Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Are you creating a culture of safety? http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/are-you-creating-culture-safety <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>You definitely want your drivers to operate in a safe manner. You make safety a key element of your new driver orientation, and you talk about it in driver meetings. Your supervisors constantly mention it. Your dispatchers may even bring it up to drivers from time to time.</p> <p>You &ldquo;think&rdquo; you operate a safe fleet, but do you know for sure? Simply put, if you want to improve your fleet&rsquo;s safety you obviously need a good understanding of your current safety status.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/are-you-creating-culture-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/are-you-creating-culture-safety#comments Research IdeaXchange Regulations Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:08:00 +0000 226981 at http://fleetowner.com Working wearables are becoming a factor in the workplace http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/working-wearables-are-becoming-factor-workplace <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When it comes to working wearables, the technology has outpaced the law, according to Tawny Alvarez of Verrill Dana, LLP, attorneys at law speaking at a recent NationaLease meeting.</p> <p>So exactly what are working wearables? The list includes:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/working-wearables-are-becoming-factor-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/working-wearables-are-becoming-factor-workplace#comments IdeaXchange Driver Management News Technology Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:58:00 +0000 226971 at http://fleetowner.com Tamera Sturgis: Independent Truck Driver http://fleetowner.com/people/tamera-sturgis-independent-truck-driver <div class="field-deck"> Sturgis likes to show women that driving a truck can be a fun and profitable career. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Tamera Sturgis story, wherein a 20-something decides that the up-and-down life of a long-haul trucker is the one for her, really belongs on TV as a reality show.</p> <p>Oh wait&hellip; it is.</p> <p>Or was anyway&mdash;and may soon be again, with Sturgis in the starring role.</p> <p>&ldquo;There&rsquo;s something in development, but it&rsquo;s top secret right now,&rdquo; Sturgis revealed. It would follow a successful run with husband Todd on A&amp;E&rsquo;s Shipping Wars, then landing a full-time gig with Cummins after spending decades traveling America.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/tamera-sturgis-independent-truck-driver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/tamera-sturgis-independent-truck-driver#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:41:00 +0000 226951 at http://fleetowner.com Karen Smerchek: President of Veriha Trucking http://fleetowner.com/people/karen-smerchek-president-veriha-trucking <div class="field-deck"> Smerchek’s goal is to attract more millennials, including women, to the company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Karen Smerchek voices no surprise at her rising to become owner and president of Veriha Trucking, a firm based in Marinette, WI, with over 250 drivers. But having the confidence to lead a company in what has historically been a male-dominated business took some time.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/karen-smerchek-president-veriha-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/karen-smerchek-president-veriha-trucking#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:38:00 +0000 226941 at http://fleetowner.com Kary Schaefer: General Manager of Marketing & Strategy at Daimler Trucks North America http://fleetowner.com/people/kary-schaefer-general-manager-marketing-strategy-daimler-trucks-north-america <div class="field-deck"> Before DTNA, Schaefer had high-ranking positions with Boeing and several other companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Kary Schaefer always envisioned a high-flying career, but it turned out to be grounded.</p> <p>And she couldn&rsquo;t be happier.</p> <p>As the general manager of product marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America, Schaefer leads the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Trucks and Detroit marketing organizations in the launch of upcoming products, steering product strategy requirements, and implementing customer and dealer satisfaction initiatives.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/kary-schaefer-general-manager-marketing-strategy-daimler-trucks-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/kary-schaefer-general-manager-marketing-strategy-daimler-trucks-north-america#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:35:00 +0000 226931 at http://fleetowner.com Gayle Robertson: President of BOLT System http://fleetowner.com/people/gayle-robertson-president-bolt-system <div class="field-deck"> Robertson and her husband began their trucking business in 2001 with three trucks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Gayle Robertson began her career in the high-tech world of Silicon Valley. She worked for IBM, with a consulting firm, and eventually ended up in sales management. She initially didn&rsquo;t know anything about trucking or the transportation industry, but that didn&rsquo;t stop her from jumping right in.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/gayle-robertson-president-bolt-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/gayle-robertson-president-bolt-system#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:32:00 +0000 226921 at http://fleetowner.com Kari Rihm: President & CEO of Rihm Family Companies http://fleetowner.com/people/kari-rihm-president-ceo-rihm-family-companies <div class="field-deck"> Rihm had a 15-year career in marketing before becoming a stay-at-home mom. