FleetOwner Newsline - Nov 14th, 2023
Drivers less happy, survey finds
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November 14, 2023
Cargo theft has spiked dramatically in 2023, and the third quarter of the year is no exception. Experts offer advice to carriers on how to keep freight safe.
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Drive My Way survey found a decrease in driver happiness from 2019 to 2023. Top driver concerns were compensation and communication.
The EIA reported a third week of diesel price drops with nationwide costs of $4.294 per gallon, while gasoline prices were at $3.349.

Toll roads are a $5 billion annual challenge for trucking companies. Granted, they may offer quicker routes, but they also create administrative work that takes a toll on a fleet’s operational efficiency. If managing tolls is diverting your staff from more important dispatch and accounting functions, then it’s time to consider using a service that will save you time and money.

Bad traffic costs the trucking industry billions. Most federal spending on highways is funded by fuel taxes—but how will that work in an electric future?

From light- and medium-duty vehicles to paratransit buses and delivery trucks, propane autogas can help you save money and lower emissions for your fleet. Learn more about how propane is the environmentally friendly energy for fleet owners.

UPS hopes their acquisition of MNX will strengthen their ability to transport goods for the healthcare industry.

Train drivers at whatever pace works best for them. Level up your driver training with CarriersEdge.

For the award's 40th anniversary, the tire company has called for nominations of CDL drivers who went above and beyond their regular duties to keep roadways safe.

Register for Work Truck Week 2024 and join thousands of commercial vehicle industry professionals in Indianapolis to see the latest products from exhibitors, gain insights from educational sessions and connect with peers at special events.

Tires account for only 2% of a fleet’s operating budget, but tire wear can hurt fuel economy, and fuel represents 28% of operating costs. Paying close attention to inflation pressures can improve fuel efficiency and keep costs in check.
The manufacturer’s North American division saw third-quarter sales slip 4% as the market retreats from its "blazing hot" state of recent years.
The integration is the first in a series of capabilities that Bridgestone plans to bring to the Geotab Marketplace.
Increasing fatalities involving trucks cause the Truck Safety Coalition to fight for change, and they expect that change to come from the top.