Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Truck Driving Would be a Great Job if You Got Paid http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-driving-would-be-great-job-if-you-got-paid <div class="field-deck"> The Driver Shortage is Not Just About Being Away from Home </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dave MacMillan is an owner-operator based in Parry Sound, Ontario who has spent most of his 40-year driving career hauling produce from California, explains why the industry has trouble attracting and keeping drivers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-driving-would-be-great-job-if-you-got-paid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-driving-would-be-great-job-if-you-got-paid#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Fri, 22 May 2015 17:17:00 +0000 160851 at http://fleetowner.com www.smart-trucking.com Six Ways to Take Maintenance Off Autopilot http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/six-ways-take-maintenance-autopilot <div class="field-deck"> Is your PM program still effective, or is it showing it's age? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Preventive maintenance seems like a pretty obvious and relatively simple concept. Yet if you&rsquo;re like a lot of fleets your preventive maintenance schedule is probably on autopilot. You set a schedule and more or less like clockwork trucks come in for their necessary maintenance. You don&rsquo;t think about it and the schedule rarely changes.</p> <p>But when was the last time you really looked at your preventive maintenance schedule to see if it still made sense? If you still are doing what you&rsquo;ve always done, your PMs may not be as effective as they could be.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/six-ways-take-maintenance-autopilot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/six-ways-take-maintenance-autopilot#comments Maintenance Equipment Fleet Management Fri, 22 May 2015 15:26:00 +0000 160831 at http://fleetowner.com Heroes are his co-pilots http://fleetowner.com/blog/heroes-are-his-co-pilots <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>After a year spent crisscrossing the country to support a variety of military-themed endeavors &ndash; from participating in parades, Wounded Warrior charity events, even military funerals &ndash; one would think <strong>Randy Twine</strong> might find it difficult to adjust to being a solo truck driver again, alone with his thoughts traveling hundreds if not thousands of miles of asphalt.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/05/Ride2.JPG" style="width: 250px; height: 376px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p> <p>Thing is, Twine is never alone.</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/heroes-are-his-co-pilots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/heroes-are-his-co-pilots#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 22 May 2015 14:23:00 +0000 160821 at http://fleetowner.com Your May 22 Pre-Trip: Government extends GM oversight http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-22-pre-trip-government-extends-gm-oversight <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Here are five things worth knowing today: </font></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-22-pre-trip-government-extends-gm-oversight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-22-pre-trip-government-extends-gm-oversight#comments News Regulations Safety Technology Fri, 22 May 2015 14:05:00 +0000 160811 at http://fleetowner.com Bill seeks to change IRS code to better identify independent contractors http://fleetowner.com/news/bill-seeks-change-irs-code-better-identify-independent-contractors <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) unveiled a Congressional bill yesterday &ndash;H.R.2483 &ndash; that seeks to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 with a two-part test that formally define who is &ndash; and is not &ndash; an independent contractor.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bill also seeks to clarify &ldquo;Safe Harbor&rdquo; provisions of the tax code, which also helps define independent contractor status, Paulsen said in a statement.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/bill-seeks-change-irs-code-better-identify-independent-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/bill-seeks-change-irs-code-better-identify-independent-contractors#comments News Regulations Fri, 22 May 2015 13:55:00 +0000 160801 at http://fleetowner.com The pros and cons of alternative energy http://fleetowner.com/running-green/pros-and-cons-alternative-energy <div class="field-deck"> Two experts share their insights during webinar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Adding alternative power vehicles may seem daunting for some fleets. Questions about upfitting, efficiency, training, and cost savings are inevitable. And the fear of scuttling the success of a project before it takes off may hinder fleets from going down the alternative fuel path.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/pros-and-cons-alternative-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/pros-and-cons-alternative-energy#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Fri, 22 May 2015 13:35:00 +0000 160791 at http://fleetowner.com Trucker Path app offers new parking feature http://fleetowner.com/technology/trucker-path-app-offers-new-parking-feature <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="https://truckerpath.com/apps/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Trucker Path</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> has launched a new feature enabling truckers to see parking availability in locations across the country.&nbsp;</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trucker-path-app-offers-new-parking-feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trucker-path-app-offers-new-parking-feature#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Fri, 22 May 2015 13:22:00 +0000 160781 at http://fleetowner.com Trojan Battery establishes new Center in Ireland http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trojan-battery-establishes-new-center-ireland <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.trojanbattery.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Trojan Battery Co.