Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Schneider: More than half of tractor fleet now has automated transmissions http://fleetowner.com/trucks/schneider-more-half-tractor-fleet-now-has-automated-transmissions <div class="field-deck"> Both veteran and rookie drivers prefer the new transmissions, according to the company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>National truckload carrier Schneider recently passed the halfway mark in its fleet-wide implementation of automated transmission trucks, replacing trucks with manual transmissions. The company said doing so has also transformed drivers it brings into its ranks, with the influx of new, easier-to-operate tractors opening the door for those considering a career in truck driving.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trucks/schneider-more-half-tractor-fleet-now-has-automated-transmissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trucks/schneider-more-half-tractor-fleet-now-has-automated-transmissions#comments Trucks Driver Management News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:21:00 +0000 224901 at http://fleetowner.com <p>More than half of Schneider&#39;s tractor fleet now has automated transmissions, the company said, and both new and veteran drivers prefer them. (Photo: Schneider)</p> Return of football season linked to rise in drowsy driving http://fleetowner.com/telematics/return-football-season-linked-rise-drowsy-driving <div class="field-deck"> Lytx: Mondays and Tuesdays in the fall show spike in risky driving behavior </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The return of the NFL season may translate to higher risk of collisions for waste drivers on their routes, according to data from video telematics provider Lytx. The company observed a spike in drowsy driving incidents among waste drivers at the return of televised NFL games in a four-year look-back at driving behavior in the waste industry.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/return-football-season-linked-rise-drowsy-driving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/return-football-season-linked-rise-drowsy-driving#comments Telematics Driver Management News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:32:00 +0000 224881 at http://fleetowner.com <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;">Lytx data shows that the return of football season was linked to a rise In drowsy driving among waste drivers, who often report to work before the sun comes up. (Photo: Lytx)</span></p> Partnership set to improve truck driver safety http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/partnership-set-improve-truck-driver-safety <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Securitas announced it has partnered with GreenRoad to improve driver safety among its 11,000 employees.</p> <p>According to the company, GreenRoad technology will allow Securitas to track the movements of its fleet, monitoring driver behavior, such as harsh braking, cornering, lane handling, acceleration and speeding.</p> <p>Each vehicle will be fitted with technology providing real-time data, cascaded to an online reporting and analytics platform. This will enable Securitas to track its entire fleet, while monitoring driver behavior.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/partnership-set-improve-truck-driver-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/partnership-set-improve-truck-driver-safety#comments Operations Telematics Collision Prevention News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:00 +0000 224871 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking industry, drivers prepare for solar eclipse http://fleetowner.com/operations/trucking-industry-drivers-prepare-solar-eclipse <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>American Trucking Assns., along with millions of travelers and 3.5 million American truck drivers, will watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. The trucking industry is responsible for moving the nation&rsquo;s goods during the eclipse and asks for the public&rsquo;s assistance in ensuring safety on the country&rsquo;s roads and bridges.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/operations/trucking-industry-drivers-prepare-solar-eclipse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/operations/trucking-industry-drivers-prepare-solar-eclipse#comments Operations Government Collision Prevention Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:22:00 +0000 224861 at http://fleetowner.com Why outsourcing compliance makes sense http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/why-outsourcing-compliance-makes-sense <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Occupational Safety &amp; Health Administration (OSHA), fleets are inundated with rules and regulations they must comply with to operate in a safe and legal manner. Then there are also state and local compliance ordinances.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/why-outsourcing-compliance-makes-sense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/why-outsourcing-compliance-makes-sense#comments Operations IdeaXchange Regulations Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:33:00 +0000 224851 at http://fleetowner.com How to attract more technicians http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/how-attract-more-technicians <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The people shortage in the trucking industry is no surprise to anyone. In part, it is the result of a national shortage of skilled labor and the lack of programs to attract job seekers to our industry as drivers and technicians.</p> <p>The lack of skilled technicians is resulting in increased downtime and inefficiencies. It also leads to dissatisfaction among your current staff as they are tasked with doing more work.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/how-attract-more-technicians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/how-attract-more-technicians#comments People IdeaXchange Maintenance News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:23:00 +0000 224841 at http://fleetowner.com Great at their craft http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/great-their-craft <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last week, we announced the drivers and showcased the equipment that will participate in <a href="http://www.runonless.com/" target="_blank">RunonLess</a>, a first-of-its kind fuel efficiency roadshow sponsored by Shell and PepsiCo, and hosted by NACFE and Carbon War Room.