Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Mobile medical apps and truck drivers http://fleetowner.com/blog/mobile-medical-apps-and-truck-drivers <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Recently, I&rsquo;ve been up to my ears in truck driver health-related information (<em>the fruits of which you can read in Fleet Owner&rsquo;s May and June print editions</em>) much of which is rather disheartening.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/04/Rolling2.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/mobile-medical-apps-and-truck-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/mobile-medical-apps-and-truck-drivers#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:41:00 +0000 157551 at http://fleetowner.com Speed limiting remains contentious trucking issue http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiting-remains-contentious-trucking-issue <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mandating speed-limiting technology for commercial vehicles remains a hotly contested issue in the trucking industry, with one trade group calling for a 65 mph limit while another insisting no such limits should be set at all without similar rules for all motorists.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiting-remains-contentious-trucking-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiting-remains-contentious-trucking-issue#comments News Regulations Safety Technology Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:16:00 +0000 157541 at http://fleetowner.com April 20, 2015: Millions of bees swarm highway; Incentives to pursue trade careers; Ranking employees can be risky http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/april-20-2015-millions-bees-swarm-highway-incentives-pursue-trade-careers-ranking-e <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>&bull; According to a new study of a trucking company adopting Toyota&rsquo;s lean principles, researchers from NYU and Columbia found there could be a <a href="http://qz.com/384388/the-big-risk-of-letting-employees-know-where-they-rank-versus-their-peers/">risk of letting employees know where they rank</a> amongst their peers, <strong>QZ.com</strong> reported.</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/april-20-2015-millions-bees-swarm-highway-incentives-pursue-trade-careers-ranking-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/april-20-2015-millions-bees-swarm-highway-incentives-pursue-trade-careers-ranking-e#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:16:00 +0000 157531 at http://fleetowner.com Daimler appoints new general manager of Cleveland truck manufacturing plant http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/daimler-appoints-new-general-manager-cleveland-truck-manufacturing-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Henning O. Bruns has been named general manager for the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) truck manufacturing plant in Cleveland, NC. He will assume his new role on May 1.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/daimler-appoints-new-general-manager-cleveland-truck-manufacturing-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/daimler-appoints-new-general-manager-cleveland-truck-manufacturing-plant#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:09:00 +0000 157521 at http://fleetowner.com <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Henning O. Bruns </span></p> Talbert introduces paint and corrosion upgrades http://fleetowner.com/equipment/talbert-introduces-paint-and-corrosion-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Arial" size="3">To ensure long-lasting color and gloss, and optimal corrosion protection, Talbert Manufacturing now offers Valspar R-Cure 800 as its standard paint, the company recently announced. Talbert said it also offers Valspar&rsquo;s Aquaguard primer as an upgrade corrosion protection option.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/talbert-introduces-paint-and-corrosion-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/talbert-introduces-paint-and-corrosion-upgrades#comments Equipment News Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:06:00 +0000 157511 at http://fleetowner.com <p><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 13.0pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: Calibri; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Talbert Manufacturing uses Valspar R-Cure 800 to ensure long-lasting color and gloss, and optimal corrosion protection. </span></p> Dorsey Trailer expansion creates jobs http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dorsey-trailer-expansion-creates-jobs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="http://dorseytrailer.net/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Dorsey Trailer</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, a division of Pitts Enterprises, announced a plant expansion to its Elba facility. The expansion will add 50 new jobs to the Wiregrass area and usher in more flatbed production, the company said.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dorsey-trailer-expansion-creates-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dorsey-trailer-expansion-creates-jobs#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:01:00 +0000 157501 at http://fleetowner.com Program puts fleets on path to sustainability http://fleetowner.com/running-green/program-puts-fleets-path-sustainability <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Creating a cleaner environment &ndash; fleet by fleet. That&rsquo;s the philosophy behind a sustainability accreditation program that the </font><a href="http://www.nafa.org/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">NAFA Fleet Management Association</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> and </font><a href="http://www.calstart.org/Homepage.aspx"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">CALSTART</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> have come up with to help fleets become greener.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/program-puts-fleets-path-sustainability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/program-puts-fleets-path-sustainability#comments Blue Fleets Fleet Management News Running Green Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:56:00 +0000 157491 at http://fleetowner.com Getty Images Allied Specialty Vehicles partners with CleanFUEL USA http://fleetowner.com/running-green/allied-specialty-vehicles-partners-cleanfuel-usa <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="http://www.alliedsv.