Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Azuga announces international expansion http://fleetowner.com/technology/azuga-announces-international-expansion <div class="field-deck"> Company says now serving over 100 fleets in 10 countries </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Connected vehicle technology company Azuga announced that it has expanded sales operations to serve over 100 fleets in 10 countries across Latin America, Europe, India and parts of the Middle East.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/azuga-announces-international-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/azuga-announces-international-expansion#comments News Technology Fri, 27 May 2016 14:41:00 +0000 192591 at http://fleetowner.com Analysis: During low oil prices, fleets with own CNG still saved http://fleetowner.com/running-green/analysis-during-low-oil-prices-fleets-own-cng-still-saved <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The price of crude oil, and by extension gasoline and diesel, dipped lower and lower before just recently starting to climb again. An analysis finds fleets using <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> could save money all along — if they were getting their fuel a certain way.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/analysis-during-low-oil-prices-fleets-own-cng-still-saved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/analysis-during-low-oil-prices-fleets-own-cng-still-saved#comments Blue Fleets Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 27 May 2016 14:01:00 +0000 192581 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A Peterbilt day cab equipped to run on compressed natural gas (CNG).</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Continental launches 2016 VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Catalog http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/continental-launches-2016-vdo-tpms-replacement-parts-catalog <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Continental Commercial Vehicles &amp; Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts, just released its new 2016 VDO TPMS Replacement Parts Program catalog.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/continental-launches-2016-vdo-tpms-replacement-parts-catalog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/continental-launches-2016-vdo-tpms-replacement-parts-catalog#comments Maintenance News Fri, 27 May 2016 13:39:00 +0000 192571 at http://fleetowner.com BorgWarner expands turbocharger line http://fleetowner.com/equipment/borgwarner-expands-turbocharger-line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="https://www.borgwarner.com/en/default.aspx" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">BorgWarner</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> is expanding its successful North American </font><a href="http://www.turbodriven.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Reman turbocharger line</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> to include turbochargers of all brands.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/borgwarner-expands-turbocharger-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/borgwarner-expands-turbocharger-line#comments Equipment News Fri, 27 May 2016 13:15:00 +0000 192561 at http://fleetowner.com <p>BorgWarner expands&nbsp;reman turbocharger line.</p> Is technology the key to happiness at work? http://fleetowner.com/blog/technology-key-happiness-work <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>We all know that more and more technology is getting <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/contemplating-cab-video">pushed into the cabs of commercial trucks</a> &ndash; from <a href="http://fleetowner.com/electronic-logging-devices">electronic logging devices</a> (ELDs) to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/why-driver-cameras-are-critical-one-fleet-s-view">video camera systems</a> on down to the sophisticated <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/iphone-6-and-apple-watch-devices-truckers">smart phone or smart device</a> in almost every driver&rsquo;s pocket </p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/technology-key-happiness-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/technology-key-happiness-work#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 27 May 2016 12:56:00 +0000 192541 at http://fleetowner.com Chief introduces heavy-duty collision repair line http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/chief-introduces-heavy-duty-collision-repair-line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Chief introduced <a href="http://www.chiefautomotive.com/Chief-HD/" target="_blank"><u>Chief Heavy Duty</u></a>, a product line designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times, the company announced. According to Chief, the equipment also makes it possible to write more comprehensive estimates upfront and document repairs.</p> <p>The new Chief heavy-duty product line includes:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/chief-introduces-heavy-duty-collision-repair-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/chief-introduces-heavy-duty-collision-repair-line#comments Maintenance News Fri, 27 May 2016 12:50:00 +0000 192551 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Chief introduced Chief Heavy Duty, a product line designed to help heavy-duty body shops improve technician ergonomics, shop efficiency, repair quality and cycle times.</p> Freedom trucks roll for Memorial Day http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freedom-trucks-roll-memorial-day <div class="field-deck"> Customized Volvo, Mack tractors to participate in annual Ride for Freedom rally in Washington D.C. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>One of a kind &ldquo;Ride for Freedom&rdquo; tractors, one each from <a href="http://www.volvotrucks.us/">Volvo Trucks North America</a> (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">VTNA</a></span>) and <a href="http://www.macktrucks.com/">Mack Trucks</a>, will be joining the 29<sup>th</sup> annual &ldquo;Ride for Freedom&rdquo; rally in Washington, D.C., over the Memorial Day weekend; a rally that honors prisoners of war-missing in action (POW-MIA) from all U.S. conflicts overseas, as well as those currently serving in the armed forces.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freedom-trucks-roll-memorial-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freedom-trucks-roll-memorial-day#comments Equipment News Fri, 27 May 2016 10:14:00 +0000 192531 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Volvo&#39;s 2016 Ride for Freedom truck, a VNL 670 highway tractor model, features custom-designed graphics that honor all branches of the U.S. military. