Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en What will you do with the data from ADAS? http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/what-will-you-do-data-adas <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>During a broadly represented roundtable discussion this week on advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, in heavy trucks, a question came up that's likely to need answering: What can you do — or will you permit being done —with the data from those systems?</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/what-will-you-do-data-adas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/what-will-you-do-data-adas#comments Autonomous Vehicles News Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:22:00 +0000 223261 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, in heavy trucks employ active braking and other technologies to avoid or reduce the severity of crashes like rear-end or loss-of-control accidents. Now common in some form in the latest passenger cars, ADAS are also expected to be the building blocks of self-driving vehicles in the future. (Photo: Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner)</p> AME introduces new wheel service tool http://fleetowner.com/tires/ame-introduces-new-wheel-service-tool <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://ameintl.net/" target="_blank">AME International</a>, a provider of wheel service equipment and tools based out of Florida, launched a new product, the Torque Fin, a torque wrench-stabilizing accessory for commercial fleet tire service.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/tires/ame-introduces-new-wheel-service-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/tires/ame-introduces-new-wheel-service-tool#comments Tires Maintenance News Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:25:00 +0000 223251 at http://fleetowner.com Thermo King offers products to help reduce emissions http://fleetowner.com/emissions/thermo-king-offers-products-help-reduce-emissions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ingersollrand.com/" target="_blank">Thermo King</a>, a global manufacturer of transport temperature-control solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced that it will offer an option for its truck and trailer products that will help lower the greenhouse gas footprint for North America customers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/emissions/thermo-king-offers-products-help-reduce-emissions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/emissions/thermo-king-offers-products-help-reduce-emissions#comments Operations Trailers Emissions News Fri, 28 Jul 2017 13:00:00 +0000 223241 at http://fleetowner.com John Bean offers new V-Series of wheel alignment systems http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/john-bean-offers-new-v-series-wheel-alignment-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>John Bean announced its V-Series of wheel alignment systems are designed to &ldquo;help shops reduce alignment times while, at the same time, increase accuracy.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/john-bean-offers-new-v-series-wheel-alignment-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/john-bean-offers-new-v-series-wheel-alignment-systems#comments Operations Tires Maintenance News Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:43:00 +0000 223231 at http://fleetowner.com <p>John Bean released its V-Series of wheel alignment systems.</p> V3 Transportation matches donation to truckers relief fund http://fleetowner.com/people/v3-transportation-matches-donation-truckers-relief-fund <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.v3transportation.com/" target="_blank">V3 Transportation</a> announced the company will be making a donation to the <a href="http://truckersfund.org/" target="_blank">St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund</a> in honor of Robert Burton, an owner-operator in the V3 fleet.</p> <p>Burton was recently named the Expediter of the Year during the Expedite Expo. Burton donated the $500 that accompanied the inaugural award to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, which is a charity dedicated to helping truck drivers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/people/v3-transportation-matches-donation-truckers-relief-fund" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/people/v3-transportation-matches-donation-truckers-relief-fund#comments People Driver Management News Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:22:00 +0000 223221 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Robert Burton, an owner-operator in the V3 fleet, shown with his&nbsp;Expediter of the Year award, recently&nbsp;donated the $500 that accompanied the inaugural award to the St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.</p> Daimler showcases Detroit Connect advancements http://fleetowner.com/telematics/daimler-showcases-detroit-connect-advancements <div class="field-deck"> Company also says orders for new Freightliner Cascadia ramping up </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>YOUNTVILLE, CA. Daimler Trucks North America offered a glimpse into upcoming advancements of its Detroit Connect system, including over-the-air reports.</p> <p>DTNA said July 27 that fleets with the new <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Freightliner"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span></span> Cascadia with a Detroit engine be able to access Detroit Diesel Engine Control (DDEC) on demand later this summer.