Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en FMCSA advisory panels to focus on driver wellness http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/fmcsa-advisory-panels-focus-driver-wellness <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) and Medical Review Board (MRB) will meet Sept. 21-22 to discuss the health and wellness of truck drivers and the establishment of a non-regulatory public-private partnership of stakeholders to improve drivers' health.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/fmcsa-advisory-panels-focus-driver-wellness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/driver-management/fmcsa-advisory-panels-focus-driver-wellness#comments Driver Management Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:06:00 +0000 170591 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock What’s the right question? http://fleetowner.com/safety/what-s-right-question <div class="field-deck"> Why aren’t younger drivers allowed to operate in interstate commerce? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Why are we considering putting teen truckers behind the wheel? Interestingly, that&rsquo;s the question being asked in many circles, not only across this industry but also in the mainstream media. And after appearing in our own industry publications, Yahoo News, Fortune and NPR are now asking that question too.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/what-s-right-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/what-s-right-question#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Safety Silver Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:03:00 +0000 170431 at http://fleetowner.com What do fleets want? http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/what-do-fleets-want <div class="field-deck"> That’s the question no one seems to be asking </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s no longer a question of whether we&rsquo;ll have autonomous or self-driving cars and trucks. Of course we&rsquo;re not there yet, not by a long shot. But while the engineers working on autonomous vehicles might not agree, public discussion seems to have settled the question of technical feasibility. The general consensus at this point is that building a practical autonomous vehicle is a bit like laying pipe&mdash;we know where it has to go, now we just have do the work and dig the ditch.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/what-do-fleets-want" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/what-do-fleets-want#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Silver Thu, 03 Sep 2015 17:29:00 +0000 170381 at http://fleetowner.com The future of fuel economy: Taking the next step http://fleetowner.com/regulations/future-fuel-economy-taking-next-step <div class="field-deck"> Phase 2 GHG rules will have wide-ranging impact on industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Back in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency kicked off the first steps of its long-term plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial vehicles. Phase 1 of the greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards were for model-year 2014-2018 vehicles. The California Air Resources Board estimated the first phase would save $8.5 billion in fuel costs and 5 billion gals. of diesel fuel nationally by 2020.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/future-fuel-economy-taking-next-step" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/future-fuel-economy-taking-next-step#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Silver Wed, 02 Sep 2015 19:07:00 +0000 170251 at http://fleetowner.com The future of fuel economy: Expecting more http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-fuel-economy-expecting-more <div class="field-byline"> Bruce Sauer, contributing editor </div> <div class="field-deck"> Phase 2 mandates will improve trailer efficiency </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For the first time, the federal government will regulate the fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions of vehicles that do not contain engines. Trailer aero&shy;dynamics, rolling resistance, and tare weight all impact fuel consumption of the tractors that pull them. That&rsquo;s why regulators chose to include trailers in Phase 2 of regulations aimed at medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-fuel-economy-expecting-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-fuel-economy-expecting-more#comments Equipment Fuel News Regulations Silver Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:46:00 +0000 170231 at http://fleetowner.com The future of fuel economy: Finding an edge http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/future-fuel-economy-finding-edge <div class="field-deck"> Turning rules into an operational advantage may be difficult </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The inclusion of trailers in the next round of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards jointly announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is adding a layer of complexity for everyone involved in meeting the new standards.</p> <p>And that includes fleet executives, who will be responsible for finding the money to pay for equipment and, quite possibly, new technologies needed to meet the Phase 2 standards, which will generally result in a 24% reduction in carbon dioxide and fuel consumption of tractor-trailers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/future-fuel-economy-finding-edge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/future-fuel-economy-finding-edge#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Silver Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:43:00 +0000 170221 at http://fleetowner.com The future of fuel economy: Match game http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-fuel-economy-match-game <div class="field-deck"> A combination of techologies will be needed to boost mpg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Truck manufacturers generally followed the same path when it came to meeting previous emissions standards, though those paths differed in detail. In the end, all have used diesel particulate filters and then selective catalytic reduction to satisfy federal requirements to drastically lower pollutants coming out of their tailpipes. There is, however, no single &ldquo;silver bullet&rdquo; that will solve the next government emissions focus, a multiyear program to reduce heavy-truck emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-fuel-economy-match-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/future-fuel-economy-match-game#comments Maintenance Equipment Fuel News Regulations Silver Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:38:00 +0000 170211 at http://fleetowner.com The future of fuel economy: Power and efficiency http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/future-fuel-economy-power-and-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> Plenty of potential exists when it comes to engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Most truck engine makers are being decidedly cagey about the next technological steps they&rsquo;ll be taking to meet Phase 2 of the greenhouse gas (GHG) fuel economy regulations recently outlined by the federal government.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/future-fuel-economy-power-and-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/maintenance/future-fuel-economy-power-and-efficiency#comments Maintenance Equipment News Regulations Silver Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:32:00 +0000 170201 at http://fleetowner.com The impact of the new GHG regulations: A gain or a pain? http://fleetowner.com/regulations/impact-new-ghg-regulations-gain-or-pain <div class="field-deck"> Registration open for free upcoming webinar </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Battle lines are already being drawn over the new Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) standards developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).</font></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/impact-new-ghg-regulations-gain-or-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/impact-new-ghg-regulations-gain-or-pain#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:45:00 +0000 170171 at http://fleetowner.com Comment deadline extended for truck GHG proposal http://fleetowner.com/regulations/comment-deadline-extended-truck-ghg-proposal <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are extending for two weeks the comment period for the joint proposed truck fuel efficiency standards and also for NHTSA’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/comment-deadline-extended-truck-ghg-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/comment-deadline-extended-truck-ghg-proposal#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Running Green Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:26:00 +0000 170111 at http://fleetowner.com Thinkstock