Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en TomTom unveils ELD system and driver terminal device for light vehicles http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-unveils-eld-system-and-driver-terminal-device-light-vehicles <div class="field-deck"> With ELD upgrade, firm’s WEBFLEET service can now track HOS data and record DVIR information. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://telematics.tomtom.com/en_us/webfleet/">TomTom Telematics</a> is rolling out two new items this week: an <a href="http://fleetowner.com/electronic-logging-devices">electronic logging device</a> (ELD) system dubbed WEBFLEET ELD Manager along with the TomTom PRO 2020 &ldquo;driver terminal&rdquo; for light vehicles, which provides &ldquo;detailed connectivity&rdquo; for large fleets.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-unveils-eld-system-and-driver-terminal-device-light-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/tomtom-unveils-eld-system-and-driver-terminal-device-light-vehicles#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:56:00 +0000 216731 at http://fleetowner.com <p>WEBFLEET ELD Manager will be available this summer, with existing TomTom Telematics customers able to purchase it for $15.00 per vehicle per month. (<em>Photo courtesy of TomTom</em>)</p> UPS to deploy electronic beacons to spot misloads http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ups-deploy-electronic-beacons-spot-misloads <div class="field-deck"> Big Brown says it expects the new technology will help cut “misloads” by 70%. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.ups.com/">United Parcel Service </a>&nbsp;(UPS) is going to start installing electronic &ldquo;beacons&rdquo; in delivery vans as a way to alert employees if a box has accidently been placed in the wrong vehicle.</p> <p>The company said its new Preload Smart Scan program uses Bluetooth-enabled beacons that communicate with scanning devices worn by package loaders.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ups-deploy-electronic-beacons-spot-misloads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ups-deploy-electronic-beacons-spot-misloads#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:54:00 +0000 216711 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Some of the 100 all-electric EVI delivery vans UPS is deploying in California. Big Brown plans to begin using package beacons in 301 U.S. locations this year. (<em>Photo courtesy of the California Clean Energy</em>)</p> Indiana raises fuel taxes as part of road bill http://fleetowner.com/fuel/indiana-raises-fuel-taxes-part-road-bill <div class="field-deck"> Tennessee, Colorado among other states tackling funding shortfalls. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Indiana legislature approved an infrastructure funding measure that increases the state&rsquo;s diesel and gasoline tax by 10 cents a gallon on July 1, while ensuring that all of the money gained from that fuel tax bump is completely dedicated to roads by 2025. 

</p> <p>Gov. Eric Holcomb &ndash; elevated to the position last January to replace Mike Pence, who is now Vice President of the U.S. &ndash; indicated he will sign the measure projected to boost road funding by $1.2 billion a year by 2024. 

</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/indiana-raises-fuel-taxes-part-road-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/indiana-raises-fuel-taxes-part-road-bill#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:43:00 +0000 216701 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A view of the Indiana statehouse, where a measure just passed to raise the tax on diesel by 10 cents a gallon and tax on gasoline 6 cents over the next three years.</p> What your drivers (still) don’t know about roadside inspections http://fleetowner.com/safety/what-your-drivers-still-don-t-know-about-roadside-inspections <div class="field-deck"> Cargo securement will be a key focus for the annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this June. Here are some tips from a former DOT officer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Back in the day, when Andy Blair served as a <a href="https://www.transportation.gov/">Department of Transportation</a> (DOT) officer, he used the <a href="https://cvsa.ps.membersuite.com/onlinestorefront/BrowseMerchandise.aspx">North American Standard Out of Service Criteria book</a> to write tickets and place trucks out of service (OOS) during roadside inspections.</p> <p>Now, he&rsquo;s urging fleets and their drivers use the book as a tool to help keep their trucks in service during inspection season &ndash; especially where cargo securement is concerned.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/what-your-drivers-still-don-t-know-about-roadside-inspections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/what-your-drivers-still-don-t-know-about-roadside-inspections#comments Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:19:00 +0000 216691 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The general rule is you need at least one tie down for every 10 ft. of what you&rsquo;re hauling, notes Andy Blair, a former DOT officer and experienced roadside inspector. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Walmart targets gigaton of reduced emissions, big sustainability boost http://fleetowner.com/running-green/walmart-targets-gigaton-reduced-emissions-big-sustainability-boost <div class="field-deck"> Company's initiatives focus on reduced environmental impacts while benefiting business as well. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Walmart launched a sustainability platform today, inviting suppliers to join in committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. Dubbed "Project Gigaton," the company says the initiative seeks to eliminate one gigaton—one billion tons—of emissions, focusing on things like manufacturing, materials and use of products by 2030.