Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Ryder launches NaviShare software platform http://fleetowner.com/technology/ryder-launches-navishare-software-platform <div class="field-deck"> Company said new platform provides real-time visibility, tracking, matching, and sharing of truck capacity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ryder System announced the <a href="http://www.ryder.com/navishare" target="_blank">launch of Ryder NaviShare</a>, a cloud-based platform that provides real-time shipment visibility, predictive alerts, and exception dashboards.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/ryder-launches-navishare-software-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/ryder-launches-navishare-software-platform#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 18:48:00 +0000 219161 at http://fleetowner.com Truck tonnage index down 2.5% in April http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-index-down-25-april <div class="field-deck"> Index off 1.8% from year earlier, ATA reports. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.trucking.org/" target="_blank">American Trucking Assns.&rsquo;</a> advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-index-dips-march" target="_blank">following a 1.1% decline during March</a>. (March&rsquo;s percentage decrease was slightly more than reported on April 18, ATA said.) In April, the index equaled 134 (2000=100), down from 137.4 in March. The all-time high was 142.7 in February 2016.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-index-down-25-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-index-down-25-april#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 23 May 2017 18:28:00 +0000 219151 at http://fleetowner.com <p>ATA&rsquo;s For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 2.5% in April, following a 1.1% decline during March. Compared with April 2016, the SA index fell 1.8%.&nbsp;<em>(Getty Images)</em></p> PACCAR to build new plant in Texas http://fleetowner.com/equipment/paccar-build-new-plant-texas <div class="field-deck"> Dynacraft facility will be located about 30 miles from Dallas. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ken Hastings, <a href="http://www.paccar.com/">Paccar</a>&rsquo;s head of investor relations and corporate development, confirmed to Fleet Owner the company is planning to a new manufacturing facility in McKinney, TX., located about 30 miles north of Dallas.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/paccar-build-new-plant-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/paccar-build-new-plant-texas#comments Equipment News Tue, 23 May 2017 16:19:00 +0000 219141 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A worker inside the PACCAR parts distribution center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. (Photo: PACCAR)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tractors are not in your future http://fleetowner.com/technology/tractors-are-not-your-future <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Back in the 1980s I was working at Eaton in corporate research. A popular topic in industrial automation at that time was Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). They are still around; of course, they have their own website (<a href="http://www.automaticguidedvehicles.com/" target="_blank">http://www.automaticguidedvehicles.com/</a>). There were systems that used wires in the floor to provide paths to follow, something like Elon Musk&rsquo;s hyperloop tunnels with fixed paths.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/tractors-are-not-your-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/tractors-are-not-your-future#comments News Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 14:49:00 +0000 219131 at http://fleetowner.com Shell SuperRigs 2017: And the winners are … http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shell-superrigs-2017-and-winners-are <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Bill Rethwisch of Tomah, WI, captured Best of Show honors with his 2016&nbsp;<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/peterbilt-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Peterbilt</a></span> 389 at the 35th Annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition held May 18-20 at Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, OK. He was awarded $10,000 from Shell Rotella and $5,000 from MAC trailer. Rethwisch also won for Best Interior and Best Engine.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shell-superrigs-2017-and-winners-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shell-superrigs-2017-and-winners-are#comments Equipment News Tue, 23 May 2017 12:32:00 +0000 219121 at http://fleetowner.com Konexial, Cloud Logistics partner to produce GoLoad Service http://fleetowner.com/technology/konexial-cloud-logistics-partner-produce-goload-service <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.konexial.com/" target="_blank">Konexial</a>, makers of the My20 electronic logging device (ELD) app for truck drivers, and global logistics transportation management system (TMS) <a href="http://www.gocloudlogistics.com/" target="_blank">Cloud Logistics</a> announced a partnership to bring their GoLoad service to the trucking industry.