Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Truck Driving Would be a Great Job if You Got Paid http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-driving-would-be-great-job-if-you-got-paid <div class="field-deck"> The Driver Shortage is Not Just About Being Away from Home </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Dave MacMillan is an owner-operator based in Parry Sound, Ontario who has spent most of his 40-year driving career hauling produce from California, explains why the industry has trouble attracting and keeping drivers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-driving-would-be-great-job-if-you-got-paid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/truck-driving-would-be-great-job-if-you-got-paid#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Fri, 22 May 2015 17:17:00 +0000 160851 at http://fleetowner.com www.smart-trucking.com Six Ways to Take Maintenance Off Autopilot http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/six-ways-take-maintenance-autopilot <div class="field-deck"> Is your PM program still effective, or is it showing it's age? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Preventive maintenance seems like a pretty obvious and relatively simple concept. Yet if you&rsquo;re like a lot of fleets your preventive maintenance schedule is probably on autopilot. You set a schedule and more or less like clockwork trucks come in for their necessary maintenance. You don&rsquo;t think about it and the schedule rarely changes.</p> <p>But when was the last time you really looked at your preventive maintenance schedule to see if it still made sense? If you still are doing what you&rsquo;ve always done, your PMs may not be as effective as they could be.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/six-ways-take-maintenance-autopilot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/six-ways-take-maintenance-autopilot#comments Maintenance Equipment Fleet Management Fri, 22 May 2015 15:26:00 +0000 160831 at http://fleetowner.com Trojan Battery establishes new Center in Ireland http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trojan-battery-establishes-new-center-ireland <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.trojanbattery.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Trojan Battery Co.</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, a manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, announced expansion of its research and development (R&amp;D) capabilities with the opening of a new R&amp;D center in Sligo, Ireland. &nbsp;Known as Trojan Battery Ireland Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Trojan Battery, the facility is located on the campus of the Institute of Technology, Sligo at its Innovation Centre.</font><br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trojan-battery-establishes-new-center-ireland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/trojan-battery-establishes-new-center-ireland#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 22 May 2015 13:10:00 +0000 160771 at http://fleetowner.com Stratacomm expands DC team with new vice president http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/stratacomm-expands-dc-team-new-vice-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="http://stratacomm.net/"><u><font color="#0563c1" face="Calibri" size="3">Stratacomm LLC</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> announced that it hired Jacqueline Bengel as a vice president in the company&rsquo;s Washington, D.C., office. Bengel joins Stratacomm&rsquo;s team to oversee integrated communication planning and strategies across several client accounts. </font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/stratacomm-expands-dc-team-new-vice-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/stratacomm-expands-dc-team-new-vice-president#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 22 May 2015 13:07:00 +0000 160761 at http://fleetowner.com Fleetmatics offers routing optimization tool http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-offers-routing-optimization-tool <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleetmatics Group, a global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service (SaaS), recently introduced Fleetmatics Routist, an intelligent routing optimization solution that systematically builds the most cost-effective, customer-friendly routes for fleets.</p> <p>According to Fleetmatics, Routist &ldquo;seamlessly calculates and deploys route plans to drivers in the field and features real-time and historical data that gives users the most holistic view into routing performance.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-offers-routing-optimization-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/fleetmatics-offers-routing-optimization-tool#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 22 May 2015 12:56:00 +0000 160741 at http://fleetowner.com Duty, honor, drive http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/duty-honor-drive <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Randy Twine of Clarksville, TN, is about to complete his tour as the 2014 Schneider Ride of Pride driver; piloting the seventh big rig in Schneider&#39;s fleet especially designed by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) to honor military veterans from all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including the reserves.</p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/duty-honor-drive#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 22 May 2015 11:51:00 +0000 160731 at http://fleetowner.com East names new national platform fleet sales manager http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/east-names-new-national-platform-fleet-sales-manager <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.eastmfg.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">East Manufacturing</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> appointed Douglas Kenney as National Platform Fleet Sales Manager. In his new role, Kenney will have responsibility for fleet sales in North America, specializing in East&rsquo;s flatbed and drop deck trailer sales, the company said.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/east-names-new-national-platform-fleet-sales-manager" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/east-names-new-national-platform-fleet-sales-manager#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 21 May 2015 14:13:00 +0000 160721 at http://fleetowner.com McNeilus to showcase refuse vehicles at WasteExpo http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mcneilus-showcase-refuse-vehicles-wasteexpo <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="http://mcneiluscompanies.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times" size="3">McNeilus Truck &amp; Manufacturing</font></u></a><font face="Times" size="3">, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is set to reveal its newest innovations at WasteExpo 2015 on June 2 to 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company said it plans to showcase five trucks at booth 1673 and eight additional vehicles in an outdoor display area and in partner booths throughout the show.</font></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times" size="3">&nbsp;</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mcneilus-showcase-refuse-vehicles-wasteexpo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/mcneilus-showcase-refuse-vehicles-wasteexpo#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 21 May 2015 14:04:00 +0000 160671 at http://fleetowner.com <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><font face="Times" size="3">McNeilus is revealing its newest innovations and showcasing a total of 13 refuse vehicles at WasteExpo at the Las Vegas Convention Center June 2 to 4.</font></p> CarrierWeb appoints new president http://fleetowner.com/technology/carrierweb-appoints-new-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.carrierweb.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">CarrierWeb</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, a provider of real-time mobile communications, electronic logging and refrigerated telematics technology for private and for-hire fleets, has appointed James B. (&quot;Jim&quot;) Gamache as the new president of its U.S. operations.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/carrierweb-appoints-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/carrierweb-appoints-new-president#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000 160661 at http://fleetowner.com <p><font face="Calibri">James B. Gamache </font></p> Trans Plus Systems named latest ATA Featured Product provider http://fleetowner.com/technology/trans-plus-systems-named-latest-ata-featured-product-provider <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.trucking.org/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">American Trucking Assns.</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3"> has welcomed </font><a href="http://www.transpluscorp.com/"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Calibri" size="3">Trans Plus Systems Corporation</font></u></a><font face="Calibri" size="3">, a provider of trucking dispatch software, to its ATA Featured Product program.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/trans-plus-systems-named-latest-ata-featured-product-provider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/trans-plus-systems-named-latest-ata-featured-product-provider#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 21 May 2015 13:58:00 +0000 160651 at http://fleetowner.com