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EnRoute - July 7, 2016

TRALA IN THE NEWS - On July 1, 2016, TRALA-supported new rules under the Repair and Storage Liens Act (RSLA) went into effect in the province of Ontario. As part of a long-running effort to reduce insurance premiums, the Ontario government had reviewed several pieces of legislation that could help to lower vehicle insurance rates in the province.  TRALA had lobbied the provincial government to remedy the outrageous towing and storage fees being charged in the Greater Toronto area as a key component in helping to reduce costs for motor carriers and their customers. FULL STORY

  
TRALA IN THE NEWS

U.S. Truck Body is the newest Associate Member of TRALA. U.S. Truck Body is a leading manufacturer in designing, manufacturing and distributing van bodies for the nation's transportation industry. Their customer base includes leasing and rental companies, commercial fleets, truck dealers and individual haulers. U.S. Truck Body specializes in dry freight and moving van bodies.
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TOP STORIES

The Department of Labor published new regulations that will affect who may be paid a salary and who must be paid by the hour. The changes, which take effect on December 1, 2016, dramatically alter the landscape for employees. FULL STORY
 
Zonar has published a whitepaper that highlights upcoming regulations and gives carriers a snapshot of what to expect. FULL STORY

 
 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Michelin Americas Truck Tires has rolled out its new MD XDN 2 Pre-Mold. The tread design minimizes the internal casing temperature to contribute to a longer casing and tread life. FULL STORY
 
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has a new service, the J.J. Keller Training Program Management Service, to help companies manage diverse employee training requirements across multiple locations and delivery methods.
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Record360 has released its claims management platform which will allow for more seamless integration of Record360's photo/video condition capture capabilities with the necessary work that follows damage claims. FULL STORY 



 

BRIEFLY

ANTHONY LIFTGATES has a new liftgate model, the MTU-GLR-WR, which is a commercial-duty Tuckunder designed to allow access to a walk ramp without the need to lower the liftgate from the stowed position. . .MACK TRUCKS was honored by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation for its long-standing support of the organization's work in funding research for sustainable waste management practices. . .TRUCK-LITE has launched a redesigned version of its website with improvements to its navigation, design, search and online commerce section. . .HINO TRUCKS has produced its 50,000th Hino truck, a 2017 Model 268A. . .J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES, INC. will host over 60 complimentary seminars and webcasts to help companies understand and comply with complex government regulations.

 

PEOPLE

CHRIS SPEAR, former ATA senior vice president of legislative affairs, has been named the American Truck Associations' next president and CEO, effective July 9. He succeeds BILL GRAVES, who is retiring after more than 13 years with ATA. . .JACK CRAWFORD TAYLOR, the founder of Enterprise, died on July 2 in St. Louis after a brief illness at the age of 94.

 

TAKING STOCK

A look at truck transportation industry Fortune 500 public companies.

Company 

Symbol 

7/7 Close 

          Performance
 

 

Allison Transmission Holdings

ALSN

$27.76

$0.08

+0.29%

Avis Budget Group Inc.

CAR

$30.90

$0.39

+1.28%

Cummins Inc.

CMI

$111.26

$0.65

+0.59%

Dana Holding Corporation

DAN

$10.34

$0.10

+0.98%

Eaton

ETN

$60.11

$0.66

+1.11%

General Electric

GE

$31.82

$0.08

+0.25%

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

GT

$25.62

$0.37

+1.47%

Navistar International Corp.

NAV

$11.21

$0.02

+0.18%

PACCAR Inc.

PCAR

$50.75

$0.04

-0.08%

Ryder System, Inc.

R

$62.12

$0.83

+1.35%



 


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