Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en August 20, 2014: Cheers for trucking; money falls off armored truck; Starbucks coffee trucks http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/olddominion/2014/08/19/a-robust-trucking-sector-drives-the-economy-forward/">guest column</a> in <strong>Forbes</strong> penned by <strong>David Congdon</strong>, president and CEO of <a href="http://www.odfl.com/Home/">Old Dominion Freight Lines</a>, illustrates the critical role trucking plays in driving U.S. economic growth.</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/fleet-management/august-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Safety Technology Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 134221 at http://fleetowner.com Entry-level driver training rule faces hurdles http://fleetowner.com/regulations/entry-level-driver-training-rule-faces-hurdles <div class="field-deck"> FMCSA’s announced regulatory negotiation approach has skeptics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-may-negotiate-rule-driver-training">has barely begun exploring the feasibility of regulatory negotiation</a> &ndash; or &ldquo;reg neg&rdquo; &ndash; to establish standards for entry-level driver training, it&rsquo;s already clear that key parties that would be involved in such a negotiation are skeptical.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/entry-level-driver-training-rule-faces-hurdles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/entry-level-driver-training-rule-faces-hurdles#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:07:00 +0000 134191 at http://fleetowner.com Mack Trucks Academy receives CASE accreditation http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mack-trucks-academy-receives-case-accreditation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-trucks-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a></span> Academy, a continuing education technician training program offered by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span> Trucks, has received Continuing Automotive Service Education (CASE) accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).</p> <p>The accreditation acknowledges Mack&rsquo;s focus on quality and offering customers after-purchase support and service, Mack said. Mack Trucks Academy was evaluated against established industry standards to ensure that continuing education training meets best practices.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mack-trucks-academy-receives-case-accreditation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mack-trucks-academy-receives-case-accreditation#comments Equipment News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:06:00 +0000 134181 at http://fleetowner.com ALK enhances Maps platform http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-enhances-maps-platform <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>ALK Technologies has released version 1.2 of its <a href="http://www.alkmaps.com/">ALK Maps</a> interactive visualization platform. The new version focuses on product advancements for improved interactive visualization and additional customization options, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-enhances-maps-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-enhances-maps-platform#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:05:00 +0000 134161 at http://fleetowner.com ConMet launches online catalog, other web tools http://fleetowner.com/equipment/conmet-launches-online-catalog-other-web-tools <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Consolidated Metco (ConMet) has launched a <a href="http://www.conmet.com/">new online catalog</a> and other web tools through its website.</p> <p>The online catalog features more than 60 ConMet hubs, including hub/cup/stud, PreSet, and PreSet Plus assemblies for both tractors and trailers; more than a dozen varieties of CastLite, TruTurn, and standard cast brake drums; and ConMet Premium Seals, Bearings, and spindle nuts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/conmet-launches-online-catalog-other-web-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/conmet-launches-online-catalog-other-web-tools#comments Equipment News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:04:00 +0000 134151 at http://fleetowner.com Ontario legalizes full length boat tail aerodynamic devices http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ontario-legalizes-full-length-boat-tail-aerodynamic-devices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Province of Ontario, Canada, is now allowing full length boat tail aerodynamic devices on its roadways, said ATDynamics, whose <a href="http://www.atddynamics.com/">TrailerTail</a> is among the devices now legal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ontario-legalizes-full-length-boat-tail-aerodynamic-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ontario-legalizes-full-length-boat-tail-aerodynamic-devices#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:03:00 +0000 134141 at http://fleetowner.com TruStar Energy to upgrade, expand Kern County CNG station http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-upgrade-expand-kern-county-cng-station <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.trustarenergy.com">TruStar Energy</a> has been awarded a contract to upgrade the CNG fueling station for the Kern County (Bakersfield, CA) school bus fleet.</p> <p>The contract to update and expand the public/private station includes removing older compressors and associated infrastructure and replacing that with new state-of-the art compressors, fueling hoses, new fueling dispensers, and a canopy, said Kern County Superintendent of Schools Energy Conservation Supervisor, Scott Fieber.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-upgrade-expand-kern-county-cng-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trustar-energy-upgrade-expand-kern-county-cng-station#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:02:00 +0000 134131 at http://fleetowner.com Partnering up to tackle the technician shortage http://fleetowner.com/blog/partnering-tackle-technician-shortage <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>While there&rsquo;s been a lot of recent attention focused on the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/new-solutions-being-aimed-driver-shortage"><u>truck driver shortage</u></a> &ndash; especially in the mainstream media, as <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/upshot/the-trucking-industry-needs-more-drivers-it-should-try-paying-more.html?_r=0"><u>this New York Times story</u></a> can attest &ndash; there&rsquo;s another crippling personnel shortage affecting trucking, too: that would be for diesel technicians.