News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en XRS unveils new routing functionality for fleet optimization system http://fleetowner.com/technology/xrs-unveils-new-routing-functionality-fleet-optimization-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cincinnati. XRS introduced a new addition to its mobile fleet optimization solution here at the <a href="http://www.nptc.org/">National Private Truck Council</a> 2014 Annual Education Management Council and Exhibition this week. Called &ldquo;TRP,&rdquo; the new service is designed to help fleets manage the productivity and efficiency of their equipment and drivers within a single, comprehensive application, monitoring trips and routes with &ldquo;planned vs. actual&rdquo; reporting and real-time insight.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/xrs-unveils-new-routing-functionality-fleet-optimization-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/xrs-unveils-new-routing-functionality-fleet-optimization-system#comments News Technology Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:04:00 +0000 123041 at http://fleetowner.com NPTC’s Schweitzer offers regulatory/legislative update http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cincinnati. One of the highlights of the <a href="http://www.nptc.org/">National Private Truck Council</a> (NPTC) Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition is always the regulatory and legislative update presented by NPTC general counsel, Rick Schweitzer. As 2014 moves into its second quarter, the regulatory and legislative world seems to be moving more slowly or mired down entirely on several fronts. From entry-level driver training requirements to a new carrier safety fitness standard, stalls abound. This is not necessarily all bad news for fleets.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nptc-s-schweitzer-offers-regulatorylegislative-update#comments News Regulations Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:50:00 +0000 123031 at http://fleetowner.com Explaining the need – and worries – for low viscosity oil http://fleetowner.com/equipment/explaining-need-and-worries-low-viscosity-oil <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As more engine makers aim to push the use of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/new-oil-choices-thick-or-thin"><u>low viscosity oils</u></a> for their products, mainly in a bid to comply with <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/nrc-weighs-phase-ii-ghgmpg-rules"><u>ever-tighter heavy truck fuel economy mandates</u></a>, fleets are voicing concerns about the long-term protective capability of such &ldquo;thinner&rdquo; oil &ndash; a concern lubricant makers are trying to dispel via a variety of outreach efforts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/explaining-need-and-worries-low-viscosity-oil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/explaining-need-and-worries-low-viscosity-oil#comments Equipment Fuel News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:56:00 +0000 123021 at http://fleetowner.com Advisory panel to consider CSA program changes http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A subcommittee of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration&rsquo;s <a href="http://mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee</a> will meet April 29-30 to discuss concepts for changes to the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. MCSAC&rsquo;s CSA subcommittee plans to prepare a letter for the full committee in May.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/advisory-panel-consider-csa-program-changes#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:47:00 +0000 123011 at http://fleetowner.com Bridgestone Commercial Solutions names president http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-names-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>John Boynton has been promoted to president of <a href="http://www.bridgestonetrucktires.com">Bridgestone Commercial Solutions</a> (BCS), effective immediately. Boynton was most recently vice president-sales, BCS.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-names-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/bridgestone-commercial-solutions-names-president#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 122981 at http://fleetowner.com Firm brings pneumatic landing gear to U.S. http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firm-brings-pneumatic-landing-gear-us <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ireland-based <a href="http://www.primetransportsolutions.com">Prime Transport Solutions</a> (PTS) will be offering its pneumatic landing gear, PTS50, in the U.S., following a successful launch in Europe.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are on the receiving end of requests from several best practice end-users.&nbsp; Global distributors have come forward as well as OEMs.&nbsp; Hyundai has made the product an option.&nbsp; Others have asked for exclusivity,&rdquo; said David White, PTS managing director.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firm-brings-pneumatic-landing-gear-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/firm-brings-pneumatic-landing-gear-us#comments Equipment News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0000 122971 at http://fleetowner.com Fontaine Modification redesigns website http://fleetowner.com/equipment/fontaine-modification-redesigns-website <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fontaine Modification has redesigned its website to make it more visually appealing, easier to use, and better optimized for mobile devices, it said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/fontaine-modification-redesigns-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/fontaine-modification-redesigns-website#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:29:00 +0000 122961 at http://fleetowner.com EVO Trillium opens new CNG fueling station in Wisconsin http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-new-cng-fueling-station-wisconsin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.evocng.com/">EVO CNG</a> and its joint venture partner Trillium CNG have opened a new compressed <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> (CNG) fueling station in Oak Creek, WI.</p> <p>The station&rsquo;s anchor tenant, Sheehy Mail Contractors, operates 10 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Cascadia tractors with Cummins-Westport ISX G engines, the companies said, with plans to add more this summer.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-new-cng-fueling-station-wisconsin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/evo-trillium-opens-new-cng-fueling-station-wisconsin#comments Blue Fleets Equipment Fuel News Running Green Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:28:00 +0000 122951 at http://fleetowner.com CleanFuel USA releases integrated fuel management system http://fleetowner.com/technology/cleanfuel-usa-releases-integrated-fuel-management-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://WWW.CLEANFUELUSA.COM">CleanFuel USA</a> has unveiled what it said is the first complete propane fuel network management system for electronic dispensers. <a href="http://www.cleanfuelusa.com/econnect.html">CleanFuel eCONNECT</a> allows fleet managers to economically monitor and control fuel inventories faster and easier than ever with real-time data insight, flexible report storage and remote access capabilities, the company said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/cleanfuel-usa-releases-integrated-fuel-management-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/cleanfuel-usa-releases-integrated-fuel-management-system#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:26:00 +0000 122941 at http://fleetowner.com PeopleNet: plenty to celebrate on 20th anniversary http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-plenty-celebrate-20th-anniversary <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Cincinnati. Rain is not dampening high spirits for <a href="http://www.peoplenetonline.com/">PeopleNet</a>, ,a <a href="http://www.trimble.com/">Trimble</a> company, and its customers at the <a href="http://www.nptc.org/">National Private Truck Council&rsquo;s</a> (NPTC) 2014 National Education Conference and Exhibition. The company is celebrating its 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary here today-- looking forward to new opportunities as well as back at past achievements.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-plenty-celebrate-20th-anniversary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/peoplenet-plenty-celebrate-20th-anniversary#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:05:00 +0000 122921 at http://fleetowner.com