Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en FMCSA posts clearinghouse rule http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/fmcsa-posts-clearinghouse-rule <div class="field-deck"> 30-day effective date would clear Trump moratorium on new regs </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Four years after Congress called for a national clearinghouse of truck driver drug and alcohol violations, the FMCSA on Monday will publish the final rule that establishes the database. The purpose of the central repository is to prevent CDL holders with positive test results from moving to different states where the records would not follow them.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/fmcsa-posts-clearinghouse-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/fmcsa-posts-clearinghouse-rule#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:15:00 +0000 206841 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Jack Van&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Steenburg">Steenburg</span>, chief safety officer and assistant administrator for&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="FMCSA">FMCSA</span>, recently characterized the national drug and alcohol test database as &ldquo;a winner for the industry.&rdquo;</p> Thinkstock Trucking jobs surge to record high http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/trucking-jobs-surge-record-high <div class="field-deck"> Second-half surge overcomes early 2016 swoon </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The trucking jobs recovery that began in July is even stronger than previously reported. Turns out, the October total wasn’t 3,000 jobs gained, it was 6,800. And while that might make November’s gain of 1,100 jobs seem small by comparison, the latest increase was enough to lift the total to an all-time high.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/trucking-jobs-surge-record-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/trucking-jobs-surge-record-high#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:18:00 +0000 206801 at http://fleetowner.com Chevron officially launches its CK-4 and FA-4 oils http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevron-officially-launches-its-ck-4-and-fa-4-oils <div class="field-deck"> Lubricant maker says the fully synthetic Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 oils will launch in the first quarter of 2017 in order to clear out CJ-4 synthetic stocks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Chevron Products Co. is officially launching its new line of Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 oils this week; the end result of five years&rsquo; worth of Proposed Category 11 or &ldquo;PC-11&rdquo; research, development, and field testing.</p> <p>&ldquo;Previously, when we introduced a new generation of diesel engine oil, we would release two or three new reformulations,&rdquo; explained Shawn Whitacre, Chevron&rsquo;s senior staff engineer for engine oil technology, during conference call with reporters.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevron-officially-launches-its-ck-4-and-fa-4-oils" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/chevron-officially-launches-its-ck-4-and-fa-4-oils#comments Maintenance Equipment Fleet Management Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:01:00 +0000 206721 at http://fleetowner.com Webinar: How driver-centric trucks are shaping the industry http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/webinar-how-driver-centric-trucks-are-shaping-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleet Owner is hosting a free webinar, Driver First: How Driver-Centric Trucks are Shaping the Industry, on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 ET / 11 PT. <a href="http://pages.fleetowner.com/Driver-First-Webinar?partnerref=newsletter" target="_blank">Registration is now open</a> for the webinar, which is sponsored by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span>.</p> <p>This webinar brings together two industry experts who will take a look at the top three industry trends affecting trucking professionals and their thoughts on the outlook of the future of the trucking industry.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/webinar-how-driver-centric-trucks-are-shaping-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/webinar-how-driver-centric-trucks-are-shaping-industry#comments Driver Management Resource Center Equipment Fleet Management Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:54:00 +0000 206711 at http://fleetowner.com Ensuring ELDs are compliant will be none too easy http://fleetowner.com/technology/ensuring-elds-are-compliant-will-be-none-too-easy <div class="field-deck"> Omnitracs expert also believes it’ll be towards end of 2017 and into 2018 for law enforcement to be ready to handle the transfer of ELD data during roadside inspections. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Tom Cuthbertson, vice president of regulatory compliance at <a href="http://www.omnitracs.com/">Omnitracs</a>, explained in a webinar this week that &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/and-then-there-were-10-why-self-certify-elds-now">significant technical requirements</a>&rdquo; and &ldquo;quite a few security items&rdquo; will need to be addressed to ensure the <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/latest-eld-self-cert-3-more-things-carriers-need-know">self-certification process</a> for <a href="http://fleetowner.com/electronic-logging-devices">electronic logging devices</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/ensuring-elds-are-compliant-will-be-none-too-easy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/ensuring-elds-are-compliant-will-be-none-too-easy#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 01 Dec 2016 02:11:00 +0000 206691 at http://fleetowner.com <p>ELDs do not need to be technically &ldquo;certified&rdquo; until Dec. 18 of 2017 so fleets adopting them now have a <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/eld-advice-don-t-wait-do-it-now">time window</a> in which adjustments can be made. (<em>Photo courtesy of Omnitracs</em>)</p> FMCSA develops VA-based medical examiner plan http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/fmcsa-develops-va-based-medical-examiner-plan <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to make it easier for former military personnel to get their DOT physicals.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/fmcsa-develops-va-based-medical-examiner-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/fmcsa-develops-va-based-medical-examiner-plan#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:59:00 +0000 206641 at http://fleetowner.com 5 ELD Tips for Drivers (whitepaper) http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/5-eld-tips-drivers-whitepaper <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>With the publishing of the final rule in December 2015, drivers who record their Hours of Service (HOS) will need to find and implement an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) prior to the deadline.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/5-eld-tips-drivers-whitepaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/5-eld-tips-drivers-whitepaper#comments Fleet Management Whitepapers Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:00:00 +0000 206671 at http://fleetowner.com Trump names insider Chao to lead DOT http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trump-names-insider-chao-lead-dot <div class="field-deck"> ATA chief praises pick, based on shared Bush-era experience </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>President-elect Donald Trump has named a well-credentialed Washington insider to be his Secretary of Transportation and oversee a trillion-dollar campaign promise to “build the greatest infrastructure on the planet Earth.”</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trump-names-insider-chao-lead-dot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trump-names-insider-chao-lead-dot#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:27:00 +0000 206561 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;I think the experience really helps. If you notice, there&#39;s recycling of people from one administration to another. There&#39;s a reason for that because, you know, Washington is a pretty high-intensity, high-pressure place,&rdquo; Elaine Chao, President-elect Trump&#39;s pick for transportation secretary, said in a 2013 interview with NPR.</p> elainelchao.com MacroPoint partners with 10-4 Systems http://fleetowner.com/technology/macropoint-partners-10-4-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>MacroPoint, creator of <a href="http://www.macropoint.com" target="_blank">patented freight tracking software</a>, announced that 10-4 Systems, a Boulder-based technology company that provides end-to-end shipment visibility across the entire supply chain for fortune 500 companies, is licensing MacroPoint&rsquo;s technology.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/macropoint-partners-10-4-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/macropoint-partners-10-4-systems#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:48:00 +0000 206531 at http://fleetowner.com Analyst: Driver training rule, speed limiters, GHG 2 'at risk' http://fleetowner.com/regulations/analyst-driver-training-rule-speed-limiters-ghg-2-risk <div class="field-deck"> Trump moratorium, Congressional review to stall rulemakings </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>While a wholesale rollback of trucking regulations under the incoming Trump administration is unlikely, an anticipated moratorium on those still under development—and the time it will take to restaff the Dept. of Transportation with Republican appointees—will put a couple of pending major rules in long-term limbo, an industry analyst suggests. The new Congress could also get into the act, taking immediate advantage of a legislative window of opportunity to undo federal policy implemented late in the Obama administration, including the regulation of greenhouse gases.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/analyst-driver-training-rule-speed-limiters-ghg-2-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/analyst-driver-training-rule-speed-limiters-ghg-2-risk#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:44:00 +0000 206501 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;Any rule that is not in effect as of Inauguration Day is subject to being, basically, vitiated,&quot; says TransComply President Avery Vise.</p> Stifel/TransAdvise