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/</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/partnering-tackle-technician-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/partnering-tackle-technician-shortage#comments Trucks at Work Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:59:00 +0000 134171 at http://fleetowner.com Bullish feeling taking hold in trucking http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bullish-feeling-taking-hold-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With tonnage rebounding strongly in July and capacity <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truckings-capacity-crunch-here-stay"><u>remaining extremely tight</u></a>, the trend lines seemingly have nowhere to go but up for trucking at least for the rest of 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bullish-feeling-taking-hold-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bullish-feeling-taking-hold-trucking#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 134121 at http://fleetowner.com Trimble acquires stake in TMS firm 3Gtms http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-acquires-stake-tms-firm-3gtms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trimble has announced a strategic alliance with <a href="http://www.3gtms.com/">3Gtms</a>, a privately-held provider of transportation management systems specializing in 3G-TM planning and shipment management software. As part of the alliance, Trimble has made an equity investment in 3Gtms and it also includes a commercial reseller agreement with <a href="http://www.tmwsystems.com/">TMW Systems</a>, which is part of Trimble&rsquo;s Transportation and Logistics Division.</p> <p>Financial terms were not disclosed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-acquires-stake-tms-firm-3gtms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trimble-acquires-stake-tms-firm-3gtms#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:49:00 +0000 134091 at http://fleetowner.com Con-way Freight driver takes top honors at NTDC http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-driver-takes-top-honors-ntdc <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jeffrey Langenhahn, a Con-way Freight driver based in Plover, WI, topped 425 other professional drivers to take top honors as the 2014 Bendix Grand Champion at the 77th annual National Truck Driving Championships (NTDC) in Pittsburgh, PA, on Aug. 16. Langenhahn, who has 28 years as a driver with more than 1.9 million miles, began competing in his state truck driving championships in 1997 and has participated in the national championships four times. He also was the champion in the twins class.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-driver-takes-top-honors-ntdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-driver-takes-top-honors-ntdc#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:35:00 +0000 134081 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Among the tasks judged is precision driving around a curve. The goal is to get the right steer tire as close to the large rubber duck as possible without touching it. The driver obviously cannot see the duck within several feet of it.</p> August 19, 2014: Searching for missing kids; truck driver saves 2 from fiery crash; same-sex driver training program deemed illegal http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-19-2014-searching-missing-kids-truck-driver-saves-2-fiery-crash-same-sex-dri <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em>Here&rsquo;s a list of the top trucking-related news now trending on the Internet</em>:</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/fleet-management/august-19-2014-searching-missing-kids-truck-driver-saves-2-fiery-crash-same-sex-dri" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-19-2014-searching-missing-kids-truck-driver-saves-2-fiery-crash-same-sex-dri#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Running Green Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 134071 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar offering Allison’s FuelSense on medium-duty and vocational trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-offering-allison-s-fuelsense-medium-duty-and-vocational-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> announced that it is now offering Allison Transmission&rsquo;s <a href="http://fleetowner.com/mats/allison-puts-mats-spotlight-tc10-transmission-and-fuelsense">FuelSense fuel-efficiency</a> package on its medium-duty and vocational International model trucks. FuelSense, available in Allison&rsquo;s 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series transmissions, automatically adapts shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle, without sacrificing performance, Allison said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-offering-allison-s-fuelsense-medium-duty-and-vocational-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/navistar-offering-allison-s-fuelsense-medium-duty-and-vocational-trucks#comments Equipment Fuel News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:20:00 +0000 134061 at http://fleetowner.com Kenworth adds natural gas option to T880 http://fleetowner.com/running-green/kenworth-adds-natural-gas-option-t880 <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> Truck Co. has added a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> option to its T880 vocational truck. The factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp. engine can now be spec&rsquo;d on the T880 in either day cab or 52-in. mid-roof sleeper configuration.</p> <p>The engine provides 1,450 lbs.-ft. of torque and is available with manual, automatic and Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission options, including 10-speed LAS and 13-speed MHP series.