Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Fontaine president moving to Marmon Highway Technologies http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fontaine-president-moving-marmon-highway-technologies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Steve Boyer, president of <a href="http://www.fontainemod.com" target="_blank">Fontaine Modification Vocational Services</a>, has left the company to work on a special project for Fontaine&rsquo;s parent company, Marmon Highway Technologies. According to the company, Boyer has been president of Fontaine&rsquo;s Vocational Services business unit since 2014, and has been with the company since 2009.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fontaine-president-moving-marmon-highway-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fontaine-president-moving-marmon-highway-technologies#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:00 +0000 199201 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Steve Boyer</p> Dept. of Labor blog adds insult to injury http://fleetowner.com/blog/dept-labor-blog-adds-insult-injury <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>If there’s one thing—and maybe the only thing—the Dept. of Transportation and the diverse trucking industry agree on, it’s the need to attract more people—especially the next generation—to truck driving careers. So the timing is indeed unfortunate for a Dept. of Labor economist to portray driving trucks as among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S., “risky in ways you might not expect.”</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/dept-labor-blog-adds-insult-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/dept-labor-blog-adds-insult-injury#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Safety Running Lights Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:45:00 +0000 199181 at http://fleetowner.com Request denied: FMCSA 'stands by' 30-minute break http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-denied-fmcsa-stands-30-minute-break <div class="field-deck"> Agency rejects CVSA petition, says enforcement issues don't outweigh safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Noting that any enforcement difficulty created by the 30-minute rest break provision in the driver hours of service rule “does not negate its safety benefit,” the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has denied a petition by its partners on the pavement to strike the provision from the rule.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-denied-fmcsa-stands-30-minute-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-denied-fmcsa-stands-30-minute-break#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:44:00 +0000 199151 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock ATA: Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.1% in July http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-july <div class="field-deck"> Index up 0.3% from July 2015, ATA reports </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>American Trucking Assns.&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA)<a href="http://www.trucking.org/" target="_blank"> For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index</a> decreased 2.1% in July, following a revised 1.6% decline during June. In July, the index equaled 134.3 (2000=100), down from 137.1 in June. The all-time high was 144 in February.</p> <p>Compared with July 2015, the SA index rose just 0.3%, the smallest year-over-year gain in 2016. In June, the year-over-year increase was 2.1%.year-to-date, compared with the same period in 2015, tonnage was up 3.2%.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-july#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:30:00 +0000 199141 at http://fleetowner.com Your Aug. 23 Pre-Trip: New truck lane opens on Anzalduas Bridge http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-aug-23-pre-trip-new-truck-lane-opens-anzalduas-bridge <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here are five things worth knowing today:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-aug-23-pre-trip-new-truck-lane-opens-anzalduas-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-aug-23-pre-trip-new-truck-lane-opens-anzalduas-bridge#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 199131 at http://fleetowner.com FourKites load tracking now available with OTM http://fleetowner.com/technology/fourkites-load-tracking-now-available-otm <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>FourKites, a member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has announced its <a href="https://www.fourkites.com/" target="_blank">real-time load tracking platform</a> is now available with <a href="http://www.oracle.com/partners" target="_blank">Oracle Transportation Management Cloud</a> (OTM) and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.3.0 or higher.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/fourkites-load-tracking-now-available-otm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/fourkites-load-tracking-now-available-otm#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:10:00 +0000 199091 at http://fleetowner.com Reducing costs: Where do I start? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/reducing-costs-where-do-i-start <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When the costs hit the reports, it is too late. Data is good, but maybe too late! You have to cure the root cause.</p> <p>There are some simple ways to figure out where you might start to reduce costs.&nbsp; Here are a couple of quick methods that I have been practicing and never will give up.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/reducing-costs-where-do-i-start" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/reducing-costs-where-do-i-start#comments Maintenance Fleet Management News Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:18:00 +0000 198991 at http://fleetowner.com Zubie launches fleet monitoring, in-vehicle Wi-Fi solution http://fleetowner.com/technology/zubie-launches-fleet-monitoring-vehicle-wi-fi-solution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Zubie, a connected-car platform and telematics provider, has launched its <a href="Zubie.com" target="_blank">business fleet and analytics solution</a> which now includes in-vehicle Wi-Fi powered by Verizon&rsquo;s 4G LTE network.</p> <p>&ldquo;The new Zubie Business + In-Vehicle Wi-Fi solution is the first in the industry to meet the needs of the growing number of businesses that rely on the power of both telematics and in-vehicle mobile connectivity,&rdquo; according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/zubie-launches-fleet-monitoring-vehicle-wi-fi-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/zubie-launches-fleet-monitoring-vehicle-wi-fi-solution#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:13:00 +0000 198981 at http://fleetowner.com Sponsored Content: PC-11: What You Need To Know http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sponsored-content-pc-11-what-you-need-know <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><h3><strong>What is PC-11?</strong></h3> <p>PC-11 (Proposed Category 11) is a new API specification taking effect on December 1, 2016, that will create two distinct lubricant categories: CK-4 and FA-4.</p> <p><strong>CK-4:</strong> CK-4 replaces CJ-4 and current engine oil standards.</p> <p><strong>FA-4</strong> represents low-viscosity engine oils intended for modern and future engines.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>Why PC-11?</strong></h3> <p>Compared to current CJ-4 formulations, both CK-4 and FA-4 oils will help:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sponsored-content-pc-11-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sponsored-content-pc-11-what-you-need-know#comments Fleet Management Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:12:00 +0000 198931 at http://fleetowner.com Sponsored Content: Fleet Sound-Off http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sponsored-content-fleet-sound <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>There has been lots of talk in the industry about the American Petroleum Institute&rsquo;s PC-11 lubricant specification, which is set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.</p> <p>As described on page 4, Understanding PC-11, the impact of PC-11 will vary among fleets. But, what does seem to be consistent when speaking with fleet managers/owners, is the feeling that many of them are not overly concerned about the introduction of PC-11 and most of them want to carry just one oil.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sponsored-content-fleet-sound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/sponsored-content-fleet-sound#comments Fleet Management Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:07:00 +0000 198921 at http://fleetowner.com