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EnRoute - January 5, 2017

TRALA in the News - TRALA conducted interviews two weeks ago with  the Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press as part of their stories regarding the threat concerns involving trucks, particularly rented vehicles, that could be used in a terrorist act. Links to the full stories are provided.    
 
WSJ article
AP article


TOP STORIES

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is taking shape with Senator John Thune (R-SD) retaining his position as the Chairman of the full committee. FULL STORY

In December 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it would begin work on a new proposed rule aimed at setting lower standards for NOx diesel emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines beginning in model year 2024. FULL STORY

President-Elect Donald Trump has pledged to issue a temporary moratorium on new agency regulations that are "not compelled by Congress or public safety." There are at least seven trucking-critical rules that may come into effect or change this year. FULL STORY 

A new carbon pricing system took effect in Ontario on January 1, 2017. The Ontario Trucking Association is informing members about notices they have received from fuel suppliers regarding the increased cost of diesel fuel. FULL STORY


 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS


Practical Guidance for Elog Success: From Ideas to Plan,  is a free five-hour practical event hosted by J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. that will help fleet professionals develop their own personalized Elog plan.  FULL STORY

A new report by Bobit Business Media and sponsored by GPS Insight shows that telematics adoption has crept up to 44% and is as high as 78% in the utility fleet industry. FULL STORY



 

BRIEFLY

THE VOLVO GROUP plans to reorganize its global truck operations into four separate units - VOLVO TRUCKS, UD Trucks, Renault Trucks and MACK TRUCKS. . .EATON  has brought its lineup of Flex Reman transmissions into the Canadian marketplace for the first time as of January 1, 2017. . .EROAD announced in December that it will become a sponsor of Truckers Against Trafficking to support the important role that truck drivers play in reporting crime on our nation's highways. . .MORGAN CORPORATION plans to further expand its manufacturing footprint into New England and has started a site search to select a location capable of supporting the production of up to 3,000 truck bodies annually, with plans to open and become operational by the end of 2017.

 

PEOPLE

PeopleNet has selected DAVID J "DAVE" OSIECKI to consult and work to help its customers strengthen their safety and compliance.  Osiecki, the president and CEO of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting.





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

 

Company

Symbol

1/5 Close 

Performance

 

Allison Transmission Holdings

ALSN

$33.62

$0.56

-1.64%

Avis Budget Group Inc.

CAR

$35.95

$1.43

-3.83%

Cummins Inc.

CMI

$137.75

$1.88

-1.35%

Dana Incorporated

DAN

$19.68

$0.14

-0.71%

Eaton

ETN

$67.35

$0.82

-1.20%

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

GT

$31.49

$0.51

-1.59%

Navistar International Corp.

NAV

$30.77

$1.13

-3.54%

PACCAR Inc.

PCAR

$65.14

$1.08

-1.63%

Ryder System, Inc.

R

$75.41

$0.71

-0.71%




MONEY MATTERS

The U.S. ended 2016 on a high note with manufacturing hitting its best level since 2014. FULL STORY


 

TRALA ANNOUNCEMENTS 


Join us for TRALA's 2017 Annual Meeting which will be held April 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.  This event is one of the largest gatherings of rental and leasing executives in North America. Click here to register for the event.  Please contact TRALA's Shannon Davison at sdavison@trala.org with any questions regarding the meeting.