Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Aljex integrates with Triumph http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-integrates-triumph <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.aljex.com">Aljex Software</a> announced integration with Triumph Business Capital to provide two new working capital services. Aljex provides internet-based transportation management software for brokers, carriers, and third-party logistics providers.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-integrates-triumph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/aljex-integrates-triumph#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:17:00 +0000 201691 at http://fleetowner.com Survey: Need for big data in logistics keeps growing http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/survey-need-big-data-logistics-keeps-growing <div class="field-deck"> Annual study also finds that shippers are becoming more “mode neutral” as worries about truck capacity increase. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>An annual third party logistics (3PL) survey compiled by <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.capgemini-2Dconsulting.com_&amp;d=DQMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=nJr0E9gIEGqYL_OmWBJqRKT5_Ft51tThVZL0tuvVE2o&amp;m=RHf_nXWiClTbyvyVzI3ym4xaPqH4iTwBnccsGKFfIjE&amp;s=XlfULWNIbfDF6a5ooweIZasaTUn9KqKz06jYniXyzQw&amp;e=">Capgemini Consulting</a>, <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.smeal.psu.edu_cscr&amp;d=DQMGaQ&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=nJr0E9gIEGqYL_OmWBJqRKT5_Ft51tThVZL0tuvVE2o&amp;m=RHf_nXWiClTbyvyVzI3ym4xaPqH4iTwBnccsGKF</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/survey-need-big-data-logistics-keeps-growing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/survey-need-big-data-logistics-keeps-growing#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:11:00 +0000 201681 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Some 62% of the 3PLs polled said that over the past two to three years, their customers showed increased interest in &ldquo;changing their use of various modes of transportation.&rdquo; (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> ATRI: Low fuel prices cut trucking costs in 2015 http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-low-fuel-prices-cut-trucking-costs-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Average marginal cost per mile dropped 6% to $1.59 in 2015, based on data gathered directly from motor carriers, group says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new report compiled by the <a href="http://www.atri-online.org/">American Transportation Research Institute</a> (ATRI) indicates average marginal cost per mile declined 6% in 2015 versus 2014 due almost completely to low diesel fuel prices.</p> <p>The group said average marginal cost per mile dropped to $1.59 in 2015, down from $1.70 in 2014 &ndash; largely attributed to the <a href="http://marketrealist.com/2015/11/diesel-fuel-prices-update-eia-forecasted/">steady fall in diesel prices</a> experienced last year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-low-fuel-prices-cut-trucking-costs-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/atri-low-fuel-prices-cut-trucking-costs-2015#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:36:00 +0000 201641 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Driver costs now outstrip fuel expenses for most fleets, ATRI report says. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> It Isn’t All About Devices http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/it-isn-t-all-about-devices <div class="field-deck"> Operational practices are important too </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Much of the work we do at Trucking Efficiency centers on technologies that can be added to trucks and trailers to make them more fuel efficient. But I was reminded by <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span>&rsquo;s Troy Clarke that fleets can look at things other than technology to make themselves more efficient.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/it-isn-t-all-about-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/it-isn-t-all-about-devices#comments Fleet Management Running Green Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:28:00 +0000 201631 at http://fleetowner.com ARI appoints new leaders, sales support to team http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ari-appoints-new-leaders-sales-support-team <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.arifleet.com/why-ari/fleets-served/" target="_blank">ARI</a> announced a series of additions to its sales organization that it says will help to support the company&rsquo;s strategic vision and continued growth in the <a href="http://www.arifleet.com/services/vehicle-management/" target="_blank">fleet management marketplace</a>. The new appointments include Craig Pierce, who joins ARI as director of sales, along with Stephen Perkins, who will serve as vice president, sales and assistant general manager for ARI Canada.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ari-appoints-new-leaders-sales-support-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ari-appoints-new-leaders-sales-support-team#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:20:00 +0000 201591 at http://fleetowner.com I.D. Systems signs new intermodal chassis customer http://fleetowner.com/technology/id-systems-signs-new-intermodal-chassis-customer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Asset Intelligence subsidiary of I.D. Systems announced a new customer relationship for deploying its <a href="http://www.id-systems.com" target="_blank">VeriWise Chassis tracking solution</a>.