Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Video makes for better drivers http://fleetowner.com/safety/video-makes-better-drivers <div class="field-deck"> How one fleet uses in-cab video to sharpen the skills of its drivers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rob Arbeiter, safety director for waste hauler <a href="http://customecology.com/">Custom Ecology Inc.</a> (CEI), is exceeding blunt when it comes to describing what life is like on the road for commercial fleets: &ldquo;Our drivers are in the war zone every day.&rdquo;</p> <p>By that he means CEI&rsquo;s 767 tractors and 100 service vehicles face all sorts of tactical hazards, especially from other motorists, that can cause crashes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/video-makes-better-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/video-makes-better-drivers#comments Fleet Management News Safety Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:17:00 +0000 190281 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Mirroring elements of the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5MOgcpUdQI">classroom scene</a> in the Top Gun movie, CEI uses <a href="http://www.lytx.com/">Lytx</a> DriveCam in-cab video clips automatically captured during hard braking and other safety incidents to conduct &ldquo;pre-flight&rdquo; and &ldquo;post-flight&rdquo; briefings for its drivers. (<em>Photo courtesy of CEI</em>)</p> Networking central for trucking at NPTC http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/networking-central-trucking-nptc <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>One thing you couldn't miss at NPTC's Annual Conference in Cincinnati this week was the active and engaged exhibit hall. This feels like a tight-knit community, these private fleets, drivers and related professionals, and every time you turned around, you were starting up a conversation and exchanging business cards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/networking-central-trucking-nptc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/networking-central-trucking-nptc#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:52:00 +0000 190271 at http://fleetowner.com TICO Manufacturing signs agreement with PSI http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/tico-manufacturing-signs-agreement-psi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ticomanufacturing.com/" target="_blank">TICO Manufacturing</a>, a terminal tractor manufacturer, announced it has signed an agreement with <a href="http://www.psiengines.com/" target="_blank">Power Solutions International Inc.</a> (PSI) to provide TICO with gasoline and alternative fuel engines.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/tico-manufacturing-signs-agreement-psi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/tico-manufacturing-signs-agreement-psi#comments Powertrain Equipment News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:18:00 +0000 190251 at http://fleetowner.com Driverless trucks to automate ‘millions’ of jobs? http://fleetowner.com/blog/driverless-trucks-automate-millions-jobs <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As the saying goes, to a hammer everything looks like a nail. To a Silicon Valley guy, everything needs to be automated and “disrupted.” And in a recent post on Tech Crunch, the online source for technology industry news and gossip, one of the Valley’s currently coolest kids spells out the end of truck drivers.</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/driverless-trucks-automate-millions-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/driverless-trucks-automate-millions-jobs#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Running Lights Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:10:00 +0000 190261 at http://fleetowner.com WABCO, Cummins partner to manufacture and supply air compressors globally http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-and-supply-air-compressors-globally <div class="field-deck"> Contract expands scope of existing joint venture based in U.S., companies say </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.wabco-auto.com/wabco/" target="_blank">WABCO Holdings</a> announced that it has entered into a new long-term agreement with Cummins Inc. to manufacture and supply high-performance air-compressor technology globally. This major contract expands the scope of WABCO&rsquo;s existing U.S.-based joint venture with <a href="http://www.cummins.com/" target="_blank">Cummins</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-and-supply-air-compressors-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-and-supply-air-compressors-globally#comments Powertrain Equipment News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:07:00 +0000 190241 at http://fleetowner.com <p>WABCO air compressor for Cummins&rsquo; ISX diesel engine for heavy-duty trucks and buses.</p> Tiger manufactures no-idle air conditioning system http://fleetowner.com/equipment/tiger-manufactures-no-idle-air-conditioning-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">The Airworks Genesis 100 is a product engineered and manufactured by Canadian manufacturer, <a href="http://www.tigertool.com/" target="_blank">Tiger Tool International Incorporated</a>. Operating on its own fully rechargeable batteries, this 12 volt no-idle air conditioning system works to keep operators cool and comfortable while the engine is powered off, according to the company.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/tiger-manufactures-no-idle-air-conditioning-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/tiger-manufactures-no-idle-air-conditioning-system#comments Equipment News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:19:00 +0000 190231 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Tiger Tool&#39;s Airworks Genesis 100</p> Wabash hires new tank trailers team members http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wabash-hires-new-tank-trailers-team-members <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><font size="3">Wabash National announced that it has welcomed two new members to its Wabash Tank Trailers team.