Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en NOx reductions and fuel economy http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nox-reductions-and-fuel-economy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Looks like NOx reduction may once again be the target of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The agency is responding to petitions from state and local governmental agencies and other organizations that want to see further reductions in NOx in commercial vehicles.</p> <p>NOx standards for trucks were last set 16 years ago and agencies such as the California Air Resources Board say there are new technologies available to reduce NOx emissions further.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nox-reductions-and-fuel-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/nox-reductions-and-fuel-economy#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:28:00 +0000 210141 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo cancels D16; Mack cancels Titan tractor http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor <div class="field-deck"> Diminishing demand reason why Volvo cancelled its D16 engine and Mack stopped Titan production for North America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In a mid-day memo to its dealer network last Friday, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks announced that it will no longer be selling its 16-liter D16 engine in the North American market anymore, citing &ldquo;diminishing demand&rdquo; as the reason for the cancellation.</p> <p>Introduced into the U.S. <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/topstory/volvo_unveils_vt880_d16_020305">back in 2005</a>, the D16 offered displacement of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/volvo_d16_engine_mats_truck_033105">550 to 625 hp</a> &ndash; mainly at heavy haul applications.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor#comments Powertrain Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:06:00 +0000 210131 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Aftermarket service and support will continue for Volvo customers who currently have a D16 engine, the company stressed. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> The real struggle: Convincing shippers that trucking has value http://fleetowner.com/blog/real-struggle-convincing-shippers-trucking-has-value <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>John Larkin</strong>, managing director and head of <a href="http://www.stifel.com/institutional/investment-banking/industry-coverage/transportation-and-logistics" target="_blank">transportation capital markets research</a> for <a href="http://www.stifel.com">Stifel Capital Markets</a>, recently made what I think is a very important point for trucking companies: most shippers seem poised to continue hammering the industry with the cudgel of low freight rates, despite the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trucking-will-continue-face-many-challenges">myriad of challenges</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/real-struggle-convincing-shippers-trucking-has-value" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/real-struggle-convincing-shippers-trucking-has-value#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:31:00 +0000 210121 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</p> Hiring: Background and reference checks http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/hiring-background-and-reference-checks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When you think you&rsquo;ve found the ideal candidate, it&rsquo;s time to focus on reference and background checks.</p> <p>All too often reference checks are treated as an afterthought or a mere formality. The reality is they should be an important part of your hiring process. After all, who better to ask about a potential new hire than someone who&rsquo;s seen them on the job before?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/hiring-background-and-reference-checks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/hiring-background-and-reference-checks#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:59:00 +0000 210111 at http://fleetowner.com Successfully managing your risk http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/successfully-managing-your-risk <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truck fleets face a great deal of risk. It starts with the potential for bodily injury and property damage to the general public. The government requires a fleet to provide certain levels of coverage depending on the fleet&rsquo;s authority. For example a haz mat carrier needs to maintain a total of $5 million of public liability coverage, while a fleet delivering general freight may only need $750,000. Then a fleet owner faces physical damage related to the vehicle itself. Every fleet should have comp and collision coverage.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/successfully-managing-your-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/successfully-managing-your-risk#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:55:00 +0000 210101 at http://fleetowner.com Freightliner Custom Chassis named to DOE consortium http://fleetowner.com/fuel/freightliner-custom-chassis-named-doe-consortium <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Dept. of Energy has selected <a href="freightlinerchassis.com" target="_blank">Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.</a> (FCCC) as part of a multidisciplinary consortium that will explore improving on-road freight efficiency for medium and heavy-duty trucks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/freightliner-custom-chassis-named-doe-consortium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/freightliner-custom-chassis-named-doe-consortium#comments Fuel News Technology Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:39:00 +0000 210091 at http://fleetowner.com Smith releases driver training DVDs http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/smith-releases-driver-training-dvds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Smith System is launching a <a href="http://www.drivedifferent.com" target="_blank">series of new training DVDs</a> to address Driving Drowsy and Driving Technology, along with a refresh of Smith System&#39;s core method video Driving The 5Keys. According to the company, the training is now available on DVD and will be added to Smith System&#39;s e-learning library soon.