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/konexial-cloud-logistics-partner-produce-goload-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/konexial-cloud-logistics-partner-produce-goload-service#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 12:04:00 +0000 219111 at http://fleetowner.com Penske opens new facility in Lafayette http://fleetowner.com/equipment/penske-opens-new-facility-lafayette <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.gopenske.com/" target="_blank">Penske Truck Leasing</a> announced the opening of its new facility in Lafayette, LA. Located at 2744 NE Evangeline Thruway, the building will offer full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract truck fleet maintenance services.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/penske-opens-new-facility-lafayette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/penske-opens-new-facility-lafayette#comments Maintenance Equipment News Tue, 23 May 2017 11:54:00 +0000 219101 at http://fleetowner.com Averitt deploys SmartDrive video-safety program http://fleetowner.com/technology/averitt-deploys-smartdrive-video-safety-program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SmartDrive Systems announced that Averitt Express has deployed the <a href="http://www.smartdrive.net/" target="_blank">SmartDrive video-based safety program</a> to reduce collision frequency, minimize costs related to insurance claims and litigation, and improve driver safety.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/averitt-deploys-smartdrive-video-safety-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/averitt-deploys-smartdrive-video-safety-program#comments News Safety Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 11:50:00 +0000 219091 at http://fleetowner.com Spireon now offers fleet management solution by OnStar http://fleetowner.com/technology/spireon-now-offers-fleet-management-solution-onstar <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Spireon recently released its <a href="http://www.spireon.com/fleetlocate-connected-onstar/" target="_blank">FleetLocate Connected by OnStar fleet management solution</a> for properly equipped GM vehicles.</p> <p>The announcement was made in conjunction with the GM Fleet Solutions Summit, held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Using the embedded OnStar 4G LTE hardware in properly equipped Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, Spireon customers can manage their OnStar-enabled fleets without any additional hardware costs or installation, according to the company.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/spireon-now-offers-fleet-management-solution-onstar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/spireon-now-offers-fleet-management-solution-onstar#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 11:43:00 +0000 219081 at http://fleetowner.com Optimizing trucking through more real-time information http://fleetowner.com/technology/optimizing-trucking-through-more-real-time-information <div class="field-deck"> ALK believes a combination of technological trend lines can help boost trucking efficiency and safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>PHILADELPHIA. Helping the trucking industry better manage the &ldquo;real life experiences&rdquo; affecting its operations in the here and now is going to be a near-term driving force for technological development, according to Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions for <a href="https://www.alk.com/">ALK Technologies</a>, which is a subsidiary of <a href="http://www.trimble.com/">Trimble</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/optimizing-trucking-through-more-real-time-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/optimizing-trucking-through-more-real-time-information#comments News Technology Tue, 23 May 2017 10:38:00 +0000 219071 at http://fleetowner.com <p>ALK&#39;s Dan Popkin. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Jim Hackett to replace Mark Fields at Ford http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jim-hackett-replace-mark-fields-ford <div class="field-deck"> Executive suite change-up is part of OEM’s effort to “transform” automaker for the future. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. is tapping <strong>Jim Hackett</strong> as its new president and CEO to replace Mark Fields, who is retiring. The move comes as the automaker struggled to adopt a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/ford-looks-future#slide-0-field_images-209301" target="_blank">new strategic vision</a> regarding mobility and technology in the face of declining stock value.</p> <p>The OEM has lost nearly 40% of its stock value over the last three years, according to analysts.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jim-hackett-replace-mark-fields-ford" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jim-hackett-replace-mark-fields-ford#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Tue, 23 May 2017 10:06:00 +0000 219061 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Jim Hackett, 62, has served as executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. (<em>Photo: Ford</em>)</p> Dealing with supply chain data isn’t simple in the slightest http://fleetowner.com/blog/dealing-supply-chain-data-isn-t-simple-slightest <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>If there is one thing truckers know at this point in the &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-will-data-transform-trucking-and-other-industries">digital age</a>&rdquo; of supply chain operations, trying to manage data is far from easy &ndash; or fun for that matter.