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Everything was all set for John and Kari Rihm&rsquo;s retirement seven years ago. He was planning to sell Rihm <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span>, a successful St. Paul, MN-based truck dealership, parts supplier and service shop that was founded by his grandfather in 1932.</p> <p>They were still young, vital people; he 62, she 52. &ldquo;We had a lake home we loved where we wanted to spend more time,&rdquo; recalled Kari. &ldquo;John loved to exercise, and I was ready to get more active physically. We planned to do a lot of volunteer work and to travel.&rdquo;</p> <p>Tragically, fate intervened.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/kari-rihm-president-ceo-rihm-family-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/kari-rihm-president-ceo-rihm-family-companies#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:30:00 +0000 226911 at http://fleetowner.com Lisa Quinn Pate: President & Chief Administrative Officer at U.S. Xpress http://fleetowner.com/people/lisa-quinn-pate-president-chief-administrative-officer-us-xpress <div class="field-deck"> Pate’s father was an attorney, and she followed in his footsteps, practicing for six years. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Lisa Quinn Pate remembers growing up in the trucking business. Her late father, Patrick Quinn, was one of the co-founders of U.S. Xpress along with his business partner Max Fuller. Now, Pate is the president and chief administrative officer of the company, which is one of the largest private truckload carriers in the country.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/lisa-quinn-pate-president-chief-administrative-officer-us-xpress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/lisa-quinn-pate-president-chief-administrative-officer-us-xpress#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:27:00 +0000 226901 at http://fleetowner.com Erin Luke: Fleet Sales Administration Manager at Peterbilt Motors Co. http://fleetowner.com/people/erin-luke-fleet-sales-administration-manager-peterbilt-motors-co <div class="field-deck"> During her 12 years at Peterbilt, Luke helped pioneer the company’s Women’s Initiative Network. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Little did Erin Luke, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/peterbilt-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span> fleet sales administration manager, know she would someday help bring to life the very trucks she counted driving down the roads on family road trips. &ldquo;A career in the trucking industry was never on my radar. To me, it always appeared to be a male-dominated world,&rdquo; Luke said.</p> <p>Following her graduation from Texas A&amp;M University, Luke started her career as a tax consultant and after a few years began looking for a new challenge with more growth opportunity.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/erin-luke-fleet-sales-administration-manager-peterbilt-motors-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/erin-luke-fleet-sales-administration-manager-peterbilt-motors-co#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:24:00 +0000 226891 at http://fleetowner.com Jecka Glasman: President & CEO of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America http://fleetowner.com/people/jecka-glasman-president-ceo-mitsubishi-fuso-truck-america <div class="field-deck"> Born in Latvia, Glasman would eventually serve as a lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Force. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When Jecka Glasman transitioned from a 12-year career in telecommunications to Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, she found the most important thing was to listen and talk to as many people as she could. But she didn&rsquo;t just talk to the senior executives of the organization; she made it a point to reach out across Fuso&rsquo;s entire ecosystem.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/jecka-glasman-president-ceo-mitsubishi-fuso-truck-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/jecka-glasman-president-ceo-mitsubishi-fuso-truck-america#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:18:00 +0000 226881 at http://fleetowner.com Lynne Cover: Owner of Elite Service, Inc. http://fleetowner.com/people/lynne-cover-owner-elite-service-inc <div class="field-deck"> Over 26 weeks of breast cancer treatments, with four surgeries, Cover missed three days of work. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Failing is not an option.</p> <p>Those five words, comprising Lynne Cover&rsquo;s motto, define her both personally and professionally.</p> <p>The co-founder and current CEO of Elite Service Inc. in Denver, PA, she has for 30 years helped grow a flatbed shipping business that now boasts 25 trucks and 36 trailers operating across the U.S. and Canada.</p> <p>Along the way she beat breast cancer.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s been quite a ride for the plucky Cover, who, along with her husband and company co-founder Ron Cover, still works a full-time schedule at Elite.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/lynne-cover-owner-elite-service-inc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/lynne-cover-owner-elite-service-inc#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:03:00 +0000 226871 at http://fleetowner.com Sherri Brumbaugh: President Garner Transportation http://fleetowner.com/people/sherri-brumbaugh-president-garner-transportation <div class="field-deck"> Her previous music career helped Brumbaugh interact with mostly male trucking executives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A lifetime spent teaching children music was always Sherri Garner Brumbaugh&rsquo;s goal, and she accomplished it. A music education degree from Ohio State was followed by her earning a master&rsquo;s degree in education from Bowling Green.</p> <p>Years of doing what she loved, working as a school band director, followed.</p> <p>&ldquo;I enjoyed teaching kids,&rdquo; she said. &ldquo;As a music teacher, you spend lot of time with kids, like a coach. You get to know them outside the classroom and get to know their families. The interaction was great.