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EnRoute - October 6, 2016

TOP STORIES - Trucking Efficiency, a joint effort between NACFE and the Carbon War Room, released its report on two-truck platooning and predicts the front truck in the platoon can save 4% on fuel and the following truck can save 10%. FULL STORY The Transportation Safety Administration has issued a legal interpretation that moves the industry one step closer to having the Transportation Worker Identification Credential a universal access card for high-security facilities. FULL STORY

TOP STORIES

The Transportation Safety Administration has issued a legal interpretation that moves the industry one step closer to having the Transportation Worker Identification Credential a universal access card for high-security facilities. FULL STORY


 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Record360 has released its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and facial recognition security check solution.  This new software feature allows rental and leasing firms to stay compliant with federal law and security procedures while moving their customers through the checkout process. FULL STORY

International Trucks has unveiled its new Class 8 over-the-road trucks, the LT series, which will be released with the new Cummins 2017 X15 engine. FULL STORY

Zonar Systems has introduced Zonar Connect, a next-generation tablet that is electronic logging device ready with a software platform that allows fleets to customize and upgrade based on individual needs and growth. FULL STORY

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has the new 4000AE flatbed trailer.  FULL STORY



 

BRIEFLY

VIGILLO and J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES have partnered to launch a Prescriptive Analytics Solution that identifies unsafe behavior by truck drivers and then assigns training designed to address the issues. . .MACK TRUCKS and VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Geotab. . .THE CONTINENTAL CORPORATION has acquired a majority stake in ZONAR SYSTEMS, which will allow Continental to expand its fleet management business presence in the U.S. market. . .J.J. KELLER will host over 50 complimentary educational events between October and December to help companies comply with DOT, OSHA, EPA and DOL regulations. . .RYDER SYSTEM, INC. is donating $50,000 to Ontario's Mohawk College to support the future generation of technicians in Canada.

Correction: The link for the Penske Truck Leasing story was incorrect.  The company's new, updated website can be found at, www.pensketruckleasing.com.  

 


PEOPLE

Allison Transmission has hired JOHN COLL as senior vice president of global marketing, sales and service. . .SCOTT MCCANDLESS, President, McCandless Idealease was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board for Idealease, Inc. . .Penske Logistics has appointed Alejandro "Alex" Graniewicz as Managing Director of its Mexico operations.


TAKING STOCK
A look at truck transportation industry Fortune 500 public companies.

 

Company

Symbol

10/6 Close 

      Performance

 

Allison Transmission Holdings

ALSN

$28.57

$0.09

-0.31%

Avis Budget Group Inc.

CAR

$33.70

$0.29

-0.85%

Cummins Inc.

CMI

$130.50

$0.25

+0.19%

Dana Incorporated

DAN

$15.48

$0.09

-0.61%

Eaton

ETN

$65.49

$0.05

-0.08%

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

GT

$32.87

$0.21

+0.64%

Navistar International Corp.

NAV

$23.68

$0.17

+0.68%

PACCAR Inc.

PCAR

$59.76

$0.06

-0.10%

Ryder System, Inc.

R

$67.17

$0.24

+0.37%


 

MONEY MATTERS

Three DOT agencies and the National Safety Council have teamed up to launch the next initiative with the goal of eliminating traffic deaths on U.S. roads within the next 30 years. The Department of Transportation has committed $1 million a year for the next three years to provide grants to organizations working on lifesaving programs.
FULL STORY 


 

TRALA ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRALA Industry Scholarship Application Information 
TRALA members and their dependents are invited to apply for TRALA's Industry Scholarship.  We're moving our industry forward by awarding up to four-$2,500 scholarships to qualified applicants. Applications can be submitted by November 1, 2016 for consideration.  Visit our website for details: www.trala.org.

 

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