small fleets

UV protection and FMCSA’s window-tinting clarification

| May 08, 2012

FMCSA said that "truck drivers, fleet owners and managers can install a protective window film with over 70 percent net Visible Light Transmittance (VLT) on the side windows of trucks weighing over 26,001 pounds."

Could EOBRs solve the detention dilemma?

| May 04, 2012

EOBRs can give owner-operators a powerful tool when dealing with customers and the shipping/receiving facilities relative to detention time. Given that stopped time and location is easily retrievable with the systems, operators now have ready-made ...

Colin Stuart’s ‘Working Class,’ shown in Knoxville this weekendImage Gallery

| April 16, 2012

Just as I was wrapping up my time at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show this past Saturday, April 14, what would pull into the lot at Knoxville, Tenn.'s Chilhowee Park on East Magnolia but this ...

Owner-operator on the guv’s blog

| April 06, 2012

Owner-operator Paul Ahles utilized the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's program for low, 4 percent financing of auxiliary power units to purchase the APU on his truck today, and as a participant in the program he ...

Contest for small-biz office furniture upgrade

| March 03, 2012

Small fleet owners, does your office furniture need an upgrade? Furniture maker DreamSeat just launched a contest geared specifically toward small businesses like yours. They're looking for the best entry to award a full furniture upgrade ...

VID: Cracking Evel’s safe with Robb Mariani, Brad WikeImage Gallery

| February 20, 2012

And, most importantly, small fleet owner Wike's lead mechanic Frank Phipps (pictured), who did the vast majority of the heavy lifting with a blow torch and drill, Wike himself with the plasma cutter, at Wike's ...

Are you happy with your insurance company?

| January 18, 2012

Consumer insurance portal Insure.com recently tracked customer satisfaction by polling users of the site as to their happiness -- or lack thereof -- with their auto, home, life and health insurers, evaluating these keys areas; customer ...

Cabover extra in ‘Real Steel’ film to be auctioned Dec. 8

| November 16, 2011

Joyce Smith, co-owner of Ron Smith Trucking of Breckenridge, Mich., shuttered the company about a year ago, a month after her husband passed away. The small fleet's equipment will be auctioned off on Dec. 8 ...

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