&nbsp; It gave us a chance to share the amazing equipment and talented drivers that will demonstrate what can be done with currently available tractors and trailers to save fuel and emissions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/great-their-craft" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/great-their-craft#comments Operations Fuel Economics IdeaXchange Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:06:00 +0000 224831 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking worries CARB may step into GHG gap http://fleetowner.com/emissions/trucking-worries-carb-may-step-ghg-gap <div class="field-deck"> Move by EPA to “revisit” Phase 2 rules may encourage more California-only regulation, trade groups fear. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.trucking.org/">American Trucking Associations</a> (ATA) and the <a href="http://www.trala.org/">Truck Renting and Leasing Association</a> (TRALA) are two industry trade groups worried that the intent announced by the <a href="https://www.epa.gov/">Environmental Protection Agency</a> last week to &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/trailers/epa-plans-revisit-phase-2-ghg-rules">re-evaluate</a>&rdquo; parts the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/breaking-down-final-phase-2-rules#slide-0-field_images-198691">Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) and fuel efficiency rule</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/emissions/trucking-worries-carb-may-step-ghg-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/emissions/trucking-worries-carb-may-step-ghg-gap#comments Trailers Emissions News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:04:00 +0000 224821 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&quot;By reopening the rule to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/trailers/epa-plans-revisit-phase-2-ghg-rules">re-examine trailers and glider kits</a>, EPA has opened the door to California taking the lead, and a more aggressive track, in setting trailer standard.&quot; &mdash;Chris Spear, ATA&#39;s president and CEO. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> ZF brings electrically-assisted hydraulic steering to trucking http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/zf-brings-electrically-assisted-hydraulic-steering-trucking <div class="field-deck"> ZF says its ReAX steering technology will take some of the physical burden off commercial truck drivers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LAFAYETTE, IN. Though fully autonomous trucks still have a long way to go, driver-assistive and autonomous technologies remain hot topics throughout the industry. How can fleets and owner operators leverage some of the existing and upcoming technologies to improve safety and their overall business operations? ZF Commercial Vehicle believes it has a solution.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/zf-brings-electrically-assisted-hydraulic-steering-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/zf-brings-electrically-assisted-hydraulic-steering-trucking#comments Trucks Autonomous Vehicles Driver Management News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:48:00 +0000 224811 at http://fleetowner.com <p>ZF Commercial Vehicle announced its ReAX steering technology will be available for heavy trucks starting next year. <em>(Photo: Cristina Commendatore&nbsp;/ Fleet Owner)</em></p> DHL, Ford show off 'early build' larger electric van based on Transit http://fleetowner.com/emissions/dhl-ford-show-early-build-larger-electric-van-based-transit <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>After announcing a collaboration with <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> some months ago to develop a heavier-duty electric delivery vehicle, Deutsche Post DHL Group and the automaker this week took the wraps off the Streetscooter Work XL in Cologne, Germany.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/emissions/dhl-ford-show-early-build-larger-electric-van-based-transit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/emissions/dhl-ford-show-early-build-larger-electric-van-based-transit#comments Trucks Emissions HD Pickup & Van News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:51:00 +0000 224801 at http://fleetowner.com Move over breathalyzer … here comes the textalyzer http://fleetowner.com/telematics/move-over-breathalyzer-here-comes-textalyzer <div class="field-deck"> A textalyzer captures taps and swipes to determine if a driver was using their phone while operating a vehicle. It would also be able to tell if the driver was using a phone legally, such as via hands-free technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Although it is not yet ready for everyday use, lawmakers in several states are writing or considering legislation to allow law enforcement officers patrolling the highways to connect a device known as a &ldquo;textalyzer&rdquo; to a mobile phone to instantly learn if the driver was texting prior to a crash.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/move-over-breathalyzer-here-comes-textalyzer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/move-over-breathalyzer-here-comes-textalyzer#comments Telematics News Safety Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:01:00 +0000 224791 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Recent court rulings indicate that checking a person&#39;s mobile phone by police is a greater invasion of privacy than a breathalyzer and should be held to stricter legal standards. (<em>Photo: Patch.com</em>)</p> Terrorism-by-vehicle is an unholy trend here to stay http://fleetowner.com/blog/terrorism-vehicle-unholy-trend-here-stay <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Yet another <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/08/barcelona-attack/537234/" target="_blank">jihadist terror attack</a>, again with a vehicle used as the weapon of choice to mow down innocent lives in a major metropolitan city.</p> <p>We saw it happen <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/truck-weapon-terror-again" target="_blank">with a truck</a> in Nice, France, last year, with over 84 dead and hundreds injured as a result.