Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en Obama budget plan taxes oil, supports 'clean' transport tech http://fleetowner.com/regulations/obama-budget-plan-taxes-oil-supports-clean-transport-tech <div class="field-deck"> Congress will not hold hearings; 'dead on arrival' says Speaker </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The White House on Tuesday delivers the final Obama administration budget plan to Congress, highlighted by a tax on oil companies that would be used to drive innovation in the transportation system—but leaders in Congress have already said the proposal will not even get a perfunctory hearing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/obama-budget-plan-taxes-oil-supports-clean-transport-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/obama-budget-plan-taxes-oil-supports-clean-transport-tech#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:49:00 +0000 183551 at http://fleetowner.com ELDs: The transition starts now http://fleetowner.com/technology/elds-transition-starts-now <div class="field-deck"> After years of development and discussion and a false start or two, the electronic logging device final rule is here. Now what? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The good news is that carrier management doesn&rsquo;t need to get all wrapped up in the details of the new electronic logging device (ELD) rule just yet. For starters, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has built in a transition window to make sure everyone involved is on the same page. And for the time being, FMCSA, roadside enforcement, and ELD providers are still working out exactly how the policy specifics will be converted to day-to-day operational reality.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/elds-transition-starts-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/elds-transition-starts-now#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Silver Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:34:00 +0000 183391 at http://fleetowner.com Coping with the ELD curve http://fleetowner.com/technology/coping-eld-curve <div class="field-deck"> How will the industry manage potential productivity declines? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>One of the many side effects of the long-awaited electronic logging device (ELD) final rule issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) late last year is how the trucking industry will cope with expected declines in productivity as ELDs are adopted.</p> <p>Getting over the so-called &ldquo;learning curve&rdquo; is not a short process either, as Derek Leathers, president and COO of Omaha, NE-based Werner Enterprises, explained during a presentation last September at the annual FTR Transportation Conference.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/coping-eld-curve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/coping-eld-curve#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Silver Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:39:00 +0000 183301 at http://fleetowner.com Driver wages Down Under http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/driver-wages-down-under <div class="field-deck"> Australia is moving away from pay-by-the-mile </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Trucking in Australia shares a lot in common with the U.S.&nbsp; Like us, they favor conventional tractors over the cabovers common to Europe and most other global markets. Like their American counterparts, they depend on trucks to haul the vast majority of their freight, and trucks haul that freight long distances.&nbsp; But one thing we will no longer have in common with Australian trucking is pay-by-the mile (or in their case, kilometer).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/driver-wages-down-under" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/driver-wages-down-under#comments Driver Management Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Silver Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:35:00 +0000 183291 at http://fleetowner.com Your Feb. 8 Pre-Trip: Truck order slump may not mean recession http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-8-pre-trip-truck-order-slump-may-not-mean-recession <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Here are five things worth knowing today: </font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-8-pre-trip-truck-order-slump-may-not-mean-recession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-8-pre-trip-truck-order-slump-may-not-mean-recession#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:59:00 +0000 183261 at http://fleetowner.com Former Gov. Perry on business: Find out why people choose your competitors http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/former-gov-perry-business-find-out-why-people-choose-your-competitors <div class="field-deck"> Strategies from a state CEO; catch video clips from keynote address </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Connecting with trucking leaders at Omnitracs' user conference in Dallas, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry advised finding out why you lose business to your competitors — and going after whatever those reasons may be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/former-gov-perry-business-find-out-why-people-choose-your-competitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/former-gov-perry-business-find-out-why-people-choose-your-competitors#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Technology Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:13:00 +0000 183191 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Touching on the U.S. Constitution as a framework for interstate competition but also a limiter of federal powers &mdash; thus mixing political and business talk &mdash; former Texas Gov. Rick Perry contended the United States has gotten &quot;a fairly far distance&quot; from the roadmap the Constitution spells out.</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner FAA reform bill includes trucker mileage-pay protections http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/faa-reform-bill-includes-trucker-mileage-pay-protections <div class="field-deck"> OOIDA, Teamsters renew opposition after blocking provision in highway bill </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A provision that would prohibit states from imposing their own labor laws or regulations on interstate truck drivers&mdash;language passed by the House but ultimately dropped from the highway bill, or FAST Act, late last year&mdash;has reemerged in a long-awaited and just-released House aviation authorization bill.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/faa-reform-bill-includes-trucker-mileage-pay-protections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management-resource-center/faa-reform-bill-includes-trucker-mileage-pay-protections#comments Driver Management Resource Center Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 05 Feb 2016 03:10:00 +0000 183121 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock What's cooking inside the beltway: 5 things trucking needs to know http://fleetowner.com/regulations/whats-cooking-inside-beltway-5-things-trucking-needs-know <div class="field-deck"> Crashes and CSA scores, going beyond compliance and more </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What should motor carriers have on their radar screens — and be weighing in on — for 2016 on the federal and regulatory front? Here's a list from FMCSA Office of Compliance and Enforcement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/whats-cooking-inside-beltway-5-things-trucking-needs-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/whats-cooking-inside-beltway-5-things-trucking-needs-know#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:38:00 +0000 183091 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Trucking and logistics were everywhere at the Omnitracs Outlook 2016 user conference in Dallas, which took place at the Hilton Anatole.</p> Aaron Marsh/Fleet Owner Your Feb. 4 Pre-Trip: RI’s truck toll hearings begin http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-4-pre-trip-ri-s-truck-toll-hearings-begin <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Here are five things worth knowing today: </font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-4-pre-trip-ri-s-truck-toll-hearings-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/your-feb-4-pre-trip-ri-s-truck-toll-hearings-begin#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Technology Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:34:00 +0000 183061 at http://fleetowner.com Coalition pushes Congress to block FMCSA rating proposal http://fleetowner.com/regulations/coalition-pushes-congress-block-fmcsa-rating-proposal <div class="field-deck"> Agency failed to follow procedure, continues to use questionable data, letter says </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A coalition of small-business groups continues to press Congress about the use of questionable data in the new plan to determine if a trucking company is too unsafe to operate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/coalition-pushes-congress-block-fmcsa-rating-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/coalition-pushes-congress-block-fmcsa-rating-proposal#comments News Regulations Safety Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:15:00 +0000 183031 at http://fleetowner.com