Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en DAT: Spot truckload volume falls http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-truckload-volume-falls <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Spot truckload freight volume and available capacity both fell during the week ending May 21, reported <a href="http://www.dat.com/solutions" target="_blank"><u>DAT Solutions</u></a>, which operates the DAT network of load boards.<img alt="" src="/site-files/fleetowner.com/files/uploads/2016/05/DAT%20spot%20market.jpg" style="margin: 10px; width: 400px; height: 249px; float: right;" /></p> <p>However, load-to-truck ratios increased and diesel prices have been rising sharply &mdash; an indication that spot rates may pick up soon, DAT said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-truckload-volume-falls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/dat-spot-truckload-volume-falls#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 19:22:00 +0000 192511 at http://fleetowner.com ATRI: Cost of sleep apnea treatment high for drivers http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-cost-sleep-apnea-treatment-high-drivers <div class="field-deck"> Some 64% of drivers surveyed by ATRI say sleep study referral guidelines are “too broad.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new sleep apnea white paper issued by the <a href="http://www.atri-online.org/">American Transportation Research Institute</a> (ATRI) and based on a survey of over 800 truck drivers finds that the cost of sleep apnea treatments is hitting them hard in the wallet, with out-of-pocket expenses for treatment averaging $1,220 or some 1.5 weeks of median drive pay.</p> <p>Other findings by the group include:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-cost-sleep-apnea-treatment-high-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/atri-cost-sleep-apnea-treatment-high-drivers#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 15:58:00 +0000 192491 at http://fleetowner.com XPO Logistics appoints chief transformation officer http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/xpo-logistics-appoints-chief-transformation-officer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.xpo.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">XPO Logistics</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> has appointed Ramon Genemaras to the newly created position of chief transformation officer, effective immediately. Genemaras will lead the ongoing transformation of the company&#39;s global business processes with a P&amp;L focus.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/xpo-logistics-appoints-chief-transformation-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/xpo-logistics-appoints-chief-transformation-officer#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 13:44:00 +0000 192451 at http://fleetowner.com Bridgestone names VP of marketing for Commercial Tire http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bridgestone-names-vp-marketing-commercial-tire <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="https://www.bridgestoneamericas.com/en/index" target="_blank"><u>Bridgestone Americas</u></a> (Bridgestone) announced that Eric Higgs has joined the company as vice president of marketing for its Commercial business. Higgs will be responsible for leading the marketing strategy and efforts for the Commercial group, and will have direct marketing leadership of the Bridgestone TBR, Bandag and OTR businesses.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bridgestone-names-vp-marketing-commercial-tire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/bridgestone-names-vp-marketing-commercial-tire#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 13:04:00 +0000 192421 at http://fleetowner.com Roadcheck 2016: What your drivers need to know http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadcheck-2016-what-your-drivers-need-know <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year again &hellip;</p> <p>Fleet managers and drivers should begin preparing for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance&#39;s (CVSA) 29th annual International Roadcheck, which will take place June 7-9, 2016. And this year, there&rsquo;s an emphasis on tire safety.</p> <p>Tire safety practices include:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadcheck-2016-what-your-drivers-need-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/roadcheck-2016-what-your-drivers-need-know#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Thu, 26 May 2016 04:00:00 +0000 188961 at http://fleetowner.com Figuring out how to find and keep workers in trucking http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking <div class="field-deck"> Fleets, drivers, and suppliers discuss recruiting and retention challenges at ALK summit. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Pay is far more important to drivers than trucking likes to admit. Motor carriers may need to create new job titles and emphasize breadth of responsibility in order to attract and keep Millennials in administrative roles. A major &ldquo;generation gap&rdquo; exists between older and younger truck drivers, especially in regards to technology, but both pools suffer from poor training and management tactics.</p> <p>Those are just some of the major issues touched on by a variety of panels and breakout sessions during the 2016 ALK Technology Summit, held in Philadelphia, PA, this week.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/figuring-out-how-find-and-keep-workers-trucking#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Wed, 25 May 2016 14:04:00 +0000 192391 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A growing lack of truck parking may be &quot;the straw that breaks the camel&#39;s back&quot; in terms of convincing drivers to leave the industry, says PGT Trucking&#39;s Mike Krohn. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> ATA: Truck Tonnage Index fell 2.1% in April http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-april <div class="field-deck"> Index up 2% from April 2015 </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><a href="http://www.trucking.org/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">American Trucking Assns.&rsquo;</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 2.1% in April, following a 4.4% drop during March. In April, the index equaled 134.8 (2000=100), down from 137.6 in March. The all-time high was 144 in February.</font></p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-april" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ata-truck-tonnage-index-fell-21-april#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 25 May 2016 13:53:00 +0000 192361 at http://fleetowner.com ALK 2016 Tech Summit http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-2016-tech-summit <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>The 2016 ALK Technology Summit focused on a range of issues affecting trucking: how to manage and profit from big data; new tactics for finding and keeping workers for all positions within motor carrier operations; how different safety technologies and strategies can benefit trucking companies large and small; even a lesson in true grit shared by one of the oldest rookies ever to play in the NFL. (<em>All photos by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> </div> http://fleetowner.com/technology/alk-2016-tech-summit#comments Fleet Management News Technology Wed, 25 May 2016 10:07:00 +0000 192331 at http://fleetowner.com Mike O’Hare joins Fleet Advantage team http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mike-o-hare-joins-fleet-advantage-team <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.fleetadvantage.net/" target="_blank"><u>Fleet Advantage</u></a> announced the addition of Mike O&#39;Hare to the company&#39;s business development team. He will be responsible for launching a new business development initiative with finance partners looking to add value to clients in the transportation sector.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mike-o-hare-joins-fleet-advantage-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/mike-o-hare-joins-fleet-advantage-team#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 24 May 2016 14:44:00 +0000 192301 at http://fleetowner.com Meet the Fleet Owner Dozen: Outstanding Women in Trucking http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/meet-fleet-owner-dozen-outstanding-women-trucking <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Trucking has commonly been perceived as a male-dominated business, but today&rsquo;s industry numbers thousands of talented women among its ranks and for good reason. The wide variety of career opportunities for people in trucking is tough to beat&mdash;at the fleets that run trucks, the manufacturers that build their vehicles, and the organizations that support them.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/meet-fleet-owner-dozen-outstanding-women-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/meet-fleet-owner-dozen-outstanding-women-trucking#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Tue, 24 May 2016 14:41:00 +0000 192291 at http://fleetowner.com