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/kenworth-adds-natural-gas-option-t880" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/kenworth-adds-natural-gas-option-t880#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:16:00 +0000 134051 at http://fleetowner.com Paver faces almost $1 million penalty for terminations http://fleetowner.com/regulations/paver-faces-almost-1-million-penalty-terminations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://www.osha.gov/">Occupational Safety and Health Administration</a> (OSHA) has ordered Pontiac, MI-based Asphalt Specialists Inc. to reinstate three employees &ndash; a foreman and two truck drivers &ndash; and pay $953,916 in damages for allegedly firing the employees for raising safety concerns after being directed to violate <a href="http://fleetowner.com/hours-service-1">hours-of-service regulations</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/paver-faces-almost-1-million-penalty-terminations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/paver-faces-almost-1-million-penalty-terminations#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:14:00 +0000 134041 at http://fleetowner.com Mobile printers now support Apple AirPrint http://fleetowner.com/technology/mobile-printers-now-support-apple-airprint <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Brother Mobile Solutions (BMS) announced that its <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brotherruggedjet.com&amp;esheet=50922769&amp;newsitemid=20140812005076&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=www.brotherruggedjet.com&amp;index=1&amp;md5=35bf6f4e88ad582d44f6fb92bf8e3c6c">RuggedJet 4 WiFi</a> handheld receipt and label printers now support Apple AirPrint wireless technology.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mobile-printers-now-support-apple-airprint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mobile-printers-now-support-apple-airprint#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:13:00 +0000 134031 at http://fleetowner.com NHTSA plans to mandate V2V technology for vehicles http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/"><u>National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</u></a> (NHTSA) noted in an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this week that it plans to mandate the installation of <a href="http://www.safercar.gov/v2v/index.html"><u>vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology</u></a> on cars and trucks, especially safety-focused systems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:47:00 +0000 134021 at http://fleetowner.com Fingers stay sticky for pickups http://fleetowner.com/blog/fingers-stay-sticky-pickups <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Light vehicle sales remain on a hot streak in the U.S., with pickup trucks leading the way &ndash; two trends that are helping bolster what little economic growth is occurring in the country right now (<em>go <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/storyline/wp/2014/07/28/how-truck-sales-track-the-economy/"><u>here</u></a> for a story on that interesting correlation</em>).</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/fingers-stay-sticky-pickups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/fingers-stay-sticky-pickups#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:43:00 +0000 134011 at http://fleetowner.com Fuel prices continue to fall http://fleetowner.com/fuel/fuel-prices-continue-fall-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Prices for diesel and gasoline continued to fall across much of the U.S. this week, according to data tracked by the <a href="http://www.eia.gov/"><u>Energy Information Administration</u></a> (EIA).</p> <p>The national average retail pump price for diesel slipped 8/10ths of a penny to $3.835 per gallon, the agency reported, which is 6.5 cents per gallon cheaper compared to the same week in 2013.</p> <p>Diesel prices declined in every region of the U.S. except California, where prices inched up 2/10ths of a penny to $4.086 per gallon.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/fuel-prices-continue-fall-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/fuel-prices-continue-fall-0#comments Fuel News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:05:00 +0000 134001 at http://fleetowner.com Hegbloom takes reins at Ram Trucks http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hegbloom-takes-reins-ram-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Robert Hegbloom is taking over as head of Chrysler&rsquo;s Group <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Truck division, replacing Reid Bigland, who will become chief of the Alfa Romeo Brand for the NAFTA [North American Free Trade Agreement] region for Chrysler.&nbsp; Bigland will also retain his role as head of U.S. Sales for Chrysler as well as president and CEO of Chrysler Canada.</p> <p>Both Hegbloom and Bigland will serve on Chrysler&rsquo;s NAFTA Leadership Team, with Bigland also maintaining his role on the Fiat Chrysler Group Executive Council (GEC).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hegbloom-takes-reins-ram-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hegbloom-takes-reins-ram-trucks#comments Equipment News Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:46:00 +0000 133991 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Robert&nbsp;Hegbloom at the 2013 NTEA Work truck show.</p> FMCSA may negotiate a rule on driver training http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-may-negotiate-rule-driver-training <div class="field-deck"> Agency tries new approach 21 years after it was supposed to have a final rule on minimum standards for entry-level training </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In an effort to break a longstanding stalemate, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) may bring together various interested parties to negotiate a new regulation governing training standards for entry-level truck drivers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-may-negotiate-rule-driver-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-may-negotiate-rule-driver-training#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:21:00 +0000 133981 at http://fleetowner.com Roadcheck 2014 spotlights several truck safety trends http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While there&rsquo;s not &ldquo;a major story&rdquo; contained in the data compiled by <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/hazmat-focus-attention-roadcheck-2014"><u>Roadcheck 2014</u></a> &ndash; the annual 72-hour safety enforcement &ldquo;blitz&rdquo; conducted across North America and overseen by the <a href="http://www.cvsa.org/"><u>Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance</u></a> (CVSA) and <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/"><u>Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</u></a> (FMCSA) in the U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:38:00 +0000 133971 at http://fleetowner.com August 18, 2014: Public remains blind to trucking; relying on technology; Motley Crue crash http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-18-2014-public-remains-blind-trucking-relying-technology-motley-crue-crash <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em>Here&rsquo;s a list of the top trucking-related news now trending on the Internet</em>:</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/fleet-management/august-18-2014-public-remains-blind-trucking-relying-technology-motley-crue-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-18-2014-public-remains-blind-trucking-relying-technology-motley-crue-crash#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Technology Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:26:00 +0000 133951 at http://fleetowner.com Portable LED work area light offers 180 watts of power http://fleetowner.com/equipment/portable-led-work-area-light-offers-180-watts-power <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new portable LED work light from <a href="http://www.larsonelectronics.com/default.aspx">Larson Electronics</a> provides a 16,200-lumen floodlight beam covering a complete 360 deg. work area through 180 watts of power.