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Memorial Day Truck Tribute http://fleetowner.com/equipment/memorial-day-truck-tribute <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>In honor of Memorial Day, truck maker <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/autocar-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Autocar</a></span>, based out of Hagerstown, IN, dug into its historical files to put together a sampling of the military vehicles it helped build in support of the U.S. military; an effort that spans from World War I to the present day. (<em>All photos courtesy of Autocar</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/memorial-day-truck-tribute#comments Equipment News Fri, 27 May 2016 09:22:00 +0000 192521 at http://fleetowner.com DAT: Spot truckload volume falls http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-truckload-volume-falls <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Spot truckload freight volume and available capacity both fell during the week ending May 21, reported <a href="http://www.dat.com/solutions" target="_blank"><u>DAT Solutions</u></a>, which operates the DAT network of load boards.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2016/05/DAT%20spot%20market.jpg" style="margin: 10px; width: 400px; height: 249px; float: right;" /></p> <p>However, load-to-truck ratios increased and diesel prices have been rising sharply &mdash; an indication that spot rates may pick up soon, DAT said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-truckload-volume-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-truckload-volume-falls#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 19:22:00 +0000 192511 at http://fleetowner.com Peterbilt expands refuse line with Model 520 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/peterbilt-expands-refuse-line-model-520 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.peterbilt.com/" target="_blank">Peterbilt Motors Company</a> announced it has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520 featuring new seating configurations for route collection versatility, enhanced styling and availability of the PACCAR MX-11 engine.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/peterbilt-expands-refuse-line-model-520" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/peterbilt-expands-refuse-line-model-520#comments Equipment News Thu, 26 May 2016 17:39:00 +0000 192501 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Peterbilt expands refuse line with new Model 520.</p> ATRI: Cost of sleep apnea treatment high for drivers http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-cost-sleep-apnea-treatment-high-drivers <div class="field-deck"> Some 64% of drivers surveyed by ATRI say sleep study referral guidelines are “too broad.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new sleep apnea white paper issued by the <a href="http://www.atri-online.org/">American Transportation Research Institute</a> (ATRI) and based on a survey of over 800 truck drivers finds that the cost of sleep apnea treatments is hitting them hard in the wallet, with out-of-pocket expenses for treatment averaging $1,220 or some 1.5 weeks of median drive pay.</p> <p>Other findings by the group include:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-cost-sleep-apnea-treatment-high-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-cost-sleep-apnea-treatment-high-drivers#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 192491 at http://fleetowner.com Regulations: A boon to trucking? http://fleetowner.com/regulations/regulations-boon-trucking <div class="field-deck"> ELD mandate and other new rules might actually help trucking improve its pricing power, say industry observers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Could the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/get-ready-wave-trucking-regulations">wide sweep</a> of current and proposed regulatory initiatives now blanketing trucking actually help the industry achieve <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-outlook-better-days-ahead">better long-term positioning</a> on freight rates?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/regulations-boon-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/regulations-boon-trucking#comments News Regulations Thu, 26 May 2016 14:54:00 +0000 192481 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Some characterize the recent regulatory push as &quot;a godsend&quot; as it restricts the supply of drivers and thus keeps trucking capacity tight. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Mack to demonstrate zero-emission capable drayage trucks http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-demonstrate-zero-emission-capable-drayage-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.macktrucks.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span></font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> will demonstrate two zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project designed to help reduce air pollution at freight-intensive locations throughout the state.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-demonstrate-zero-emission-capable-drayage-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/mack-demonstrate-zero-emission-capable-drayage-trucks#comments Equipment News Running Green Thu, 26 May 2016 14:05:00 +0000 192471 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable Class 8 drayage trucks as part of a South Coast Air Quality Management District project funded by a $23.6 million grant from the State of California. Mack will use knowledge gained from the development of its plug-in hybrid electric drayage trucks, including the truck above, which was recently shown at ACT Expo 2016.</p> CarriersEdge adds fuel economy course to driver training http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-adds-fuel-economy-course-driver-training <div class="field-deck"> Provider of online driver training for the North American trucking industry rolls out a new course for improving fuel economy </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">CarriersEdge announced at the Truckload Carriers Association 2016 Safety &amp; Security Division Annual Meeting a new Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course. The course utilizes the </font><a href="http://www.carriersedge.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">CarriersEdge</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> interactive learning approach to help drivers understand their role in reducing fuel costs.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-adds-fuel-economy-course-driver-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-adds-fuel-economy-course-driver-training#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Thu, 26 May 2016 13:48:00 +0000 192461 at http://fleetowner.com <p>CarriersEdge is offering a new Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course to its driver training program.</p> XPO Logistics appoints chief transformation officer http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/xpo-logistics-appoints-chief-transformation-officer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.xpo.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">XPO Logistics</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> has appointed Ramon Genemaras to the newly created position of chief transformation officer, effective immediately. Genemaras will lead the ongoing transformation of the company&#39;s global business processes with a P&amp;L focus.