EnRoute - October 20, 2016

TOP STORIES - The new North American On-Highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook report by ACT Research and Rhein Associates says the industry will likely see a pre-emission boom in Class 8 truck sales in 2019 and 2020, before a sharp drop in 2021.  However there are others that say this time around will be different. FULL STORY


The greatest interest to the trucking industry with Election Day right around the corner is the impact Trump's recent free fall in the polls may have on the reelection of key members of the House of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. FULL STORY

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a final rule amending its commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles by simplifying the process  of obtaining a commercial learner's permit (CLP) or CDL. FULL STORY

On the same day, FMCSA released proposed changes to the Safety Management System of the CSA program and made previews of carriers' scores available to carriers only. FULL STORY



Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has announced its all-new entry in the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment, the 2018 Isuzu FTR. FULL STORY

Cummins Inc. has rolled out its X15 heavy-duty engine, with two configurations, which the company is saying exceeds the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2017 greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards. FULL STORY

Great Dane has introduced several new features in its Everest refrigerated trailers including a void-free insulation foaming process, premium liners, and modular panel construction with no wood in the trailer. FULL STORY

Navistar has launched the Core Advantage Program which  helps fleet owners reduce their overall costs by helping them to manage their core and remanufacturing activity through new tools like the Navistar proprietary software Core Management System (CMS). FULL STORY



PENSKE TRUCK LEASING has opened a facility in Millville, New Jersey, offering consumer and commercial truck rental, full-service truck leasing and contract maintenance to customers throughout the state's southeastern region and shore towns. . .DECISIV, INC., a provider of Service Relationship Management solutions for commercial assets has announced that its software platform will power the KENWORTH TruckTech+ Service Management System. . .RYDER SYSTEM, INC.  has launched a new mobile fueling solution that provides fuel delivery to customer fleets that are off duty and domiciled at customer locations in the U.S. and Canada. . .Under a new partnership agreement, NAVISTAR and MERITOR will co-brand Premium Brake Shoe kits offered through the Fleetrite heavy duty parts brand. . .THE ENTERPRISE HOLDINGS FOUNDATION is supporting post-Hurricane Matthew disaster relief and recovery efforts in the United States and Haiti.  The Foundation is donating $150,000 to the American Red Cross to help with clean-up efforts in the Southeast and $100,000 to Americares in Haiti to support basic health care for survivors. 



JOSEPH SAOUD has joined Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC as president of truck and bus radial business and DAMIEN HARMON has been promoted to chief operating officer and interim president of Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC. . .Kalmar has appointed new members to its leadership team.  ERIKA BARBOSA has been appointed Vice President, Sales and Services for Latin America; MARCO NAVA is joining Kalmar as the Managing Director, Mexico; STEVE CIANCI has been appointed Vice President, Industrial Markets & Counter Balanced Products; GORAN KRAVE has been appointed Director, Services in the Americas Region; and PEKKA ROUHIAINEN has been appointed Investor Relations Manager as of November 1, 2016.    


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










Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company





Navistar International Corp.










Ryder System, Inc.






The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) grant program has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges across the country to help train veterans and their families for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers.  FULL STORY

The U.S. Department of Commerce has admitted to a miscalculation in its preliminary anti-dumping tariff rate for truck and bus tires imported from China. The rates for every manufacturer and importer are increasing to 30.36%, which is nearly 10 points higher than the initial calculation. FULL STORY  



TRALA Webinar on Food Safety Modernization Act 
TRALA's Equipment and Technology Advisory Council (ETAC) presents on October 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the "Food Safety Modernization Act" webinar set to provide in-depth information about this topic. 
To Access the Webinar:
To dial-in for audio access only:
Dial:  1-855-797-9485 (toll free) or 415-655-0002
Access code:  664 419 232
To view the webinar online with audio & slides, just click here: 
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