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/portable-led-work-area-light-offers-180-watts-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/portable-led-work-area-light-offers-180-watts-power#comments Equipment News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:07:00 +0000 133921 at http://fleetowner.com ALK Technologies, Drivewyze to integrate driver apps http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-technologies-drivewyze-integrate-driver-apps <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.alk.com/">ALK Technologies</a> and Drivewyze have announced a collaboration to integrate their mobile app technologies for drivers. The technologies include ALK&rsquo;s CoPilot Truck, navigation app and Drivewyze&rsquo;s&nbsp; PreClear mobile-based weigh station bypass service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-technologies-drivewyze-integrate-driver-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-technologies-drivewyze-integrate-driver-apps#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:06:00 +0000 133911 at http://fleetowner.com Chevrolet: City Express to get 24 mpg in city driving http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevrolet-city-express-get-24-mpg-city-driving <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>According to <a>Chevrolet</a>, the new 2015 City Express cargo van will achieve a combined EPA-estimated 25 mpg, including 24 mpg in city driving. The van is estimated to receive 26 mpg on the highway, Chevrolet said.</p> <p>The City Express features a 2.0L dual-overhead cam inline-four-cylinder engine matched to a continuously variable transmission allows the vehicle to achieve greater efficiency on the road, especially when driving in the city, the company pointed out.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevrolet-city-express-get-24-mpg-city-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevrolet-city-express-get-24-mpg-city-driving#comments Equipment Fuel News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:04:00 +0000 133901 at http://fleetowner.com Cummins’ 6.7L Turbo Diesel receives CARB approval http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cummins-67l-turbo-diesel-receives-carb-approval <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cummins said that its <a href="http://www.cumminsengines.com">6.7L Turbo Diesel</a> has been certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as meeting Low-Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) standards. This new standard applies to all vehicles under 14,000 lb. GVWR.</p> <p>The Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel powers the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Heavy-Duty lineup, and is the first medium-duty diesel engine in the 8,501-14,000 lb. GVWR segment to be certified to the new 2015 LEV III standards, Cummins said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cummins-67l-turbo-diesel-receives-carb-approval" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cummins-67l-turbo-diesel-receives-carb-approval#comments Equipment Fuel News Regulations Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:58:00 +0000 133891 at http://fleetowner.com Hendrickson announces HVSI suspension training http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hendrickson-announces-hvsi-suspension-training <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute (HVSI) has announced its next <a href="http://www.hvsi.info/">hands-on technical suspension training</a> for technicians.</p> <p>Two sessions will be held, Sept. 9-10, 2014, in Edmonton, Canada at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) located in the province of Alberta, Canada. Each full-day session includes classroom and hands-on training. The training is conducted by Hendrickson&rsquo;s regional field service managers and topics include both truck and trailer suspension systems, trailer axle wheel-ends and brakes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hendrickson-announces-hvsi-suspension-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hendrickson-announces-hvsi-suspension-training#comments Equipment News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:57:00 +0000 133881 at http://fleetowner.com High school grads: the "new" recruits for trucking? http://fleetowner.com/blog/high-school-grads-new-recruits-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Some not-so-pleasant twists in the U.S. job market are being highlighted by <a href="http://www.careerbuilder.com/"><u>CareerBuilder</u></a> and its research subsidiary <a href="http://www.economicmodeling.com/"><u>Economic Modeling Specialists International</u></a> &ndash; particularly when it comes to an ever-growing dearth of employment opportunities for those who only possess a high school diploma.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2014/08/college-classroom.jpg" style="margin: 10px; width: 350px; height: 216px; 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/high-school-grads-new-recruits-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/high-school-grads-new-recruits-trucking#comments Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:37:00 +0000 133871 at http://fleetowner.com Ferro sees ‘raising the bar’ as her legacy http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ferro-sees-raising-bar-her-legacy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>By implementing and proposing new regulations, deploying the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program and cracking down on unfit carriers, the <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> in the past five years has raised the standards for trucking operations in the United States, departing Administrator Anne Ferro said Thursday.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ferro-sees-raising-bar-her-legacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ferro-sees-raising-bar-her-legacy#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:21:00 +0000 133861 at http://fleetowner.com