Safety http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en Stylish and economical http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Last week I was at the Great America Truck Show in Dallas, TX.&nbsp; I moderated a session at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference talking about how technology can influence driver behavior to achieve better fuel economy and safer operation.&nbsp; The conclusion is that technology can be transformative and significantly improve operations.&nbsp; Nussbaum Transportation outlined how they have improved fuel economy 25% in just over 3 years.&nbsp; They are now achieving an average of 8.81 miles per gallon on their latest vehicles.&nbsp; Earlier this year, at the Technology and Maintenance</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/stylish-and-economical#comments Equipment News Safety Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:56:00 +0000 134651 at http://fleetowner.com Smartphones: Powerful tools or dangerous distractions?! http://fleetowner.com/technology/smartphones-powerful-tools-or-dangerous-distractions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>We&#39;ve all watched the commercials and seen the news, distracted driving is a serious problem today in the US. There are almost as many smartphone users as there are people, and that doesn&#39;t even include tablets. It&#39;s no wonder we are finding ourselves at the crossroads of value and danger. When does availability of power and convenience come with too much risk?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/smartphones-powerful-tools-or-dangerous-distractions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/smartphones-powerful-tools-or-dangerous-distractions#comments Safety Technology Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:53:00 +0000 135221 at http://fleetowner.com Why is the trucking industry so resistant to new safety regulations and technologies? http://fleetowner.com/safety/why-trucking-industry-so-resistant-new-safety-regulations-and-technologies <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In my many years covering trucking, I&rsquo;ve been surprised by the industry&rsquo;s steadfastly antagonistic approach to government attempts to impose new regulations and requirements to improve safety. By and large, fleets seem to look upon safety regulations as a burden to be resisted when possible and to be grudgingly endured only when active political resistance fails.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/why-trucking-industry-so-resistant-new-safety-regulations-and-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/why-trucking-industry-so-resistant-new-safety-regulations-and-technologies#comments Fleet Management Safety Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:03:00 +0000 135341 at http://fleetowner.com Fleet Owner launches online access to trucking experts http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A new online community launched today by <a><em>Fleet Owner</em></a> gives its audience open access to a wide range of trucking industry experts. &nbsp;</p> <p>Featuring a revolving lineup of well-known industry figures, <a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange">IdeaXchange</a> is designed to open valuable discussions between experts in many different areas of the industry and fleet executives and managers.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/fleet-owner-launches-online-access-trucking-experts#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Regulations Running Green Safety Technology Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:24:00 +0000 135321 at http://fleetowner.com Cutting the costs associated with work absences http://fleetowner.com/blog/cutting-costs-associated-work-absences <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div><p>There is no question that workers&rsquo; comp claims in an industry such as trucking are a concern for any human resource manager. With drivers spending nearly their entire work shifts sitting in a truck seat bouncing up and down and dock workers quickly moving freight from one trailer to another, the potential for injury is very real.</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/cutting-costs-associated-work-absences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blog/cutting-costs-associated-work-absences#comments News Safety Trucking Straight Talk Trucking Straight Talk Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:07:00 +0000 135311 at http://fleetowner.com Rolling Strong offers wellness programs to owner-operator group http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/rolling-strong-offers-wellness-programs-owner-operator-group <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.rollingstrong.com">Rolling Strong</a>, a provider of wellness programs for professional truckers, has announced a partnership with the <a href="http://www.aaofoo.com/">American Assn. of Owner Operators</a> (AAOO) to offer its wellness programs to that group&rsquo;s members.</p> <p>AAOO is an online nationwide trade association for professional truckers comprised of small business owner-operators.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/rolling-strong-offers-wellness-programs-owner-operator-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/rolling-strong-offers-wellness-programs-owner-operator-group#comments Fleet Management News Safety Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:39:00 +0000 135271 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 August 20, 2014: Cheers for trucking; money falls off armored truck; Starbucks coffee trucks http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/olddominion/2014/08/19/a-robust-trucking-sector-drives-the-economy-forward/">guest column</a> in <strong>Forbes</strong> penned by <strong>David Congdon</strong>, president and CEO of <a href="http://www.odfl.com/Home/">Old Dominion Freight Lines</a>, illustrates the critical role trucking plays in driving U.S. economic growth.</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-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/fleet-management/august-20-2014-cheers-trucking-money-falls-armored-truck-starbucks-coffee-trucks#comments Equipment Fleet Management Fuel News Safety Technology Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:50:00 +0000 134221 at http://fleetowner.com NHTSA plans to mandate V2V technology for vehicles http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The <a href="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/"><u>National Highway Traffic Safety Administration</u></a> (NHTSA) noted in an advance notice of proposed rulemaking this week that it plans to mandate the installation of <a href="http://www.safercar.gov/v2v/index.html"><u>vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology</u></a> on cars and trucks, especially safety-focused systems.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/technology/nhtsa-plans-mandate-v2v-technology-vehicles#comments Equipment News Safety Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:47:00 +0000 134021 at http://fleetowner.com Roadcheck 2014 spotlights several truck safety trends http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>While there&rsquo;s not &ldquo;a major story&rdquo; contained in the data compiled by <a href="http://fleetowner.com/blog/hazmat-focus-attention-roadcheck-2014"><u>Roadcheck 2014</u></a> &ndash; the annual 72-hour safety enforcement &ldquo;blitz&rdquo; conducted across North America and overseen by the <a href="http://www.cvsa.org/"><u>Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance</u></a> (CVSA) and <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/"><u>Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration</u></a> (FMCSA) in the U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/safety/roadcheck-2014-spotlights-several-truck-safety-trends#comments Equipment Fleet Management News Safety Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:38:00 +0000 133971 at http://fleetowner.com