Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en Are you focusing on female drivers in your recruiting? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-focusing-female-drivers-your-recruiting <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>If you are a typical trucking company, you have one female driver for every 19 males. This is the national average (around five percent). There are some carriers who enjoy a much higher female driver pool. What are they doing differently?</p> <p>First, they have a culture that values and appreciates women. Years ago you could walk into a terminal and see more women in the mechanics&rsquo; calendars than you did in trucks. There were only men&rsquo;s restrooms and showers and the few female drivers who entered the lounge were teased mercilessly.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-focusing-female-drivers-your-recruiting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/are-you-focusing-female-drivers-your-recruiting#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:13:00 +0000 135081 at http://fleetowner.com How much is your fleet worth? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/how-much-your-fleet-worth <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>We work with middle-market business owners every day and almost every owner we talk to asks this question, &ldquo;How much is my company worth?&rdquo;</p> <p>Some believe they know what their company is worth, because they have paid to have a valuation done. Others have &ldquo;heard&rdquo; that a company similar to theirs sold for &ldquo;X.&rdquo; Therefore theirs should be worth at least &ldquo;2X.&rdquo;&nbsp; Still others have done their own evaluation and firmly believe they know exactly what their company is worth.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/how-much-your-fleet-worth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/how-much-your-fleet-worth#comments Fleet Management Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:58:00 +0000 135201 at http://fleetowner.com August 29, 2014: Gun battle during attempted heist; truck parking dispute; new drivers in hot demand http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers- <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is trending today in the world of trucking.</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/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-29-2014-gun-battle-during-attempted-heist-truck-parking-dispute-new-drivers-#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Running Green Safety Technology Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:59:00 +0000 135161 at http://fleetowner.com eBook on controlling fleet costs through telematics now available http://fleetowner.com/technology/ebook-controlling-fleet-costs-through-telematics-now-available <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Verizon Networkfleet is offering an eBook detailing how telematics can help fleets improve manage of their costs. The free book, <a href="http://marketing.cygnusb2bmail.com/portal/wts/uemc%7C7ye8bmLef3dFqjbkxv6%7Cy0rsF-cm%3BPk8f-sPkSd">How to Use Telematics to Control Fleet Costs eBook</a>, is now available for download.</p> <p>According to Networkfleet, depending on goals, every company will achieve different types and amounts of cost savings with a wireless fleet management system. However, there are five primary areas where most fleets see savings. They are:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/ebook-controlling-fleet-costs-through-telematics-now-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/ebook-controlling-fleet-costs-through-telematics-now-available#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:56:00 +0000 135131 at http://fleetowner.com myGeoTracking adds driver, load management services http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-adds-driver-load-management-services <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The cloud-hosted mobile workforce management solutions offered through myGeoTracking have added new options to make it easier for non-asset based brokers and fleets to manage their operations in real time using any cell phone.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-adds-driver-load-management-services" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/mygeotracking-adds-driver-load-management-services#comments Fleet Management News Technology Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:54:00 +0000 135121 at http://fleetowner.com Can higher pay alone solve the driver shortage? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/can-higher-pay-alone-solve-driver-shortage <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As a range of carriers continue to announce driver pay increases, some within the industry are questioning whether higher pay alone will be enough to reduce the ongoing truck driver shortage, estimated by the <a href="http://www.truckline.com/"><u>American Trucking Associations</u></a> (ATA) to be between 30,000 and 35,000 positions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/can-higher-pay-alone-solve-driver-shortage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/can-higher-pay-alone-solve-driver-shortage#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:04:00 +0000 135091 at http://fleetowner.com Court rejects FedEx Ground’s driver business model http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/court-rejects-fedex-ground-s-driver-business-model <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A federal appeals court decision yesterday came down hard on FedEx Ground, ruling that the package-delivery firm had misclassified 2,300 drivers as independent contractors instead of employees</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/court-rejects-fedex-ground-s-driver-business-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/court-rejects-fedex-ground-s-driver-business-model#comments Fleet Management Must Reads News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:45:00 +0000 135061 at http://fleetowner.com What can be learned from FedEx Ground’s independent contractor model http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-can-be-learned-fedex-ground-s-independent-contractor-model <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal yesterday said that FedEx Ground&rsquo;s classification of some 2,300 employees as independent contractors is wrong.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/trucking-straight-talk">Trucking Straight Talk</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-can-be-learned-fedex-ground-s-independent-contractor-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/what-can-be-learned-fedex-ground-s-independent-contractor-model#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Trucking Straight Talk Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:48:00 +0000 135051 at http://fleetowner.com August 28, 2014: Whistleblower violators on notice; LTL profits soar; YRC singing happy tunes in Memphis http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here&rsquo;s a look at what&rsquo;s trending around the trucking industry 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/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-28-2014-whistleblower-violators-notice-ltl-profits-soar-yrc-singing-happy-tu#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Technology Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:36:00 +0000 135011 at http://fleetowner.com Capacity Trucks and LayMor announce vp of sales & marketing http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/capacity-trucks-and-laymor-announce-vp-sales-marketing <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.capacitytexas.com">Capacity Trucks</a> and LayMor have jointly announced that David Chickowski has joined the firms as vice president of sales and marketing.</p> <p>Capacity manufactures terminal tractors. LayMor makes sweepers for the rental and paving industries.</p> <p>&ldquo;David&rsquo;s experience will add to the strength of our sales and marketing teams,&rdquo; said company CEO, Scott A. Lord. &ldquo;We look forward to seeing his vision and expertise take our companies to a new level.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/capacity-trucks-and-laymor-announce-vp-sales-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/capacity-trucks-and-laymor-announce-vp-sales-marketing#comments Fleet Management News Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:29:00 +0000 134991 at http://fleetowner.com