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Allied Specialty Vehicles</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> (ASV), a manufacturer of motor vehicles for commercial, fire and emergency and recreation markets, has partnered with </font><a href="http://cleanfuelusa.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">CleanFUEL USA</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, a propane autogas technology supplier.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/allied-specialty-vehicles-partners-cleanfuel-usa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/allied-specialty-vehicles-partners-cleanfuel-usa#comments Blue Fleets News Running Green Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:52:00 +0000 157481 at http://fleetowner.com Freight Infrastructure Benefits Too When Cutting Climate-warming Emissions http://fleetowner.com/running-green/freight-infrastructure-benefits-too-when-cutting-climate-warming-emissions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With new fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards expected to be proposed <a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/opei/rulegate.nsf/byRIN/2060-AS16">within the next two months</a>, we&rsquo;re looking at how these standards benefit the trucking industry, which is the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/why-do-we-need-more-efficient-trucks-anyway">source of 6% of U.S. climate warming emissions</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/freight-infrastructure-benefits-too-when-cutting-climate-warming-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/freight-infrastructure-benefits-too-when-cutting-climate-warming-emissions#comments News Running Green Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:19:00 +0000 157441 at http://fleetowner.com Three Qualities to Insist Upon When You Hire an Investment Banking Firm http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/three-qualities-insist-upon-when-you-hire-investment-banking-firm <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleet owners face a multitude of complexities during the process of selling their company. For this reason, many owners enlist the services of an investment banking firm to guide them. However, the style and capabilities of investment banks vary widely, and choosing the wrong firm could cost you dearly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/three-qualities-insist-upon-when-you-hire-investment-banking-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/three-qualities-insist-upon-when-you-hire-investment-banking-firm#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:16:00 +0000 157431 at http://fleetowner.com Idea Log: The little engine (idle alternative company) that could http://fleetowner.com/blog/idea-log-little-engine-idle-alternative-company-could <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>The theme of this series is that the best ideas are simple—but ideas are one thing and execution is another. And five years after taking over the remnants of a bankruptcy, the succeeding IdleAir management team is carving out a profitable niche truck stop electrification.</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/idea-log-little-engine-idle-alternative-company-could" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/idea-log-little-engine-idle-alternative-company-could#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Running Lights Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:07:00 +0000 157451 at http://fleetowner.com Ram Trucks on parade http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ram-trucks-parade <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>On April 18 this year, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Trucks set a Guinness Book of World Records mark for the largest parade of pickup trucks ever; 451 to be exact, topping the previous record of 438. And since a parade really isn&#39;t a true &quot;parade&quot; without a few &quot;classics&quot; thrown in, several models drawn from Ram&#39;s long and storied heritage in the light truck segment are included in this gallery as well. <em>All photos courtesy of Ram Trucks</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/ram-trucks-parade#comments Equipment News Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:55:00 +0000 157421 at http://fleetowner.com Broker group calls for removal of 'unreliable, useless' public CSA scores http://fleetowner.com/regulations/broker-group-calls-removal-unreliable-useless-public-csa-scores <div class="field-deck"> TIA wants clear 'yes or no' system for carrier selection </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Transportation Intermediaries Assn. (TIA) is the latest industry group to come out against publicly posting the government’s carrier rankings under the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/broker-group-calls-removal-unreliable-useless-public-csa-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/broker-group-calls-removal-unreliable-useless-public-csa-scores#comments News Regulations Safety Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:23:00 +0000 157411 at http://fleetowner.com New executives at Celadon Group http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/new-executives-celadon-group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Promotions are changing the composition of <a href="http://www.celadongroup.com/">Celadon Group&rsquo;s</a> management team, with new faces heading up the trucking conglomerate&rsquo;s separate divisions.