News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Ferro leaving FMCSA in August http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ferro-leaving-fmcsa-august <div class="field-deck"> Longest-serving agency chief to head motor vehicle administrators group </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Anne Ferro, who has served longer than any other head of <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/">the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a>, will leave her post as administrator in late August to become president and CEO of the American Assn. of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Ferro announced her decision early Friday afternoon in an e-mail message to FMCSA staff. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced her departure a few minutes later in an e-mail message to Dept. of Transportation personnel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ferro-leaving-fmcsa-august" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ferro-leaving-fmcsa-august#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:45:00 +0000 131831 at http://fleetowner.com Giti Tire makes management changes http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/giti-tire-makes-management-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.gtradial.com">Giti Tire (USA)</a> has made several changes to its senior management team, including naming Patrick Gunn director of sales and marketing-commercial tires.</p> <p>The company also named Armand Allaire, who joined Giti last December as vice president of marketing, executive vice president of sales and marketing; and longtime Giti Tire executive Tom McNamara has been named executive vice president of business development.&nbsp; McNamara had been serving as executive vice president of sales and marketing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/giti-tire-makes-management-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/giti-tire-makes-management-changes#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:28:00 +0000 131791 at http://fleetowner.com Fontaine Modification to install CNG systems from Mainstay Fuel Technologies http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fontaine-modification-install-cng-systems-mainstay-fuel-technologies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://mainstayfueltechnologies.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=80f8fc85e476f3a52728a82d2&amp;id=5a79cb0641&amp;e=1e3e3e6c00">Fontaine Modification</a> will serve as a turnkey provider of CNG fuel systems from <a href="http://mainstayfueltechnologies.us3.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=80f8fc85e476f3a52728a82d2&amp;id=4e726232a4&amp;e=1e3e3e6c00">Mainstay Fuel Technologies</a>. The systems will be installed on Class 8 over-the-road tractors.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fontaine-modification-install-cng-systems-mainstay-fuel-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fontaine-modification-install-cng-systems-mainstay-fuel-technologies#comments Blue Fleets Equipment News Running Green Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:26:00 +0000 131781 at http://fleetowner.com Production begins on FCCC propane autogas chassis http://fleetowner.com/running-green/production-begins-fccc-propane-autogas-chassis <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has <a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/fccc-delivers-propane-autogas-powered-s2g-test-units">started production</a> on its propane autogas <a href="http://www.S2Gtruck.com">S2G medium-duty chassis</a>. The vehicle features FCCC&rsquo;s S2 chassis with a factory-<a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/epa-carb-give-blessing-cleanfuel-s-propane-s2g-chassis-system">installed propane autogas engine and fuel system</a> from CleanFuel USA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/production-begins-fccc-propane-autogas-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/production-begins-fccc-propane-autogas-chassis#comments Equipment Fuel News Running Green Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:23:00 +0000 131771 at http://fleetowner.com Schneider plans to double its bulk intermodal service capacity http://fleetowner.com/equipment/schneider-plans-double-its-bulk-intermodal-service-capacity <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Schneider plans to double its <a href="http://www.schneider.com/truckload/Bulk/Intermodal/index.htm" target="_blank">bulk intermodal trailer service</a> following load volume growth exceeding 75% in the first six months of 2014.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/schneider-plans-double-its-bulk-intermodal-service-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/schneider-plans-double-its-bulk-intermodal-service-capacity#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:20:00 +0000 131761 at http://fleetowner.com PrePass bypass service launches at two Mississippi weigh stations http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-bypass-service-launches-two-mississippi-weigh-stations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.prepass.com">PrePass</a> weigh station bypass service is now operational at two Mississippi weigh stations, provider <a href="http://www.helpinc.us">HELP Inc.</a>, said.</p> <p>HELP is a non-profit public/private partnership that produces <a href="http://www.prepass.com">PrePass</a> and other truck safety and efficiency services,</p> <p>The new locations are along I-55 approximately 20 mi. south of Memphis, TN. Both the northbound and southbound weigh stations are fully operational with PrePass&rsquo; safety pre-clearance service.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-bypass-service-launches-two-mississippi-weigh-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/prepass-bypass-service-launches-two-mississippi-weigh-stations#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:18:00 +0000 131751 at http://fleetowner.com FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index remains low http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ftr-s-shippers-conditions-index-remains-low <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>FTR reported that its <a href="http://www.ftrintel.com">Shippers Conditions Index</a> for May was basically unchanged from April, registering a low reading of -7.5. The reading reflects continuing tight capacity with utilization rates holding between 98% and 99%, the firm said.</p> <p>Increases in labor costs and purchased transportation will drive shippers&rsquo; cost upwards throughout the remainder of the year, FTR added. Spot rates for truckload freight have risen as expected with increases in contract prices anticipated with July reports.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ftr-s-shippers-conditions-index-remains-low" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ftr-s-shippers-conditions-index-remains-low#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:18:00 +0000 131741 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA and OSHA to coordinate on worker complaints http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-and-osha-coordinate-worker-complaints <div class="field-deck"> Agreement likely means more enforcement actions by both agencies against carriers </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)</a> and the <a href="http://www.osha.gov">Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)</a> announced that they had signed a <a href="https://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=MOU&amp;p_id=1305">memorandum of understanding</a> to share information that might allow both agencies to take enforcement action when a worker alleges safety problems, coercion or retaliation related to motor carrier operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-and-osha-coordinate-worker-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/fmcsa-and-osha-coordinate-worker-complaints#comments Fleet Management News Safety Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:14:00 +0000 131731 at http://fleetowner.com Getty Images From “Big Data” to “Big Calculations” http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-data-big-calculations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As technology is increasingly viewed as a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/technology-viewed-key-unlocking-profit"><u>profit-generating tool for trucking</u></a>, the processes governing how information gathered and analyzed by such technology are undergoing a kind of evolution as well.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-data-big-calculations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-data-big-calculations#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:03:00 +0000 131721 at http://fleetowner.com Shorter-term highway fix faces uphill battle http://fleetowner.com/regulations/shorter-term-highway-fix-faces-uphill-battle <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With time running out, the Senate may adopt House bill to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent until next May. If it does, a long-term Transportation Bill is highly unlikely this year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/shorter-term-highway-fix-faces-uphill-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/shorter-term-highway-fix-faces-uphill-battle#comments Equipment News Regulations Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:40:00 +0000 131711 at http://fleetowner.com Getty Images