mapping <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.boltsystem.com">BOLT</a> has unveiled its new Atlas fleet management system. The interactive system displays breadcrumbs of planned vs. actual routes and next-generation mapping.</p> <p>Atlas shows available driver hours to complete the current load as well as detailed information for the next pickup.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/bolt-s-atlas-brings-next-generation-mapping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/bolt-s-atlas-brings-next-generation-mapping#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:33:00 +0000 151871 at http://fleetowner.com Multi-axle trailer for heavy-haul applications http://fleetowner.com/equipment/multi-axle-trailer-heavy-haul-applications <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Faymonville is introducing a <a href="http://www.faymonville.com/">new specialty trailer</a> for the North American heavy-haul market. The HighwayMax is an extendible on-road heavy haul trailer with 9 hydraulically steered pendulum axles and a technical payload of 260,000 lbs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/multi-axle-trailer-heavy-haul-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/multi-axle-trailer-heavy-haul-applications#comments Equipment News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:31:00 +0000 151861 at http://fleetowner.com Kenworth, Paccar Financial announce medium-duty warranty program http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-paccar-financial-announce-medium-duty-warranty-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> and Paccar Financial are offering a new extended warranty program for U.S. customers purchasing new Class 5-7 Kenworth factory trucks financed through <a href="http://www.paccarfinancial.com/">Paccar Financial</a>.</p> <p>Customers may receive a 2-yr./200,000-mi. basic vehicle extended warranty. PACCAR Financial rates are available for as low as 4.99% for qualifying customers in the United States. Rates are subject to change.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-paccar-financial-announce-medium-duty-warranty-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-paccar-financial-announce-medium-duty-warranty-program#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:29:00 +0000 151851 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo Trucks looking for the safest North American fleets http://fleetowner.com/safety/volvo-trucks-looking-safest-north-american-fleets <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 will once again honor the safest fleets in North America with $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related activities.</p> <p>For the seventh straight year, Volvo will recognize two fleets with the safest driving records and top safety programs with the Volvo Trucks Safety Award.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/volvo-trucks-looking-safest-north-american-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/volvo-trucks-looking-safest-north-american-fleets#comments Equipment News Safety Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:27:00 +0000 151841 at http://fleetowner.com AASHTO sees “alignment” forming on transportation funding http://fleetowner.com/regulations/aashto-sees-alignment-forming-transportation-funding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>WASHINGTON D.C.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/aashto-sees-alignment-forming-transportation-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/aashto-sees-alignment-forming-transportation-funding#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:16:00 +0000 151831 at http://fleetowner.com <p>John Cox, AASHTO&#39;s president, said the awareness level and momentum regarding long-tern transportation funding is growing on Capitol Hill.</p> February 26, 2015: Homicide at trucking firm investigated; GM slashing car production to favor trucks; fears grow about self-driving trucks. http://fleetowner.com/news/february-26-2015-homicide-trucking-firm-investigated-gm-slashing-car-production-favor-trucks-fe <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/news/february-26-2015-homicide-trucking-firm-investigated-gm-slashing-car-production-favor-trucks-fe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/february-26-2015-homicide-trucking-firm-investigated-gm-slashing-car-production-favor-trucks-fe#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:38:00 +0000 151821 at http://fleetowner.com Of luxury trims, winter testing, and speed at Ram Trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/luxury-trims-winter-testing-and-speed-ram-trucks <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Trucks, a division of newly rechristened Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), recently rolled out a new Laramie Limited luxury trim level for its Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models, while providing some of the details about the winter testing its trucks undergo. <em>All photos courtesy of FCA</em>.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/luxury-trims-winter-testing-and-speed-ram-trucks#comments Equipment News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:14:00 +0000 151811 at http://fleetowner.com A Better way to talk about pay http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/better-way-talk-about-pay <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If today&rsquo;s driver shortage has you thinking about raising &nbsp;pay rates to attract and keep good drivers, <a href="http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=903461&amp;s=1&amp;k=430FB134CC3137EC3A44CF3AC69F0C30&amp;partnerref=fleet_od_nl">this unique webinar</a> should be a must-see before you lock that new compensation program into place. As it turns out, changing the way fleets talk about and package driver pay can impact driver satisfaction and loyalty as much as pay rate increases, maybe even more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/better-way-talk-about-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/better-way-talk-about-pay#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:28:00 +0000 151801 at http://fleetowner.com GM adds new twists to truck, van, and SUV models http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-adds-new-twists-truck-van-and-suv-models <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>General Motors is rolling out a few new twists for some of its truck, van, and sport utility vehicle (SUV) models this month, including a new &quot;GearOn&quot; package for its new midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup line. <em>All photos courtesy of GM</em>.