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/dealing-supply-chain-data-isn-t-simple-slightest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/dealing-supply-chain-data-isn-t-simple-slightest#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 23 May 2017 09:38:00 +0000 219051 at http://fleetowner.com Video: A spin around DTNA's new test track http://fleetowner.com/blog/video-spin-around-dtnas-new-test-track <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>My first reaction when I got out of the truck was relief I had only eaten a small lunch. That is generally good advice when visiting test tracks around the country operated by equipment manufacturers and suppliers.</p> <p>It was a particularly good idea at the opening of High Desert Proving Ground last week in Madras, OR. While Daimler Trucks North America called its new facility a key component in the testing of platooning and autonomous vehicles, the highlight of the test course was its reliability and durability features.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/video-spin-around-dtnas-new-test-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/video-spin-around-dtnas-new-test-track#comments News The Open Road The Open Road Mon, 22 May 2017 16:50:00 +0000 219031 at http://fleetowner.com 4 Tips for Passing Your Next Roadside Inspection (whitepaper) http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/4-tips-passing-your-next-roadside-inspection-whitepaper <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Want to feel confident as you roll into this year's International Roadcheck? Don't become another Out of Service (OOS) statistic. From June 6 through June 8, approximately 10,000 CVSA-certified inspectors</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/4-tips-passing-your-next-roadside-inspection-whitepaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/4-tips-passing-your-next-roadside-inspection-whitepaper#comments Fleet Management Whitepapers Mon, 22 May 2017 14:35:00 +0000 219041 at http://fleetowner.com Even with disruptive technologies, energy efficiency matters http://fleetowner.com/technology/even-disruptive-technologies-energy-efficiency-matters <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There has been a lot of talk about electrification and autonomous trucks in the news lately. This coverage made me think about whether the focus on energy efficiency increases or decreases when those so-called disruptive technologies come into widespread use.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/even-disruptive-technologies-energy-efficiency-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/even-disruptive-technologies-energy-efficiency-matters#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 22 May 2017 14:09:00 +0000 219021 at http://fleetowner.com Love’s Travel Stops opens in Kansas http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-kansas <div class="field-deck"> Love’s and Sonic Drive-In open along U.S. Highway 50. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.loves.com/" target="_blank">Love&rsquo;s Travel Stop</a> in South Hutchinson, KS, opened for business recently. Love&rsquo;s 24th location in Kansas gives professional drivers another place to rest and access to driver services along a busy U.S. Highway, the company noted. The new Love&rsquo;s is located at U.S. Highway 50 and South Main Street.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-kansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-kansas#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Mon, 22 May 2017 12:36:00 +0000 219011 at http://fleetowner.com Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation releases May confidence index http://fleetowner.com/equipment/equipment-leasing-and-finance-foundation-releases-may-confidence-index <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.leasefoundation.org/" target="_blank">Equipment Leasing &amp; Finance Foundation</a> released the <a href="http://www.leasefoundation.org/research/mci/" target="_blank">May 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry</a> (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $1 trillion equipment finance sector.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/equipment-leasing-and-finance-foundation-releases-may-confidence-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/equipment-leasing-and-finance-foundation-releases-may-confidence-index#comments Equipment News Mon, 22 May 2017 12:21:00 +0000 219001 at http://fleetowner.com Enterprise Truck opens new facility in southern Indiana http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enterprise-truck-opens-new-facility-southern-indiana <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.enterprisetrucks.com/" target="_blank">Enterprise Truck Rental</a> has opened a new location in southern Indiana, located at 3800 Payne Koehler Road in New Albany. The facility is situated for customers in the greater Louisville area who would otherwise have to cross the Ohio River into Kentucky for truck rental services, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enterprise-truck-opens-new-facility-southern-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/enterprise-truck-opens-new-facility-southern-indiana#comments HD Pickup & Van Equipment News Mon, 22 May 2017 12:01:00 +0000 218991 at http://fleetowner.com Reliable Carriers wins ‘Carrier of the Year’ http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/reliable-carriers-wins-carrier-year <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.reliablecarriers.com/" target="_blank">Reliable Carriers</a> has been named &quot;Carrier of the Year&quot; by the 2017 Annual Automotive Global Awards North America.