</font></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wabash-hires-new-tank-trailers-team-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wabash-hires-new-tank-trailers-team-members#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:44:00 +0000 190221 at http://fleetowner.com Fleet Advantage: New data index helps find 'sweet spot' for equipment replacement http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-new-data-index-helps-find-sweet-spot-equipment-replacement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleet business analytics company Fleet Advantage unveiled its new data index resource designed to compare &quot;all-in&quot; costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-new-data-index-helps-find-sweet-spot-equipment-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-new-data-index-helps-find-sweet-spot-equipment-replacement#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:43:00 +0000 190211 at http://fleetowner.com New PeopleNet service helps keep control in mix of proprietary, personal apps http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-peoplenet-service-helps-keep-control-mix-proprietary-personal-apps <div class="field-deck"> Company adds Samsung, Zebra devices in latest moves toward 'hardware agnosticism' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>PeopleNet has added a new service called Managed Mobility Solutions that it says allows clients to confidently deploy proprietary company apps and approved third-party programs on the same devices running PeopleNet software.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-peoplenet-service-helps-keep-control-mix-proprietary-personal-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-peoplenet-service-helps-keep-control-mix-proprietary-personal-apps#comments News Technology Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:35:00 +0000 190201 at http://fleetowner.com <p>PeopleNet is moving toward a focus on a COPE model &mdash; &quot;company owned, personally enabled&quot; &mdash; for businesses deploying the ConnectedFleet fleet management platform.</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Your April 27 Pre-Trip: 4 legal issues trucking industry should consider http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-27-pre-trip-4-legal-issues-trucking-industry-should-consider <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">1. TeamOne Logistics, a workforce expert for the transportation and logistics industry, disclosed four legal issues trucking company owners must beware of in 2016, Sys-Con Media reports.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-27-pre-trip-4-legal-issues-trucking-industry-should-consider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-27-pre-trip-4-legal-issues-trucking-industry-should-consider#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:09:00 +0000 190181 at http://fleetowner.com Cooper adds new wide base tire to Roadmaster line http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cooper-adds-new-wide-base-tire-roadmaster-line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.coopertire.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Cooper Tire &amp; Rubber Company</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> is adding to its Roadmaster line of commercial tires with the introduction of the new RM332 WB heavy-duty wide base tire in size 425/65R22.5. The RM332 WB is designed for the steer axle in mixed service applications.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cooper-adds-new-wide-base-tire-roadmaster-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cooper-adds-new-wide-base-tire-roadmaster-line#comments Equipment News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:19:00 +0000 190171 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Roadmaster&#39;s RM332 WB heavy-duty wide base tire</p> Slip-seating: Can it make trucking more productive? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/slip-seating-can-it-make-trucking-more-productive <div class="field-deck"> One firm argues it’s the only way to maximize per-truck revenue while reducing taxes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s long been an unspoken rule of sorts in trucking: one driver assigned to one truck, or in the case of team operations, two drivers to one truck. Only in occasional circumstances, such as routine maintenance or breakdowns, is a driver or team assigned to a different truck.</p> <p>Yet Duff Swain, president of the consulting firm <a href="http://trincon.com/">Trincon Group LLC</a>, believes that mindset must change &ndash; and fast.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/slip-seating-can-it-make-trucking-more-productive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/slip-seating-can-it-make-trucking-more-productive#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:13:00 +0000 190161 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Trincon also thinks the cost of new trucks will continue to rise faster than inflation, primarily due to government regulations and technological enhancements. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Broad-Ocean acquires Prestolite Electric http://fleetowner.com/equipment/broad-ocean-acquires-prestolite-electric <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.prestolite.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Prestolite Electric</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">, a global manufacturer of alternators, starters and new-energy solutions marketed under the Leece-Neville Heavy Duty Systems and Prestolite brands, has been acquired by </font><a href="http://www.broad-ocean.com/en/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co.</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> (Broad-Oc</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/broad-ocean-acquires-prestolite-electric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/broad-ocean-acquires-prestolite-electric#comments Equipment News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:49:00 +0000 190151 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA to hold listening sessions on sleep apnea http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-hold-listening-sessions-sleep-apnea <div class="field-deck"> Agency seeks input on OSA in trucking </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The FMCSA will hold three public listening sessions to solicit information on the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in transportation, and of its potential safety consequences.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-hold-listening-sessions-sleep-apnea" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-hold-listening-sessions-sleep-apnea#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:32:00 +0000 190141 at http://fleetowner.com AME releases handheld digital tire inflator http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ame-releases-handheld-digital-tire-inflator <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ameintl.net/" target="_blank"><u>AME International</u></a>, a Florida-based tire changing tool manufacturer, announced the release of its newest tire tool, the Accu-Flate XL, a handheld digital tire inflator.