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/terrorism-vehicle-unholy-trend-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/terrorism-vehicle-unholy-trend-here-stay#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:20:00 +0000 224781 at http://fleetowner.com <p><span class="irc_su" dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;">The white van seen here reportedly mowed down pedestrians in central Barcelona, killing 14 people. (<em>Photo via Twitter</em>)</span></p> EPA plans to revisit Phase 2 GHG rules http://fleetowner.com/trailers/epa-plans-revisit-phase-2-ghg-rules <div class="field-deck"> The agency said it will initiate a rulemaking process to readdress the trailer and glider kit provisions of those rules. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.epa.gov/">U.S. Environmental Protection Agency</a> (EPA) said this week that it <a href="https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-announces-intent-revisit-provisions-phase-2-heavy-duty-rules">intends to revisit</a> certain provisions of the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/breaking-down-final-phase-2-rules#slide-0-field_images-198691">Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and fuel efficiency standards</a> that focus on trailers and glider kits.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trailers/epa-plans-revisit-phase-2-ghg-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trailers/epa-plans-revisit-phase-2-ghg-rules#comments Trailers Emissions News Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:39:00 +0000 224771 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The glider kit industry may get a major reprieve if the EPA revamps the Phase 2 GHG rules.</p> 3PL: Shippers will need to look beyond lowest cost http://fleetowner.com/operations/3pl-shippers-will-need-look-beyond-lowest-cost <div class="field-deck"> Freight capacity and demand could be boon for the right carriers, a challenge for 3PLs and shippers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Market factors converging over the summer that have affected freight movement and pricing could continue and are putting some pressure on third-party logistics providers, one such company says, and shippers may need to be thinking more than just the lowest-cost carrier going forward.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/operations/3pl-shippers-will-need-look-beyond-lowest-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/operations/3pl-shippers-will-need-look-beyond-lowest-cost#comments Operations Economics Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:05:00 +0000 224761 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Increasing freight demand vs. capacity in recent months could continue given market conditions, an executive with third-party logistics provider AFN speculates, putting some pressure on 3PLs&nbsp;in terms of pricing while giving shippers more to think about regarding the carriers they choose. (Photo: AFN)</p> Before you try to gamify, set your own house straight http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/you-try-gamify-set-your-own-house-straight <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Much is said in trucking of "gamification" — measuring driver performance factors and getting drivers to compete for top honors and rewards — as a win for both fleets and their drivers. But can it accomplish what fleets are hoping?</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/you-try-gamify-set-your-own-house-straight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/you-try-gamify-set-your-own-house-straight#comments Telematics People Driver Management News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:05:00 +0000 224751 at http://fleetowner.com <p>WorkHound&nbsp;CTO Andrew Kirpalani&nbsp;argues that &quot;gamification&quot; in trucking &mdash;&nbsp;where drivers compete against each other to achieve optimal driving parameters, often incorporating rewards programs &mdash; can only do so much, and needs the right underlying conditions if it&#39;s to have any effect on retention.&nbsp;</p> Can you teach a driverless truck to use a paper log? http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-you-teach-driverless-truck-use-paper-log-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p style="font-size: 12.8px;">How do you teach a driverless truck to fill out a paper log?</p> <p style="font-size: 12.8px;">That was a question a 20&ndash;something passenger asked me as I gave him an&nbsp;Uber&nbsp;ride earlier this year in Portland, OR.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.8px;">Our conversation started when I pointed out a custom-painted truck next to us. As we crawled in traffic across the Fremont Bridge, I pointed out the Daimler Trucks North America headquarters in the distance, and mentioned they are developing autonomous trucks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-you-teach-driverless-truck-use-paper-log-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/can-you-teach-driverless-truck-use-paper-log-0#comments The Open Road The Open Road Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:42:00 +0000 224661 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Shawn Carlton, owner of McNel Septic Services in Ravensdale, WA, filling out paperwork in his &ldquo;mobile office.&rdquo; Could a truck do this by itself? (<em>Photo: Kenworth</em>)</p> Trailer orders dip a bit but stay robust http://fleetowner.com/trailers/trailer-orders-dip-bit-stay-robust <div class="field-deck"> Demand is still expected to drop off as the summer wraps up. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While trailer orders declined month-over-month July, according to the latest data, and are expected to keep dropping in August, the year-over-year trend is far stronger &ndash; with orders expected to pick back up starting in September.</p> <p>Research firm <a href="https://ftrintel.com/">FTR Transportation Intelligence</a> said its data indicated final July net trailer orders reached 13,400 units, falling 29% when compared to June&rsquo;s number.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trailers/trailer-orders-dip-bit-stay-robust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trailers/trailer-orders-dip-bit-stay-robust#comments Trailers News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:10:00 +0000 224741 at http://fleetowner.com <p>ACT Research said &quot;solid dry van commitments&quot; helped push up trailer orders in July in year-over-year comparisons, with significant year-over-year gains in flatbed trailers occurring as well. