EnRoute - July 21, 2016

TOP STORIES - The massacre that killed 84 persons and wounded over 200 others in Nice, France, raises the question of what can be done to prevent low-tech but devastating truck-ramming attacks. FULL STORY


The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) has released a second draft outlining how electronic logging devices (ELDs) must function and be designed by manufacturers. FULL STORY


Ryder System, Inc. will begin a pilot program this month that will provide hands-on diesel technician training to military veterans exiting the military.  FULL STORY
The new Kalmar FastCharge Hybrid Straddle Carrier is the first of its kind on the market and is targeted for existing straddle carrier terminals not able to utilize fully electric powered solution for various reasons. FULL STORY
For the first time in a number of years, 2015 saw a decrease in preventable Class 3-6 accidents which demonstrates that hard work and the use of advanced safety technologies and safety-related best practices are beginning to pay off. FULL STORY



MACK TRUCKS and VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA have launched a new parts cross-reference feature for their online Select Park Stores. . .INTERNATIONAL TRUCK offers new, predictive cruise control technology on its International ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks. . .DANA HOLDING CORPORATION will begin selling its original-equipment line of gaskets and sealing products, under the Victor Reinz brand name, directly to its network of aftermarket customers in North America, effective November 1, 2016. . .PACCAR Parts recently celebrated the grand opening of its new distribution center in Renton, WA.



Volvo Trucks North America appointed JEFF LESTER senior vice president of sales effective August 1, 2016. . .MICHAEL J. McROBERTS has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Rush Enterprises, Inc. . .The U.S. Senate has confirmed SCOTT DARLING as the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.



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



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Allison Transmission Holdings





Avis Budget Group Inc.





Cummins Inc.





Dana Holding Corp.





Eaton Corp.





General Electric





Goodyear Tire & Rubber





Navistar International Corp.















SOURCE: Yahoo! Finance


ACT Research has reported U.S. and Canadian natural gas Class 8 truck retail sales improved in May with a 48 percent climb month-over-month. FULL STORY
Home Delivery & Final Mile Services: Consumer Insights and Market Update compiled by AlixPartners LLP found that demand for “free shipping” of goods bought online continues to increase as well, with consumers expecting faster delivery times.  These two issues could pose a problem for trucking firms seeking to turn a profit in the retail segment of e-commerce. FULL STORY


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