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/daimler-showcases-detroit-connect-advancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/daimler-showcases-detroit-connect-advancements#comments Telematics Trucks Fuel News Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:37:00 +0000 223211 at http://fleetowner.com <p>DTNA&nbsp;officials detail&nbsp;features of the new Freightliner Cascadia and Detroit Connect system. <em>(Photo: Kevin Jones/Fleet Owner)</em></p> RJ & Sons selects Spireon’s FleetLocate to manage international fleet operations http://fleetowner.com/telematics/rj-sons-selects-spireon-s-fleetlocate-manage-international-fleet-operations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Spireon Inc. announced that <a href="http://www.rjandsonslogistics.com/fleet-locate" target="_blank">RJ &amp; Sons</a> has adopted the company&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.spireon.com/trailer-management/" target="_blank">FleetLocate fleet and asset management solution</a> across its entire fleet of specialized trailers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/rj-sons-selects-spireon-s-fleetlocate-manage-international-fleet-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/rj-sons-selects-spireon-s-fleetlocate-manage-international-fleet-operations#comments Telematics News Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:46:00 +0000 223201 at http://fleetowner.com XL Hybrids: New customers installing XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-new-customers-installing-xl3-hybrid-electric-drive-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>XL Hybrids, Inc. announced fleets across a variety of industries are purchasing the <a href="http://www.xlhybrids.com/" target="_blank">XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System</a>, which the company says helps fleets lower operating costs and meet sustainability goals. Fleets benefit from a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and an up to 25% increase in miles per gallon, according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-new-customers-installing-xl3-hybrid-electric-drive-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-new-customers-installing-xl3-hybrid-electric-drive-systems#comments Powertrain News Running Green Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:39:00 +0000 223191 at http://fleetowner.com CoPilot Truck joins the Geotab Marketplace http://fleetowner.com/telematics/copilot-truck-joins-geotab-marketplace <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Geotab announced the availability of <a href="http://www.alk.com/" target="_blank">ALK&rsquo;s CoPilot Truck navigation</a> on the <a href="http://www.geotab.com/" target="_blank">Geotab Marketplace</a>. This integrated solution, available through qualified Geotab solutions partners, provides navigation, allowing drivers and fleet managers to streamline operations and maximize productivity, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/copilot-truck-joins-geotab-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/copilot-truck-joins-geotab-marketplace#comments Operations Telematics News Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:33:00 +0000 223181 at http://fleetowner.com Q&A: Tips for taking care of tires http://fleetowner.com/tires/qa-tips-taking-care-tires <div class="field-deck"> Maintaining proper inflation and regular visual checks for damage are just two simple ways to prolong truck and trailer tire life. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s a well-worn clich&eacute; in the trucking business and yet it still holds true in the main: tires really are &ldquo;where the rubber meets the road&rdquo; in terms of productivity, uptime, and efficiency in the freight world. Tires are also one of the trucking industry&rsquo;s major expenses, representing about 2% of overall costs.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/tires/qa-tips-taking-care-tires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/tires/qa-tips-taking-care-tires#comments Tires News Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:50:00 +0000 223171 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Tires are one of the trucking industry&rsquo;s major expenses, representing about 2% of overall costs, and the impact of good tire management is felt far beyond simply buying, retreading and disposing of them.&nbsp;</p> Safety group calls fatigue an epidemic in U.S. workplaces http://fleetowner.com/research/safety-group-calls-fatigue-epidemic-us-workplaces <div class="field-deck"> According to a National Safety Council survey, 43% American workers admit they may be too tired to function safely at work. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>According to a new <a href="http://www.nsc.org/" target="_blank">National Safety Council</a> (NSC) survey, 43% of the American workers polled said they do not get enough sleep to mitigate &ldquo;critical risks&rdquo; that can jeopardize safety at work and on the roads, including the ability to think clearly, make informed decisions and be productive.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/research/safety-group-calls-fatigue-epidemic-us-workplaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/research/safety-group-calls-fatigue-epidemic-us-workplaces#comments Operations Research News Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:41:00 +0000 223161 at http://fleetowner.com A century of Ford pickup trucks http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/century-ford-pickup-trucks <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. today marks the introduction of its first purpose-built truck, the 1917 Ford Model TT, celebrating a hundred years of pickups that would change "the very nature of work itself." Here's an album the OEM provided running through the decades and the evolution of those trucks.