</p> <p>American Intermodal Management, based in Scottsdale, AZ, is partnering with Asset Intelligence to deploy its VeriWise chassis fleet management solution on its fleet of new chassis. The chassis fleet operator chose the Asset Intelligence solution after an evaluation of available asset-tracking systems in the market.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/id-systems-signs-new-intermodal-chassis-customer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/id-systems-signs-new-intermodal-chassis-customer#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:14:00 +0000 201571 at http://fleetowner.com BlackBerry's Radar trailer tracking-IoT system available; Canada fleet rolls out tech http://fleetowner.com/technology/blackberrys-radar-trailer-tracking-iot-system-available-canada-fleet-rolls-out-tech <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The BlackBerry Radar trailer and container tracking system announced last spring is now commercially available, and a Canadian cross-border carrier has turned a third of its 1,500-strong trailer fleet so far into "smart trailers" with it.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/blackberrys-radar-trailer-tracking-iot-system-available-canada-fleet-rolls-out-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/blackberrys-radar-trailer-tracking-iot-system-available-canada-fleet-rolls-out-tech#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:06:00 +0000 201551 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The BlackBerry Radar asset-tracking and near-real-time monitoring system &mdash; part of which is seen below the &quot;V&quot; in the Caravan Transport graphic in the photo &mdash; is designed for simple installation on the rear door of a trailer or intermodal container and has a multi-year battery as well as its own WiFi connectivity via 2G, 3G or 4G networks.</p> Photo courtesy BlackBerry Ltd. Freight volumes may be more normal than thought http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/freight-volumes-may-be-more-normal-thought <div class="field-deck"> Truckstop.com CEO also sees big change in the way the brokers and motor carriers are using the spot market. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Current freight volume levels may be more &ldquo;normalized&rdquo; than many in the trucking industry might suspect, according to data tracking by load matching service Truckstop.com.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/freight-volumes-may-be-more-normal-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/freight-volumes-may-be-more-normal-thought#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:14:00 +0000 201531 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Freight volumes are down 8% in 2016 compared to 2013 but up 2% compared to 2012 and up 11% versus 2011, according to Truckstop.com data. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> McLeod showcases new products during User Conference 2016 http://fleetowner.com/technology/mcleod-showcases-new-products-during-user-conference-2016 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>McLeod Software announced during its <a href="http://www.mcleodsoftware.com/" target="_blank">User Conference 2016</a> that it is continuing to develop and invest in its products. &ldquo;Since our last User Conference in Birmingham, nearly a year ago, we have had two major releases of our flagship LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker systems, with a broad range of new capabilities and integration solutions in each release,&rdquo; the company said.</p> <p>Some of the company&#39;s new product highlights include:</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mcleod-showcases-new-products-during-user-conference-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mcleod-showcases-new-products-during-user-conference-2016#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:20:00 +0000 201451 at http://fleetowner.com Request granted: CRST permit holders given team driver status http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-granted-crst-permit-holders-given-team-driver-status <div class="field-deck"> Recent CLP recipients may truck home with CDL holder in the bunk </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>FMCSA has granted CRST Expedited an exemption from the provision in the federal code that requires a commercial learner’s permit holder to always be accompanied by a CDL holder in the front seat during behind-the-wheel training on public roads. CRST had requested that the accompanying CDL holder have the option of being in the sleeper portion of the cab while the trainee is driving. </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-granted-crst-permit-holders-given-team-driver-status" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/request-granted-crst-permit-holders-given-team-driver-status#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:00 +0000 201431 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The exemption enables CLP holders to drive as part of a team and have the same regulatory flexibility as CRST team drivers with CDLs. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p>