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> 3GTMS partners with project44 http://fleetowner.com/tms/3gtms-partners-project44 <div class="field-deck"> Companies join to deliver automated, real-time LTL and volume LTL solutions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>project44 and 3GTMS, a global provider of Tier 1 transportation management software (TMS), announced the launch of a global integration that the companies say will provide real-time full lifecycle LTL and volume automation services through the 3GTMS interface.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/tms/3gtms-partners-project44" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/tms/3gtms-partners-project44#comments Telematics TMS News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:49:00 +0000 224731 at http://fleetowner.com Continental introduces VDO RoadLog Office Advanced http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/continental-introduces-vdo-roadlog-office-advanced <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Continental is now offering VDO RoadLog Office Advanced, an online tool for compliance reporting and fleet management. The system is designed to allow fleet managers to automatically send and receive data to and from the VDO RoadLog ELD Plus.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/continental-introduces-vdo-roadlog-office-advanced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/continental-introduces-vdo-roadlog-office-advanced#comments Operations Driver Logs News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:49:00 +0000 224721 at http://fleetowner.com TMW offers driver scorecards, performance metrics for fleets http://fleetowner.com/telematics/tmw-offers-driver-scorecards-performance-metrics-fleets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fleets using TMW Systems’ TMW.Suite transportation management solution will be able to leverage driver scorecards and other data-driven tools through a new business intelligence application. The optional new TMW Driver Management application is the latest business-building capability supported through TMW’s Reveal Series business intelligence and data analytics platform.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/tmw-offers-driver-scorecards-performance-metrics-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/tmw-offers-driver-scorecards-performance-metrics-fleets#comments Telematics Driver Management News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:49:00 +0000 224711 at http://fleetowner.com HELP Inc. CEO receives 2017 J.R. 'Bob' Halladay Award http://fleetowner.com/people/help-inc-ceo-receives-2017-jr-bob-halladay-award <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>HELP Inc. announced Karen Rasmussen, president and CEO, as the 2017 recipient of the J. R. "Bob" Halladay Award from the Trucking Associations Executive Council (TAEC). The award was presented to Rasmussen at the 2017 TAEC annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/help-inc-ceo-receives-2017-jr-bob-halladay-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/help-inc-ceo-receives-2017-jr-bob-halladay-award#comments People News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:49:00 +0000 224701 at http://fleetowner.com Canadian truckers await their own ELD mandate http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/canadian-truckers-await-their-own-eld-mandate <div class="field-deck"> If published as expected, the deadline for compliance with Canada’s ELD mandate would be December of 2019, with those using automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) allowed until 2021 to comply. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Though it has been a long time coming in Canada, an electronic logging device (ELD) mandate similar to the one in the U.S. is poised to be issued by the close of 2017 if all goes as planned.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/canadian-truckers-await-their-own-eld-mandate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/canadian-truckers-await-their-own-eld-mandate#comments Driver Logs News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:38:00 +0000 224691 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Geoff Wood, senior vice president of policy for the <a href="http://cantruck.ca/">Canadian Trucking Alliance</a> (CTA), said the final version of Canada&#39;s ELD mandate is still likely to be issued by the end of 2017. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Descartes acquires MacroPoint http://fleetowner.com/telematics/descartes-acquires-macropoint <div class="field-deck"> Will pay some $107 million for the software firm; approximately $87 million in cash along with $20 million in shares. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Descartes Systems Group has acquired <a href="http://www.macropoint.com">MacroPoint</a>, an electronic transportation network providing location-based truck tracking and other services.</p> <p>Descartes said it will pay some $107 million for MacroPoint, broken down with approximately $87 million in cash and $20 million in shares. The share consideration is subject to a 12 month hold period, with 50% of the share consideration required to be held for at least 18 months. capacity data content, the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/descartes-acquires-macropoint" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/descartes-acquires-macropoint#comments Telematics News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:29:00 +0000 224681 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Descartes said the deal is in part due to leading e-commerce retailers and other shippers demanding provide real-time location-based information.</p> FMCSA offers further ELD details http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/fmcsa-offers-further-eld-details <div class="field-deck"> Agency still expects to have its web services system for transferring ELD data up and running by December. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There are more than a few questions regarding the federal policies and producers surrounding day-to-day operation of electronic logging devices (ELDs) &ndash; especially how the data recorded by those devices will be provided to law enforcement officers and/or safety officials during roadside inspections.