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/sherri-brumbaugh-president-garner-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/sherri-brumbaugh-president-garner-transportation#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:57:00 +0000 226861 at http://fleetowner.com Kimberly Brooks: Truck Driver Ryder http://fleetowner.com/people/kimberly-brooks-truck-driver-ryder <div class="field-deck"> In Iraq, Brooks drove “outside the wire” and off the military base in the public eye. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Kimberly Brooks has been driving a truck since 1999. She&rsquo;s seen a lot throughout her career, so she thought she was prepared for anything. That was until she drove as a contractor in Iraq for three years while serving as a logistics specialist in the Army.</p> <p>&ldquo;That was totally a culture shock,&rdquo; Brooks told Fleet Owner. &ldquo;I thought I could prepare for anything, but that was a whole different world.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/kimberly-brooks-truck-driver-ryder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/kimberly-brooks-truck-driver-ryder#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:52:00 +0000 226851 at http://fleetowner.com Elaine L. Chao: U.S. Secretary of Transportation http://fleetowner.com/people/elaine-l-chao-us-secretary-transportation <div class="field-deck"> Secretary Chao started out in private-sector transportation financing early in her career. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In many ways, Secretary Chao&rsquo;s family history is not only a quintessentially American story but is one also tied closely to the transportation industry itself.</p> <p>Her father, Dr. James S. C. Chao, was born in a small farming village outside Shanghai, China, and worked hard to pursue his dream of becoming a sailor. In 1949, in the middle of the Chinese Civil War, he boarded a ship for a seagoing apprenticeship&mdash;a short voyage that represented the last requirement for him to become a full-fledged sailor.</p> <p>But in a way, that voyage never ended.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/elaine-l-chao-us-secretary-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/elaine-l-chao-us-secretary-transportation#comments People News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:49:00 +0000 226841 at http://fleetowner.com Women in Transportation http://fleetowner.com/people/women-transportation <div class="field-deck"> 12 in-depth profiles of inspirational achievers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For time out of mind, the transportation and logistics world remained one dominated by men, in both managerial and front-line positions as drivers, dockworkers, dispatchers, and the like.</p> <p>But that&rsquo;s changing&mdash;and changing fast.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/women-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/women-transportation#comments People News Silver Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:26:00 +0000 226831 at http://fleetowner.com Webinar: ELDs and the short haul exemption http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/webinar-elds-and-short-haul-exemption <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Do your operations fall within 100 air miles and do your drivers start and return to the same location within 12 hours each day? If so, while the ELD short haul exemption may apply to your fleet, making that decision can be a lot more complicated than you may think.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/webinar-elds-and-short-haul-exemption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/webinar-elds-and-short-haul-exemption#comments Operations Driver Logs HOS Regulations Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:12:00 +0000 226811 at http://fleetowner.com Run on Less: We're averaging 10.1 mpg in Class 8 trucks http://fleetowner.com/fuel/run-less-were-averaging-101-mpg-class-8-trucks <div class="field-deck"> With fuel-saving technologies, trucks capable of even more — but real-world conditions take their toll </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Midway through their cross-country exhibition run converging on Atlanta at the NACV Show, the Run on Less truck efficiency roadshow vehicles are seeing some impressive double-digit mpg results. But real-world conditions have factored in, demonstrating the challenges fleets face in getting optimal fuel efficiency from their trucks.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/run-less-were-averaging-101-mpg-class-8-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/run-less-were-averaging-101-mpg-class-8-trucks#comments Operations Fuel News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:04:00 +0000 226821 at http://fleetowner.com <p>In early results, the seven trucks participating in the Run on Less roadshow have averaged 10.1 mpg, with a highest daily fuel efficiency for a single truck of 12.8 mpg and lowest of 7.4 mpg. (Photo: Run on Less)</p> Carolina International Trucks celebrates 25 years http://fleetowner.com/trucks/carolina-international-trucks-celebrates-25-years <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.carolinainternational.com/">Carolina International Trucks</a> is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Since its beginning in 1992, the truck dealership has grown to six locations in Columbia, Charleston, Conway, Florence, Greenville and Greer with more than 100 service bays, over $6 million in stocked parts, a lease and rental commercial truck fleet of more than 600 vehicles, and body shop.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trucks/carolina-international-trucks-celebrates-25-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trucks/carolina-international-trucks-celebrates-25-years#comments Trucks News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:58:00 +0000 226801 at http://fleetowner.com MiX Asset Manager offers real-time tracking http://fleetowner.com/telematics/mix-asset-manager-offers-real-time-tracking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MiX Telematics released its <a href="http://www.mixtelematics.com/solutions/mix-asset-manager" target="_blank">MiX Asset Manager</a>, which gives truck fleets visibility into the location of all types of assets as they move around worksites and depots.