Fleet Owner http://fleetowner.com/rss.xml en Vocational truck market reviving http://fleetowner.com/equipment/vocational-truck-market-reviving <div class="field-deck"> Western Star sees vocational and prestige heavy-duty truck sales outpacing a relatively flat market in 2017. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>PHOENIX.&nbsp; As part of the Daimler Trucks North America family, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> fills two important and &ldquo;very specific&rdquo; product needs, according to Kelley Platt, the brand&rsquo;s president. First is the heavy-duty Class 8 vocational market, which accounts for approximately one-third of the overall U.S./Canadian Class 8 retail market and roughly 75% of Western Star&rsquo;s sales. The second is the premium or image-building Class 8 on-highway tractor segment which Western Star addresses with its 5700 model.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/vocational-truck-market-reviving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/vocational-truck-market-reviving#comments Equipment Fri, 28 Apr 2017 23:02:00 +0000 217161 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Kelley Platt (left) and Peter Arrigoni</p> FMCSA: Alabama carrier deemed imminent hazard to safety http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-alabama-carrier-deemed-imminent-hazard-safety <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Dept.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-alabama-carrier-deemed-imminent-hazard-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-alabama-carrier-deemed-imminent-hazard-safety#comments Fleet Management News Safety Fri, 28 Apr 2017 14:06:00 +0000 217151 at http://fleetowner.com Love’s Travel Stops opens stores in Georgia, Ohio http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-stores-georgia-ohio <div class="field-deck"> Love’s adds more than 170 truck-parking spaces </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.loves.com/" target="_blank">Love&rsquo;s Travel Stops</a> announced it opened two locations in Macon, GA, and Upper Sandusky, OH, adding more than 170 truck-parking spaces to the Love&rsquo;s network. The Macon travel stop is located at Interstate 75 and Sardis Church Road (Exit 153). The Upper Sandusky facility is located at U.S. Highway 23/30 and State Route 199.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-stores-georgia-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/love-s-travel-stops-opens-stores-georgia-ohio#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:56:00 +0000 217141 at http://fleetowner.com Modagrafics announces license deal with Spedian http://fleetowner.com/equipment/modagrafics-announces-license-deal-spedian <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.modagrafics.com/" target="_blank">Fleet services graphics provider Modagrafics</a> announced it has entered into an exclusive license deal with U.K. based Spedian to serve as the North American representative for the Spedian Vehicle Graphics System.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/modagrafics-announces-license-deal-spedian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/modagrafics-announces-license-deal-spedian#comments Equipment News Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000 217131 at http://fleetowner.com Maybe millennials are more traditional than trucking thinks http://fleetowner.com/blog/maybe-millennials-are-more-traditional-trucking-thinks <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s been an axiom in trucking of late that Millennials are <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/millennials-and-freight">very different</a> from the generations that precede them, especially in terms of their <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/trucking-needs-new-people-perspective">desire to pilot big rigs</a> for a living.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/maybe-millennials-are-more-traditional-trucking-thinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/maybe-millennials-are-more-traditional-trucking-thinks#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:15:00 +0000 217121 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Are Millennials more &quot;tradition-minded&quot; about owning homes and settling down to start families?&nbsp; And are those advantage for trucking?</p> Landstar downplays likelihood of capacity crunch over ELDs http://fleetowner.com/regulations/landstar-downplays-likelihood-capacity-crunch-over-elds <div class="field-deck"> Drivers holding out hope, but most just waiting until the last minute, company says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.landstar.com">Landstar System</a> said it does not anticipate a significant capacity crunch when the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/electronic-logging-devices">electronic logging devices (ELD) mandate</a> takes effect this December, even though 24% of the truck drivers it uses have not yet installed the devices.