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/century-ford-pickup-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/century-ford-pickup-trucks#comments Trucks HD Pickup & Van News Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:34:00 +0000 223151 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A 1917 Ford Model TT pickup. (Ford Motor Co. photo)</p> CVSA sets dates for Safe Driver enforcement blitz http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/cvsa-sets-dates-safe-driver-enforcement-blitz <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Law enforcement agencies throughout North America will engage in heightened traffic safety enforcement and educational outreach as part of the <a href="http://cvsa.org/program/programs/operation-safe-driver/" target="_blank">Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&rsquo;s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week</a> Oct. 15-21, 2017. Throughout the week, enforcement personnel will identify and issue warnings and/or citations to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers and passenger-vehicle drivers exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors on our roadways.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/cvsa-sets-dates-safe-driver-enforcement-blitz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/collision-prevention/cvsa-sets-dates-safe-driver-enforcement-blitz#comments Collision Prevention News Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:03:00 +0000 223131 at http://fleetowner.com ACT: Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales declined in June http://fleetowner.com/trucks/act-used-class-8-truck-same-dealer-sales-declined-june <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Class 8 same dealer used truck sales volumes slipped slightly in June, falling 3% month-over-month, according to the latest release of the <a href="http://www.actresearch.net/" target="_blank">State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks</a>, published by ACT Research.</p> <p>&ldquo;Channel analysis shows that both the auction and retail market segments saw declines, while the wholesale market improved,&rdquo; said Steve Tam, vice president at ACT Research. &ldquo;The decline was not totally unexpected, given the stronger than anticipated sales in May.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trucks/act-used-class-8-truck-same-dealer-sales-declined-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trucks/act-used-class-8-truck-same-dealer-sales-declined-june#comments Trucks News Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:12:00 +0000 223121 at http://fleetowner.com Duke Energy project tackles truck idling http://fleetowner.com/fuel/duke-energy-project-tackles-truck-idling <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A total of 36 electric power outlets will help trucks at the Merchants Distributors, LLC (MDI) distribution center in Hickory cut costs and lower air emissions as part of a <a href="https://www.duke-energy.com/home" target="_blank">Duke Energy $320,000 electrification project</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/duke-energy-project-tackles-truck-idling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/duke-energy-project-tackles-truck-idling#comments Fuel Emissions News Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:04:00 +0000 223111 at http://fleetowner.com As part of Duke Energy's electrification project, trucks at the Merchants Distributors, LLC distribution center in Hickory, NC will be able to plug their refrigeration units into three dozen power outlets installed by Shorepower Technologies. Hot pursuit in an F-150 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hot-pursuit-f-150 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The new 2018 model F-150 Police Responder is the first &ldquo;pursuit-rated&rdquo; police pickup truck built by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co. It features a police-calibrated brake system, all-terrain tires, and 18-inch alloy wheel rims, with the OEM noting the truck is performance-rated for speeds up to 100 mph. (<em>Photos: Ford</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/hot-pursuit-f-150#comments Equipment News Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:21:00 +0000 223101 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo: Ford Motor Co.</p> How mobile technology is making waves in trucking http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-mobile-technology-making-waves-trucking <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>In many ways it is still hard to fully grasp just how much change is occurring in the trucking business due to the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/uber-trucks-mobile-freight-revolution">ubiquity of mobile devices</a>: smart phones, tablet computers, you name it.</p> <p>Indeed, the rapid proliferation of different mobile applications or &ldquo;apps&rdquo; in the trucking space is changing everything from how fuel is purchased and routes are navigated to invoicing for freight shipments.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-mobile-technology-making-waves-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/how-mobile-technology-making-waves-trucking#comments Telematics Economics Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:26:00 +0000 223091 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo: Arctechnia</p> NTSB: Speeding a major killer on U.S. roadways http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-speeding-major-killer-us-roadways <div class="field-deck"> New study by the agency finds speeding leads to almost as many highway fatalities as drunk driving. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__link.email.dynect.net_link.php-3FDynEngagement-3Dtrue-26H-3D-252Bdu7sJaY23OO-252BqQ6mC2QqglzHYl8onDna9bYv0z8S-252B2c1yLWI1mxfooZDCY4-252FdAJGt1v9P6J-252Fn9Zqs9Rp6UYS0366Oirar0W1VerH4OJjFMw1CxPhOO54cMICskOpLp8-26G-3D0-26R-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Fwww.ntsb.gov-252FPages-252Fdefault.aspx-26I-3D20170725231722.000000572b3e-2540mail6-2D59-2Dussnn1-26X-3DMHwxMDQ2NzU4OjU5NzdkMTdkM2RkNWY5MGY1ZjRmNjlmYzs-253D-26S-3DE-2D7AN51XEFW00N59YS3aiSXeUQFYLV9jP62dKt6ZsLs&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=OHaKSnTdA6RcjhH2OmIJ3thV4v7P5SrK</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-speeding-major-killer-us-roadways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/ntsb-speeding-major-killer-us-roadways#comments News Safety Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:12:00 +0000 223081 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The agency said its main recommendation to the states&mdash;to remove barriers to the use of automated speed enforcement&mdash;is based on finding that it is an &ldquo;effective but underused&rdquo; countermeasure. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Senate's transport appropriations bill includes $550 million for TIGER program http://fleetowner.com/regulations/senates-transport-appropriations-bill-includes-550-million-tiger-program <div class="field-deck"> Committee schedules Thursday hearing on fiscal 2018 legislation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A Senate subcommittee advanced a fiscal 2018 transportation appropriations bill that includes funding for the popular <a href="https://www.transportation.gov/tiger" target="_blank">TIGER</a> grant program, a departure from the House legislation and President Trump&rsquo;s budget request.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/senates-transport-appropriations-bill-includes-550-million-tiger-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/senates-transport-appropriations-bill-includes-550-million-tiger-program#comments News Regulations Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 223071 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A Senate subcommittee included $550 million for the TIGER program. The companion bill in the House does not included any grant funding for TIGER.&nbsp;<em>(File photo)</em></p> Gorilla Safety offers ELD in Spanish http://fleetowner.com/technology/gorilla-safety-offers-eld-spanish <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fleet management systems provide Gorilla Safety announced that its Electronic Logging Device (ELD) product is now available in Spanish.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/gorilla-safety-offers-eld-spanish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/gorilla-safety-offers-eld-spanish#comments News Technology Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:07:00 +0000 223061 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Gorilla Safety&#39;s ELD product is available as a standalone option or as part of a fleet management solutions suite.</p> Roady’s Truck Stops rolls out Mitchell 1 TruckSeries http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/roady-s-truck-stops-rolls-out-mitchell-1-truckseries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://mitchell1.com/" target="_blank">Mitchell 1</a> has announced <a href="http://roadys.com/" target="_blank">Roady&rsquo;s Truck Stops</a> will provide TruckSeries, an all-makes truck repair information software suite, to all Roady&rsquo;s member repair shops and service stations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/roady-s-truck-stops-rolls-out-mitchell-1-truckseries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/roady-s-truck-stops-rolls-out-mitchell-1-truckseries#comments Maintenance News Technology Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:38:00 +0000 223041 at http://fleetowner.com Chevin to drive fleet management in Wake County http://fleetowner.com/technology/chevin-drive-fleet-management-wake-county <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Chevin Fleet Solutions announced Wake County has implemented its <a href="http://www.chevinfleet.com/" target="_blank">FleetWave solution</a> to manage a fleet of 1,300 assets, including about 200 pieces of equipment used by municipal departments.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/chevin-drive-fleet-management-wake-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/chevin-drive-fleet-management-wake-county#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:32:00 +0000 223031 at http://fleetowner.com Love’s Travel Stops opens store in Mississippi http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-store-mississippi <div class="field-deck"> Love’s adds nearly 70 truck-parking spaces to U.S. Highway 49. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Additional parking spaces, showers and other services are now available to customers in a new area of Mississippi. <a href="https://www.loves.com/" target="_blank">Love&rsquo;s Travel Stops</a> opened a new location in Magee, MS. The store is located at U.S. Highway 49 and Goodwater Road.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-store-mississippi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-store-mississippi#comments Driver Management News Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:26:00 +0000 223021 at http://fleetowner.com GCR Tires & Service names new COO http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gcr-tires-service-names-new-coo <div class="field-deck"> Steve Hoeft to lead operations for more than 200 store locations in North America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.gcrtires.com/index" target="_blank">GCR Tires &amp; Service</a> (GCR), a business of Bridgestone Americas Inc. providing commercial tires and service, announced Steve Hoeft will join the organization as chief operating officer. Hoeft will be based in Nashville, TN, and will lead the operations function of GCR, driving standardization, process improvement and systems leadership across more than 200 GCR store locations in North America.