News http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6594/more en Volvo Trucks awarded NJPA contract for truck chassis http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks North America has been awarded a contract by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) to offer Class 8 chassis to the more than 50,000 NJPA members. Under the contract, NJPA member agencies can now purchase <a href="http://www.volvogroup.com" target="_blank">Volvo VNM, VNL, VNX and VHD models</a>.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-trucks-awarded-njpa-contract-truck-chassis#comments Equipment News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:25:00 +0000 210031 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Volvo VHD plow</p> CarriersEdge releases Spanish courses http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-releases-spanish-courses <div class="field-deck"> Online safety training courses now available in a fourth language </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>CarriersEdge announced the first of a <a href="http://www.carriersedge.com" target="_blank">series of training courses</a> that have been translated to help meet the needs of Spanish speaking drivers.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-releases-spanish-courses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/carriersedge-releases-spanish-courses#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:11:00 +0000 210021 at http://fleetowner.com Jerr-Dan launches new tools for towing operators http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Jerr-Dan announced it recently launched its <a href="http://www.jerrdan.com" target="_blank">SURE Method and Tow Performance Calculator</a> to assist customers in selecting the most appropriate product to address some of the challenges towing operators face on the job.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/jerr-dan-launches-new-tools-towing-operators#comments Equipment News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:04:00 +0000 210011 at http://fleetowner.com Landstar moves to new U.S./Mexico logistics center in Laredo http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/landstar-moves-new-usmexico-logistics-center-laredo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.landstar.com/" target="_blank">Landstar System</a> announced the opening of its <a href="http://www.landstar.com/news/4774/landstar-breaking-ground-on-new-logistics-center-in-texas" target="_blank">Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center</a> in Laredo, TX. The company said it has provided Mexico cross-border services out of Laredo since 1999, and has moved its operations to this new, expanded logistics center.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/landstar-moves-new-usmexico-logistics-center-laredo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/landstar-moves-new-usmexico-logistics-center-laredo#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:46:00 +0000 210001 at http://fleetowner.com Outgoing FMCSA boss: Trucking safety, commerce go together http://fleetowner.com/regulations/outgoing-fmcsa-boss-trucking-safety-commerce-go-together <div class="field-deck"> Evolving industry, regulators in 'a marathon, not a sprint' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Trucking needs to do a better job of promoting itself, outgoing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator Scott Darling said Thursday in a last-day conference call with trade media. He also emphasized that safe trucking is the “linchpin” of the American economy.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/outgoing-fmcsa-boss-trucking-safety-commerce-go-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/outgoing-fmcsa-boss-trucking-safety-commerce-go-together#comments Driver Management Resource Center News Regulations Safety Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:33:00 +0000 209991 at http://fleetowner.com <p>FMCSA Administrator Scott Darling at a truck stop with Jim Johnston (middle), president of the Owner-Operators Independent Drivers Association, and truck driver Leo Wilkins (right).</p> OOIDA photo Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan … so far http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trump-s-proposed-infrastructure-plan-so-far <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/president-trump-and-economy-qa-no-l-perry">President Donald J. Trump</a> proposed a far-reaching plan just after his election to in his words &ldquo;transform America&rsquo;s crumbling infrastructure&rdquo; into a &ldquo;golden opportunity&rdquo; for accelerated economic growth.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trump-s-proposed-infrastructure-plan-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/trump-s-proposed-infrastructure-plan-so-far#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:31:00 +0000 209981 at http://fleetowner.com President Trump and the economy: Q&A with Noël Perry http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/president-trump-and-economy-qa-no-l-perry <div class="field-deck"> Regs, infrastructure, trade, federal debt: What trucking can expect </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Has Donald Trump the candidate and president-elect written some campaign checks on the U.S. economy that President Trump can’t cash? The odds—and history—say that he has very likely over-promised and will under-deliver. That doesn’t mean the Trump economic team won’t try, or that White House policy won’t have an impact on trucking.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/president-trump-and-economy-qa-no-l-perry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/president-trump-and-economy-qa-no-l-perry#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:29:00 +0000 209971 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock What will be trucking’s experience as the Trump era begins? http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>Today is the day when <strong>Donald J. Trump</strong> becomes the 45<sup>th</sup> U.S. president (<em>as improbable as that still sounds</em>) and among the <em>MANY</em> questions I am sure motor carrier executives possess regarding this singular moment in our nation&rsquo;s history is how his administration will impact the trucking industry.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-will-be-trucking-s-experience-trump-era-begins#comments News Trucks at Work Trucks at Work Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:07:00 +0000 209961 at http://fleetowner.com TomTom buys autonomous vehicle firm http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-buys-autonomous-vehicle-firm <div class="field-deck"> Navigation firm believes self-driving technology will complement its mapping products. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Digital navigation and map-production firm <a href="http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tomtom.com&amp;esheet=51495285&amp;newsitemid=20170117006423&amp;lan=en-US&amp;anchor=TomTom&amp;index=1&amp;md5=0f9563356d4cf5c527dae1e47edc0444" target="_blank">TomTom</a> is acquiring Autonomos, a Germany-based autonomous driving start-up that provides research &amp; development consultancy services for self-driving vehicle assistance systems.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-buys-autonomous-vehicle-firm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-buys-autonomous-vehicle-firm#comments News Technology Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:40:00 +0000 209951 at http://fleetowner.com 'Big issue yet untouched': With self-driving vehicles, who'll be liable? http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-issue-yet-untouched-self-driving-vehicles-wholl-be-liable <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Amid diesel emissions talk swirling around Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last week came a reminder of an issue going forward with autonomous vehicles: who will be liable in case something goes wrong with these things?</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-issue-yet-untouched-self-driving-vehicles-wholl-be-liable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/big-issue-yet-untouched-self-driving-vehicles-wholl-be-liable#comments News Technology Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:15:00 +0000 209941 at http://fleetowner.com <p>If someday one of the other vehicles on the road you&#39;re driving is driving itself, would you trust it?</p> Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner