News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Economic winds clearly at trucking’s back http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/economic-winds-clearly-trucking-s-back <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Optimism about the economic road ahead remains tempered, at least for trucking. That seems obvious given that while a &ldquo;high percentage&rdquo; of motor carriers are earning adequate rates of return (thanks largely to freight volume and rate hikes), these operations &ldquo;remain prudent in their plans for capacity growth.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/economic-winds-clearly-trucking-s-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/economic-winds-clearly-trucking-s-back#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:40:00 +0000 145311 at http://fleetowner.com Restart rollback already in effect http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-already-effect <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/0dfbe3807be744a5a383d3cdec6957c9/obama-signs-11-trillion-spending-bill-law">A stroke of President Obama&rsquo;s pen yesterday</a> immediately suspended <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-go-senate-sends-bill-white-house">provisions of the 34-hour restart rule</a> that had limited truck drivers to using the restart only once a week and had required them to take two consecutive 1:00 to 5:00 am rest periods in that time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-already-effect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/restart-rollback-already-effect#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:05:00 +0000 145301 at http://fleetowner.com VDO December 17, 2014: Truck ban overturned; newspaper trying to help truck-driving couple deliver Christmas; Michigan truckers protest http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/december-17-2014-truck-ban-overturned-newspaper-trying-help-truck-driving-couple-de <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening in the transportation world 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/december-17-2014-truck-ban-overturned-newspaper-trying-help-truck-driving-couple-de" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/december-17-2014-truck-ban-overturned-newspaper-trying-help-truck-driving-couple-de#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 145271 at http://fleetowner.com TRALA president & CEO Tom James passes away http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trala-president-ceo-tom-james-passes-away <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.trala.org">Truck Renting and Leasing Assn</a>. (TRALA) announced that Tom James, its president and CEO, passed away on Monday night at his home in Arlington, VA.</p> <p>James had been with TRALA for nearly 13 years, the association said, serving as its senior vice president of government relations before taking over as president and CEO in 2009.</p> <p>Services have not been announced yet.</p> <p>TRALA is a non-profit national trade association founded in 1978 to serve as a unified and focused voice for the truck renting and leasing industry.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trala-president-ceo-tom-james-passes-away" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trala-president-ceo-tom-james-passes-away#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:07:00 +0000 145261 at http://fleetowner.com Pix: Ram display at Troublemaker Studios http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pix-ram-display-troublemaker-studios <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Trucks put on a special ride-and-drive event to highlight the capabilities of its new 2015 ProMaster City van with the help of Troublemaker Studios located just outside Austin, TX. Ram used one of the studio&#39;s back lots to show off not only the new ProMaster City but other commercial models in its portfolio as well -- along with a blast from the OEM&#39;s past in the form of a 1968 Dodge A-100 van.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pix-ram-display-troublemaker-studios#comments Equipment News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:12:00 +0000 145251 at http://fleetowner.com Rush projects strong Class 8 sales for 2015 http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-projects-strong-class-8-sales-2015 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN ANTONIO, TX. Strong sales of Class 8 trucks in 2014 &ndash; which picked up considerably in November and December &ndash; should continue into 2015, noted W. M. &ldquo;Rusty&rdquo; Rush, chairman, CEO, and president of <a href="http://www.rushenterprises.com/">Rush Enterprises</a>, though he believes that&rsquo;ll be hard to sustain into 2016.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-projects-strong-class-8-sales-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rush-projects-strong-class-8-sales-2015#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 05:01:00 +0000 145241 at http://fleetowner.com W.M. "Rusty" Rush believes Class 8 retail sales will have legs in 2015. RTC names winners of its 9th annual technician rodeo http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rtc-names-winners-its-9th-annual-technician-rodeo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>SAN ANTONIO, TX. Erick Lincoln with the Rush Truck Center (RTC) facility in Albuquerque, NM, took home top honors in the company&rsquo;s <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/pix-2014-rush-techinican-rodeo-semi-finals#slide-0-field_images-144921">2014 technician skills rodeo</a> as grand champion for the heavy-duty division as well as the event&rsquo;s all-around grand champion &ndash; taking home $16,100 in cash and prizes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rtc-names-winners-its-9th-annual-technician-rodeo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/rtc-names-winners-its-9th-annual-technician-rodeo#comments Equipment News Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:00:00 +0000 145231 at http://fleetowner.com Erick Lincoln (at right) took top honors at Rush's annual tech rodeo. The Last Mile—There HAS to Be a Better Way http://fleetowner.com/technology/last-mile-there-has-be-better-way <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>More recently, the term &ldquo;the last mile&rdquo; has referred to how telecommunications and cable companies get information to people in the last mile to their homes. &nbsp;While attending a webinar put on by Telogis this week, they identified the last mile as one of five important trends, but gave it a slightly different meaning. &nbsp;This is the new term for discussing the final stage of delivery of product to a customer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/last-mile-there-has-be-better-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/last-mile-there-has-be-better-way#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:15:00 +0000 145221 at http://fleetowner.com PeopleNet to roll out new onboard Video Intelligence system http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-roll-out-new-onboard-video-intelligence-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In he first quarter of 2015, <a href="http://www.peoplenetonline.com/">PeopleNet</a> will begin beta testing of a unique new onboard video camera system, called &ldquo;Video Intelligence.&rdquo; &nbsp;The system is designed to provide the driver with much more information about what is going on around the vehicle as well as provide the fleet with more information about the truck and the environment in which it is operating&mdash;think surveillance around the tractor and trailer, enhanced safety and better liability protection.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-roll-out-new-onboard-video-intelligence-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-roll-out-new-onboard-video-intelligence-system#comments News Safety Technology Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:01:00 +0000 145211 at http://fleetowner.com PeopleNet's "Video Intelligence" aims to enhance safety all around a tractor-trailer. [what's new in:] wheels http://fleetowner.com/equipment/whats-new-wheels-1 <div class="field-deck"> March towards the lightest wheels ever continues </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While some things about wheels for heavy-duty trucks haven&rsquo;t changed, manufacturers continue working on innovations that enhance durability and help fleets improve cost efficiency.&nbsp; &ldquo;A range of research and development efforts aimed at advancing product technology continues,&rdquo; says Craig Kessler, vice president of engineering at Accuride.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/whats-new-wheels-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/whats-new-wheels-1#comments Equipment News Silver Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:29:00 +0000 145201 at http://fleetowner.com