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/landstar-downplays-likelihood-capacity-crunch-over-elds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/landstar-downplays-likelihood-capacity-crunch-over-elds#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:01:00 +0000 217111 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Yet the motor carrier noted there&#39;s been a &ldquo;surprisingly positive sentiment&rdquo; from many of its BCOs about ELDs since the carrier instituted a training program back in 2013. (<em>Photo: Landstar</em>)</p> OTTO founder steps aside as head of Uber’s self-driving group http://fleetowner.com/technology/otto-founder-steps-aside-head-uber-s-self-driving-group <div class="field-deck"> Ex-employer Google has accused Levandowski of stealing confidential information. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The founder of <a href="https://www.ottomotors.com/">OTTO</a>, the company behind the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/self-driving-otto-truck-hauls-beer-itself#slide-0-field_images-204081">autonomous beer delivery</a> in Colorado last year, has stepped aside as head of Uber&rsquo;s self-driving group while a lawsuit moves forward.</p> <p>Uber confirmed to media outlets that Anthony Levandowski is taking another position within the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/otto-founder-steps-aside-head-uber-s-self-driving-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/otto-founder-steps-aside-head-uber-s-self-driving-group#comments News Technology Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:42:00 +0000 217101 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Anthony Levandowski (<em>at right, with Sean Waters, director of compliance and regulatory affairs for Daimler Trucks North America</em>) during a panel presentation at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual convention last year. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Western Star XD OFFROAD: Working in the dirt http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-xd-offroad-working-dirt <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>PHOENIX. With trucking editors on their way here for a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> 50th Anniversary event, XD and vocational sales manager John Tomlinson decided to look around for a venue more suitable than a parking lot for showing off the XD OFFROAD trucks he’d brought along. He found one.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-xd-offroad-working-dirt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-xd-offroad-working-dirt#comments Equipment News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:20:00 +0000 217091 at http://fleetowner.com Western Star's 50th Anniversary Photo Album http://fleetowner.com/news/western-stars-50th-anniversary-photo-album <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>PHOENIX.&nbsp; Founded in Kelowna, British Columbia in 1967 as a custom truck builder for truly heavy duty logging and mining applications, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> celebrated it&#39;s 50th anniversary with a ride-and-drive event here in the desert to show off its entire modern lineup of on-highway tractors and vocational trucks, as well as two special trucks -- one an original 1968 Western Star that was in everyday service until 2015 and the other the newest &quot;Spirit of the American Trucker&quot; tour truck.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/western-stars-50th-anniversary-photo-album" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/western-stars-50th-anniversary-photo-album#comments Equipment News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:13:00 +0000 217081 at http://fleetowner.com <p>1968 Western Star conventional heavy-duty tractor.</p> OOIDA picks up latest Western Star for 'Spirit' tour http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-picks-latest-western-star-spirit-tour <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association has once again received a new <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> 5700XE to power its “Spirit of the American Trucker” tour trailer. The truck was presented to OOIDA at Western Star’s 50th Anniversary event in Phoenix on Thursday. </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-picks-latest-western-star-spirit-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/ooida-picks-latest-western-star-spirit-tour#comments Equipment News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:05:00 +0000 217071 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Kelley Platt, president of Western Star Trucks, presents the keys to a new Western Star 5700XE to OOIDA&#39;s Jon Osborn and his canine companion Sassy. OOIDA and Western Star&nbsp;share &ldquo;a common mission&rdquo; of serving owner-operators and small business truckers, she said.</p> Western Star's XD-25: 'yellow iron' strong, versatile http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-stars-xd-25-yellow-iron-strong-versatile <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>PHOENIX. Targeting “the traditional yellow-iron customer,” <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> Truck Sales Inc. has added a new option to its XD OFFROAD line. Based on the iconic Western Star 4900 platform, but with “considerably more material” to support off-road applications, the Western Star XD-25 is designed to be tough and versatile.