</p> <p>Effective immediately those changes include:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/new-executives-celadon-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/new-executives-celadon-group#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:32:00 +0000 157401 at http://fleetowner.com More Proof We Are On The Right Track http://fleetowner.com/running-green/more-proof-we-are-right-track <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s always helpful to get independent real-world confirmation that we are on the right track with the efficiency work we do. That&rsquo;s why I was happy to see CK Commercial Vehicle Research&rsquo;s March 2015 Best Practices Report. The report is conducted on behalf of the organization&rsquo;s Fleet Advisors based on questions they submit. For more information on the study go to <a href="http://www.ckcvr.com/" target="_blank">http://www.ckcvr.com/</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/more-proof-we-are-right-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/more-proof-we-are-right-track#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:22:00 +0000 157391 at http://fleetowner.com J. J. Keller seeks 2015 Safety Professional of the Year http://fleetowner.com/safety/j-j-keller-seeks-2015-safety-professional-year <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.jjkeller.com/shop/Home"><u>J. J. Keller &amp; Associates</u></a> and <a href="https://www.kelleronline.com/"><u>KellerOnline</u></a> safety management tool are accepting entries for the 2015 Safety Professional of the Year (SPOTY) award through June 30, 2015. Three awards will be granted, totaling over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Winners will be notified by Aug. 15, 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/j-j-keller-seeks-2015-safety-professional-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/j-j-keller-seeks-2015-safety-professional-year#comments Fleet Management News Safety Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:10:00 +0000 157381 at http://fleetowner.com Chevin health check alerts monitor fleet software http://fleetowner.com/technology/chevin-health-check-alerts-monitor-fleet-software <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span lang="EN-GB"><a href="http://www.chevinfleet.com/choose_region.asp"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Chevin</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> has introduced health check alerts to continuously monitor each FleetWave installation to provide a proactive support service, or early intervention, to ensure peak service levels are delivered at all times, according to the company.</font></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/chevin-health-check-alerts-monitor-fleet-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/chevin-health-check-alerts-monitor-fleet-software#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:03:00 +0000 157371 at http://fleetowner.com AcuTread retread receives SmartWay verification http://fleetowner.com/regulations/acutread-retread-receives-smartway-verification <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">The </font><a href="http://www.acutread.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">AcuTread Alliance Group</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> FED 20/32nd drive tread is now verified under the provisions of the federal EPA SmartWay program, the company said. </font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/acutread-retread-receives-smartway-verification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/acutread-retread-receives-smartway-verification#comments Equipment News Regulations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:01:00 +0000 157361 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo Financial Services appoints new president http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/volvo-financial-services-appoints-new-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Marcio Pedroso has been appointed president of </font><a href="http://www.vfsco.com/FINANCIALSERVICES/GLOBAL/EN-GB/Pages/Home%20page.aspx"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Financial Services</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> (VFS), Region the Americas. He succeeds Leo Hawkes, who retired after 13 years with VFS.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/volvo-financial-services-appoints-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/volvo-financial-services-appoints-new-president#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:58:00 +0000 157351 at http://fleetowner.com Redesigned DAT Power Load Board streamlines shipping process http://fleetowner.com/technology/redesigned-dat-power-load-board-streamlines-shipping-process <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.dat.com/solutions"><u>DAT Solutions</u></a> announced the availability of its new, web-based&nbsp;DAT&nbsp;Power Load Board, which the company said &ldquo;delivers results faster, reduces&nbsp;clicks and keystrokes, and has unique teamwork features that&nbsp;enable users&nbsp;working in groups to see what each team member is working on.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/redesigned-dat-power-load-board-streamlines-shipping-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/redesigned-dat-power-load-board-streamlines-shipping-process#comments Equipment News Technology Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:56:00 +0000 157341 at http://fleetowner.com April 17, 2015: Truck terminal nixed; F-150 gets five stars; Nissan expands airbag recall http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/april-17-2015-truck-terminal-nixed-f-150-gets-five-stars-nissan-expands-airbag-reca <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>&bull; An Illinois <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-will-no-trucks-st-0417-20150416-story.html">board nixed a proposed truck terminal</a> at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Gougar Road in New Lenox Township, the <strong>Chicago Tribune</strong> reported. The board, along with various community groups, cited safety as their main concern, according to the Tribune.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/april-17-2015-truck-terminal-nixed-f-150-gets-five-stars-nissan-expands-airbag-reca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/april-17-2015-truck-terminal-nixed-f-150-gets-five-stars-nissan-expands-airbag-reca#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:45:00 +0000 157321 at http://fleetowner.com Internet of Things poised to transform global logistics http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/internet-things-poised-transform-global-logistics <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.dhl.com/content/dam/Local_Images/g0/New_aboutus/innovation/DHLTrendReport_Internet_of_things.pdf">new trend report</a> compiled by <a href="http://www.cisco.com/web/services/portfolio/consulting-services/landing.html">Cisco Consulting Services</a> and <a href="http://www.dhl-usa.com/en.html">DHL</a> claims that the &ldquo;Internet of Things&rdquo; will completely transform global supply chain structures and logistics practices &ndash; especially when it comes to &ldquo;last mile&rdquo; delivery