Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Blue Bloodhound tool connects carriers and drivers http://fleetowner.com/technology/blue-bloodhound-tool-connects-carriers-and-drivers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.bluebloodhound.com">Blue Bloodhound</a> has introduced a new digital technology that is poised to change how the trucking industry connects carriers and drivers. The company said it is working to eliminate the rapidly increasing driver shortage with its web- and mobile-based solutions that connect independent, professional (CDL-licensed) drivers with motor carriers who have job opportunities.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/blue-bloodhound-tool-connects-carriers-and-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/blue-bloodhound-tool-connects-carriers-and-drivers#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:00:00 +0000 177601 at http://fleetowner.com Love’s Travel Stops opens two locations, adds parking http://fleetowner.com/fuel/love-s-travel-stops-opens-two-locations-adds-parking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.loves.com">Love&rsquo;s Travel Stops</a> opened its doors for business along I-68 in Cumberland, MD, and along I-94 in Menomonie, WI.</p> <p>The 24/7 travel stops each feature seven showers, RFID cardless fueling and CAT scales. Drivers can also purchase coffee, fresh fruit, gift items and electronics at both locations. The Cumberland location has 90 truck parking spaces and features Subway and McDonald&rsquo;s restaurants. Menomonie has 74 truck parking spaces and a Hardee&rsquo;s restaurant.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/love-s-travel-stops-opens-two-locations-adds-parking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/love-s-travel-stops-opens-two-locations-adds-parking#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:54:00 +0000 177631 at http://fleetowner.com Truck tonnage increased in October, ATA says http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-increased-october-ata-says <div class="field-deck"> Trade group’s for-hire truck tonnage index increased 1.9% in October, following a decrease of 0.7% during September. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.trucking.org">American Trucking Associations</a> (ATA) said its for-hire truck tonnage index increased 1.9% in October, following a decrease of 0.7% during September.</p> <p>Compared with October 2014, the index increased 2%; slightly above the year-over-year increase of 1.6% in September. However, the group stressed that October&rsquo;s year-over-year gain was well below the year-to-date figure through October, compared to 3% during the same period last year.</p> <p></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-increased-october-ata-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/truck-tonnage-increased-october-ata-says#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 24 Nov 2015 17:31:00 +0000 177591 at http://fleetowner.com Your Nov. 24 Pre-Trip: Ram to drive Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-nov-24-pre-trip-ram-drive-macy-s-thanksgiving-day-parade <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here are five things worth knowing today:</p> <p>1. <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/ram?intlink=incontent" title="">Ram</a></span> Trucks will be prominent at this year&rsquo;s Macy&rsquo;s Thanksgiving Day parade, according to the New York Daily News. The <a href="m.nydailynews.com/autos/street-smarts/ram-trucks-lead-macy-thanksgiving-parade-article-1.2443976">paper reports that a fleet of Ram pickups</a> will pull the 27 floats along the parade route and Ram vans are helping get the balloons to their destinations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-nov-24-pre-trip-ram-drive-macy-s-thanksgiving-day-parade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-nov-24-pre-trip-ram-drive-macy-s-thanksgiving-day-parade#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:45:00 +0000 177571 at http://fleetowner.com Firsthand look: Free truck parking info system shows spaces in real time http://fleetowner.com/technology/firsthand-look-free-truck-parking-info-system-shows-spaces-real-time <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>The Truck 'N Park parking information system that went live last week works just as advertised to provide real-time updates on truck parking spaces at two Interstate 95 North rest stops in the Washington, DC area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/firsthand-look-free-truck-parking-info-system-shows-spaces-real-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/firsthand-look-free-truck-parking-info-system-shows-spaces-real-time#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Safety Technology Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:23:00 +0000 177581 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The Truck &#39;N Park system&#39;s home page at <a href="http://www.i95truckparking.com/" target="_blank">www.i95truckparking.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> Without federal highway funding, local projects get priority http://fleetowner.com/blog/without-federal-highway-funding-local-projects-get-priority <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Who doesn’t like to hear that an outdated, crowded stretch of critical freeway is getting a major overhaul and expansion? Well, plenty of folks in my hometown of Little Rock, apparently. Along with deserving an entry in the be-careful-what-you ask-for catalog, the kerfuffle is just another example of how complicated major road projects can be—and why trucking needs a robust highway bill.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/running-lights">Running Lights</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/without-federal-highway-funding-local-projects-get-priority" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/without-federal-highway-funding-local-projects-get-priority#comments Fleet Management News Running Lights Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:13:00 +0000 177561 at http://fleetowner.com myGeoTracking platform integrates with Aljex http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-platform-integrates-aljex <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Abaqusa, provider of <a href="http://www.mygeotracking.com">myGeoTracking</a> Software-as-a-Service location and messaging platform for supply chain logistics and mobile workforce management, and <a href="http://www.aljex.com">Aljex Software</a> announced a partnership that the companies say will provide freight brokers and shippers with real-time truck locations and status, including ETA alerts, geofencing, distance estimations and real-time driver updates for any load.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-platform-integrates-aljex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-platform-integrates-aljex#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:02:00 +0000 177521 at http://fleetowner.com Winterization tips for trucking fleets http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/winterization-tips-trucking-fleets <div class="field-deck"> Snow, ice and freezing temperatures not only make the roads hazardous for hauling freight during the winter months but can damage equipment and retard fuel economy, too. Here are some tips on how to minimize such winter weather risks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Everyone knows operating tractor-trailers during the winter comes with some big risks. But did you know that, on average 467 fatalities are associated with icy driving conditions annually, or that 23% of all vehicle crashes every year &ndash; some 1.3 million &ndash; are caused in part by inclement weather, such as rain, sleet, snow, fog, and wind? (<em>Those weather-related findings are courtesy <a href="https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/">Federal Highway Administration</a> research, by the way</em>).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/winterization-tips-trucking-fleets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/winterization-tips-trucking-fleets#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:17:00 +0000 177511 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Photo courtesy of VDOT.</p> Are We Creating Carpet Remnants? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-we-creating-carpet-remnants <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last night I was driving from 5PM to 9:30 PM from St. Louis airport to Branson for a week with my older brother in that tourist town. I passed rigs pulling into quiet and dark rest areas to park for the night, rigs parked in big truck stops with lots of lights, noise and action. And, there was the truck parked on the side of the road. I often see trucks parked on entrance ramps. It got me to thinking. We often read about he issues with drivers that exceed their hours of service limits.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-we-creating-carpet-remnants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-we-creating-carpet-remnants#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:37:00 +0000 177481 at http://fleetowner.com Your Nov. 23 Pre-Trip: Highway amendment to block trucker labor suits http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-nov-23-pre-trip-highway-amendment-block-trucker-labor-suits <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here are five things worth knowing today:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-nov-23-pre-trip-highway-amendment-block-trucker-labor-suits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-nov-23-pre-trip-highway-amendment-block-trucker-labor-suits#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:34:00 +0000 177471 at http://fleetowner.com