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/walmart-targets-gigaton-reduced-emissions-big-sustainability-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/walmart-targets-gigaton-reduced-emissions-big-sustainability-boost#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:36:00 +0000 216641 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Walmart&#39;s forward-looking emissions reductions and sustainability include a major project to design more efficient trucks for the company&#39;s fleet.</p> Photo courtesy Walmart ODFL’s Congdon floats 20-cent infrastructure fee http://fleetowner.com/regulations/odfl-s-congdon-floats-20-cent-infrastructure-fee <div class="field-deck"> Per-gallon levy on rack cost of fuel could be part of federal proposal. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>David Congdon, CEO of <a href="http://www.odfl.com/Home/">Old Dominion Freight Line</a>, said a 20-cent &ldquo;build America infrastructure fee&rdquo; added to the per-gallon rack cost of motor fuels could be included in a federal infrastructure bill this year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/odfl-s-congdon-floats-20-cent-infrastructure-fee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/odfl-s-congdon-floats-20-cent-infrastructure-fee#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:23:00 +0000 216621 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The 24.4-cent tax on diesel and 18.8-cent levy on gasoline has not been raised for 24 years. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> California again tops in cargo thefts http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/california-again-tops-cargo-thefts <div class="field-deck"> In Canada, Ontario is witnessing a freight crime surge, CargoNet reports. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>California once again led the nation in cargo theft activity, according to a new analysis from <a href="http://cargonet.com/">CargoNet</a>, with 51 crimes reported during the first quarter of 2017.</p> <p>Overall, there were 358 supply chain risk incidents in the U.S. and Canada during the January-March period reported to CargoNet, the firm said, with 58% involving vehicle theft, 54% involving straight cargo theft and 7% falling into the identity theft/wire fraud category.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/california-again-tops-cargo-thefts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/california-again-tops-cargo-thefts#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:03:00 +0000 216531 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Overall, there were 358 supply chain risk incidents in the U.S. and Canada during the January-March period reported to CargoNet. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Agile Fleet releases FleetCommander version 5.0 http://fleetowner.com/technology/agile-fleet-releases-fleetcommander-version-50 <div class="field-deck"> According to the company, FleetCommander version 5.0 features new maintenance capabilities, responsive design, and next-generation user interfaces </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Agile Fleet announced the release of <a href="http://www.agilefleet.com/" target="_blank">version 5.0 of its FleetCommander fleet management solution</a>. According to the company, this release features many improvements to the product&rsquo;s maintenance capabilities, as well as next-generation user interfaces, a more responsive design, and a fresh new look-and-feel.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/agile-fleet-releases-fleetcommander-version-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/agile-fleet-releases-fleetcommander-version-50#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:57:00 +0000 216481 at http://fleetowner.com NTEA welcomes senior director of fleet relations http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ntea-welcomes-senior-director-fleet-relations <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ntea.com/" target="_blank">NTEA &ndash; The Association for the Work Truck Industry</a> recently appointed George Survant as senior director of fleet relations. In this newly created role, he will work with Christopher Lyon, NTEA director of fleet relations, to lead the association in serving truck equipment distributors/manufacturers and end-user fleets.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ntea-welcomes-senior-director-fleet-relations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ntea-welcomes-senior-director-fleet-relations#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:39:00 +0000 216461 at http://fleetowner.com <p>George Survant&nbsp;</p> Mack Trucks names vice president, national accounts http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mack-trucks-names-vice-president-national-accounts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.macktrucks.com/" target="_blank">Mack Trucks</a> has named Richard (Rick) Hoyle as vice president of national accounts. Hoyle will be responsible for all National Accounts activities in North America, as well as leading efforts to grow this segment of <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/mack-0?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Mack</a></span>&#39;s business, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mack-trucks-names-vice-president-national-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mack-trucks-names-vice-president-national-accounts#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:31:00 +0000 216451 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Mack Trucks has named Richard (Rick) Hoyle as vice president of national accounts.</p>