Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Groups sue to force FMCSA to issue driver training rule http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/groups-sue-force-fmcsa-issue-driver-training-rule <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A labor union and two safety advocacy groups have asked a federal appeals court to order the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to issue a final rule setting minimum standards for entry-level training of commercial vehicle drivers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/groups-sue-force-fmcsa-issue-driver-training-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/groups-sue-force-fmcsa-issue-driver-training-rule#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:43:00 +0000 137291 at http://fleetowner.com DAT: Spot-freight market soars again http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-freight-market-soars-again <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truckload freight availability on the spot market remained at historic highs in August, according to the latest <em>North American Freight Index</em> released by <a href="http://www.dat.com/Solutions.aspx">DAT Solutions</a>.</p> <p>While DAT reported that both freight volume and rates were &ldquo;relatively stable compared to July&rdquo; across all three equipment types, it found that spot-market freight volume again attained a record-setting level last month-- jumping 32% year-over year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-freight-market-soars-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-freight-market-soars-again#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:06:00 +0000 137281 at http://fleetowner.com September 19, 2014: DOT sued; ABC promises expose on truckers; FedEx Freight profits soaring http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-19-2014-dot-sued-abc-promises-expose-truckers-fedex-freight-profits-soari <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is happening around the world of trucking today:</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-19-2014-dot-sued-abc-promises-expose-truckers-fedex-freight-profits-soari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/september-19-2014-dot-sued-abc-promises-expose-truckers-fedex-freight-profits-soari#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:00 +0000 137271 at http://fleetowner.com ATRI releases compendium of sustainable freight practices http://fleetowner.com/running-green/atri-releases-compendium-sustainable-freight-practices <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has published a <a href="http://atri-online.org/sustainable-freight-practices-for-the-trucking-industry/">compendium of sustainable freight practices</a> on its website. The compendium identifies a number of sustainable practices being used by the trucking industry ranging from driver training, idle reduction and speed management to vehicle aerodynamics, tires and engine systems.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/atri-releases-compendium-sustainable-freight-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/atri-releases-compendium-sustainable-freight-practices#comments Fleet Management News Running Green Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:30:00 +0000 137231 at http://fleetowner.com TCA names new president http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tca-names-new-president <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.truckload.org/">Truckload Carriers Assn.</a> has named Brad Bentley president, replacing Chris Burruss, who resigned June 26, for personal reasons.</p> <p>TCA said a task force set up to find a successor to Burruss received over 100 applicants. Bentley was approved by the Executive Committee. He will officially take the reins in mid-October.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tca-names-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/tca-names-new-president#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:29:00 +0000 137221 at http://fleetowner.com Agility names Andy Douglas senior vp of sales, marketing and service http://fleetowner.com/running-green/agility-names-andy-douglas-senior-vp-sales-marketing-and-service <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.agilityfs.com">Agility Fuel Systems</a> has named Andy Douglas senior vice president of sales, marketing and customer service.</p> <p>Agility is a provider of alternative fuel storage and delivery systems.</p> <p>During a 30-plus career in the transportation business, Douglas held numerous executive positions with Paccar, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span>, Paccar Financial and PacLease.</p> <p>For the past 10 years, Douglas has led Paccar&rsquo;s <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/blue-fleets?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">natural gas</a></span> market initiatives and has worked aggressively to develop new markets throughout the NAFTA Region, Agility said.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/agility-names-andy-douglas-senior-vp-sales-marketing-and-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/agility-names-andy-douglas-senior-vp-sales-marketing-and-service#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:28:00 +0000 137211 at http://fleetowner.com Data reveals huge truck driver hiring gap http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/data-reveals-huge-truck-driver-hiring-gap <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Job posting data collected and analyzed by <a href="http://www.careerbuilder.com/">CareerBuilder</a> indicates a strong and steady gap between the availability of <a href="../../fleet-management/stifels-larkin-driver-shortage-and-will-stay-trucking-s-top-challenge">truck driver positions</a> and actual hires to fill them has developed over the last year and should continue for the foreseeable future.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/data-reveals-huge-truck-driver-hiring-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/data-reveals-huge-truck-driver-hiring-gap#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:42:00 +0000 137171 at http://fleetowner.com House votes to fund government through Dec. 11 http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/house-votes-fund-government-through-dec-11 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The U.S. House of Representatives voted 319 to 108 to pass legislation (<a href="https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-joint-resolution/124">H.J. Res. 124</a>) that would continue funding for the U.S. government at current spending levels through Dec. 11. Funding for the federal government is set to expire at the end of fiscal 2014 on Sept. 30. By then, the Senate is expected to pass the legislation.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/house-votes-fund-government-through-dec-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/house-votes-fund-government-through-dec-11#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:03:00 +0000 137141 at http://fleetowner.com States making little headway against broken highways http://fleetowner.com/news/states-making-little-headway-against-broken-highways <div class="field-deck"> Rate of progress in fixing state roads & bridges slowing, says Reason Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>More funding is being directed to state highways and bridges, yet &ldquo;very little progress&rdquo; has been made in improving their condition, according to the&nbsp;<a href="http://reason.org/files/21st_annual_highway_report.pdf">21st&nbsp;Annual Highway Report</a>&nbsp;released today by the nonpartisan Reason Foundation.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/states-making-little-headway-against-broken-highways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/news/states-making-little-headway-against-broken-highways#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:58:00 +0000 137131 at http://fleetowner.com More groups call for withholding CSA scores http://fleetowner.com/regulations/more-groups-call-withholding-csa-scores <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Several weeks after <a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/groups-ask-dot-hide-csa-scores-public-view">10 trade associations asked the Dept. of Transportation to withhold metrics</a> related to the <a href="https://csa.fmcsa.dot.gov/">Compliance, Safety, Accountability program</a> from public view, another group of 10 organizations has endorsed the request that the Dept. of Transportation remove individual motor carriers&rsquo; Safety Measurement System scores from all federal public websites.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/more-groups-call-withholding-csa-scores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/more-groups-call-withholding-csa-scores#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:54:00 +0000 137121 at http://fleetowner.com