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-adds-new-twists-truck-van-and-suv-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gm-adds-new-twists-truck-van-and-suv-models#comments Equipment News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:31:00 +0000 151781 at http://fleetowner.com Turning the next corners at Ford http://fleetowner.com/equipment/turning-next-corners-ford <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. is rounding a few new corners this month: introducing a new snow plow package for its revamped 2015 model F-150 pickup, retraining workers to buid the 2015 model F-150&#39;s all-aluminum body, even introducing a new police interceptor sport utility vehicle (SUV) package. <em>All photos courtesy of Ford Motor Co.</em></p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/turning-next-corners-ford#comments Equipment News Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:04:00 +0000 151771 at http://fleetowner.com Back to the bicycle? http://fleetowner.com/blog/back-bicycle <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s more than little interesting to hear that the trusty bicycle &ndash; designs for which by some accounts <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_bicycle">first emerged back way back in 1493</a>, a year after Christopher Columbus &ldquo;discovered&rdquo; America &ndash; is coming back in vogue as a means of not only for daily passenger transit but freight carriage as well.</p> <p>The more things change &hellip;</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/back-bicycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/back-bicycle#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:28:00 +0000 151761 at http://fleetowner.com Foxx: “We’ve got a ‘context problem’ in transportation” http://fleetowner.com/news/foxx-we-ve-got-context-problem-transportation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>WASHINGTON D.C. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is characterizing the current debate on Capitol Hill over how to fund the nation&rsquo;s transportation needs as a &ldquo;context problem,&rdquo; one that requires a &ldquo;simple message&rdquo; from those who deal with passenger and freight transport on a daily basis to their Congressional representatives: &ldquo;Tell the truth.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/foxx-we-ve-got-context-problem-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/foxx-we-ve-got-context-problem-transportation#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:12:00 +0000 151751 at http://fleetowner.com Trimble adds features to Field Service Management solutions http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-adds-features-field-service-management-solutions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trimble has added new features to its <a href="http://www.trimble.com/FSM/solutions">Field Service Management</a> (FSM) solutions designed to improve workflow visibility and streamline operations for businesses and mobile workers.</p> <p>The features include an intelligent scheduling engine, FieldMaster Technician, and a downloadable app. The features are part of Trimble Horizon, a cloud-based dynamic platform for Trimble&#39;s FSM solutions and service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-adds-features-field-service-management-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-adds-features-field-service-management-solutions#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:03:00 +0000 151711 at http://fleetowner.com Training videos on Detroit Assurance, integrated Detroit powertrain available http://fleetowner.com/equipment/training-videos-detroit-assurance-integrated-detroit-powertrain-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>New <a href="http://www.demanddetroit.com/">driver training videos</a> have been made available by Detroit Diesel Corp. The videos focus on Detroit&rsquo;s new Assurance suite of safety systems and the integrated Detroit powertrain.</p> <p>Introduced in 2014, Detroit Assurance systems are seamlessly integrated into the truck&rsquo;s dashboard, engine and transmission electronics, the company said. They are available on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Cascadia Evolution and Cascadia trucks equipped with Detroit engines.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/training-videos-detroit-assurance-integrated-detroit-powertrain-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/training-videos-detroit-assurance-integrated-detroit-powertrain-available#comments Equipment News Safety Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:02:00 +0000 151701 at http://fleetowner.com Mettler Toledo releases scale load-cell replacement solution http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mettler-toledo-releases-scale-load-cell-replacement-solution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.mt.com/converttopdx">Mettler Toledo</a> has created a new solution that helps users of analog scales, regardless of make, to replace aging load cells. The Powercell PDX load cells provides an option to replacing the entire scale, the company said.</p> <p>A Powercell PDX conversion can provide dramatic savings by reducing downtime, maintenance and weighing errors. The conversion kits are designed for the specific brand of scale the company already owns, so it is easy for Mettler Toledo technicians to perform the conversion with minimal downtime, the company noted.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mettler-toledo-releases-scale-load-cell-replacement-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mettler-toledo-releases-scale-load-cell-replacement-solution#comments Equipment News Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:01:00 +0000 151691 at http://fleetowner.com Aljex integrates software with FourKites http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-integrates-software-fourkites <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.aljex.com/">Aljex Software</a> and FourKites have announced a partnership that improves the ability of freight brokers and shippers to access truck locations and status with real-time data.</p> <p>Information-rich carrier tracking from <a href="http://www.fourkites.com/">FourKites</a> is now integrated into the hosted transportation management software from Aljex. Aljex customers can now access much of the same real-time truck locations and ETAs as carriers themselves, without leaving the Aljex system, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-integrates-software-fourkites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-integrates-software-fourkites#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:00:00 +0000 151681 at http://fleetowner.com