News en The continuing impact of e-commerce on logistics, trucking, and everything else <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p><strong>Craig Menear</strong>, chairman, CEO and president of <a href="">The Home Depot</a> retail chain, recently made an interesting observation about how <a href="">e-commerce</a> is changing the purchasing process for consumer goods &ndash; and that encompasses <em>ALL</em> consumer goods, by the by, from books and knickknacks to appliances and furniture.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:27:00 +0000 224941 at <p>Thom Albrecht speaking about e-commerce trends. (<em>Photo: Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> NACFE announces drivers participating in Run on Less <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency recently announced the seven drivers participating in <a href="" target="_blank">Run on Less</a>, a fuel-economy roadshow that kicks off on Sept. 6.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fuel Infrastructure Powertrain Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:33:00 +0000 224931 at Bendix enhances automotive brake line <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MAT Holdings, Inc. announced the launch of the enhanced <a href="" target="_blank">Bendix brand</a> Stop by Bendix product line, which offers complete all-makes, all-models automotive brake product coverage.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Products News Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:29:00 +0000 224921 at Fuso to offer new truck lease, purchase program <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (FUSO) is partnering with Morgan Corporation and Daimler Truck Financial to <a href="" target="_blank">offer lease and purchase programs</a> for its 2017 Fuso FE160 Class 4 medium-duty cabover truck with a 151˝ wheelbase and 16&acute; Morgan aluminum dry van body.</p> <p>Dubbed the FUSOComplete Program, it offers customers a Fuso FE160 Series truck with 15,995-lb. GVWR and 10,490-lb. estimated body/payload, through either a 36- or 48-month lease, or a direct, no-down-payment purchase with 36- or 48-month financing terms.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Trucks News Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:23:00 +0000 224911 at Schneider: More than half of tractor fleet now has automated transmissions <div class="field-deck"> Both veteran and rookie drivers prefer the new transmissions, according to the company. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>National truckload carrier Schneider recently passed the halfway mark in its fleet-wide implementation of automated transmission trucks, replacing trucks with manual transmissions. The company said doing so has also transformed drivers it brings into its ranks, with the influx of new, easier-to-operate tractors opening the door for those considering a career in truck driving.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Trucks Driver Management News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:21:00 +0000 224901 at <p>More than half of Schneider&#39;s tractor fleet now has automated transmissions, the company said, and both new and veteran drivers prefer them. (Photo: Schneider)</p> Return of football season linked to rise in drowsy driving <div class="field-deck"> Lytx: Mondays and Tuesdays in the fall show spike in risky driving behavior </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The return of the NFL season may translate to higher risk of collisions for waste drivers on their routes, according to data from video telematics provider Lytx. The company observed a spike in drowsy driving incidents among waste drivers at the return of televised NFL games in a four-year look-back at driving behavior in the waste industry.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Telematics Driver Management News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:32:00 +0000 224881 at <p>Lytx data shows that the return of football season was linked to a rise In drowsy driving among waste drivers, who often report to work before the sun comes up. <em>(Photo: Lytx)</em></p> Partnership set to improve truck driver safety <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Securitas announced it has partnered with GreenRoad to improve driver safety among its 11,000 employees.</p> <p>According to the company, GreenRoad technology will allow Securitas to track the movements of its fleet, monitoring driver behavior, such as harsh braking, cornering, lane handling, acceleration and speeding.</p> <p>Each vehicle will be fitted with technology providing real-time data, cascaded to an online reporting and analytics platform. This will enable Securitas to track its entire fleet, while monitoring driver behavior.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Telematics Collision Prevention News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:31:00 +0000 224871 at Trucking industry, drivers prepare for solar eclipse <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>American Trucking Assns., along with millions of travelers and 3.5 million American truck drivers, will watch the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. The trucking industry is responsible for moving the nation&rsquo;s goods during the eclipse and asks for the public&rsquo;s assistance in ensuring safety on the country&rsquo;s roads and bridges.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations Government Collision Prevention Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:22:00 +0000 224861 at Why outsourcing compliance makes sense <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Occupational Safety &amp; Health Administration (OSHA), fleets are inundated with rules and regulations they must comply with to operate in a safe and legal manner. Then there are also state and local compliance ordinances.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Operations IdeaXchange Regulations Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:33:00 +0000 224851 at How to attract more technicians <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The people shortage in the trucking industry is no surprise to anyone. In part, it is the result of a national shortage of skilled labor and the lack of programs to attract job seekers to our industry as drivers and technicians.</p> <p>The lack of skilled technicians is resulting in increased downtime and inefficiencies. It also leads to dissatisfaction among your current staff as they are tasked with doing more work.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People IdeaXchange Maintenance News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:23:00 +0000 224841 at