Fleet Management http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6596/more en A lifetime of fuel economy http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/lifetime-fuel-economy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Too often I hear that investing in technology that improves fuel economy is something only the big guys can afford. Well, Steve Kron, an owner-operator, is living proof that simply is not true.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/lifetime-fuel-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/lifetime-fuel-economy#comments Fleet Management News Technology Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:00 +0000 190581 at http://fleetowner.com Quick Fuel streamlines fueling with QuikQ FPS http://fleetowner.com/fuel/quick-fuel-streamlines-fueling-quikq-fps <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Times New Roman" size="3">QuikQ, the provider of a cardless direct fuel connection between truck stop point-of-sale (POS) and motor carrier enterprise systems, announced that </font><a href="http://www.quikq.com/" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff" face="Times New Roman" size="3">Quick Fuel</font></u></a><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> is using its Fuel Purchase System (FPS) to streamline the fueling process for drivers at more than 50 automated fueling locations nationwide.</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fuel/quick-fuel-streamlines-fueling-quikq-fps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fuel/quick-fuel-streamlines-fueling-quikq-fps#comments Fleet Management Fuel News Tue, 03 May 2016 14:41:00 +0000 190571 at http://fleetowner.com Study: Biggest trucking firms outsource over 42% of their freight http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/study-biggest-trucking-firms-outsource-over-42-their-freight <div class="field-deck"> Old Dominion Freight Lines and Heartland Express keep the most in-house though. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A recent <a href="http://globalmessaging2.prnewswire.com/clickthrough/servlet/clickthrough?msg_id=8212211&amp;adr_order=180&amp;url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5sYW5lYXhpcy5jb20v" target="_blank">LaneAxis Virtual Freight Management</a> study of some of the biggest trucking companies in U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/study-biggest-trucking-firms-outsource-over-42-their-freight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/study-biggest-trucking-firms-outsource-over-42-their-freight#comments Fleet Management News Tue, 03 May 2016 14:36:00 +0000 190561 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Firm says not only are shippers likely losing visibility to 42% of their loads, they are likely paying 8% margin for that lost visibility. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> FTR: February continues to reflect positive environment for shippers http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ftr-february-continues-reflect-positive-environment-shippers <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>FTR&rsquo;s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) continued to improve for the fourth consecutive month to a reading of 4.7 in February.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ftr-february-continues-reflect-positive-environment-shippers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/ftr-february-continues-reflect-positive-environment-shippers#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 02 May 2016 14:44:00 +0000 190481 at http://fleetowner.com Omnitracs appoints new VP of finance http://fleetowner.com/technology/omnitracs-appoints-new-vp-finance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.omnitracs.com/" target="_blank"><u>Omnitracs</u></a> announced it appointed executive Stacy Repult as vice president of finance. In her role, Repult will provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing and budget management functions; she will also ensure company accounting procedures and reporting conform to generally accepted accounting principles, according to Omnitracs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/omnitracs-appoints-new-vp-finance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/omnitracs-appoints-new-vp-finance#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 02 May 2016 14:05:00 +0000 190441 at http://fleetowner.com Webinar: Getting real about routing and scheduling http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/webinar-getting-real-about-routing-and-scheduling <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Complexity plagues today&rsquo;s transportation planners and schedulers who are juggling way too many variables as they try to create safe, workable and profitable routes and schedules day after day. Things like unexpected equipment downtime, customers with special needs, drivers who will run out of hours before they make a critical delivery, road closures, weather issues and traffic congestion make routing and scheduling an extremely difficult a job, even under the best of circumstances.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/webinar-getting-real-about-routing-and-scheduling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/webinar-getting-real-about-routing-and-scheduling#comments Fleet Management News Mon, 02 May 2016 13:47:00 +0000 190421 at http://fleetowner.com Get ready for Roadcheck http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/get-ready-roadcheck <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Mark your calendars for June 7-9. That&rsquo;s when the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be conducting Annual International Roadcheck, its roadside inspection blitz.</p> <p>Come to think of it, maybe you should put this event on your schedule now so you have time to get your vehicles prepared for the event.</p> <p>During the three-day Roadcheck, 10,000 CVSA-certified local, state, provincial, territorial and federal inspectors will be out in force across North America to perform truck and bus inspections.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/get-ready-roadcheck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/get-ready-roadcheck#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Mon, 02 May 2016 13:30:00 +0000 190411 at http://fleetowner.com Driven to win: Deploying game theory in trucking http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/driven-win-deploying-game-theory-trucking <div class="field-deck"> “Gamification” aims to boost fleet safety and savings via competition. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>On its surface, the theory of &ldquo;<a href="http://www.informationweek.com/7-examples-put-gamification-to-work/d/d-id/1104211">gamification</a>&rdquo; seems a fairly straightforward one: Using game mechanics and dynamics to drive game-like engagement in a non-game context.</p> <p>In trucking, for example, that can translate into setting up competitions between drivers, to see who can achieve the best fuel economy or record the lowest engine idle time.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/driven-win-deploying-game-theory-trucking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/driven-win-deploying-game-theory-trucking#comments Fleet Management News Technology Mon, 02 May 2016 13:22:00 +0000 190401 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s about changing behaviors by using carrots instead of sticks,&rdquo; noted Spireon&#39;s Roni Taylor. (<em>Photo by Sean KIlcarr/Fleet Owner</em>)</p> Your April 29 Pre-Trip: Survey shows strong support for road-usage fees http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-29-pre-trip-survey-shows-strong-support-road-usage-fees <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here are five things worth knowing today:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-29-pre-trip-survey-shows-strong-support-road-usage-fees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-april-29-pre-trip-survey-shows-strong-support-road-usage-fees#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:42:00 +0000 190341 at http://fleetowner.com Little glimpse of Cincy at night http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/little-glimpse-cincy-night <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>If you're a private fleet professional, you may find yourself in Cincinnati for an NPTC conference sometime. What's it like? Here's a few shots after sundown in the city.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/little-glimpse-cincy-night" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/little-glimpse-cincy-night#comments Fleet Management News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:41:00 +0000 190381 at http://fleetowner.com