Monthly News Roundup—September


We know you are busy. So, we selected top fleet news from September surrounding tips and developments in the fleet industry for your convenience.

This month’s curated list of news stories includes:

  1. fmcsa-panel

    FMCSA proceeds with December ELD enforcement plan

    There have been numerous efforts to stall the ELD mandate. However, FMCSA is upholding the December 18 deadline as planned. Read more

  2. tesla-crash

    NTSB faults trucker and motorist in fatal Tesla crash

    Last May, there was the first fatal autonomous crash in the U.S. The NTSB investigated the crash to determine who (or what) was at fault. Read more

  3. distracted-driving-policies

    Tougher penalties fail to stop illegal use of mobile phones while driving

    UK drivers refuse to disconnect. Despite stringent distracted driving laws, drivers continue to use their phones while driving. Read more

  4. trucking-panel

    Hurricane recovery, ELD mandate could squeeze trucking capacity, boost rates

    After Hurricane Harvey and Irma, another crisis may be brewing. Trucking capacity is expected to be strained over the coming months as hurricane recovery efforts shift freight patterns and fleets try to meet the ELD mandate. Read more

  5. car-animated

    UK fleets lag behind U.S. for data use

    Big data is considered the future of fleet business operations. Forty-three percent of organizations in the U.S. are applying big data, but the UK is not following suit. Read more

  6. truck

    Tesla unlocked Florida drivers' batteries before Irma. Should we be grateful or angry?

    Helpful or harmful? In the event of Hurricane Irma, Tesla momentarily increased their vehicles’ battery range to assist drivers fleeing Florida. However, this has sparked a debate. Read more

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