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/reliable-carriers-wins-carrier-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/reliable-carriers-wins-carrier-year#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 22 May 2017 11:56:00 +0000 218981 at http://fleetowner.com Shell SuperRigs 2017: Day 2 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shell-superrigs-2017-day-2 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The trucks that gathered to compete in the 35th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs truck competition at Exchange Center at Expo Square in Tulsa, OK, showed off a lot of style and substance in equal amounts; both in terms of their exteriors and interiors alike. Here are a few looks from day two of the competition, which wrapped up this past weekend. (<em>Photos: Shell</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shell-superrigs-2017-day-2#comments Equipment News Mon, 22 May 2017 03:34:00 +0000 218971 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA again pushes back driver training rule http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-again-pushes-back-driver-training-rule <div class="field-deck"> Agency moves effective date of last year's final rule to June. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it is again delaying implementation of its final rule governing training standards for new truck drivers until June 5.<br/> The notice will be published in the Federal Register on May 23. A preview of the document from John &ldquo;Jack&rdquo; Van Steenburg, FMCSA&rsquo;s assistance administrator, was posted online late last week.</br/></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-again-pushes-back-driver-training-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-again-pushes-back-driver-training-rule#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 22 May 2017 01:34:00 +0000 218961 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A student practices backing up a tractor-trailer at the Elite Truck School in Hillsboro, OR. (<em>Photo: Neil Abt/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> DTNA president does not expect NAFTA, GHG changes http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dtna-president-does-not-expect-nafta-ghg-changes <div class="field-deck"> Roger Nielsen meets with media for first time since promotion </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MADRAS, OR. The new president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) said he does not expect any shake-up of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or Phase 2 greenhouse gas rules.</p> <p>&nbsp;&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t anticipate any major changes in the NAFTA trade agreement,&rdquo; said Roger Nielsen. &ldquo;I think there are so many other discussions going on with government priorities right now, I don&rsquo;t see this as coming up to the top of the list.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dtna-president-does-not-expect-nafta-ghg-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/dtna-president-does-not-expect-nafta-ghg-changes#comments Fuel News Regulations Trucking Around the World Fri, 19 May 2017 18:12:00 +0000 218951 at http://fleetowner.com <p>DTNA president and CEO Roger Nielsen&nbsp;speaks at the opening of the company&#39;s test track in Madras, OR. (Photo: Kevin Jones/Fleet Owner)</p> Class 8 backlog rises close to April 2016 levels http://fleetowner.com/equipment/class-8-backlog-rises-close-april-2016-levels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Strong orders surpassed build in April, boosting industry backlogs to their best level since March 2016, according to <a href="http://www.actresearch.net/" target="_blank">ACT Research</a>. The order strength in 2017 has largely been by the tractor daycab market.</p> <p>&ldquo;In April, tractor daycab orders were up nearly 200% from year-ago levels, while year-to-date net order performance is up 92%,&rdquo; noted Steve Tam, ACT Research&rsquo;s vice president.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/class-8-backlog-rises-close-april-2016-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/class-8-backlog-rises-close-april-2016-levels#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 19 May 2017 12:41:00 +0000 218931 at http://fleetowner.com Becoming an innovative organization http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/becoming-innovative-organization <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Do you ever wonder how some companies seem to continue to come up with innovative ideas over-and-over-and-over again? Perhaps you imagine they&rsquo;ve found some magic formula.</p> <p>The reality is that innovation doesn&rsquo;t just happen. You need to set up your organization so that it continually fosters innovative and creative thinking.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/becoming-innovative-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/becoming-innovative-organization#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 May 2017 12:26:00 +0000 218921 at http://fleetowner.com Truck-tech pioneer joins startup Doft http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-tech-pioneer-joins-startup-doft <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://doft.com/" target="_blank">Doft</a> &ndash; Do Freight Transportation &ndash; announced trucking technology pioneer David Gee has joined the startup to add insight and dimension to the new industry service.