Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en MyGeotab app for iOS now available http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotab-app-ios-now-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Geotab released an Apple iOS compatible version of the <a href="http://www.geotab.com" target="_blank">MyGeotab app</a>. Now, according to the company, fleet managers can see the data they need in a format they are used to &ndash; with simple drop down and swipe features, including tracking fleet trends in safety, fuel usage and maintenance.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotab-app-ios-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotab-app-ios-now-available#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:35:00 +0000 209911 at http://fleetowner.com Big fleets ask FMCSA for waiver to use only hair testing in drug screens http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens <div class="field-deck"> 'More reliable' than urinalysis, trucking companies say </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A half dozen trucking companies, including several of the nation’s largest, have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for a waiver that would permit the use of hair testing in lieu of urinalysis for driver drug and alcohol screens.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/big-fleets-ask-fmcsa-waiver-use-only-hair-testing-drug-screens#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:50:00 +0000 209851 at http://fleetowner.com ATA names Drake senior vice president of legislative affairs http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-names-drake-senior-vice-president-legislative-affairs <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>American Trucking Assns. President and CEO Chris Spear announced the trucking group has hired <a href="http://www.trucking.org/" target="_blank">transportation veteran John Drake</a> as its newest senior vice president of legislative affairs.</p> <p>&ldquo;ATA&rsquo;s members deserve the very best representation on Capitol Hill, advocating on their behalf,&rdquo; Spear said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m pleased that John will be joining our team, further elevating our talent pool and helping advance the trucking industry&rsquo;s agenda.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-names-drake-senior-vice-president-legislative-affairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-names-drake-senior-vice-president-legislative-affairs#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:24:00 +0000 209841 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA initiates drug and alcohol survey http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-initiates-drug-and-alcohol-survey <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. Dept. of Transportation&rsquo;s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has begun notifying selected truck and bus companies that they will be required to <a href="https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/CFR-2011-title49-vol5/CFR-2011-title49-vol5-sec382-403" target="_blank">submit their 2016 USDOT drug and alcohol testing program results</a> within 60 days.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Annual Drug and Alcohol Information Survey results are used to determine the random testing rates for the following year.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-initiates-drug-and-alcohol-survey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-initiates-drug-and-alcohol-survey#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:19:00 +0000 209761 at http://fleetowner.com We need more P's http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/we-need-more-ps <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I have a fondness for the letters &lsquo;P&#39; and &lsquo;Q,&#39; having used them in writing since the 80s. For trucking, the most important &lsquo;P&#39; is Profit, of course. While the economy has grown slowly, it has allowed transportation companies to remain profitable and for the value of stock to increase.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/we-need-more-ps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/we-need-more-ps#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:33:00 +0000 209741 at http://fleetowner.com Hiring: The interview http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/hiring-interview <div class="field-deck"> You have a list of good candidates. Now it's time to meet them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>You&rsquo;ve narrowed down the list of candidates and you&rsquo;ve established a process to use for all face-to-face interviews. Now it&rsquo;s time to bring the potential employees in so you can really get to know them to determine if they are a good fit for your organization.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/hiring-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/hiring-interview#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:32:00 +0000 209731 at http://fleetowner.com Bolt offers solution for carriers hauling food http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bolt-offers-solution-carriers-hauling-food <div class="field-deck"> Company says fleet management program meets temperature monitoring and compliance record keeping requirements </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For those fleets and carriers hauling perishable food that must meet a new federal regulation requiring the prevention of cross-contamination in between loads and the constant monitoring of load conditions during transit, <a href="http://www.boltsystem.com/" target="_blank">Bolt System</a> said it offers a fleet management solution to help them meet those new requirements.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bolt-offers-solution-carriers-hauling-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/bolt-offers-solution-carriers-hauling-food#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:13:00 +0000 209721 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Bolt System Food Safety Mod Act Screen</p> FMCSA suspends registration rule until new system works http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-suspends-registration-rule-until-new-system-works <div class="field-deck"> Technical glitches mean carriers must continue to file the old-fashioned way </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With kinks still be worked out in its new Unified Registration System, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has extended the implementation date of the final stage. The bottom line for carriers: Follow the same procedures and forms used to submit information to FMCSA as they do today.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-suspends-registration-rule-until-new-system-works" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/fmcsa-suspends-registration-rule-until-new-system-works#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:11:00 +0000 209711 at http://fleetowner.com ELD implementation to push truckload rates higher in 2017—and beyond http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/eld-implementation-push-truckload-rates-higher-2017-and-beyond <div class="field-deck"> Carriers can expect a 4% increase this year </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Truckload rates will increase about 4% this year, with capacity pressure brought on by the looming ELD mandate more than compensating for an economic recovery that’s become “stale,” contends transportation economist Noël Perry.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/eld-implementation-push-truckload-rates-higher-2017-and-beyond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/eld-implementation-push-truckload-rates-higher-2017-and-beyond#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:53:00 +0000 209661 at http://fleetowner.com <p>FTR charts truckload capacity utilization spiking at more than 100% into next year, assuming the ELD requirement &ldquo;is enforced with any kind of efficiency.&rdquo; The &ldquo;worst case&rdquo; result will be &ldquo;a major truck shortage&rdquo; lasting 4-6 months.</p> Thinkstock Survey: Shift to adoption of shorter asset lifecycles http://fleetowner.com/equipment/survey-shift-adoption-shorter-asset-lifecycles <div class="field-deck"> Survey also illustrates a rise in leasing new equipment, according to Fleet Advantage </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleet Advantage released results of its latest industry survey, which takes an annual look at practices and insights from truck fleet operators and for-hire carriers. This survey is a follow up to industry research conducted by <a href="https://www.fleetadvantage.com/" target="_blank">Fleet Advantage</a> in 2015.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/survey-shift-adoption-shorter-asset-lifecycles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/survey-shift-adoption-shorter-asset-lifecycles#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:18:00 +0000 209541 at http://fleetowner.com