EnRoute - June 24, 2015
On June 24, TRALA-supported Louisiana warranty legislation which confirms that truck fleets may continue to conduct warranty repair work on their vehicles, as well as vehicles that they repair under contract maintenance agreements, was signed into law by Governor Jindal. FULL STORY
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's proposal to require devices to mitigate rear-end underride crashes of single unit trucks. FULL STORY
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles meant to reduce the impacts of climate change. The proposed standards for model years 2021-2027, are expected to lower CO2 emissions by approximately 1 billion metric tons. FULL STORY
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has partnered with ALK Technologies to add their Co-Pilot Truck GPS navigation solution to the company's all-inclusive Compliance Tablet. FULL STORY
Telematics are poised to change the way carriers assess and handle risk, however this technology goes have pros and cons. FULL STORY
General Motors and Isuzu Motors will once again partner to manufacture and market medium-duty trucks in North America. . .SkyBitz and ALK Technologies have announced the integration of ALK Maps with SkyBitz InSight, an asset tracking and management web application. The combination provides SkyBitz customers real-time visualizations of interactive street-level maps with satellite imagery. . .Freightliner signs exclusive deal with Agility Fuel Systems for its natural gas fuel systems. Under a seven-year agreement between the two companies, Agility will provide custom-designed products. . .Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has released four videos which feature the 4000-X Composite dry van, 3000R reefer, a corporate video and a company history video that are now available on Utility's YouTube channel and the company's Web site. . .Meritor is partnering with the Boise, Idaho-based Wyakin Warrior Foundation to help severely wounded veterans achieve professional and personal success. Meritor made a $50,000 contribution to the foundation, which mentors and gives financial assistance to veterans who are pursuing degrees in many areas. . .SmartTruck Systems has extended its warranty period and said all its precision aerodynamic system components for long-haul trucking are now covered by a limited lifetime warranty. . .Double Coin and CMA are launching “Smart Money Tire Drawing,” what Double Coin calls its first-ever on-going quarterly tire giveaway.
Daimler Trucks North America has appointed Eileen Frack to the position of general manager of human resources. The appointment also makes Frack DTNA's first female Operating Committee member. . .Jerry Varghese is the new operations manager for Isuzu Finance of America. He will be responsible for Floorplan management and off-lease marketing. . .Jecka Glassman will succeed Todd Bloom as president and CEO for Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America on July 1.
A look at truck transportation-industry Fortune 500 public companies:
|Company||Symbol (Click for Chart)||6/24 Close||Performance|
|Allison Transmission Holdings||ALSN||$30.06||$0.23||-0.76%|
|Avis Budget Group Inc.||CAR||$48.24||$0.91||-1.83%|
|Dana Holding Corp.||DAN||$21.74||$0.14||-0.64%|
|Goodyear Tire & Rubber||GT||$31.22||$0.08||-0.27%|
|Navistar International Corp.||NAV||$23.39||$0.31||-1.31%|
SOURCE: Yahoo! Finance
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $100 million in grants to support and expand biofuel infrastructure. Under its Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership, the USDA will award competitive grants, matched by state and private contributions, to expand infrastructure for the distribution of higher blends of renewable fuel.FULL STORY
TRALA in the News
The 2015 Legal Action Fund campaign is off to a great start, thanks to generous contributions from the members listed below. However, TRALA is asking members who have not yet contributed to this year's LAF to consider doing so today. The funds directly support TRALA's efforts on the legislative, regulatory, and especially legal advocacy fronts, and as usual there are several critical issues facing the industry. Please visit TRALA's website, http://www.trala.org/content.asp?contentid=38, to contribute.
GOLD ($1,001 - $10,000)
Ryder System, Inc.
DeCarolis Truck Rental, Inc.
Hogan Truck Leasing
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America
Lawrence Transportation Services
Mack / Volvo Truck Leasing System
PACCAR Leasing Company
Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.
Rush Truck Leasing, Inc.
Salem Leasing Corporation
U-Haul International, Inc.
SILVER ($501 - $1,000)
Airoldi Brothers Inc.
C & W NationaLease
Fox & James NationaLease
Hill Idealease L.L.C.
Hub Truck NationaLease
Idealease of Cerni Motors
Miller Truck Leasing
Old Dominion Truck Leasing
PacLease Edmonton Kenworth
Pliler International Idealease
Public Service Truck Renting, Inc.
Rapid Ways NationaLease
Salem Idealease, Inc.
Star Truck Rentals, Inc
Truck Sales Leasing
Vacuum Truck Rentals, LLC
Watt's Truck Center
BRONZE ($1 - $500)
All Services Leasing, Inc.
Conway Beam Leasing
Fleet Master, Inc.
General Truck Sales
Idealease of Atlanta
Idealease of West Michigan
Interstate Motor Trucks, Inc.
McCoy NationaLease, Inc.
Mendon Truck Leasing & Rental
Nuss Truck Group/MN Truck Leasing
Parrish Leasing Inc.
Passaic-Clifton Driv-Ur-Self System
Tandet NationaLease Ltd.
York NationaLease, Inc.