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-tech-pioneer-joins-startup-doft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/truck-tech-pioneer-joins-startup-doft#comments News Technology Fri, 19 May 2017 12:10:00 +0000 218911 at http://fleetowner.com Shake, rattle, roll: Tour Daimler's HDPG http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shake-rattle-roll-tour-daimlers-hdpg <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>MADRAS, OR. The official first day of summer was still a month away, but the Pacific Northwest rainy season gave way to brilliant sunshine and mild temperatures just in time to allow Daimler executives and community leaders to forecast a bright future for a new truck testing facility here.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shake-rattle-roll-tour-daimlers-hdpg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shake-rattle-roll-tour-daimlers-hdpg#comments Equipment News Fri, 19 May 2017 12:02:00 +0000 218941 at http://fleetowner.com National Carriers meets FSMA regs, recognizes safety director http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/national-carriers-meets-fsma-regs-recognizes-safety-director <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Iron Apple announced that <a href="http://www.nationalcarriers.com/" target="_blank">National Carriers</a> has recently met the <a href="http://www.ironapple.net/" target="_blank">Iron Apple Certification Requirements</a> for FSMA &ndash; Food Safety Transport Regulations. The <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/complying-fsma-your-fleet-ready" target="_blank">new FMSA regulations</a> went into effect on April 6, and impact food shippers, brokers, and carriers in the U.S. and Canada.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/national-carriers-meets-fsma-regs-recognizes-safety-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/national-carriers-meets-fsma-regs-recognizes-safety-director#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 May 2017 12:00:00 +0000 218901 at http://fleetowner.com <p>From right, Liam Thorpe of&nbsp;Iron Apple,&nbsp;Jim Franck of&nbsp;National Carriers,&nbsp;and Jamie Sweet of&nbsp;Iron Apple.</p> CarriersEdge course teaches drivers how to handle accident reporting http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-course-teaches-drivers-how-handle-accident-reporting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CarriersEdge, a provider of training for the trucking industry, announced it has added to its list of courses a topic that drivers hope they&rsquo;ll never need but will find hugely valuable if they do: Accident reporting.</p> <p><a href="https://www.carriersedge.com/" target="_blank">CarriersEdge</a> noted its new training module takes drivers through the legal and safety procedures and responsibilities following an accident to protect themselves, the carrier and other involved motorists and passengers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-course-teaches-drivers-how-handle-accident-reporting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-course-teaches-drivers-how-handle-accident-reporting#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Fri, 19 May 2017 11:47:00 +0000 218891 at http://fleetowner.com Spireon appoints new senior vice president of sales for fleet division http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/spireon-appoints-new-senior-vice-president-sales-fleet-division <div class="field-deck"> Bob Burden to expand footprint of FleetLocate asset management solution among small and medium-sized businesses, reseller and channel markets </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Spireon Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Burden as senior vice president of sales for <a href="http://www.spireon.com/" target="_blank">Spireon&rsquo;s Fleet Division</a>. An industry veteran with more than 12 years of experience in executive sales roles, Burden will spearhead sales to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as reseller and channel segments, with an eye toward continued market growth and executing industry-leading go-to-market strategies, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/spireon-appoints-new-senior-vice-president-sales-fleet-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/spireon-appoints-new-senior-vice-president-sales-fleet-division#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 19 May 2017 11:39:00 +0000 218881 at http://fleetowner.com Daimler opens new Oregon test facility http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-opens-new-oregon-test-facility <div class="field-deck"> Company says test track will speed develop of new products, technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MADRAS, OR. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) officially opened its new test facility here May 18, which the company said will speed the development of new vehicles and deployment of advanced technologies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-opens-new-oregon-test-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daimler-opens-new-oregon-test-facility#comments Equipment News Running Green Fri, 19 May 2017 06:35:00 +0000 218871 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A Freightliner Cascadia&nbsp;takes a lap around the new test track. (Photo: Kevin Jones/Fleet Owner)</p>