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/smith-releases-driver-training-dvds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/smith-releases-driver-training-dvds#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:32:00 +0000 210081 at http://fleetowner.com Truck-Lite releases 44 Series combination lamp http://fleetowner.com/equipment/truck-lite-releases-44-series-combination-lamp <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truck-Lite Co. has added the 44 Series Stop/Turn/Tail &amp; Back-up Combination Lamp to its current 44 Series offerings. Performing the functions of two lamps in one unit, the 44 Series S/T/T &amp; BU is available in flange or grommet mounts. The lamp also features a hardwired connector for tight-packaging applications, and 3-position LED Fit &#39;N Forget AMP connectors that are compatible with existing connection points on the vehicle harness, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/truck-lite-releases-44-series-combination-lamp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/truck-lite-releases-44-series-combination-lamp#comments Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:22:00 +0000 210071 at http://fleetowner.com OOIDA members can save on new Kenworth sleeper trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-members-can-save-new-kenworth-sleeper-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> and the <a href="http://www.ooida.com" target="_blank">Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association</a> (OOIDA) have teamed up for the 15th year in a row to provide a $1,000 savings to OOIDA members on qualifying purchases of new Kenworth sleeper trucks during 2017.</p> <p>Featured eligible Kenworth trucks are the Kenworth T680 or T880 with a 52-in. or larger factory-installed sleeper. The program also includes Kenworth T660, T800 and W900 glider kits equipped with a 72-in. or 86-in. factory-installed sleeper. Both new stock and special order vehicles qualify.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-members-can-save-new-kenworth-sleeper-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-members-can-save-new-kenworth-sleeper-trucks#comments Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:13:00 +0000 210061 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Kenworth T680 with a 76-in. sleeper</p> Military trucks deploy for the inauguration http://fleetowner.com/equipment/military-trucks-deploy-inauguration <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Part of the security measures for the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45<sup>th</sup> president of the United States, National Guard units from 44 states, three territories and Washington D.C. deployed to support traffic control, crowd management and logistics. Those duties also included using military trucks to create &ldquo;blocking stations&rdquo; at many key locations in Washington D.C., as well as emergency towing service to remove civilian vehicles parked in areas temporarily closed off by the inauguration festivities.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/military-trucks-deploy-inauguration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/military-trucks-deploy-inauguration#comments Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 210051 at http://fleetowner.com Cold weather battery maintenance is important for uptime http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cold-weather-battery-maintenance-important-uptime <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>During the harsh winter months in the United States and Canada, proper truck battery maintenance is consistently a top-of-mind item for me. I think about it when I start my car in the 16 degree eastern Pennsylvania mornings. It creeps into my thoughts in the middle of the day when I&rsquo;m reviewing reports.</p> <p>For my second column, I wanted to share with you some best practices that our experts employ. It&rsquo;s best to spot potential battery problems as part of a PM (preventive maintenance), as opposed to during a road breakdown.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cold-weather-battery-maintenance-important-uptime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/cold-weather-battery-maintenance-important-uptime#comments Maintenance News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:29:00 +0000 210041 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo Trucks awarded NJPA contract for truck chassis http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to offer Class 8 chassis to the more than 50,000 NJPA members. Under the contract, NJPA member agencies can now purchase <a href="http://www.volvogroup.com" target="_blank">Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX and VHD models</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis#comments Equipment News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:25:00 +0000 210031 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Volvo VHD plow</p> CarriersEdge releases Spanish courses http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-releases-spanish-courses <div class="field-deck"> Online safety training courses now available in a fourth language </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CarriersEdge announced the first of a <a href="http://www.carriersedge.com" target="_blank">series of training courses</a> that have been translated to help meet the needs of Spanish speaking drivers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-releases-spanish-courses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-releases-spanish-courses#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:11:00 +0000 210021 at http://fleetowner.com Jerr-Dan launches new tools for towing operators http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jerr-Dan announced it recently launched its <a href="http://www.jerrdan.com" target="_blank">SURE Method and Tow Performance Calculator</a> to assist customers in selecting the most appropriate product to address some of the challenges towing operators face on the job.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators#comments Equipment News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:04:00 +0000 210011 at http://fleetowner.com Landstar moves to new U.S./Mexico logistics center in Laredo http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/landstar-moves-new-usmexico-logistics-center-laredo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.landstar.com/" target="_blank">Landstar System</a> announced the opening of its <a href="http://www.landstar.com/news/4774/landstar-breaking-ground-on-new-logistics-center-in-texas" target="_blank">Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center</a> in Laredo, TX. The company said it has provided Mexico cross-border services out of Laredo since 1999, and has moved its operations to this new, expanded logistics center.