</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, a manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, announced expansion of its research and development (R&amp;D) capabilities with the opening of a new R&amp;D center in Sligo, Ireland. &nbsp;Known as Trojan Battery Ireland Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Trojan Battery, the facility is located on the campus of the Institute of Technology, Sligo at its Innovation Centre.</font><br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trojan-battery-establishes-new-center-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trojan-battery-establishes-new-center-ireland#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 22 May 2015 13:10:00 +0000 160771 at http://fleetowner.com Stratacomm expands DC team with new vice president http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/stratacomm-expands-dc-team-new-vice-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="http://stratacomm.net/"><u><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">Stratacomm LLC</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> announced that it hired Jacqueline Bengel as a vice president in the company&rsquo;s Washington, D.C., office. Bengel joins Stratacomm&rsquo;s team to oversee integrated communication planning and strategies across several client accounts. </font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/stratacomm-expands-dc-team-new-vice-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/stratacomm-expands-dc-team-new-vice-president#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 22 May 2015 13:07:00 +0000 160761 at http://fleetowner.com IMPCO expands bi-fuel CNG programs with GM http://fleetowner.com/fuel/impco-expands-bi-fuel-cng-programs-gm <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies Inc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/impco-expands-bi-fuel-cng-programs-gm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/impco-expands-bi-fuel-cng-programs-gm#comments Blue Fleets Fuel News Running Green Fri, 22 May 2015 13:03:00 +0000 160751 at http://fleetowner.com Fleetmatics offers routing optimization tool http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-offers-routing-optimization-tool <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleetmatics Group, a global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), recently introduced Fleetmatics Routist, an intelligent routing optimization solution that systematically builds the most cost-effective, customer-friendly routes for fleets.</p> <p>According to Fleetmatics, Routist &ldquo;seamlessly calculates and deploys route plans to drivers in the field and features real-time and historical data that gives users the most holistic view into routing performance.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-offers-routing-optimization-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-offers-routing-optimization-tool#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 22 May 2015 12:56:00 +0000 160741 at http://fleetowner.com Duty, honor, drive http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/duty-honor-drive <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Randy Twine of Clarksville, TN, is about to complete his tour as the 2014 Schneider Ride of Pride driver; piloting the seventh big rig in Schneider&#39;s fleet especially designed by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to honor military veterans from all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including the reserves.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/duty-honor-drive#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 22 May 2015 11:51:00 +0000 160731 at http://fleetowner.com East names new national platform fleet sales manager http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/east-names-new-national-platform-fleet-sales-manager <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.eastmfg.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">East Manufacturing</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> appointed Douglas Kenney as National Platform Fleet Sales Manager. In his new role, Kenney will have responsibility for fleet sales in North America, specializing in East&rsquo;s flatbed and drop deck trailer sales, the company said.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/east-names-new-national-platform-fleet-sales-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/east-names-new-national-platform-fleet-sales-manager#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 21 May 2015 14:13:00 +0000 160721 at http://fleetowner.com RoadLog features testimonials, electronic log selection http://fleetowner.com/technology/roadlog-features-testimonials-electronic-log-selection <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">Continental Commercial Vehicles &amp; Aftermarket, a supplier of systems and components to automobile and truck manufacturers, has updated its </font><a href="http://www.vdoroadlog.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">VDO RoadLog website</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">. The new website features video testimonials from owner/operators and fleet managers who are using the RoadLog system in their daily operations.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/roadlog-features-testimonials-electronic-log-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/roadlog-features-testimonials-electronic-log-selection#comments News Technology Thu, 21 May 2015 14:10:00 +0000 160711 at http://fleetowner.com Peak launches resource to support fleet professionals http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/peak-launches-resource-support-fleet-professionals <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Cambria" size="3">As part of ongoing efforts to support fleet professionals in maximizing efficiency and profitability, </font><a href="http://www.peakhd.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Cambria" size="3">PEAK Commercial &amp; Industrial</font></u></a><font face="Cambria" size="3"> has launched </font><a href="http://www.peakhd.com/lifeblood/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Cambria" size="3">Lifeblood</font></u></a><font face="Cambria" size="3">, an online resource providing a variety of information, tools, research and industry profiles to aid f</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/peak-launches-resource-support-fleet-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/peak-launches-resource-support-fleet-professionals#comments Maintenance News Thu, 21 May 2015 14:07:00 +0000 160701 at http://fleetowner.com McNeilus to showcase refuse vehicles at WasteExpo http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mcneilus-showcase-refuse-vehicles-wasteexpo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="http://mcneiluscompanies.