Fleet Owner Staff

Fleet Owner Staff


CVSA releases Roadcheck 2017 results

Violations for brake systems, cargo securement, and tires/wheels were the top causes vehicles were placed out of service during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2017 Roadcheck inspection blitz.

Schneider: More than half of tractor fleet now has automated transmissions
National truckload carrier Schneider recently passed the halfway mark in its fleet-wide implementation of automated transmission trucks, replacing trucks with manual transmissions. The company said doing so has also transformed drivers it brings into its ranks, with the influx of new, easier-to-operate tractors opening the door for those considering a career in truck driving.
Return of football season linked to rise in drowsy driving
The return of the NFL season may translate to higher risk of collisions for waste drivers on their routes, according to data from video telematics provider Lytx. The company observed a spike in drowsy driving incidents among waste drivers at the return of televised NFL games in a four-year look-back at driving behavior in the waste industry.
HELP Inc. CEO receives 2017 J.R. 'Bob' Halladay Award
HELP Inc. announced Karen Rasmussen, president and CEO, as the 2017 recipient of the J. R. "Bob" Halladay Award from the Trucking Associations Executive Council (TAEC). The award was presented to Rasmussen at the 2017 TAEC annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
TMW offers driver scorecards, performance metrics for fleets
Fleets using TMW Systems’ TMW.Suite transportation management solution will be able to leverage driver scorecards and other data-driven tools through a new business intelligence application. The optional new TMW Driver Management application is the latest business-building capability supported through TMW’s Reveal Series business intelligence and data analytics platform.
Continental introduces VDO RoadLog Office Advanced
Continental is now offering VDO RoadLog Office Advanced, an online tool for compliance reporting and fleet management. The system is designed to allow fleet managers to automatically send and receive data to and from the VDO RoadLog ELD Plus.
3GTMS partners with project44
project44 and 3GTMS, a global provider of Tier 1 transportation management software (TMS), announced the launch of a global integration that the companies say will provide real-time full lifecycle LTL and volume automation services through the 3GTMS interface.
DTNA makes senior leadership shift

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is changing up its senior leadership staff, promoting its longtime communications leader, David Giroux, to director of channel marketing, with Katja Bott replacing him as director of public relations and corporate communications

The company said Giroux will continue to act as spokesperson for DTNA until November 1 this year.

TPG to acquire Transplace

Third party logistics provider (3PL) Transplace is being acquired by private equity firm TPG Capital for an undisclosed sum, buying out Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, which acquired the 3PL back in 2013.