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/landstar-moves-new-usmexico-logistics-center-laredo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/landstar-moves-new-usmexico-logistics-center-laredo#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:46:00 +0000 210001 at http://fleetowner.com Outgoing FMCSA boss: Trucking safety, commerce go together http://fleetowner.com/regulations/outgoing-fmcsa-boss-trucking-safety-commerce-go-together <div class="field-deck"> Evolving industry, regulators in 'a marathon, not a sprint' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trucking needs to do a better job of promoting itself, outgoing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Scott Darling said Thursday in a last-day conference call with trade media. He also emphasized that safe trucking is the “linchpin” of the American economy.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/outgoing-fmcsa-boss-trucking-safety-commerce-go-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/outgoing-fmcsa-boss-trucking-safety-commerce-go-together#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Safety Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:33:00 +0000 209991 at http://fleetowner.com <p>FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling at a truck stop with Jim Johnston (middle), president of the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association, and truck driver Leo Wilkins (right).</p> OOIDA photo Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan … so far http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trump-s-proposed-infrastructure-plan-so-far <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/president-trump-and-economy-qa-no-l-perry">President Donald J. Trump</a> proposed a far-reaching plan just after his election to in his words &ldquo;transform America&rsquo;s crumbling infrastructure&rdquo; into a &ldquo;golden opportunity&rdquo; for accelerated economic growth.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trump-s-proposed-infrastructure-plan-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trump-s-proposed-infrastructure-plan-so-far#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:31:00 +0000 209981 at http://fleetowner.com President Trump and the economy: Q&A with Noël Perry http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/president-trump-and-economy-qa-no-l-perry <div class="field-deck"> Regs, infrastructure, trade, federal debt: What trucking can expect </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Has Donald Trump the candidate and president-elect written some campaign checks on the U.S. economy that President Trump can’t cash? The odds—and history—say that he has very likely over-promised and will under-deliver. That doesn’t mean the Trump economic team won’t try, or that White House policy won’t have an impact on trucking.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/president-trump-and-economy-qa-no-l-perry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/president-trump-and-economy-qa-no-l-perry#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:29:00 +0000 209971 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock What will be trucking’s experience as the Trump era begins? http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Today is the day when <strong>Donald J. Trump</strong> becomes the 45<sup>th</sup> U.S. president (<em>as improbable as that still sounds</em>) and among the <em>MANY</em> questions I am sure motor carrier executives possess regarding this singular moment in our nation&rsquo;s history is how his administration will impact the trucking industry.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:07:00 +0000 209961 at http://fleetowner.com TomTom buys autonomous vehicle firm http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-buys-autonomous-vehicle-firm <div class="field-deck"> Navigation firm believes self-driving technology will complement its mapping products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Digital navigation and map-production firm <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tomtom.com&amp;esheet=51495285&amp;newsitemid=20170117006423&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=TomTom&amp;index=1&amp;md5=0f9563356d4cf5c527dae1e47edc0444" target="_blank">TomTom</a> is acquiring Autonomos, a Germany-based autonomous driving start-up that provides research &amp; development consultancy services for self-driving vehicle assistance systems.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-buys-autonomous-vehicle-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-buys-autonomous-vehicle-firm#comments News Technology Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:40:00 +0000 209951 at http://fleetowner.com 'Big issue yet untouched': With self-driving vehicles, who'll be liable? http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-issue-yet-untouched-self-driving-vehicles-wholl-be-liable <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Amid diesel emissions talk swirling around Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last week came a reminder of an issue going forward with autonomous vehicles: who will be liable in case something goes wrong with these things?</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-issue-yet-untouched-self-driving-vehicles-wholl-be-liable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-issue-yet-untouched-self-driving-vehicles-wholl-be-liable#comments News Technology Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:15:00 +0000 209941 at http://fleetowner.com <p>If someday one of the other vehicles on the road you&#39;re driving is driving itself, would you trust it?</p> Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner Outlook brightening for U.S. businesses http://fleetowner.com/equipment/outlook-brightening-us-businesses <div class="field-deck"> Leasing group, other sees confidence increasing in the equipment finance sector and the nation’s business community as a whole. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.leasefoundation.org_&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=0RMnTjcyxSYgcI_m82qfNI2pLgeG2IxR3qhmoyQf3VA&amp;s=CcBepR7o2W9uLz7JBXhFMBBY-sXZtQYoMD-GiAvq44w&amp;e=">Equipment Leasing &amp; Finance Foundation</a> (ELFF) noted that <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.leasefoundation.org_research_mci_&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=0RMnTjcyxSYgcI_m82qfNI2pLgeG2IxR3qhmoyQf3VA&a</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/outlook-brightening-us-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/outlook-brightening-us-businesses#comments Equipment News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:43:00 +0000 209931 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Lower taxes, less regulation and rising interest rates will be the catalyst to spur capital asset acquisitions, according to one equipment finance company. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> JOST introduces Sensor Coupling System http://fleetowner.com/technology/jost-introduces-sensor-coupling-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.jostinternational.com" target="_blank">JOST International</a> has introduced the JSK37USK series air-release fifth wheel with sensor technology.&nbsp; The JSK37USK&rsquo;s Sensor Coupling System allows the driver to confirm that the fifth wheel is properly and safely coupled from inside the cab, the company noted.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/jost-introduces-sensor-coupling-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/jost-introduces-sensor-coupling-system#comments Equipment News Technology Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:39:00 +0000 209921 at http://fleetowner.com MyGeotab app for iOS now available http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotab-app-ios-now-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Geotab released an Apple iOS compatible version of the <a href="http://www.geotab.com" target="_blank">MyGeotab app</a>. Now, according to the company, fleet managers can see the data they need in a format they are used to &ndash; with simple drop down and swipe features, including tracking fleet trends in safety, fuel usage and maintenance.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotab-app-ios-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotab-app-ios-now-available#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:35:00 +0000 209911 at http://fleetowner.com Stertil-Koni introduces ST 1130 heavy lift http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stertil-koni-introduces-st-1130-heavy-lift <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Stertil-Koni has introduced the ST 1130 mobile column lift &ndash; featuring a lifting capacity of 29,000 lbs. per column and 116,000 lbs. for a set of four.</p> <p>According to the company:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stertil-koni-introduces-st-1130-heavy-lift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stertil-koni-introduces-st-1130-heavy-lift#comments Equipment News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:09:00 +0000 209901 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Stertil-Koni&#39;s ST 1130 mobile column lift</p> Sharing trailer spec’ing tips http://fleetowner.com/equipment/sharing-trailer-spec-ing-tips <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>When you expect a dry van trailer to last a good 15 to 20 years in service, developing solid specs to minimize maintenance and repair costs is critical. Steve Porter knows this better than anyone else as he&rsquo;s dealt with nothing but trailers during his 31 years with XTRA Lease. Late last year, Porter - Director of Equipment Services for XTRA - provided Fleet Owner with some of the dry van trailer spec&rsquo;ing insights the company uses to ensure its equipment provides long-lasting reliable service for fleet customers. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/sharing-trailer-spec-ing-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/sharing-trailer-spec-ing-tips#comments Equipment News Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:19:00 +0000 209891 at http://fleetowner.com The automation of work: How will trucking cope? http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-work-how-will-trucking-cope <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Somewhat obscured by the fuss being made over <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-vehicles-and-trucking-imperfections-and-solutions">autonomous vehicles</a> (AVs) is that much of modern-day work is being automated at an <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/adigaskell/2016/12/22/automation-and-the-future-of-work/#f3852a631175">even more rapid pace</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-work-how-will-trucking-cope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/automation-work-how-will-trucking-cope#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:56:00 +0000 209881 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</p> Millions in fleet equipment hits the block for IronPlanet's Florida auction in February http://fleetowner.com/used-heavy-equipment/millions-fleet-equipment-hits-block-ironplanets-florida-auction-february <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IronPlanet's annual Florida auction will be held over five days featuring a huge list of used equipment, trucks and other durable goods from manufacturers, dealers, construction companies, rental companies and other large fleet owners.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/used-heavy-equipment/millions-fleet-equipment-hits-block-ironplanets-florida-auction-february" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/used-heavy-equipment/millions-fleet-equipment-hits-block-ironplanets-florida-auction-february#comments Used Heavy Equipment Equipment News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:55:00 +0000 209871 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A massive spread of fleet machinery and trucks &mdash; from agricultural and off-highway yellow iron to on-highway tractors and trailers &mdash; will be up for sale at IronPlanet&#39;s big Florida auction in February, which features online as well as onsite participation.</p> Military trucks deploy to deal with snow http://fleetowner.com/equipment/military-trucks-deploy-deal-snow <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>As winter storms dumped heavy snow across many parts of the U.S. this month, National Guard units from Idaho to North Carolina deployed in a variety of motor vehicles to help clear everything from roadways to runways of the white stuff.</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/military-trucks-deploy-deal-snow#comments Equipment News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:50:00 +0000 209861 at http://fleetowner.com Big fleets ask FMCSA for waiver to use only hair testing in drug screens http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens <div class="field-deck"> 'More reliable' than urinalysis, trucking companies say </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A half dozen trucking companies, including several of the nation’s largest, have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a waiver that would permit the use of hair testing in lieu of urinalysis for driver drug and alcohol screens.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:50:00 +0000 209851 at http://fleetowner.com