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times" size="3">McNeilus Truck &amp; Manufacturing</font></u></a><font face="Times" size="3">, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is set to reveal its newest innovations at WasteExpo 2015 on June 2 to 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company said it plans to showcase five trucks at booth 1673 and eight additional vehicles in an outdoor display area and in partner booths throughout the show.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mcneilus-showcase-refuse-vehicles-wasteexpo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mcneilus-showcase-refuse-vehicles-wasteexpo#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 21 May 2015 14:04:00 +0000 160671 at http://fleetowner.com <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times" size="3">McNeilus is revealing its newest innovations and showcasing a total of 13 refuse vehicles at WasteExpo at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 2 to 4.</font></p> CarrierWeb appoints new president http://fleetowner.com/technology/carrierweb-appoints-new-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.carrierweb.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">CarrierWeb</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, a provider of real-time mobile communications, electronic logging and refrigerated telematics technology for private and for-hire fleets, has appointed James B. (&quot;Jim&quot;) Gamache as the new president of its U.S. operations.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/carrierweb-appoints-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/carrierweb-appoints-new-president#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 160661 at http://fleetowner.com <p><font face="Calibri">James B. Gamache </font></p> Trans Plus Systems named latest ATA Featured Product provider http://fleetowner.com/technology/trans-plus-systems-named-latest-ata-featured-product-provider <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.trucking.org/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">American Trucking Assns.</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> has welcomed </font><a href="http://www.transpluscorp.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Trans Plus Systems Corporation</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, a provider of trucking dispatch software, to its ATA Featured Product program.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trans-plus-systems-named-latest-ata-featured-product-provider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trans-plus-systems-named-latest-ata-featured-product-provider#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 21 May 2015 13:58:00 +0000 160651 at http://fleetowner.com More technology may help thwart cargo theft http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/more-technology-may-help-thwart-cargo-theft <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With cargo theft projected to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/freightwatch-cargo-theft-risk-will-rise-2015">increase this year</a>, many believe more technological resources &ndash; especially the ability to frame location against theft data &ndash; need to be deployed by motor carriers to help lower their risk profile.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/more-technology-may-help-thwart-cargo-theft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/more-technology-may-help-thwart-cargo-theft#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 21 May 2015 13:54:00 +0000 160641 at http://fleetowner.com Your May 21 Pre-Trip: “Uber for truckers” helps business grow http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-21-pre-trip-uber-truckers-helps-business-grow <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Here are five things worth knowing today: </font></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-21-pre-trip-uber-truckers-helps-business-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-21-pre-trip-uber-truckers-helps-business-grow#comments Fleet Management News Safety Technology Thu, 21 May 2015 13:52:00 +0000 160631 at http://fleetowner.com Targeting the work zone vehicular threat http://fleetowner.com/blog/targeting-work-zone-vehicular-threat <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>A recent survey of 800 highway contractors conducted by the <a href="http://www.agc.org/">American Association of General Contractors</a> (AGC) coughed up a worrisome statistic in terms of roadway safety as 46% of those contractors said a motor vehicle crashed into one their construction work zones over the past year.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/05/VDOTbridge4.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/targeting-work-zone-vehicular-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/targeting-work-zone-vehicular-threat#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:00 +0000 160611 at http://fleetowner.com Gratuitous Letterman post: Dave’s trucks http://fleetowner.com/blog/gratuitous-letterman-post-dave-s-trucks <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Here’s the thing, amid all the David Letterman farewell news and notes: My brother’s mother-in-law once was flown to New York to show Dave how to arrange flowers—and she was funny, or Dave made her funny without making fun. True fact!</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/gratuitous-letterman-post-dave-s-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/gratuitous-letterman-post-dave-s-trucks#comments Running Lights Wed, 20 May 2015 20:14:00 +0000 160601 at http://fleetowner.com At the proving grounds http://fleetowner.com/blog/proving-grounds <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>So I spent some time this week at <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> Inc.&rsquo;s &ldquo;new&rdquo; <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-acquires-proving-grounds-facility">proving grounds site in New Carlisle, IN</a>, located about an hour or so due west of its <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-pulls-curtain-back-90-million-integrated-tech-center">Lisle, IL, headquarters</a> outside of Chicago.