Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Panama Canal: Freight boom or bust for East Coast trucking? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/panama-canal-freight-boom-or-bust-east-coast-trucking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Over the past nine years, there has been a lot of speculation that expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate larger ships would reshape the way goods move around the globe. The thought was East Coast ports and carriers were poised to benefit most from the expansion.</p> <p>But Larry Gross, a partner and senior consultant at FTR, doesn&rsquo;t exactly see it that way.</p> <p>&ldquo;There was discussion at some time that this was going to be a game changer,&rdquo; Gross told Fleet Owner. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t view it as a game changer.&rdquo;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/panama-canal-freight-boom-or-bust-east-coast-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/panama-canal-freight-boom-or-bust-east-coast-trucking#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:59:00 +0000 194831 at http://fleetowner.com <p>A cargo ship makes its way through the Miraflores locks as it crosses the Panama Canal on April 7, 2016 in Panama City, Panama. A third lane, part of the $5.3 billion Panama Canal expansion project, opened June 26.</p> Getty Images Fleet Advantage develops safety committee http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-develops-safety-committee <div class="field-deck"> Committee to offer insight & education on Class 8 truck safety specifications and CSA resources </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Fleet Advantage announced the establishment of a new Safety Committee dedicated to providing insight and overseeing <a href="http://www.fleetadvantage.net" target="_blank">critical safety-related programs for the fleet transportation</a> industry and Fleet Advantage clients.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-develops-safety-committee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-advantage-develops-safety-committee#comments Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:21:00 +0000 194821 at http://fleetowner.com J. J. Keller introduces Video Training Book http://fleetowner.com/technology/j-j-keller-introduces-video-training-book <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>J. J. Keller &amp; Associates has introduced the <a href="JJKeller.com/VideoBook" target="_blank">Video Training Book</a>, an all-new way to provide video-based training. It takes training out of the classroom, and off the internet, and puts it into employees&rsquo; hands, the company said.</p> <p>&ldquo;The J. J. Keller Video Training Book fulfills the need for many kinds of training &mdash; including orientation, refresher, in-the-moment, post-incident and others &mdash; in workplace safety, transportation, hazmat and construction,&rdquo; the company noted.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/j-j-keller-introduces-video-training-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/j-j-keller-introduces-video-training-book#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:32:00 +0000 194731 at http://fleetowner.com Betts appoints Lee to new role as chief technology officer http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/betts-appoints-lee-new-role-chief-technology-officer <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Betts Company announced that <a href="http://www.Betts1868.com" target="_blank">Jonathan Lee has joined the company</a> in the newly created role of chief technology officer. &ldquo;Reporting to Bill Betts, president of Betts Company and its three divisions, Lee will play a key role in shaping the company&rsquo;s technology strategy as it embarks on its next phase of growth and leadership in spring manufacturing and the heavy duty transportation industry,&rdquo; the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/betts-appoints-lee-new-role-chief-technology-officer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/betts-appoints-lee-new-role-chief-technology-officer#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:27:00 +0000 194721 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Jonathan Lee, chief technology officer, Betts Company</p> Tamara Wilson joins QuikQ http://fleetowner.com/fuel/tamara-wilson-joins-quikq <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>QuikQ, a provider of a <a href="http://www.quikq.com" target="_blank">cardless direct fuel connection</a> between truck stop point-of-sale (POS) and motor carrier enterprise systems, announced that Tamara Wilson has joined the company as director of operations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/tamara-wilson-joins-quikq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/tamara-wilson-joins-quikq#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:01:00 +0000 194701 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Tamara Wilson, director of operations, QuikQ</p> Q&A: What the future holds for mobile technology and trucking http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-what-future-holds-mobile-technology-and-trucking <div class="field-deck"> Mapping out safer and more efficient routs while generating higher rates are just some of the benefits trucking can gain from mobile technology, this executive says. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Better navigation is clearly one benefit gain by trucking via the wider use of mobile technology solutions. But how about getting higher freight rates? Is that possible as well?</p> <p>Fleet Owner recently conducted an email question and answer session with Ron Hassanwalia, COO of Mississauga, Ontario-based enterprise management firm <a href="https://www.soti.net/">SOTI, Inc.</a> to delve into those and other opportunities presented by mobile technology in the trucking and logistics spheres.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-what-future-holds-mobile-technology-and-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/qa-what-future-holds-mobile-technology-and-trucking#comments Fleet Management News Technology Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:58:00 +0000 194651 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Fleets using mobile tracking solutions for how they bill customers and pay drivers should see a roughly 8% reduction in cost due to improved reporting accuracy, SOTI says. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Trucking Alliance, safety group file brief in support of ELD rule http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-alliance-safety-group-file-brief-support-eld-rule <div class="field-deck"> Effort cites 'moral responsibility,' calls for end to paper log 'comic books' </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Trucking Alliance for Driver Safety and Security and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety have filed a joint amicus brief in the Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, in support of theFMCSA’s effort to fend off a legal challenge by OOIDA to stop the agency’s electronic logging device rule for truck drivers. </div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-alliance-safety-group-file-brief-support-eld-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/trucking-alliance-safety-group-file-brief-support-eld-rule#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:06:00 +0000 194611 at http://fleetowner.com Moynahan promoted to AmeriQuest’s director of marketing http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/moynahan-promoted-ameriquest-s-director-marketing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/" target="_blank">AmeriQuest</a> Business Services, a technology-enabled provider of financial process, procurement, and asset management solutions, has promoted Patrick Moynahan to director of marketing. &ldquo;Moynahan, who has spent more than five years with the company in a variety of marketing roles, adds seasoned insight and the strength of established customer relationships to AmeriQuest&rsquo;s overall marketing efforts,&rdquo; the company said.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/moynahan-promoted-ameriquest-s-director-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/moynahan-promoted-ameriquest-s-director-marketing#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:58:00 +0000 194601 at http://fleetowner.com Maintenance On Demand http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/maintenance-demand <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>John Sova, a trooper with the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) vehicle committee vice chairman, is recognized as one of the best CVSA inspectors and instructors in the nation</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/maintenance-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/whitepapers/maintenance-demand#comments Fleet Management Whitepapers Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 194581 at http://fleetowner.com Logistics outlook: Last mile a major choke point http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/logistics-outlook-last-mile-major-choke-point <div class="field-deck"> Today’s logistics network not designed to handle the rapid-delivery demands of e-commerce, annual report finds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>One of the major findings from the 27<sup>th</sup> annual <em><u>State of Logistics</u></em> report is that &ldquo;gaps&rdquo; in infrastructure and &ldquo;accelerating trends for speed&rdquo; will increasingly put pressure on a logistics system not designed for e-commerce driven &ldquo;<a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/transitioning-last-mile-world">last mile, last minute</a>&rdquo; delivery service.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/logistics-outlook-last-mile-major-choke-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/logistics-outlook-last-mile-major-choke-point#comments Fleet Management News Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:41:00 +0000 194551 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Consumers now want their products delivered fast and they don&rsquo;t want to pay a lot of money for delivery, according to the annual <em>State of Logistics</em> report. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p>