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-stars-xd-25-yellow-iron-strong-versatile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-stars-xd-25-yellow-iron-strong-versatile#comments Equipment News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 21:28:00 +0000 217061 at http://fleetowner.com <p>We put the Western Star XD-25&nbsp;through its paces at an off-road course outside of Phoenix. This truck, with a 223-in. wheelbase, is powered by a 14-liter, 500HP&nbsp;DDC&nbsp;60, rated at 1550 lb./ft. of torque @ 1350 RPM. The transmission is an Allison 4500 RDS automatic&nbsp;with PTO provision. It also features an FR2P-32&nbsp;70,000 lb. planetary wide track tandem rear axle. For more photos from the Western Star 50th Anniversary event in Phoenix, see the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/western-star-xd-offroad-working-dirt" target="_blank">XD OFFROAD gallery</a>.</p> Kevin Jones, Fleet Owner Accuride agrees to acquire KIC http://fleetowner.com/equipment/accuride-agrees-acquire-kic <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Accuride Corp. said it has reached an agreement to acquire KIC LLC, a supplier of wheel end components based in Vancouver, WA.</p> <p>Accuride, headquartered in Evansville, IN., manufactures wheels and wheel-end components under several brands including Accuride and Gunite.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/accuride-agrees-acquire-kic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/accuride-agrees-acquire-kic#comments Equipment News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:14:00 +0000 217051 at http://fleetowner.com The benefits of freight visibility http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/benefits-freight-visibility <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trucking companies work hard to onboard drivers that meet their experience levels and other required criteria. Likewise, drivers look for companies that offer them certain opportunities. Drivers get into trucking for the freedom of the open road and the ability to control their financial destinies by driving as few or as many miles as they would like. Some of these freedoms have been limited via federal regulations such as HOS (Hours of Service). Other times, demands placed on the driver by shippers, 3PL&rsquo;s, etc. limit the drivers&rsquo; control.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/benefits-freight-visibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/benefits-freight-visibility#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:01:00 +0000 217041 at http://fleetowner.com Make sure wheels are aligned from beginning http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/make-sure-wheels-are-aligned-beginning <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Wheel alignment is critical to tire life. Proper alignment decreases irregular tire wear and improves tire mileage by decreasing rolling resistance.</p> <p>According to the Truck-frame &amp; Axle Repair Association website, toe error can shorten tread life by 25% and correct vehicle alignment will improve fuel mileage by one-half to one mile per gallon. Pretty impressive statistics.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/make-sure-wheels-are-aligned-beginning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/make-sure-wheels-are-aligned-beginning#comments Maintenance Equipment News Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:30:00 +0000 217031 at http://fleetowner.com Trucking and the environment http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trucking-and-environment <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The three Rs &mdash; recycle, reuse, reduce &mdash; are the rallying cry of conservationists. It seems fitting on the heels of Earth Day (April 22) and during Environmental Awareness Month (April) to focus on some of the things the trucking industry is doing to help the environment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trucking-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/trucking-and-environment#comments Fuel News Running Green Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:06:00 +0000 217021 at http://fleetowner.com Report: Autonomous technology can cut commercial fleet costs http://fleetowner.com/technology/report-autonomous-technology-can-cut-commercial-fleet-costs <div class="field-deck"> Navigant Research says driver assistance systems can help in the short turn, with bigger cost savings from fully automated commercial vehicles starting in the next decade. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.navigantresearch.com/research/automated-driving-for-commercial-vehicles">new report</a> from <a href="http://www.navigantresearch.com">Navigant Research</a> predicts that both semi- and fully-autonomous driving systems can lead to significant reductions in fuel consumption and operating costs for commercial fleets.