Regulations http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en 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 August 27, 2014: Ram 1500 tops in fuel economy; smart cars aren’t smarter; Daimler settles with UAW http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-27-2014-ram-1500-tops-fuel-economy-smart-cars-aren-t-smarter-daimler-settles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is what is trending today in the world of transportation.</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-27-2014-ram-1500-tops-fuel-economy-smart-cars-aren-t-smarter-daimler-settles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-27-2014-ram-1500-tops-fuel-economy-smart-cars-aren-t-smarter-daimler-settles#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Technology Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:52:00 +0000 134911 at http://fleetowner.com Groups ask DOT to hide CSA scores from public view http://fleetowner.com/regulations/groups-ask-dot-hide-csa-scores-public-view <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Ten trade associations representing companies that own and operate commercial trucks and buses have jointly asked the Dept. of Transportation (DOT) to remove from public view carriers&rsquo; Compliance, Safety, Accountability scores based on the Safety Measurement System (SMS) and to direct the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make improving CSA a high priority. The groups said they would support public display of the data once the program is fixed appropriately.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/groups-ask-dot-hide-csa-scores-public-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/groups-ask-dot-hide-csa-scores-public-view#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:43:00 +0000 134801 at http://fleetowner.com August 26, 2014: Where are the truckers; natural gas growth slows; freight hijacking http://fleetowner.com/regulations/august-26-2014-where-are-truckers-natural-gas-growth-slows-freight-hijacking <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here&#39;s a look at what is trending around the world of transportation 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/regulations/august-26-2014-where-are-truckers-natural-gas-growth-slows-freight-hijacking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/august-26-2014-where-are-truckers-natural-gas-growth-slows-freight-hijacking#comments Equipment Fuel News Regulations Running Green Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:15:00 +0000 134791 at http://fleetowner.com August 25, 2014: Driver shortage hits consumer’s wallets; ruling puts truck firms at risk; letter-writer says driver pay stinks http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-25-2014-driver-shortage-hits-consumer-s-wallets-ruling-puts-truck-firms-risk <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Here is a look at what is trending today in the world of transportation:</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-25-2014-driver-shortage-hits-consumer-s-wallets-ruling-puts-truck-firms-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-25-2014-driver-shortage-hits-consumer-s-wallets-ruling-puts-truck-firms-risk#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:14:00 +0000 134621 at http://fleetowner.com FMCSA attorney to serve as agency’s interim chief http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-attorney-serve-agency-s-interim-chief <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Scott Darling, chief counsel of the <a href="http://www.fmcsa.gov/">Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</a> (FMCSA), will serve as the agency&rsquo;s acting administrator until President Obama chooses a successor to Anne Ferro, who leaves the agency today. Ferro announced Darling&rsquo;s selection by Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx in a farewell message to FMCSA employees on Friday.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-attorney-serve-agency-s-interim-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-attorney-serve-agency-s-interim-chief#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:09:00 +0000 134471 at http://fleetowner.com August 22, 2014: Trucks damaging cars; GPS steers driver wrong; tow truck attack and stealing the Silverado http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-22-2014-trucks-damaging-cars-gps-steers-driver-wrong-tow-truck-attack-and-st <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A look at what is trending this morning in the transportation community.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-22-2014-trucks-damaging-cars-gps-steers-driver-wrong-tow-truck-attack-and-st" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-22-2014-trucks-damaging-cars-gps-steers-driver-wrong-tow-truck-attack-and-st#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:04:00 +0000 134461 at http://fleetowner.com Operating costs growing as factor in total vehicle cost http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/operating-costs-growing-factor-total-vehicle-cost <div class="field-deck"> Regulations – both emissions and safety – are game changers for costs, CVOC panelists say </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>DALLAS. The basic equation of total vehicle costs hasn&rsquo;t changed, but the impact of operating costs in that equation has grown and will continue to grow. That was a fundamental message of a panel discussion on equipment lifecycle trends at the <a href="http://www.cvoconline.com/">Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference</a> in Dallas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/operating-costs-growing-factor-total-vehicle-cost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/operating-costs-growing-factor-total-vehicle-cost#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Regulations Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:45:00 +0000 134431 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Panelists discussed total vehicle cost and how operating costs are becoming a bigger factor for fleets during a discussion on lifecycle trends at the <a href="http://www.cvoconline.com/">Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference</a> in Dallas. From left, John Diez, senior&nbsp; vice president, Ryder Dedicated; Dave Williams, vice president-equipment, Knight Transportation; David Hames, general manager of marketing and strategy, DTNA; and Bruce Ewald, senior vice president-sales &amp; marketing, Wabash National.</p> Entry-level driver training rule faces hurdles http://fleetowner.com/regulations/entry-level-driver-training-rule-faces-hurdles <div class="field-deck"> FMCSA’s announced regulatory negotiation approach has skeptics </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration <a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fmcsa-may-negotiate-rule-driver-training">has barely begun exploring the feasibility of regulatory negotiation</a> &ndash; or &ldquo;reg neg&rdquo; &ndash; to establish standards for entry-level driver training, it&rsquo;s already clear that key parties that would be involved in such a negotiation are skeptical.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/regulations/entry-level-driver-training-rule-faces-hurdles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/regulations/entry-level-driver-training-rule-faces-hurdles#comments Fleet Management News Regulations Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:07:00 +0000 134191 at http://fleetowner.com