News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en The Cold Freeze http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cold-freeze <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><b><span style="font-size: 9pt">I am intrigued by some new technologies for refrigerated trailers.&nbsp; Everyone wants to reduce fuel.&nbsp; Much of what I have done in the past, and do today, is focused on the tractor.&nbsp; However, the fuel used in refrigerated trailers can be saved, which also reduces greenhouse gas.&nbsp; In addition to the typical reefer technology using a diesel engine, I have now seen four other alternatives.</span></b><span style="font-size: 9pt"><o:p></o:p></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cold-freeze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/cold-freeze#comments Equipment News Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:24:00 +0000 134641 at http://fleetowner.com Are you focusing on female drivers in your recruiting? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-focusing-female-drivers-your-recruiting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If you are a typical trucking company, you have one female driver for every 19 males. This is the national average (around five percent). There are some carriers who enjoy a much higher female driver pool. What are they doing differently?</p> <p>First, they have a culture that values and appreciates women. Years ago you could walk into a terminal and see more women in the mechanics&rsquo; calendars than you did in trucks. There were only men&rsquo;s restrooms and showers and the few female drivers who entered the lounge were teased mercilessly.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-focusing-female-drivers-your-recruiting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-focusing-female-drivers-your-recruiting#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:13:00 +0000 135081 at http://fleetowner.com Stylish and economical http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last week I was at the Great America Truck Show in Dallas, TX.&nbsp; I moderated a session at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference talking about how technology can influence driver behavior to achieve better fuel economy and safer operation.&nbsp; The conclusion is that technology can be transformative and significantly improve operations.&nbsp; Nussbaum Transportation outlined how they have improved fuel economy 25% in just over 3 years.&nbsp; They are now achieving an average of 8.81 miles per gallon on their latest vehicles.&nbsp; Earlier this year, at the Technology and Maintenance</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical#comments Equipment News Safety Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:56:00 +0000 134651 at http://fleetowner.com August 29, 2014: Gun battle during attempted heist; truck parking dispute; new drivers in hot demand http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers- <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is trending today in the world of trucking.</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/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers-#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Safety Technology Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:00 +0000 135161 at http://fleetowner.com Marten Transport receives its 10,000th Utility Trailer model http://fleetowner.com/equipment/marten-transport-receives-its-10000th-utility-trailer-model <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.utilitytrailer.com/">Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company</a> and <a href="http://www.badger-utility.com">Badger Utility, Inc.</a> have presented <a href="http://www.marten.com/">Marten Transport Ltd</a> with its 10,000th Utility model. The milestone trailer was a 3000R refrigerated trailer.</p> <p>Founded in Mondovi, WI, by Roger Marten, Marten Transport has been servicing North America since 1946.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/marten-transport-receives-its-10000th-utility-trailer-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/marten-transport-receives-its-10000th-utility-trailer-model#comments Equipment News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:58:00 +0000 135151 at http://fleetowner.com Maine dealer to distribute Idle Free Systems APU http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maine-dealer-distribute-idle-free-systems-apu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://idlefreesystems.com/">Idle Free Systems</a> has signed an agreement with O&rsquo;Connor Motor Company to offer its Complete Electric Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Solution and its Heat System for Work Trucks. O&rsquo;Connor has locations in Portland and Augusta, Maine, and offers Hino, Isuzu, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/western-star-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Western Star</a></span> vehicles.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maine-dealer-distribute-idle-free-systems-apu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/maine-dealer-distribute-idle-free-systems-apu#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:57:00 +0000 135141 at http://fleetowner.com eBook on controlling fleet costs through telematics now available http://fleetowner.com/technology/ebook-controlling-fleet-costs-through-telematics-now-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Verizon Networkfleet is offering an eBook detailing how telematics can help fleets improve manage of their costs. The free book, <a href="http://marketing.cygnusb2bmail.com/portal/wts/uemc%7C7ye8bmLef3dFqjbkxv6%7Cy0rsF-cm%3BPk8f-sPkSd">How to Use Telematics to Control Fleet Costs eBook</a>, is now available for download.</p> <p>According to Networkfleet, depending on goals, every company will achieve different types and amounts of cost savings with a wireless fleet management system. However, there are five primary areas where most fleets see savings. They are:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/ebook-controlling-fleet-costs-through-telematics-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/ebook-controlling-fleet-costs-through-telematics-now-available#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:56:00 +0000 135131 at http://fleetowner.com myGeoTracking adds driver, load management services http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-adds-driver-load-management-services <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The cloud-hosted mobile workforce management solutions offered through myGeoTracking have added new options to make it easier for non-asset based brokers and fleets to manage their operations in real time using any cell phone.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-adds-driver-load-management-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-adds-driver-load-management-services#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:54:00 +0000 135121 at http://fleetowner.com Swivel, disconnect features added to single, dual pole liftgate sockets http://fleetowner.com/equipment/swivel-disconnect-features-added-single-dual-pole-liftgate-sockets <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://ck-marketing-communications.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2e11ecade8218f6348ff8425b&amp;id=a1770847d4&amp;e=f98fe2a350">Phillips Industries</a> has added swivel and automatic disconnect features to its new S1 and S2 single and dual pole swivel sockets for liftgates. The sockets are designed to extend the life of the liftgate charging cable and socket by offering cable strain relief near the base of the plug and eliminating pull-away damage to the socket, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/swivel-disconnect-features-added-single-dual-pole-liftgate-sockets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/swivel-disconnect-features-added-single-dual-pole-liftgate-sockets#comments Equipment News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:51:00 +0000 135111 at http://fleetowner.com MFTA offers new engine idling control system http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mfta-offers-new-engine-idling-control-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Medium-duty truck maker <a href="http://fleetowner.com/node/add/mitfuso.com"><u>Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.</u></a> unveiled what it calls an Idle Limit System (ILS) option for controlling engine idle times that added to any of its 2012 through 2015 model-year Canter work trucks.</p> <p>The OEM said its ILS programming can be set at the time of programming to shut the engine down after three, five or ten minutes of idle duration and since the system employs existing switches and sensors, no additional hardware is required.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mfta-offers-new-engine-idling-control-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mfta-offers-new-engine-idling-control-system#comments Equipment News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:27:00 +0000 135101 at http://fleetowner.com