News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en White House reviewing higher insurance requirement http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/white-house-reviewing-higher-insurance-requirement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Dept. of Transportation (DOT) has sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a draft advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to consider an increase in the minimum insurance requirement for motor carriers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) also is considering extending financial responsibility requirements to private motor carriers as Congress authorized nearly a decade ago and to passenger carrier brokers as well as freight brokers and forwarders.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/white-house-reviewing-higher-insurance-requirement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/white-house-reviewing-higher-insurance-requirement#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:16:00 +0000 138391 at http://fleetowner.com Goodyear rolls out premium fuel-efficient drive tire for long haulers http://fleetowner.com/running-green/goodyear-rolls-out-premium-fuel-efficient-drive-tire-long-haulers <div class="field-deck"> Tire maker says Fuel Max LHD G505D’s rolling resistance is "industry-leading for drive tires" </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.goodyear.com/">The Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Co.</a> this morning announced what it claims is the &ldquo;most fuel-efficient long haul drive tire in North America,&rdquo; the Fuel Max LHD G505D.</p> <p>Brian Buckham, general manager-- product marketing for <a href="http://www.goodyeartrucktires.com/">Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems</a>, said the tire maker can make that claim &ldquo;because the Fuel Max LHD G505D&rsquo;s rolling resistance is industry-leading for drive tires.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/goodyear-rolls-out-premium-fuel-efficient-drive-tire-long-haulers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/goodyear-rolls-out-premium-fuel-efficient-drive-tire-long-haulers#comments Equipment News Running Green Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:21:00 +0000 138381 at http://fleetowner.com <p><em><strong>Goodyear&#39;s new Fuel Max LHD G505D long-haul drive tire</strong></em></p> Shrinking engines while expanding performance http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shrinking-engines-while-expanding-performance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mirroring a trend occurring in <a href="../../equipment/study-class-8-engines-shrink-size">the Class 8 heavy truck segment</a>, smaller displacement engines are being developed for the light truck market as OEMs try to boost fuel economy without sacrificing performance.</p> <p>The most recent example is <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ford-0?intlink=incontent " title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Ford</a></span> Motor Co.&rsquo;s new gasoline-fired 2.7 liter V6 EcoBoost engine shown off at the OEM&rsquo;s recent <a href="../../equipment/aluminum-key-fuel-savings-ford-f-150">roundup event in Texas </a>to highlight its new 2015 model F-150 pickups.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shrinking-engines-while-expanding-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/shrinking-engines-while-expanding-performance#comments Equipment Fuel News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:15:00 +0000 138371 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Ford&#39;s Ed Waszczenko provides an overview off the OEM&#39;s new gasoline-powered 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 engine.</p> Volvo puts proprietary LNG engine “on hold” http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-puts-proprietary-lng-engine-hold <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.volvotrucks.us.com/">Volvo Trucks</a> announced today that it is changing its alternative fuels plan for North America. The company, which has been developing its own compression ignition liquefied <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (LNG) engine for North America, said it is now putting &ldquo;on hold plans to launch&rdquo; the powerplant.</p> <p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> said it will continue to offer spark-ignited natural gas engines in its VNM and VNL models. In addition, field testing of a dimethyl ether (DME) engine is ongoing and this decision does not affect those plans, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-puts-proprietary-lng-engine-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/volvo-puts-proprietary-lng-engine-hold#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:06:00 +0000 138361 at http://fleetowner.com October 1, 2014: Slow down on autonomous trucks; electric truck maker set to sell vehicle; Knight Transportation makes a purchase http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-1-2014-slow-down-autonomous-trucks-electric-truck-maker-set-sell-vehicle-kn <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation today:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-1-2014-slow-down-autonomous-trucks-electric-truck-maker-set-sell-vehicle-kn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/october-1-2014-slow-down-autonomous-trucks-electric-truck-maker-set-sell-vehicle-kn#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 138331 at http://fleetowner.com Arsenault Associates changes company name to Dossier Systems http://fleetowner.com/technology/arsenault-associates-changes-company-name-dossier-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Effective today, Arsenault Associates has officially changed its name to Dossier Systems. Along with the name change, the company has launched a new, responsive website at <a href="http://www.dossiersystemsinc.com">www.dossiersystemsinc.com</a> filled with user-friendly navigation and interactive tools and information on Dossier software.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/arsenault-associates-changes-company-name-dossier-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/arsenault-associates-changes-company-name-dossier-systems#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:56:00 +0000 138321 at http://fleetowner.com Ohio Volvo dealership expands, adds natural gas service capabilities http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ohio-volvo-dealership-expands-adds-natural-gas-service-capabilities <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Young Truck Sales, a <a href="http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/na/en-us/dealers/dealer_locator/Pages/dealer_locator1.aspx">Volvo Trucks dealership</a> based in Canton, OH, has completed a $4 million expansion, including the opening of a building dedicated to service <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> vehicles.</p> <p>The expanded full-service dealership, located off Interstate 77, now includes 30 service bays and $800,000 in parts inventory.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ohio-volvo-dealership-expands-adds-natural-gas-service-capabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ohio-volvo-dealership-expands-adds-natural-gas-service-capabilities#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:54:00 +0000 138311 at http://fleetowner.com Firm beefs up armored Sprinter http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firm-beefs-armored-sprinter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://inkasarmored.com/">Inkas Armored Vehicle Manufacturing</a> has beefed up a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter for use as an armored vehicle in the transportation of monetary goods and other valuables.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firm-beefs-armored-sprinter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firm-beefs-armored-sprinter#comments Equipment News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:52:00 +0000 138301 at http://fleetowner.com Con-way Freight boosting driver pay http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-boosting-driver-pay <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.con-way.com/">Con-way Freight</a> will be increasing its compensation packages for drivers, effective Jan. 4, 2015, it said. The changes provide for increases in current pay rates while reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach top pay scale.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-boosting-driver-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/con-way-freight-boosting-driver-pay#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:50:00 +0000 138291 at http://fleetowner.com Carrier Transicold using solar panels to charge refrigeration unit batteries http://fleetowner.com/equipment/carrier-transicold-using-solar-panels-charge-refrigeration-unit-batteries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.transicold.carrier.com/">Carrier Transicold</a> has released a new accessory product that harnesses the sun&rsquo;s power to charge transport refrigeration unit (TRU) batteries. <a href="http://www.carrier.com/tru-solar">Thin-film flexible solar panels</a> are installed on the roofs of trailers, truck bodies and refrigerated rail cars to provide battery power to Carrier Transicold or other systems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/carrier-transicold-using-solar-panels-charge-refrigeration-unit-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/carrier-transicold-using-solar-panels-charge-refrigeration-unit-batteries#comments Equipment News Running Green Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:47:00 +0000 138281 at http://fleetowner.com <p>New Thin-Film Flexible Solar Panels from Carrier Transicold are available in a standard configuration for trailer rooftops (shown) and a narrower rail-optimized version.</p>