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EnRoute - September 3, 2015

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has extended its review period for a final rule that would, if enacted, require all heavy trucks to have speed limiters. No reason has been given for the extension. FULL STORY

TOP STORIES

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has extended its review period for a final rule that would, if enacted, require all heavy trucks to have speed limiters. No reason has been given for the extension. FULL STORY
 
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are extending for two weeks the comment period for the joint proposed truck fuel efficiency standards. FULL STORY

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

The TODCOLD refrigerated door is the newest member of TODCO's roll-up door family.  This new product is designed to help protect cargo, save energy and reduce overall cost per mile. FULL STORY
 
Michelin Americas Truck Tires has rolled out the new Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread.  The SmartWay-verified retread complements the previously launched Michelin X MultiTM Energy D drive tire. FULL STORY
 
The Bostrom Seating brand lineup has a new edition with Commercial Vehicle Group's Wide Ride Core premium seat for Class 7 and 8 heavy-duty trucks. It is a wider seat design and adds several features and options. FULL STORY

BRIEFLY

Volvo Trucks North Americahas entered into a memorandum of understanding with Omnitracs to develop future fleet management service for customers. . .Allison Transmission is celebrating 100 years and will be marked by corporate and civic events. . .International Truck  has plans to offer “over-the-air” reprogramming of engine control modules for International Trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 diesels.  OTA signals will go via Wi-Fi connections using special hardware. . .PACCAR recently hit a milestone as its 100,000th MX-13 engine was produced at the company's Columbus plant.  The engine was given to Kenan Advantage Group that is to operate the engine in a Peterbilt 379. . .Double Coin Holdings plans to expand its truck tire manufacturing facility in Rugao, China, by adding a low-rolling resistance truck line that will produce an additional 1.5 million truck and bus radial tires a year. . .Murphy-Hoffman Company (MHC) has opened the first US-based TRP All-Makes Parts and Service store to provide additional support of aftermarket parts for all makes of commercial truck equipment. . .Carrier Transicold has announced that it will contribute a Supra truck refrigeration unit to be used for one of Helping Foodshare's mobile FoodShare Trucks.

PEOPLE

Lewis Stern has been appointed the new director, field sales and service for Canada with Meritor. . .Daimler has appointed Steven Goodale as vice president of Daimler Truck Financial. . .Bill McMenamin, president of Navistar Financial, will add responsibilities as senior vice president and treasurer of the company. . .Bridgestone Commercial Group has hired Bryant Davis as vice president of sale for truck, bus and retread tire business. . .Waltco Lift Corp. has hired Tony Eiermann as customer support director. . .Dan Kraemer has been named a key accounts manager for Tommy Gate. . .Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has named Peter Rapin as the new vice president and treasurer and appointed Chris Delaney to lead the Asia Pacific business unit. . .Brad Bentley has resigned from his position as the president of the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA).

TAKING $TOCK

A look at truck transportation-industry Fortune 500 public companies:

Company Symbol 9/3 Close Performance
Allison Transmission Holdings ALSN $28.07 $0.08 +0.27%
Avis Budget Group Inc. CAR $43.89 $0.43 +0.99%
Cummins Inc. CMI $120.03 $0.87 -0.72%
Dana Holding Corp. DAN $17.10 $0.10 +0.59%
Eaton Corp. ETN $55.29 $0.28 -0.50%
General Electric GE $24.51 $0.06 -0.24%
Goodyear Tire & Rubber GT $29.70 $0.40  +1.37%
Navistar International Corp. NAV $18.74 $2.13 +12.82%
PACCAR Inc. PCAR $58.08 $0.07 -0.12%
Ryder R $81.21 $0.21 +0.26%

SOURCE: Yahoo! Finance


MONEY MATTER$

Daimler Trucks North America has committed to investing $18 million to upgrade its current research and development facility in Madras, OR. FULL STORY

Frost & Sullivan conducted a “low cost truck” study and results showed that demand for “low cost” trucks is expected to grow in North America and Western Europe over the next seven years. FULL STORY


TRALA NEWS

Save-the-Date: Equipment and Technology Advisory Council Information Webinar
Thursday, September 17, 2015  |  2:00 p.m. EDT
The discussion continues on telematics and its impact on our industry, Thursday, September 17, 2015 with:
·  Tom Bray, Senior Editor, J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
·  Scott Sutarik, CSO Marketing and Service Programs Manager, Navistar, Inc.
·  Lisa Stockmo, Product Manager, PeopleNet