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/xpo-logistics-appoints-chief-transformation-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/xpo-logistics-appoints-chief-transformation-officer#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 13:44:00 +0000 192451 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar second to join NACV Show http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-second-join-nacv-show <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">The North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show) announced that <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> has signed a commitment to exhibit at the </font><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/nacv-show-debuts-september-2017-atlanta" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">inaugural NACV Show</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> in Atlanta, GA, from Sept. 18-22, 2017.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-second-join-nacv-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-second-join-nacv-show#comments Equipment News Thu, 26 May 2016 13:23:00 +0000 192441 at http://fleetowner.com Bridgestone names VP of marketing for Commercial Tire http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bridgestone-names-vp-marketing-commercial-tire <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/index" target="_blank"><u>Bridgestone Americas</u></a> (Bridgestone) announced that Eric Higgs has joined the company as vice president of marketing for its Commercial business. Higgs will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy and efforts for the Commercial group, and will have direct marketing leadership of the Bridgestone TBR, Bandag and OTR businesses.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bridgestone-names-vp-marketing-commercial-tire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bridgestone-names-vp-marketing-commercial-tire#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 13:04:00 +0000 192421 at http://fleetowner.com Dealing with trucking’s information explosion http://fleetowner.com/technology/dealing-trucking-s-information-explosion <div class="field-deck"> Providing better freight visibility is “just the beginning” of what big data can do for motor carriers, say experts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Capturing and leveraging information to provide faster yet more efficient freight service is only the start of what motor carriers can do with &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-data-big-calculations">Big Data</a>,&rdquo; according to a group of industry experts gathered together at the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-2016-tech-summit#slide-0-field_images-192331">ALK 2016 Technology Summit</a> in <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mobility-philly#slide-0-field_images-192201">Philadelphia</a> this week.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/dealing-trucking-s-information-explosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/dealing-trucking-s-information-explosion#comments News Technology Thu, 26 May 2016 13:00:00 +0000 192431 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Left to right: Mike Ball, CIO and vice president with TL carrier <a href="http://www.werner.com/">Werner Enterprises</a>; Travis Rhyan, CEO and president of <a href="https://www.10-4.com/public/">10-4 Systems</a>; and Kenneth Ehrman, CEO, president and chairman of <a href="https://www.id-systems.com/">I.D. Systems Inc. </a>(<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Roadcheck 2016: What your drivers need to know http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadcheck-2016-what-your-drivers-need-know <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again &hellip;</p> <p>Fleet managers and drivers should begin preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&#39;s (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck, which will take place June 7-9, 2016. And this year, there&rsquo;s an emphasis on tire safety.</p> <p>Tire safety practices include:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadcheck-2016-what-your-drivers-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadcheck-2016-what-your-drivers-need-know#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000 188961 at http://fleetowner.com The state of safety in trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/state-safety-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>Dave Osiecki</strong>, executive vice president and chief of national advocacy for the <a href="http://www.trucking.org/">American Trucking Associations</a> (ATA), shared an interesting factoid this week regarding the industry&rsquo;s focus on safety: motor carriers collectively invest $7 billion a <em>year</em> in safety technologies, programs, and other safety-related strategies.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s an awful lot of money. But what is it going towards?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/state-safety-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/state-safety-trucking#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 25 May 2016 16:22:00 +0000 192411 at http://fleetowner.com Permatex releases brake parts lubricant http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/permatex-releases-brake-parts-lubricant <div class="field-deck"> Lubricant protects against seizing, reduces noise, company says </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.permatex.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Permatex</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> announced it offers Permatex Silicone Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant to prevent disc brake squeal and chatter while protecting caliper pins, sleeves, bushings, and pistons against seizing and galling.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/permatex-releases-brake-parts-lubricant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/permatex-releases-brake-parts-lubricant#comments Maintenance News Wed, 25 May 2016 14:20:00 +0000 192401 at http://fleetowner.com Firestone issues 2016 Air Spring Replacement catalog http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firestone-issues-2016-air-spring-replacement-catalog <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.firestoneip.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Firestone Industrial Products Company</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> released its 2016 Air Spring Replacement catalog, which offers distributors, fleet owners and operators access to information.