</p> <p>MiX Asset Manager offers protection for mobile and fixed assets, such as vehicles, trailers, shipping containers and cargo, with or without a dedicated power source, the company noted. MiX said its Asset Manager provides an automatic, electronic registry of assets, with their status and locations so they can be:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/mix-asset-manager-offers-real-time-tracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/mix-asset-manager-offers-real-time-tracking#comments Telematics TMS News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:54:00 +0000 226781 at http://fleetowner.com Enterprise to open 40 truck rental centers by year’s end http://fleetowner.com/trucks/enterprise-open-40-truck-rental-centers-year-s-end <div class="field-deck"> Newest location is outside Kansas City </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.enterprisetrucks.com/truckrental/en_US.html">Enterprise Truck Rental</a> opened its first Kansas City-area location this month. It is among the 40 new truck rental centers the company plans to open by the end of the year.</p> <p>The new truck rental facility, off Interstate 35 in Olathe, KA, shares a 1.7 acre lot with an <a href="http://www.enterprise.com/">Enterprise Rent-A-Car</a> office.</p> <p>The Olathe Enterprise Truck Rental offer cargo vans, box trucks and tow-capable pickup trucks for both business and personal use.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trucks/enterprise-open-40-truck-rental-centers-year-s-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trucks/enterprise-open-40-truck-rental-centers-year-s-end#comments Trucks News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:52:00 +0000 226791 at http://fleetowner.com Trailer order backlogs slip but build rates remain steady http://fleetowner.com/trailers/trailer-order-backlogs-slip-build-rates-remain-steady <div class="field-deck"> August numbers indicate trailer manufacturing activity remains at a relatively even pace. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Net trailer orders rebounded in August to 14,600 units, up 9% month-over-month from July and up 4% year-over-year, according to data tracked by <a href="https://ftrintel.com/">FTR Transportation Intelligence</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.actresearch.net/">ACT Research</a> added that, as August tied March for the longest OEM work schedule of the year &ndash; some three days longer than July &ndash; trailer makers &ldquo;capitalized&rdquo; on the additional work days by eking out a sequential increase in U.S. trailer builds.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trailers/trailer-order-backlogs-slip-build-rates-remain-steady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trailers/trailer-order-backlogs-slip-build-rates-remain-steady#comments Trailers News Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:10:00 +0000 226761 at http://fleetowner.com <p>FTR expects 2017 will turn out to be &ldquo;another solid trailer year.&quot; (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Changing culture could combat technician shortage http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/changing-culture-could-combat-technician-shortage <div class="field-byline"> Josh Fisher </div> <div class="field-deck"> Working with schools and embracing the next generation are ways to find and keep new, qualified technicians. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&#39;s not them, it&#39;s you.</p> <p>Culture changes and learning to how to embrace the next generation of truck technicians is the best way combat the industry&#39;s technician shortage.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/changing-culture-could-combat-technician-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/changing-culture-could-combat-technician-shortage#comments Operations Economics Maintenance Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:04:00 +0000 226771 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Culture changes and embracing&nbsp;the next generation of truck technicians is the best way combat the industry&#39;s technician shortage, experts said during&nbsp;Fleet Owner&#39;s recent <em>Tackling the Truck Technician Shortage </em>webinar.</p> Working on ways to bring more women into trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/working-ways-bring-more-women-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>As the shortage of truck drivers continues to grow &ndash; based on current trends lines of freight demand versus truck driver availability, a potential shortfall of 239,000 drivers may develop by 2022 &ndash; motor carriers are trying to figure out how to convince more &ldquo;new blood&rdquo; to take up piloting big rigs for a living.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/working-ways-bring-more-women-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/working-ways-bring-more-women-trucking#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:38:00 +0000 226751 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Ellen Voie, president &amp; CEO of the Women in Trucking advocacy group. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Trucking warms to technology http://fleetowner.com/telematics/trucking-warms-technology <div class="field-deck"> Proven ROI, federal requirements push fleets into electronic present and future </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Long considered a cautious industry when evaluating new technology, trucking's reputation may be changing. Executives with fleets and technology suppliers agreed there is more growing interest as costs fall and comfort levels rise.