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The Accu-Flate XL measures, inflates, and deflates tire with advanced precision and is for use in the automotive, heavy duty truck and OTR industries,&rdquo; the company said. &ldquo;Equipped with a six-ft. hose and powered by two AAA batteries, the Accu-Flate XL promotes safety while preserving efficiency and accuracy.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ame-releases-handheld-digital-tire-inflator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ame-releases-handheld-digital-tire-inflator#comments Equipment News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:30:00 +0000 190131 at http://fleetowner.com Stay Metrics training modules top 100k views http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/stay-metrics-training-modules-top-100k-views <div class="field-deck"> Rewards-based system focuses on driver health and wellness </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Stay Metrics, which provides an online rewards, engagement and analytics platform used by motor carriers to retain more of their best drivers, reports that the Safety and Health & Wellness modules in its Drive Safe training program have been viewed 100,000 times since launching last fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/stay-metrics-training-modules-top-100k-views" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/stay-metrics-training-modules-top-100k-views#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:03:00 +0000 190121 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Stay Metrics CEO Tim Hindes says the company&#39;s training modules are&nbsp;helping drivers to be safer and healthier, which is good for them individually&mdash;and for&nbsp;retention efforts.</p> Volvo, North Carolina State University extend partnership http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/volvo-north-carolina-state-university-extend-partnership <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><a href="http://www.volvogroup.com/group/global/en-gb/volvo%20group/worldwide/Volvo-Group-North-America/Pages/North-America.aspx" target="_blank">Volvo Group North America</a> and North Carolina State University (NC State) recently signed a three-year Academic Preferred Talent Partner agreement, extending a partnership that offers students experience- and career-building opportunities, while improving the prospective talent pool for the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Group, according to the company.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/volvo-north-carolina-state-university-extend-partnership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/volvo-north-carolina-state-university-extend-partnership#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:01:00 +0000 190101 at http://fleetowner.com Defining the American Dream for trucking ... and the nation, too. http://fleetowner.com/blog/defining-american-dream-trucking-and-nation-too <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Is the "American Dream" becoming more out of reach to most of those employed in the trucking industry — especially truck drivers, who, despite recent pay increases, still find it hard to make a living? Does term even mean the same thing today as it did a generation ago?</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/defining-american-dream-trucking-and-nation-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/defining-american-dream-trucking-and-nation-too#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:57:00 +0000 190111 at http://fleetowner.com Phillips Industries offers new battery charger http://fleetowner.com/equipment/phillips-industries-offers-new-battery-charger <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.phillipsind.com/" target="_blank"><u>Phillips Industries</u></a> has introduced the new STA-CHARGE Battery Charger for 12V liftgate/load batteries, the company announced.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/phillips-industries-offers-new-battery-charger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/phillips-industries-offers-new-battery-charger#comments Equipment News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:52:00 +0000 190091 at http://fleetowner.com 5 questions for the FMCSA boss http://fleetowner.com/blog/5-questions-fmcsa-boss <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>So, you’re a trucker sitting in the diner at the truck stop and in walks the head of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You might not recognize him: just another guy dressed in jeans and sneakers, a ball cap and safety vest. What would you ask him, if you had the chance?</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/5-questions-fmcsa-boss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/5-questions-fmcsa-boss#comments News Regulations Running Lights Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:16:00 +0000 190081 at http://fleetowner.com Your April 26 Pre-Trip: How severe weather impacts trucking http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-26-pre-trip-how-severe-weather-impacts-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here are five things worth knowing today:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-26-pre-trip-how-severe-weather-impacts-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-26-pre-trip-how-severe-weather-impacts-trucking#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:01:00 +0000 190071 at http://fleetowner.com Dealmaking: What it indicates about the transportation market http://fleetowner.com/blog/dealmaking-what-it-indicates-about-transportation-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There&rsquo;s been a lot of transportation dealmaking in the works of late.</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/dealmaking-what-it-indicates-about-transportation-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/dealmaking-what-it-indicates-about-transportation-market#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:13:00 +0000 190061 at http://fleetowner.com Are you successful in America? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-successful-america <div class="field-deck"> Former Navy SEALs team elite sniper Howard Wasdin says business leaders and Americans in general may need some perspective. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Drawing from his harrowing experiences, Operation Desert Storm veteran and former elite U.S. Navy SEALs sniper Howard Wasdin says business leaders and Americans in general may need some perspective on true success.