EnRoute - August 18, 2016

TRALA has reacted to the new emissions rule and is concerned that the final rule appears to have more stringent benchmarks than the original proposed rule, yet is pleased that the 2027 remains "the final target date" for full compliance as both EPA and NHTSA has considered speeding up the process by making the final date 2024. FULL STORY


The White House in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the final Phase 2 greenhouse gas emissions regulations, which will finalize emission and fuel economy standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. FULL STORY

The Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiters Proposed Rule has cleared the White House Office of Management and Budget. It will soon be available and published in a matter of days. FULL STORY

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized new food safety rule in April to prevent food contamination during transportation and shippers, loaders, carriers and receivers need to learn the changes to the rule. FULL STORY

Transport Canada has announced that it would be proposing to amend the hours of service (HOS) regulations to mandate the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) by federally-regulated motor carriers and commercial vehicle drivers. FULL STORY



3D Printing is already influencing trucking and transportation in a number of ways. It will be used for printing replacement truck parts on demand in the very near future. FULL STORY
The Kenworth T680 Advantage Day Cab is the newest truck introduced by Kenworth Truck for pickup and delivery and regional haul operators. FULL STORY

Mack Trucks launched Mack FleetPreferred parts and service purchasing platform.  The product was formerly known as MV FleetPreferred.  The refreshed brand reflects Mack's approach to making the purchase of parts and service repairs as easy as possible. FULL STORY

J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has introduced Vehicle Inspections: Tractor Trailers, a new training program that gives commercial motor vehicle drivers an examination of required inspections and explains why performing the inspections can prevent costly breakdowns. FULL STORY

The new Workhorse line of tires being rolled out by The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is designed for mixed-services fleets. FULL STORY  



RYDER SYSTEM, INC.  has become the first commercial fleet provider to surpass 100 million miles with natural gas-fueled vehicles. . .DANA INCORPORATED was recognized by HINO MOTORS MANUFACTURING, INC. for 100 percent on-time delivery at the annual Hino supplier conference. . .MORGAN CORPORATION has announced plans for further expand its manufacturing foot print into the Midwest. A site search is underway in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan to select a location capable of supporting the production of up to 3,000 truck bodies annually with plans to open and begin operations during early 2017. . .PENSKE TRUCK LEASING, CO. and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard enterprise company announced the successful implementation of a Aruba indoor and outdoor gigibit Wi-Fi network for Penske's extensive network of truck leasing, rental and maintenance facilities across North America.



MIKE DOZIER is now general manager of Kenworth Trucks and a PACCAR vice president after three years as general manager of PACCAR Australian operations. 



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



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Allison Transmission Holdings





Avis Budget Group Inc.





Cummins Inc.





Dana Incorporated





Eaton Corp.





Goodyear Tire & Rubber





Navistar International Corp.















SOURCE: Yahoo! Finance



Continental AG reported increases in net sales and net income for the first half of 2016, the company recorded 20 billion euros in net sales which are up 2.3% from the same period in 2015. FULL STORY

Transport Canada released its cost-benefit analysis for the proposed logging device (ELD) mandate with benefits expected to exceed costs by a ratio of 2:1. FULL STORY

The Department of Energy is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs designed to develop next-generation fuel-efficiency technologies in commercial and passenger vehicles, including more funding for Super Truck II. FULL STORY



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