News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Video makes for better drivers http://fleetowner.com/safety/video-makes-better-drivers <div class="field-deck"> How one fleet uses in-cab video to sharpen the skills of its drivers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Rob Arbeiter, safety director for waste hauler <a href="http://customecology.com/">Custom Ecology Inc.</a> (CEI), is exceeding blunt when it comes to describing what life is like on the road for commercial fleets: &ldquo;Our drivers are in the war zone every day.&rdquo;</p> <p>By that he means CEI&rsquo;s 767 tractors and 100 service vehicles face all sorts of tactical hazards, especially from other motorists, that can cause crashes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/video-makes-better-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/video-makes-better-drivers#comments Fleet Management News Safety Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:17:00 +0000 190281 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Mirroring elements of the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5MOgcpUdQI">classroom scene</a> in the Top Gun movie, CEI uses <a href="http://www.lytx.com/">Lytx</a> DriveCam in-cab video clips automatically captured during hard braking and other safety incidents to conduct &ldquo;pre-flight&rdquo; and &ldquo;post-flight&rdquo; briefings for its drivers. (<em>Photo courtesy of CEI</em>)</p> Networking central for trucking at NPTC http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/networking-central-trucking-nptc <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>One thing you couldn't miss at NPTC's Annual Conference in Cincinnati this week was the active and engaged exhibit hall. This feels like a tight-knit community, these private fleets, drivers and related professionals, and every time you turned around, you were starting up a conversation and exchanging business cards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/networking-central-trucking-nptc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/networking-central-trucking-nptc#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:52:00 +0000 190271 at http://fleetowner.com TICO Manufacturing signs agreement with PSI http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/tico-manufacturing-signs-agreement-psi <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ticomanufacturing.com/" target="_blank">TICO Manufacturing</a>, a terminal tractor manufacturer, announced it has signed an agreement with <a href="http://www.psiengines.com/" target="_blank">Power Solutions International Inc.</a> (PSI) to provide TICO with gasoline and alternative fuel engines.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/tico-manufacturing-signs-agreement-psi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/tico-manufacturing-signs-agreement-psi#comments Powertrain Equipment News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:18:00 +0000 190251 at http://fleetowner.com Driverless trucks to automate ‘millions’ of jobs? http://fleetowner.com/blog/driverless-trucks-automate-millions-jobs <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>As the saying goes, to a hammer everything looks like a nail. To a Silicon Valley guy, everything needs to be automated and “disrupted.” And in a recent post on Tech Crunch, the online source for technology industry news and gossip, one of the Valley’s currently coolest kids spells out the end of truck drivers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/running-lights">Running Lights</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/driverless-trucks-automate-millions-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/driverless-trucks-automate-millions-jobs#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Technology Running Lights Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:10:00 +0000 190261 at http://fleetowner.com WABCO, Cummins partner to manufacture and supply air compressors globally http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-and-supply-air-compressors-globally <div class="field-deck"> Contract expands scope of existing joint venture based in U.S., companies say </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.wabco-auto.com/wabco/" target="_blank">WABCO Holdings</a> announced that it has entered into a new long-term agreement with Cummins Inc. to manufacture and supply high-performance air-compressor technology globally. This major contract expands the scope of WABCO&rsquo;s existing U.S.-based joint venture with <a href="http://www.cummins.com/" target="_blank">Cummins</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-and-supply-air-compressors-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/wabco-cummins-partner-manufacture-and-supply-air-compressors-globally#comments Powertrain Equipment News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:07:00 +0000 190241 at http://fleetowner.com <p>WABCO air compressor for Cummins&rsquo; ISX diesel engine for heavy-duty trucks and buses.</p> Tiger manufactures no-idle air conditioning system http://fleetowner.com/equipment/tiger-manufactures-no-idle-air-conditioning-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">The Airworks Genesis 100 is a product engineered and manufactured by Canadian manufacturer, <a href="http://www.tigertool.com/" target="_blank">Tiger Tool International Incorporated</a>. Operating on its own fully rechargeable batteries, this 12 volt no-idle air conditioning system works to keep operators cool and comfortable while the engine is powered off, according to the company.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/tiger-manufactures-no-idle-air-conditioning-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/tiger-manufactures-no-idle-air-conditioning-system#comments Equipment News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:19:00 +0000 190231 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Tiger Tool&#39;s Airworks Genesis 100</p> Wabash hires new tank trailers team members http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wabash-hires-new-tank-trailers-team-members <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin;"><font size="3">Wabash National announced that it has welcomed two new members to its Wabash Tank Trailers team.</font></span></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wabash-hires-new-tank-trailers-team-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/wabash-hires-new-tank-trailers-team-members#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:44:00 +0000 190221 at http://fleetowner.com Fleet Advantage: New data index helps find 'sweet spot' for equipment replacement http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-new-data-index-helps-find-sweet-spot-equipment-replacement <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleet business analytics company Fleet Advantage unveiled its new data index resource designed to compare &quot;all-in&quot; costs of older model year Class 8 trucks and calculate the savings of new model replacements. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-new-data-index-helps-find-sweet-spot-equipment-replacement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-new-data-index-helps-find-sweet-spot-equipment-replacement#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:43:00 +0000 190211 at http://fleetowner.com New PeopleNet service helps keep control in mix of proprietary, personal apps http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-peoplenet-service-helps-keep-control-mix-proprietary-personal-apps <div class="field-deck"> Company adds Samsung, Zebra devices in latest moves toward 'hardware agnosticism' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>PeopleNet has added a new service called Managed Mobility Solutions that it says allows clients to confidently deploy proprietary company apps and approved third-party programs on the same devices running PeopleNet software.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-peoplenet-service-helps-keep-control-mix-proprietary-personal-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/new-peoplenet-service-helps-keep-control-mix-proprietary-personal-apps#comments News Technology Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:35:00 +0000 190201 at http://fleetowner.com <p>PeopleNet is moving toward a focus on a COPE model &mdash; &quot;company owned, personally enabled&quot; &mdash; for businesses deploying the ConnectedFleet fleet management platform.</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Your April 27 Pre-Trip: 4 legal issues trucking industry should consider http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-27-pre-trip-4-legal-issues-trucking-industry-should-consider <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">1. TeamOne Logistics, a workforce expert for the transportation and logistics industry, disclosed four legal issues trucking company owners must beware of in 2016, Sys-Con Media reports.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-27-pre-trip-4-legal-issues-trucking-industry-should-consider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-27-pre-trip-4-legal-issues-trucking-industry-should-consider#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:09:00 +0000 190181 at http://fleetowner.com