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-successful-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-successful-america#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:03:00 +0000 190051 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Former U.S. Navy SEALs&nbsp;sniper and author of <em>SEAL Team Six</em> Howard Wasdin speaks to attendees at the opening session of&nbsp;NPTC&#39;s&nbsp;Annual Conference.</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Trimble launches field service management suite http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-launches-field-service-management-suite <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.trimble.com/" target="_blank"><u>Trimble</u></a> announced the launch of its <a href="http://www.trimblepulse.com/" target="_blank"><u>Trimble PULSE</u></a> suite, a portfolio of end-to-end field service management solutions that enable businesses to deliver field service across a range of industries, including construction, agriculture, telecommunications and utilities.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-launches-field-service-management-suite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-launches-field-service-management-suite#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:40:00 +0000 190041 at http://fleetowner.com Dossier adds Active Alerts in 6.5 release http://fleetowner.com/technology/dossier-adds-active-alerts-65-release <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://dossiersystemsinc.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Dossier Systems</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> announced the release of Dossier 6.5 at Dossier Summit, its annual User Group Conference. Dossier 6.5 is the latest version of Dossier Systems&rsquo;flagship software.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/dossier-adds-active-alerts-65-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/dossier-adds-active-alerts-65-release#comments News Technology Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:31:00 +0000 190031 at http://fleetowner.com Goodyear tire targets regional, urban delivery fleets http://fleetowner.com/equipment/goodyear-tire-targets-regional-urban-delivery-fleets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The needs of regional and urban delivery fleets are evolving. According to Goodyear, these operations &ndash; which split their time between highway and city driving &ndash; want tires that offer a variety of benefits, ranging from long miles to removal and traction to fuel efficiency and retreadability.</p> <p>Another tire in Goodyear&rsquo;s new Endurance truck tire line, the <a href="http://www.goodyeartrucktires.com/"><u>Goodyear Endurance RSA</u></a>, offers all of the above benefits, according to Norberto Flores, marketing manager.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/goodyear-tire-targets-regional-urban-delivery-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/goodyear-tire-targets-regional-urban-delivery-fleets#comments Equipment News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:24:00 +0000 190021 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Goodyear&#39;s Endurance RSA for regional and urban delivery fleets.</p> U.S. fuel prices rise yet again http://fleetowner.com/fuel/us-fuel-prices-rise-yet-again <div class="field-deck"> Yet fuel tax revenues keep falling, forcing states to make adjustments, EIA says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The national average retail price for both diesel and gasoline continued to climb this week, according to data tracked by the <a href="http://www.eia.gov/">Energy Information Administration</a> (EIA), with prices for both fuels increasing in all regions of the country.</p> <p>However, the agency&rsquo;s data also shows that fuel prices remain well below those posted during the same week in 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/us-fuel-prices-rise-yet-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/us-fuel-prices-rise-yet-again#comments Fuel News Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:17:00 +0000 190011 at http://fleetowner.com <p>However, the agency&rsquo;s data also shows that fuel prices still remain well below those posted during the same week in 2015. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Large TL fleet driver turnover rate hits 102% http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/large-tl-fleet-driver-turnover-rate-hits-102 <div class="field-deck"> Churn rate averaged 93% for 2015 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman"><font size="3">The annualized turnover rate for large truckload fleets rose two percentage points in the fourth quarter of 2015 to 102%, the second straight quarter it was at least 100% &ndash;</font><sub><font size="2"> </font></sub><font size="3">the first such streak since 2012.</font></font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/large-tl-fleet-driver-turnover-rate-hits-102" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/large-tl-fleet-driver-turnover-rate-hits-102#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:56:00 +0000 190001 at http://fleetowner.com Future Truck DNA—Driverless ’n Automated http://fleetowner.com/technology/future-truck-dna-driverless-n-automated <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The SAE Automotive Congress was recently held. In addition, I attended a webinar by CAR, the Center for Automotive Research, on the passenger car/light truck CAFE progress. It certainly seems obvious that we will be seeing more and more electric vehicles in the future, whether we like it or not.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/future-truck-dna-driverless-n-automated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/future-truck-dna-driverless-n-automated#comments News Technology Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:51:00 +0000 189991 at http://fleetowner.com Gun rights and property rights slug it out in the parking lot http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/gun-rights-and-property-rights-slug-it-out-parking-lot <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The mere fact that the title of this article references gun rights is likely enough to guarantee that I will receive comments, phone calls and emails about it. With that in mind, let&rsquo;s get a couple of things out of the way up front.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/gun-rights-and-property-rights-slug-it-out-parking-lot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/gun-rights-and-property-rights-slug-it-out-parking-lot#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:24:00 +0000 189981 at http://fleetowner.com