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/fmcsa-offers-further-eld-details" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-logs/fmcsa-offers-further-eld-details#comments Driver Logs News Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:06:00 +0000 224671 at http://fleetowner.com <p>DeLorenzo noted that previously installed AOBRDs and EOBRs may be moved to another vehicle and continue to be used after the December 18 deadline. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> TIA's Voltmann shares details of White House meeting http://fleetowner.com/government/tias-voltmann-shares-details-white-house-meeting <div class="field-deck"> Tax reform, infrastructure, DOT appointees among discussion topics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>July 31 was a &ldquo;crazy day&rdquo; at the White House, according to Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.tianet.org/" target="_blank">Transportation Intermediaries Associations</a> (TIA).&nbsp;</p> <p>As news broke that John Kelly, President Trump&rsquo;s new chief of staff, had fired communications director Anthony Scaramucci, Voltmann and the TIA leadership team were at the White House meeting with public liaison official Melissa Fwu.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/government/tias-voltmann-shares-details-white-house-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/government/tias-voltmann-shares-details-white-house-meeting#comments Government Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:13:00 +0000 224631 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The TIA leadership team outside the White House following a July 31 meeting. <em>(Photo: TIA)</em></p> Retail, e-tail seek ever-faster, most convenient delivery http://fleetowner.com/technology/retail-e-tail-seek-ever-faster-most-convenient-delivery <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Retail and e-commerce giants continue to jockey for a better — or at least catchier — way to get goods and grub into customers' hands. And it's specifically that hand-off they're focused on: the last-mile innovation wars have been honing in lately on the last foot or so.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/retail-e-tail-seek-ever-faster-most-convenient-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/retail-e-tail-seek-ever-faster-most-convenient-delivery#comments News Technology Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:39:00 +0000 224621 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Expanding on Amazon&#39;s locker pickup process for orders shown above, the company&#39;s new Instant Pickup available in five locations allows users to order from a set list of food, beverage and&nbsp;personal care items, technology accessories and Amazon devices using an app and pick them up &quot;in two minutes or less.&quot; (Images: Amazon)</p> AMP secures $47M to build natural gas fueling stations http://fleetowner.com/fuel/amp-secures-47m-build-natural-gas-fueling-stations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>AMP Americas, the <a href="http://www.ampcng.com/" target="_blank">renewable natural gas (RNG) producer and marketer</a>, and compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) fuel and infrastructure operator for the heavy-duty, commercial trucking industry, announced a $47 million equity commitment from Houston-based <a href="http://www.eivcapital.com/" target="_blank">EIV Capital</a>, a private equity firm focused on the energy industry. The equity commitment will allow AMP Americas to pursue growth opportunities across its businesses.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/amp-secures-47m-build-natural-gas-fueling-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/amp-secures-47m-build-natural-gas-fueling-stations#comments Operations Fuel Infrastructure Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:04:00 +0000 224611 at http://fleetowner.com Cummins undergoes marketing leadership changes http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-undergoes-marketing-leadership-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>After 15 years working with customers, sponsoring new products and marketing efforts, Lori Thompson will now serve as a key member of the Cummins Operating Team, Cummins announced. In this new role, Thompsona will lead US diversity initiatives within the company and she will continue to lead the overall marketing function.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-undergoes-marketing-leadership-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-undergoes-marketing-leadership-changes#comments People Powertrain News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000 224601 at http://fleetowner.com Prime Distribution Services implements HighJump WMS http://fleetowner.com/telematics/prime-distribution-services-implements-highjump-wms <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ascentgl.com/" target="_blank">Prime Distribution Services</a>, An Ascent Global Logistics Company, announced it has finalized the implementation of cloud-based HighJump Enterprise Warehouse Management System (WMS).</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/prime-distribution-services-implements-highjump-wms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/prime-distribution-services-implements-highjump-wms#comments Operations Telematics News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:56:00 +0000 224591 at http://fleetowner.com Cybersecurity is a core trucking concern now http://fleetowner.com/blog/cybersecurity-core-trucking-concern-now <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Many truckers might think all the hand-wringing over <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/cybersecurity-can-your-fleet-repel-high-tech-criminals">cybersecurity</a> these days isn&rsquo;t something they need to worry about.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/cybersecurity-core-trucking-concern-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/cybersecurity-core-trucking-concern-now#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:22:00 +0000 224581 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Left to right: Godine, Roemer, and Sandberg.</p>