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firestone-issues-2016-air-spring-replacement-catalog" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firestone-issues-2016-air-spring-replacement-catalog#comments Equipment News Wed, 25 May 2016 14:12:00 +0000 192381 at http://fleetowner.com Cummins Filtration launches new website http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-filtration-launches-new-website <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.cumminsfiltration.com/" target="_blank"><u>Cummins Filtration</u></a> launched a <a href="http://www.cumminsfiltration.com/" target="_blank"><u>new website design</u></a> featuring multilingual support and a faster search tool that makes it easier to find Fleetguard filtration solutions for diesel engines, transmissions, and industrial applications.</p> <p>The website&nbsp;offers the following:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-filtration-launches-new-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-filtration-launches-new-website#comments Powertrain News Technology Wed, 25 May 2016 14:06:00 +0000 192371 at http://fleetowner.com Figuring out how to find and keep workers in trucking http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking <div class="field-deck"> Fleets, drivers, and suppliers discuss recruiting and retention challenges at ALK summit. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Pay is far more important to drivers than trucking likes to admit. Motor carriers may need to create new job titles and emphasize breadth of responsibility in order to attract and keep Millennials in administrative roles. A major &ldquo;generation gap&rdquo; exists between older and younger truck drivers, especially in regards to technology, but both pools suffer from poor training and management tactics.</p> <p>Those are just some of the major issues touched on by a variety of panels and breakout sessions during the 2016 ALK Technology Summit, held in Philadelphia, PA, this week.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Wed, 25 May 2016 14:04:00 +0000 192391 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A growing lack of truck parking may be &quot;the straw that breaks the camel&#39;s back&quot; in terms of convincing drivers to leave the industry, says PGT Trucking&#39;s Mike Krohn. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> ATA: Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.1% in April http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-april <div class="field-deck"> Index up 2% from April 2015 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.trucking.org/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">American Trucking Assns.&rsquo;</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1% in April, following a 4.4% drop during March. In April, the index equaled 134.8 (2000=100), down from 137.6 in March. The all-time high was 144 in February.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-april#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 25 May 2016 13:53:00 +0000 192361 at http://fleetowner.com Trucker Path: Reality of truck parking shortage http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/trucker-path-reality-truck-parking-shortage <div class="field-deck"> 36% of locations still have available parking slots during peak hours, according to Trucker Path analysis </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The shortage of available truck parking spots at public and private facilities along the National Highway System will continue to worsen as commercial vehicle traffic grows and thousands more drivers convert to electronic logging devices (ELDs) ahead of the December 2017 enforcement deadline, according to Trucker Path.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/trucker-path-reality-truck-parking-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/trucker-path-reality-truck-parking-shortage#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Wed, 25 May 2016 13:32:00 +0000 192351 at http://fleetowner.com Bill with restart rollback, SFD block goes to full House http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bill-restart-rollback-sfd-block-goes-full-house <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The House Appropriations committee on Tuesday approved the fiscal year 2017 DOT funding bill. Policy riders that would roll back the hours of service restart rule to 2011, block continued work on a new safety fitness determination rule, and ensure uniform, federal labor rules for truckers all survived the expected opposition from some committee Democrats.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bill-restart-rollback-sfd-block-goes-full-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bill-restart-rollback-sfd-block-goes-full-house#comments News Regulations Wed, 25 May 2016 12:07:00 +0000 192341 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The American Trucking&nbsp;Assns. credits Rep.&nbsp;Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), above, for his work &quot;addressing issues critical to the trucking industry&quot; in the House Appropriations committee&#39;s DOT funding bill.</p> ALK 2016 Tech Summit http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-2016-tech-summit <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The 2016 ALK Technology Summit focused on a range of issues affecting trucking: how to manage and profit from big data; new tactics for finding and keeping workers for all positions within motor carrier operations; how different safety technologies and strategies can benefit trucking companies large and small; even a lesson in true grit shared by one of the oldest rookies ever to play in the NFL. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-2016-tech-summit#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 25 May 2016 10:07:00 +0000 192331 at http://fleetowner.com Livonia CNG station open http://fleetowner.com/running-green/livonia-cng-station-open <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="https://www.consumersenergy.com/default.aspx"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Consumers Energy</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> has opened a Compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Natural Gas</a></span> (CNG) fueling station in Livonia, MI. The CNG station is open to the public and provides access to all vehicles sizes, trucks and busses.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/livonia-cng-station-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/livonia-cng-station-open#comments Blue Fleets News Running Green Tue, 24 May 2016 14:51:00 +0000 192311 at http://fleetowner.com Mike O’Hare joins Fleet Advantage team http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mike-o-hare-joins-fleet-advantage-team <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.fleetadvantage.net/" target="_blank"><u>Fleet Advantage</u></a> announced the addition of Mike O&#39;Hare to the company&#39;s business development team. He will be responsible for launching a new business development initiative with finance partners looking to add value to clients in the transportation sector.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mike-o-hare-joins-fleet-advantage-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mike-o-hare-joins-fleet-advantage-team#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 24 May 2016 14:44:00 +0000 192301 at http://fleetowner.com