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April 4, 2018

Obstacles to Overcome Prior to a Volume Rollout of Autonomous Vehicles

I believe volume penetration of fleets by autonomous vehicles will take much longer to occur than what is predicted in today’s optimistic forecasts. Conceptually, autonomous vehicles are technologically feasible, but, as they say, the devil is in the details. One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

March 14, 2018

ELD Rule: Three Paths to Compliance

Three small fleets share their methods to choose and implement electronic logging systems, integrate electronic compliance into their business processes, instruct drivers, and manage enforcement under the new rules.

January 9, 2018

Another Ridiculous “Used Fleet Vehicle” Scandal

While media reports concentrate on the sting and the “outrage,” where’s the empirical evidence that fleet vehicles are less mechanically sound than vehicles sold from private owners?

December 22, 2017

Discrimination Against Vocational Vehicles

Can a branded vocational vehicle be ticketed for being parked in an employee driver’s home driveway? Or, can it be subject to a fine if legally parked overnight on the side of a street? Before you say no, think again. These discriminatory practices occur regularly when vocational vehicles are parked in residential areas governed by a homeowner association (HOA). In fact, the type of restrictions implemented against vocational or branded vehicles can run the gamut and are at the whim of the HOA.

December 18, 2017

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise

The electronic logging device rule kicked in on Dec. 18 and enforcement has begun across the country.

September 6, 2017

Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever develop in the Atlantic, will likely make landfall on the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. In preparation, state and federal agencies are already declaring an emergency on the ground.

September 1, 2017

FMCSA Suspends Rules in 26 States to Help Fuel, Supplies Flow after Harvey

To aid in the effort to bring supplies and fuel to areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the State of Texas have lifted several trucking regulations to cut down on red tape and smooth the flow of goods.

July 18, 2017

House Subcommittee Weighs Automated Vehicle Bill

Proponents of the legislation hope to hasten deployment of self-driving vehicles by consolidating regulatory authority at the federal level, eliminating a patchwork of state laws.

July 5, 2017

Growing Truck Penetration in Light-Duty Fleets Increases Risk of DOT Violations

Many light-duty fleets do not realize DOT regulations are triggered not only by GVW, but also by gross combination vehicle weight (GCVW) – the combined weight of the vehicle and the trailer. It doesn’t matter if you have a one-truck or a 500-truck fleet, you must be compliant with DOT rules. When the GCVW is 10,001 pounds or more, a vehicle is covered under DOT regs and must display a DOT number or it will be subject to a fine if pulled over by the police.

June 27, 2017

Safety Council Grades States on Safety Policies

In the category of road safety, the top five performers are Illinois, Louisiana, Washington D.C., Delaware and Maine.

June 1, 2017

Wash. Gets Stricter Distracted Driving Law

The new state law, which takes effect July 23, prohibits driver use of handheld electronic devices.

May 17, 2017

Q. How can windshield-mounted cameras and other devices meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) section 5301 safety standard while not causing an obstruction?

A. Windshield mounted devices should never obstruct a driver's view. Based on the design of the vehicle and the device itself, exact placement will shift but...

January 25, 2017

Detroit 'Big Three' Optimistic About Auto Industry Under Trump

President Donald Trump met with the CEOs of General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler on Tuesday to discuss the relationship between the automakers and his administration going forward.

January 11, 2017

VW Pleads Guilty to Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen AG has pleaded guilty to three felonies and agreed to pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties related to its emissions scandal, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced.

November 30, 2016

EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

November 29, 2016

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

November 22, 2016

Leaner, Cleaner, and Greener

New greenhouse gas regulations will drive greater use of aerodynamics and light weighting in truck designs — and could accelerate the comeback of hybrid and all-electric drivetrains.

August 25, 2016

California Toughens Greenhouse Gas Emission Rules

California is set to approve even tougher air-quality controls that would further reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, after the state Legislature passed Senate Bill 32 on Aug. 24.

August 23, 2016

What’s Your Backup Plan?

Despite all leading-edge technology and bleeding-edge regulations that are being thrust upon the fleet market, there is a gaping hole in many fleet plans. What to do when a vehicle, or a whole bunch of vehicles, are suddenly not available?

July 26, 2016

Volkswagen Receives Preliminary Approval of Diesel Settlement

Volkswagen has been granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement to owners and lessees of diesel vehicles found to violate clean-air laws.

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