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2015/05/PrvGrd1.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 10px; float: right;" /></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucks-work">Trucks at Work</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/proving-grounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/proving-grounds#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 20 May 2015 14:58:00 +0000 160591 at http://fleetowner.com DTNA investigating possible vehicles affected by Takata airbag recall http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-investigating-possible-vehicles-affected-takata-airbag-recall <div class="field-deck"> Company acknowledges a "small population" of vehicles may be involved </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The massive airbag recall agreed to by maker Takata under pressure from the federal government may have a connection to the trucking industry as Daimler Trucks North America told Fleet Owner it may be impacted.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-investigating-possible-vehicles-affected-takata-airbag-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/dtna-investigating-possible-vehicles-affected-takata-airbag-recall#comments Equipment News Safety Wed, 20 May 2015 14:55:00 +0000 160581 at http://fleetowner.com Ensuring Natural Gas Trucks Deliver Climate Benefits http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ensuring-natural-gas-trucks-deliver-climate-benefits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When it comes to their impact on climate change, the conventional case in favor of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> trucks misses the mark. It&rsquo;s time to recognize that the environmental impact of these vehicles is more nuanced than generally discussed. By examining the full impact of natural gas as a truck fuel, we can focus efforts on improving the footprint of this fuel; enabling it to live up to its environmental potential.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ensuring-natural-gas-trucks-deliver-climate-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ensuring-natural-gas-trucks-deliver-climate-benefits#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Wed, 20 May 2015 14:29:00 +0000 160571 at http://fleetowner.com Freightliner Trucks names new Hardest Working City http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/freightliner-trucks-names-new-hardest-working-city <div class="field-deck"> Celebratory event, surprise jobsite visits planned for Salt Lake City </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">The American economy continues to improve, with some markets leading the way that are worthy of acknowledging, according to </font><a href="https://www.freightlinertrucks.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Trucks</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">. The North American market producer of vocational trucks believes cities would not be able to thrive as abundantly without work trucks and those who operate them.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/freightliner-trucks-names-new-hardest-working-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/freightliner-trucks-names-new-hardest-working-city#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Wed, 20 May 2015 14:15:00 +0000 160561 at http://fleetowner.com AASHTO announces 'Faces of Transportation' contest http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/aashto-announces-faces-transportation-contest <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">The </font><a href="http://www.transportation.org/Pages/Default.aspx"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> (AASHTO) announced the start of its 11th annual Faces of Transportation photography contest with new categories and a video section open to all participants.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/aashto-announces-faces-transportation-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/aashto-announces-faces-transportation-contest#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 20 May 2015 14:12:00 +0000 160551 at http://fleetowner.com ATA truck tonnage index fell 3% in April http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-3-april <div class="field-deck"> Index posts 1% year-over-year gain </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.trucking.org/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">American Trucking Assns.</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted for-hire truck tonnage index fell 3% in April, following a revised gain of 0.4% during the previous month. In April, the index equaled 128.6 (2000=100), which was the lowest level since April 2014. The all-time high is 135.8, reached in January 2015.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-3-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-3-april#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 20 May 2015 14:04:00 +0000 160541 at http://fleetowner.com Your May 20 Pre-Trip: Pickups among Takata recall http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-20-pre-trip-pickups-among-takata-recall <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Here are five things worth knowing today: </font></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-20-pre-trip-pickups-among-takata-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/your-may-20-pre-trip-pickups-among-takata-recall#comments News Regulations Safety Technology Wed, 20 May 2015 13:59:00 +0000 160531 at http://fleetowner.com House patches highway funding with summer extension http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/house-patches-highway-funding-summer-extension <div class="field-deck"> House, Senate transport policy leaders stymied by tax reformers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>If it ain’t broke—yet—why fix it? That’s the attitude of the House of Representatives, who on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to defer finding additional money for federal transportation programs until July, when the Highway Trust Fund is projected to run out of fuel tax dollars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/house-patches-highway-funding-summer-extension" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/house-patches-highway-funding-summer-extension#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 20 May 2015 12:02:00 +0000 160521 at http://fleetowner.com