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gcr-tires-service-names-new-coo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/gcr-tires-service-names-new-coo#comments Equipment News Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:20:00 +0000 223011 at http://fleetowner.com Speed limiter rule at a standstill – for now http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiter-rule-standstill-now <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The proposal requiring the installation of speed limiters on heavy trucks has come to a standstill &ndash; at least for now, according to an <a href="https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/eAgendaMain?operation=OPERATION_GET_AGENCY_RULE_LIST&amp;currentPub=true&amp;agencyCode=&amp;showStage=active&amp;agencyCd=2100&amp;Image58.x=34&amp;Image58.y=21&amp;Image58=Submit" target="_blank">updated agency rule list</a> released by the Office of Management and Budget.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiter-rule-standstill-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/speed-limiter-rule-standstill-now#comments News Regulations Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:35:00 +0000 223001 at http://fleetowner.com Will a last-ditch move to delay the ELD mandate succeed? http://fleetowner.com/blog/will-last-ditch-move-delay-eld-mandate-succeed <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The recent legislative effort to delay the impending electronic logging device (ELD) mandate this December may actually be on firmer ground than many might expect for a simple reason: the agency in charge of overseeing the mandate, namely the <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA), may not be ready to enforce it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/will-last-ditch-move-delay-eld-mandate-succeed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/will-last-ditch-move-delay-eld-mandate-succeed#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:25:00 +0000 222991 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo: PeopleNet</p> Somewhere between traditional and Uber, new takes on urban transport http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/somewhere-between-traditional-and-uber-new-takes-urban-transport <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Uber-style ride-sharing has improved on the old taxi experience even as cities across the country are feverishly brainstorming ideas for public transit and alternative transportation. Some are betting it's still not enough, and there could be a sweet spot for other improvements similar to what happened with ride-sharing.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/somewhere-between-traditional-and-uber-new-takes-urban-transport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/hd-pickup-van/somewhere-between-traditional-and-uber-new-takes-urban-transport#comments HD Pickup & Van News Technology Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:37:00 +0000 222981 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Ford&#39;s Chariot shuttle van service, which recently launched in Seattle as a supplemental transit option targeting enterprise customers, is an example of Uber and Lyft-type conveniences and tech-friendliness being applied to familiar transit modes. (Ford Motor Co. photo)</p> 6x2 axles still deserve consideration http://fleetowner.com/fuel/6x2-axles-still-deserve-consideration <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If you haven&rsquo;t at least considered the possibility of switching to 6x2 axles, now is a good time to take a look.</p> <p>Our recently updated <a href="http://truckingefficiency.org/operational-practices/6x2_axles" target="_blank">Confidence Report</a> confirms the 2.5% fuel economy savings we first predicted in our 2014 Confidence Report on 6x2s.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/6x2-axles-still-deserve-consideration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/6x2-axles-still-deserve-consideration#comments Fuel Equipment News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:12:00 +0000 222971 at http://fleetowner.com Accuride launches ProFinish steel wheel refinishing http://fleetowner.com/equipment/accuride-launches-profinish-steel-wheel-refinishing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Accuride Corporation announced the introduction of its <a href="http://www.accuridecorp.com/">ProFinish steel wheel refinishing service</a> for the North American commercial vehicle aftermarket.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/accuride-launches-profinish-steel-wheel-refinishing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/accuride-launches-profinish-steel-wheel-refinishing#comments Equipment News Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:07:00 +0000 222961 at http://fleetowner.com Actility launches vehicle tracking solution at Cisco Live http://fleetowner.com/technology/actility-launches-vehicle-tracking-solution-cisco-live <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Actility announced the availability of a vehicle tracking solution for the U.S. market. Combining Abeeway Master Tracker hardware with <a href="http://www.thingpark.com/en" target="_blank">Actility&rsquo;s ThingPark IoT software</a> platform and Cisco Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) gateways, the solution was demonstrated at Cisco Live in Las Vegas earlier this month.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/actility-launches-vehicle-tracking-solution-cisco-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/actility-launches-vehicle-tracking-solution-cisco-live#comments News Technology Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:54:00 +0000 222951 at http://fleetowner.com