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/trucking-warms-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/trucking-warms-technology#comments Operations Telematics News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:37:00 +0000 226741 at http://fleetowner.com AscendTMS partners with FreightRover http://fleetowner.com/tms/ascendtms-partners-freightrover <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://inmotionglobal.com">InMotion Global</a> announced that AscendTMS <a href="http://www.thefreetms.com/features/freightrover">has partnered with FreightRover</a> to take the industry one step closer to what it calls &ldquo;true paperwork automation.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/tms/ascendtms-partners-freightrover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/tms/ascendtms-partners-freightrover#comments TMS News Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:44:00 +0000 226731 at http://fleetowner.com AAA: Truck safety technology can prevent 63,000 crashes a year http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/aaa-truck-safety-technology-can-prevent-63000-crashes-year <div class="field-deck"> AAA Foundation recommends that all heavy trucks are equipped with safety technologies that improve safety for everyone on the road. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck related crashes each year, according to new research from the <a href="http://www.aaafoundation.org/" target="_blank">AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/aaa-truck-safety-technology-can-prevent-63000-crashes-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/aaa-truck-safety-technology-can-prevent-63000-crashes-year#comments Research Economics Collision Prevention Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:14:00 +0000 226721 at http://fleetowner.com <p>AAA&#39;s Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that heavy trucks equipped with safety technologies can prevent up to 63,000 truck-related crashes a year. <em>(Photo: Getty Images)</em></p> KeepTruckin offers discount on ELDs to TQL carriers http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/keeptruckin-offers-discount-elds-tql-carriers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.tql.com/" target="_blank">Total Quality Logistics</a> is partnering with<a href="https://keeptruckin.com/" target="_blank"> KeepTruckin</a> to provide a low-cost ELD solution for TQL-contracted carriers to help ensure compliance with the Electronic Logging Device mandate.</p> <p>Through the TQL-KeepTruckin ELD promotion, drivers receive a 20% discount on the KeepTruckin ELD, which puts the starting price at $16 per month. The KeepTruckin ELD comes with no upfront hardware costs, making it affordable for carriers of all sizes, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/keeptruckin-offers-discount-elds-tql-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/keeptruckin-offers-discount-elds-tql-carriers#comments Driver Logs HOS Regulations Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:12:00 +0000 226711 at http://fleetowner.com Driving trucking improvements through data http://fleetowner.com/operations/driving-trucking-improvements-through-data <div class="field-deck"> Data analysis can help reduce driver turnover, reduce the chance of freight claims, and improve profitability, fleets find. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mills Carter, director of analytics for <a href="https://www.yellawood.com/">YellaWood</a> &ndash; a $1 billion lumber company &ndash; recently made an extremely straightforward case as to the value proper data analysis can offer trucking companies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/operations/driving-trucking-improvements-through-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/operations/driving-trucking-improvements-through-data#comments Operations News Technology Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:33:00 +0000 226701 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;Your goal is to generate actions and make choices based on correct facts.&rdquo; &mdash;Mauricio Paredes, vice president of information technology, <a href="http://www.pstrans.com/">P&amp;S Transportation</a>. (<em>Photo: P&amp;S Transportation</em>)</p> FCA recalls HD pickups, chassis cabs over potential engine compartment fire http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/fca-recalls-hd-pickups-chassis-cabs-over-potential-engine-compartment-fire <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>FCA is recalling model year 2013-17 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500-5500 chassis cabs with 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel engines over a water pump bearing that could potentially overheat and cause an engine compartment fire.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/fca-recalls-hd-pickups-chassis-cabs-over-potential-engine-compartment-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/fca-recalls-hd-pickups-chassis-cabs-over-potential-engine-compartment-fire#comments HD Pickup & Van News Safety Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:33:00 +0000 226691 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Model year 2013-17 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups as well as 3500-5500 chassis cabs with the 6.7L engine are affected by the recall. (Photo: Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner)</p> Shell touts progress with new oils, expands Rotella line http://fleetowner.com/lubricants/shell-touts-progress-new-oils-expands-rotella-line <div class="field-deck"> Company unveils oil for use in both heavy-duty diesel and passenger car engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>SANTA BARBARA, CA. The transition to the new generation of engine oils is proceeding smoothly, according to Shell Rotella executives, who also announced several additions to the product line.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/lubricants/shell-touts-progress-new-oils-expands-rotella-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/lubricants/shell-touts-progress-new-oils-expands-rotella-line#comments Operations Lubricants News Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:48:00 +0000 226681 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Dr. Jason Brown, global technology manager for Shell Lubricants, discusses the new oils with the media.&nbsp;(<em>Photo: Neil Abt/Fleet Owner</em>)</p>