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/report-autonomous-technology-can-cut-commercial-fleet-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/report-autonomous-technology-can-cut-commercial-fleet-costs#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 27 Apr 2017 12:07:00 +0000 217011 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Navigant says driver assistance systems will deployed in the short term, which will pave the way for adoption of fully automated vehicles over the longer term. (<em>Photo: Freightliner Trucks</em>)</p> Q&A: Weather-based telematics and trucking http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-weather-based-telematics-and-trucking <div class="field-deck"> Getting advance warning about heavy rain, high winds, and other severe weather not only keeps freight on time and drivers safe, but can prove vital in crash reconstruction efforts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Any fleet knows that bad weather can torpedo delivery times while putting cargo, equipment, and the lives of truck drivers at risk. That&rsquo;s why there&rsquo;s been a push in recent years to plug real-time weather information into trucking telematics so routes can be adjusted in case heavy rain, blizzards, and other inclement conditions make certain roadways too dangerous to traverse.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-weather-based-telematics-and-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-weather-based-telematics-and-trucking#comments News Safety Technology Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:11:00 +0000 217001 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The ability to overlay real-time and forecasted weather data with road surface conditions holds the potential to significantly improve fleet operations, routing efficiency, and driver safety, says Mark Hoekzema. (<em>Photo by Tom Saunders/VDOT</em>)</p> Request for hair testing in drug screening draws mixed reactions http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-hair-testing-drug-screening-draws-mixed-reactions <div class="field-deck"> Lack of federal guidelines may complicate FMCSA decision. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A number of trucking industry groups and motor carriers expressed support for using hair samples instead of urine when testing for drugs during pre-employment screenings of truck drivers. But in comments filed with <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) made public this week, other groups and individuals questioned the reliability and fairness of testing hair.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-hair-testing-drug-screening-draws-mixed-reactions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-hair-testing-drug-screening-draws-mixed-reactions#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:35:00 +0000 216991 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Psychemedics, a company that conducts drug testing, cited a 38% decrease in accidents in Brazil since that nation mandated hair testing for all commercial drivers in its comments.</p> Telogis Spotlight app offers mobile workforce managers easy access to key metrics http://fleetowner.com/technology/telogis-spotlight-app-offers-mobile-workforce-managers-easy-access-key-metrics <div class="field-deck"> Real-time alerts on driver behavior, vehicle health and efficiency of daily routes can be accessed on one simple dashboard, company says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Fleet managers, supervisors and company executives can now get quick visibility into key metrics and information about their mobile workforce from anywhere using the new Telogis Spotlight mobile app from Telogis, A Verizon Company. Starting in May, Telogis Spotlight will be available as a free, complementary companion app to the Telogis Fleet solution.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/telogis-spotlight-app-offers-mobile-workforce-managers-easy-access-key-metrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/telogis-spotlight-app-offers-mobile-workforce-managers-easy-access-key-metrics#comments News Technology Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:51:00 +0000 216981 at http://fleetowner.com The Telogis Spotlight app will be available in May as a free add-on for Telogis Fleet customers designed to give quick access to key performance metrics. Verizon Telematics delivers 'one-stop shop' to prepare for ELD deadline http://fleetowner.com/technology/verizon-telematics-delivers-one-stop-shop-prepare-eld-deadline <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Verizon Telematics announced availability of bundled products to address the needs of fleets requiring an electronic logging device solution. The Verizon Telematics ELD-ready bundles are designed to conform to certain technical specifications and serve as a "one-stop shop" for customers who need to meet the ELD mandate requirements before the deadline.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/verizon-telematics-delivers-one-stop-shop-prepare-eld-deadline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/verizon-telematics-delivers-one-stop-shop-prepare-eld-deadline#comments News Technology Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:33:00 +0000 216971 at http://fleetowner.com PrePass unveils InfoRM safety data reporting tool http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-unveils-inform-safety-data-reporting-tool <div class="field-deck"> The tool compiles Inspection Selection System (ISS) scores from the most current data sets to create an accurate motor carrier “safety snapshot.