practices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/internet-things-poised-transform-global-logistics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/internet-things-poised-transform-global-logistics#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:43:00 +0000 157331 at http://fleetowner.com A look back at some GM classics http://fleetowner.com/equipment/look-back-some-gm-classics <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>There is a long and storied heritage for vans, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles (SUV) down through U.S. history, both for businesses and consumers alike. Here are just a few of them from the vast General Motors archives. <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> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/look-back-some-gm-classics#comments Equipment News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:38:00 +0000 157291 at http://fleetowner.com Looking back to look forward http://fleetowner.com/blog/looking-back-look-forward <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>In something of an interesting aside to the marketing promotions surrounding the new <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevy-s-city-express-van-now-way-dealers">Chevrolet Express Van</a>, General Motors provided a glimpse back into the history of such light commercial vehicles and especially the critical role they then played in urban communities.</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/looking-back-look-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/looking-back-look-forward#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:32:00 +0000 157281 at http://fleetowner.com Suicide by Truck: When Nothing Else Makes Sense http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/suicide-truck-when-nothing-else-makes-sense <div class="field-deck"> And how fleets can help drivers cope </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Suicide by truck, forcing a stranger to kill you with his speeding vehicle, is something that drivers don't want to think about and carriers don't want to discuss openly. In many instances, however, suicide is the only reason that makes sense once everything else logically is ruled out.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/suicide-truck-when-nothing-else-makes-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/suicide-truck-when-nothing-else-makes-sense#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000 157261 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock Used truck market springing back, dealer association reports http://fleetowner.com/equipment/used-truck-market-springing-back-dealer-association-reports <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Spring has brought with it a thaw in the used truck market: Preliminary March data shows retail volume moving back to typical levels after a very depressed January and February, according to ATD/NADA’s April Commercial Truck Guidelines.</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/used-truck-market-springing-back-dealer-association-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/used-truck-market-springing-back-dealer-association-reports#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:39:00 +0000 157271 at http://fleetowner.com Those drums and buckets of coolant are talking to you! http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/those-drums-and-buckets-coolant-are-talking-you <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>When visiting a shop I always ask the question, “Do you use a lot of coolant?”, and the answer is always, “No more than usual.” About the same time a driver walks by asking for a gallon to take with him. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/those-drums-and-buckets-coolant-are-talking-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/those-drums-and-buckets-coolant-are-talking-you#comments Maintenance News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:21:00 +0000 157251 at http://fleetowner.com Fleets looking to capitalize on low fuel prices face uncertainties http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleets-looking-capitalize-low-fuel-prices-face-uncertainties <div class="field-deck"> Analysts say low oil prices are creating competitive opportunities, but tread carefully </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With global oil prices &ndash; and thus the cost of diesel fuel &ndash; expected to <a href="http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/march/oil-prices-wolak-033015.html">stay at relatively low levels</a> for the foreseeable future, should that encourage trucking companies to change their strategies regarding alternative fuel investments and collaboration with railroad?</p> <p>Those are but two questions several analysts are contemplating in regards to how the global transportation sector may be affected by sustained low oil prices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleets-looking-capitalize-low-fuel-prices-face-uncertainties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleets-looking-capitalize-low-fuel-prices-face-uncertainties#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 157241 at http://fleetowner.com International announces fuel efficient ProStar spec for Canada http://fleetowner.com/running-green/international-announces-fuel-efficient-prostar-spec-canada <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>International Truck is introducing its <a href="http://www.internationaltrucks.com/"><u>ProStar ES fuel-efficiency package</u></a> to the Canadian market.</p> <p>Available for applications up to 110,000 gross combined weight rating, the ProStar ES spec features aerodynamic and powertrain/transmission combinations for improved performance.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/international-announces-fuel-efficient-prostar-spec-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/international-announces-fuel-efficient-prostar-spec-canada#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:14:00 +0000 157231 at http://fleetowner.com Fleet Owner Webinars http://fleetowner.com/fleet-owner-webinars-0 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body"><div></div><p> Webinars presented by FleetOwner and other sponsors covering a wide spectrum of industry topics.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p> Webinars presented by FleetOwner and other sponsors covering a wide spectrum of industry topics.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-owner-webinars-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:14:00 +0000 30561 at http://fleetowner.com