Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en ATA's Spear on Trump: Opportunity for trucking's future http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atas-spear-trump-opportunity-truckings-future <div class="field-deck"> President 'owes nobody anything,' Spear notes, and trucking has compelling story </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The nation has got a president perhaps unlike any other in history, and there&#39;s a big opportunity for the trucking industry if it seizes it, argued American Trucking Assn. (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear at the open of Omnitracs&#39; Outlook annual user conference Monday.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atas-spear-trump-opportunity-truckings-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atas-spear-trump-opportunity-truckings-future#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:07:00 +0000 212841 at http://fleetowner.com <p>American Trucking Assns. (ATA) President and CEO Chris Spear addresses attendees of Omnitracs&#39; Outlook 2017 user conference Monday, Feb. 27.</p> Aaron Marsh/ Fleet Owner Webinar: Trump and trucking regulations – What you need to know http://fleetowner.com/regulations/webinar-trump-and-trucking-regulations-what-you-need-know <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Marking a major shift in government after eight years, President Trump and his administration have come onto the scene promising changes and a different approach. What will it mean for fleets and trucking?</p> <p>What&#39;s coming on the regulatory front this year &mdash; and what&#39;s likelier to see any adjustment? How about regulations being developed?</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/webinar-trump-and-trucking-regulations-what-you-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/webinar-trump-and-trucking-regulations-what-you-need-know#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:18:00 +0000 212821 at http://fleetowner.com ATRI posts new truck parking studies http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-posts-new-truck-parking-studies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) posted <a href="http://www.atri-online.org/" target="_blank">two new truck parking studies</a> on its website.</p> <p>The lack of available truck parking continues to be a hot research topic for ATRI and these latest studies, completed for the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, examine new approaches for identifying available truck parking capacity.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-posts-new-truck-parking-studies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-posts-new-truck-parking-studies#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:38:00 +0000 212801 at http://fleetowner.com Daum to replace Bernhard as head of Daimler Trucks & Buses http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daum-replace-bernhard-head-daimler-trucks-buses <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Daimler AG&rsquo;s supervisory board announced Feb. 27 it has appointed Martin Daum, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and a member of the board of management, to lead <a href="http://www.daimler.com/" target="_blank">Daimler Trucks and Buses</a> for five years, beginning March 1. <a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/head-daimler-trucks-buses-resigns" target="_blank">Daum succeeds Wolfgang Bernhard</a>, who said he is leaving the company of his own volition and for personal reasons.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daum-replace-bernhard-head-daimler-trucks-buses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/daum-replace-bernhard-head-daimler-trucks-buses#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:41:00 +0000 212701 at http://fleetowner.com <p>DTNA president and CEO Martin Daum has been appointed to lead Daimler Trucks &amp; Buses.</p> Mitchell 1 offers independent shops management system http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/mitchell-1-offers-independent-shops-management-system <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>NASHVILLE.&nbsp; <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ck-2Dmarketing-2Dcommunications.us3.list-2Dmanage1.com_track_click-3Fu-3D2e11ecade8218f6348ff8425b-26id-3D48e5311d4f-26e-3D3081d0cce8&amp;d=DwMFaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=nJr0E9gIEGqYL_OmWBJqRKT5_">Manager SE Truck Edition</a> is a new shop software system designed specifically for management of independent maintenance providers for Class 4 to 8 trucks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/mitchell-1-offers-independent-shops-management-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/mitchell-1-offers-independent-shops-management-system#comments Maintenance Fleet Management Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:14:00 +0000 212691 at http://fleetowner.com Doing your part to prevent truck accidents http://fleetowner.com/safety/doing-your-part-prevent-truck-accidents <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Preliminary statistics for 2016 indicated that there was a 7% to 8% increase in fatalities in accidents involving trucks and buses. While numbers are down from where they were 10 years ago, they are still unacceptable.</p> <p>No one likes to see a truck crash, with or without fatalities, and there are steps you can be taking to make your fleet as safe as possible.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/doing-your-part-prevent-truck-accidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/doing-your-part-prevent-truck-accidents#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:15:00 +0000 212601 at http://fleetowner.com Ruan names new chief information officer http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ruan-names-new-chief-information-officer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ruan.com" target="_blank">Ruan Transportation Management Systems</a> announced that Dan Greteman has joined Ruan&rsquo;s executive team as vice president and chief information officer.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ruan-names-new-chief-information-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ruan-names-new-chief-information-officer#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:53:00 +0000 212481 at http://fleetowner.com Truck-Lite names new vp of sales http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-lite-names-new-vp-sales <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.truck-lite.com/" target="_blank">Truck-Lite Co.</a> has named John Cecco the new vice president of sales. In addition to aftermarket sales, Cecco will oversee Truck-Lite&#39;s customer service, pricing and forecasting departments after the retirement of Bob Ives, former vice president of business development.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-lite-names-new-vp-sales" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-lite-names-new-vp-sales#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:48:00 +0000 212471 at http://fleetowner.com Q&A: Defending your trucking firm’s finances http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/qa-defending-your-trucking-firm-s-finances <div class="field-deck"> “Chargebacks” and other payment hiccups can wreak havoc on a motor carrier’s bottom line. Here’s how one company is helping truckers fight such fraud. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trucking companies are beset by plenty of challenges hauling freight from point A to point B &ndash; <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-lists-most-congested-truck-bottlenecks">traffic congestion</a>, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/mitigating-weather-s-impact-trucking">bad weather</a>, plus <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/survey-details-obvious-detention-problem">loading and unloading delays</a> &ndash; before factoring in concerns about getting paid.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/qa-defending-your-trucking-firm-s-finances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/qa-defending-your-trucking-firm-s-finances#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:54:00 +0000 212431 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Common &quot;chargebacks&quot; suffered by trucking include late shipment, defective ticketing, missing or invalid &ldquo;advance ship notices&rdquo; or ASNs, among others.</p> Bad driving and autonomous vehicles http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bad-driving-and-autonomous-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I do a lot of driving. A very lot. And I&rsquo;ll admit maybe I am getting old and impatient but I think driver skills and behaviors are much worse than they used to be. Speeding, abrupt lane changes, passing on the right, driving way too slow in the left lane, texting while driving, poor on ramp merging. Need I go on? Those of you who spend hours and hours behind the wheel have seen these behaviors and much more from drivers of both passenger cars and trucks.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bad-driving-and-autonomous-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bad-driving-and-autonomous-vehicles#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:38:00 +0000 212411 at http://fleetowner.com