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.helpinc.us/">HELP Inc.</a>, the provider of PrePass, is launching what it calls &ldquo;an advanced new business intelligence tool&rdquo; designed to enhance the way motor carriers look at and use their safety data.</p> <p>InfoRM, short for &ldquo;Information &amp; Reports Manager,&rdquo; provides motor carriers with &ldquo;granular details&rdquo; about its truck inspections and safety information so they can quickly identify areas in need of improvement.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-unveils-inform-safety-data-reporting-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-unveils-inform-safety-data-reporting-tool#comments News Safety Technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:20:00 +0000 216961 at http://fleetowner.com <p>New tool provides more &ldquo;granular details&rdquo; about truck inspections and safety information so motor carriers can quickly identify areas in need of improvement. (<em>Photo: HELP Inc.</em>)</p> Webinar: How secure is your fleet's data? http://fleetowner.com/technology/webinar-how-secure-your-fleets-data <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The cyber threats trucking faces continue to pile up — and the defenses needed to repel them unfortunately don't seem to be keeping up. Hear about cyber-testing strategies that Donald Frazier, senior vice president of information technology for the household goods moving conglomerate Arpin Group, uses to ensure his company is properly protecting his data.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/webinar-how-secure-your-fleets-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/webinar-how-secure-your-fleets-data#comments News Technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:54:00 +0000 216951 at http://fleetowner.com Continental certifies VDO Roadlog ELDs http://fleetowner.com/technology/continental-certifies-vdo-roadlog-elds <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Continental has announced that its VDO RoadLog ELD and VDO RoadLog ELD Plus meet compliance requirements for the FMCSA mandate that becomes effective Dec. 18. VDO RoadLog has been self-certified by Continental and is listed on the FMCSA list of registered ELDs.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/continental-certifies-vdo-roadlog-elds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/continental-certifies-vdo-roadlog-elds#comments News Regulations Technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:36:00 +0000 216941 at http://fleetowner.com Roadmaster RM180+(EM) available for heavier steer axles http://fleetowner.com/equipment/roadmaster-rm180em-available-heavier-steer-axles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has added a new load range to its Roadmaster RM180+(EM) SmartWay verified steer tire line to accommodate increasingly heavier steer axles. The RM180+(EM) is now available in load range H for tire sizes 11R22.5 and 11R24.5.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/roadmaster-rm180em-available-heavier-steer-axles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/roadmaster-rm180em-available-heavier-steer-axles#comments Equipment News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:09:00 +0000 216931 at http://fleetowner.com Even the risk managers aren’t sure just how disruptive new technologies will be http://fleetowner.com/blog/even-risk-managers-aren-t-sure-just-how-disruptive-new-technologies-will-be <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s one thing for trucking executives to find it hard to get their hands around the various <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/road-driverless-trucks-clogged-unanswered-questions">disruptive technologies</a> beginning to <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/tapping-disruption-defend-trucking">affect their businesses</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/even-risk-managers-aren-t-sure-just-how-disruptive-new-technologies-will-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/even-risk-managers-aren-t-sure-just-how-disruptive-new-technologies-will-be#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:05:00 +0000 216921 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A wave of change is starting to swamp trucking.</p> Business volume up in equipment leasing sector http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/business-volume-equipment-leasing-sector <div class="field-deck"> Year-to-date, cumulative new equipment leasing increased 4% compared to 2016, group says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.elfaonline.org_&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=X-7OOJFTEhssWqj5ALHe4cishJJfuZxHvr07fLMx2dw&amp;s=yJKrxGKgTfDW_Bn5a8msZmyhqkD6ZmpOYBqH_DnZteA&amp;e=">Equipment Leasing and Finance Association&rsquo;s</a> (ELFA) <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.elfaonline.org_Data_MLFI_&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=ZeLGQ5lkSPTheSUvTYQeSaQ72x8l2LXqQcQysGDOsMM&amp;m=X-7OOJFTEhssWqj5ALHe4cishJJfuZxHvr07fLMx2dw&amp;s=zYku5_NgZOnB</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/business-volume-equipment-leasing-sector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/business-volume-equipment-leasing-sector#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:01:00 +0000 216911 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;The central bank&rsquo;s recent rate hike may, in part, be responsible for the spike in equipment demand as businesses seek to lock in fixed rate financing ahead of steadily increasing interest costs,&rdquo; &mdash;ELFA President and CEO Ralph Petta. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Teletrac Navman certifies its ELD solution http://fleetowner.com/technology/teletrac-navman-certifies-its-eld-solution <div class="field-deck"> Firm says its electronic logging device (ELD) meets all the currently-published technical requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The new <a href="http://www.teletracnavman.com/our-solutions/fleet-management-software">DIRECTOR ELD</a> solution being rolled out by fleet solutions provider <a href="http://www.teletracnavman.com/">Teletrac Navman</a> now meets all the currently-published technical requirements of the <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA) and can now be found on <a href="https://3pdp.fmcsa.dot.gov/ELD/ELDList.aspx">the agency&rsquo;s list</a> of registered <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/ooida-supreme-court-eld-mandate-violates-4th-amendment</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/teletrac-navman-certifies-its-eld-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/teletrac-navman-certifies-its-eld-solution#comments News Technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:52:00 +0000 216901 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The company is promising its customers via an <a href="http://www.teletracnavman.com/eld/what-is-teletrac-navmans-eld-guarantee">ELD Guarantee Program</a> no-cost firmware and software updates in accordance to any subsequent ELD and HOS compliance changes. (<em>Photo: Teletrac Navman</em>)</p> Crowley expands use of 3Gtms to inland transportation http://fleetowner.com/technology/crowley-expands-use-3gtms-inland-transportation <div class="field-deck"> Aim is to “increase the velocity of customer supply chains” and “reduce their total landed costs.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.crowley.com/What-We-Do/Shipping-and-Logistics/Logistics-Services-Overview/Logistics-Services/?utm_source=prweb&amp;utm_medium=web&amp;utm_campaign=3gLive04262017">Crowley Logistics</a> &ndash; a division of Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company for the privately held Crowley Maritime Corp.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/crowley-expands-use-3gtms-inland-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/crowley-expands-use-3gtms-inland-transportation#comments News Technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:25:00 +0000 216891 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Crowley noted that a transportation management system (TMS) is a program typically used to manage all aspects of transportation of goods, including: planning and decision making; transportation execution; transport follow up, which typically involves following any physical or administrative actions; plus measurement and reporting. (<em>Photo: Crowley</em>)</p> The budget fight: Fiddling while truck safety burns? http://fleetowner.com/blog/budget-fight-fiddling-while-truck-safety-burns <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A looming government shutdown, a massive tax cut, a renewed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Wall: The Trump Administration and Congress have big, big plans to work through this week—but activity is not achievement. And lost in all the political posturing is a much-needed bureaucratic correction that, if not addressed, could undo hard-won truck safety gains.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/budget-fight-fiddling-while-truck-safety-burns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/budget-fight-fiddling-while-truck-safety-burns#comments News Regulations Safety Running Lights Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:12:00 +0000 216881 at http://fleetowner.com Magellan, Samsung team up on ELDs and navigation http://fleetowner.com/technology/magellan-samsung-team-elds-and-navigation <div class="field-deck"> Partnership comes ahead of December’s electronic logging mandate. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.magellangps.com/">Magellan</a> said it has teamed with <a href="http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/samsung_electronics/us_divisions/">Samsung Electronics America Inc.</a> on a new electronic logging and truck-specific navigation partnership.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/magellan-samsung-team-elds-and-navigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/magellan-samsung-team-elds-and-navigation#comments News Regulations Technology Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:25:00 +0000 216871 at http://fleetowner.com <p>As part of the deal, Magellan&#39;s software will be pre-loaded on many different commercial Samsung mobile devices. (<em>Photo courtesy of Samsung</em>)</p>