EnRoute - November 17, 2016

TRALA IN THE NEWS - A new bipartisan bill in Congress supported by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, would cut federal excise taxes on trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or renewable natural gas (RNG). FULL STORY


A new bipartisan bill in Congress supported by the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, would cut federal excise taxes on trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or renewable natural gas (RNG). FULL STORY



On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States and it will be the first time since 2011 that one party has occupied the White House and controlled both the House and Senate. FULL STORY

The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a final rule amending Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110 to make it clear that special trailer tires are permitted to be installed on new trailers with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000 lbs or less. FULL STORY

In a recent study conduced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research, there are some fairly significant differences between large fleets and small fleets when it comes to maintenance practices and equipment replacement cycles. FULL STORY

The U.S. Department of Labor revised report shows that trucking did not lose 3,000 jobs in September, but gained jobs and it continued into October.  this marked four straight months of improvement after the industry lost jobs in the first half of the year. FULL STORY 



Dana Incorporated introduced Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies that advance electric propulsion systems. FULL STORY

The DataLink 2 recorder has been released by Carrier Transicold.  This product uses up to three independent temperature sensors to provide added verification beyond the refrigerated system's built-in ability and has an integrated thermal printer to let drivers produced numerical and graphical trip reports and receivers.FULL STORY

Kalmar has launched a new range of empty container handlers with the new DCG80-100 range offering single and double stacker models in 8, 9, or 10 tonne capacities. Drive lines, lifting heights, spreaders, and performance levels can all be specified according to need. FULL STORY

Chevron Lubricants hosted a webinar to discuss the changeover to CK-4 and FA-4 diesel engine oils on December 1 and the effect to fuel economy. FULL STORY



VOLVO FINANCIAL SERVICES and part of VOLVO GROUP has been certified by The Great Place to Work Institute as a Great Place to Work. . .CONTINENTAL is slated to open a new tire plant in Hinds County, Mississippi, by the end of 2019.  The new plant is expected to include a showcase to hold dealer events, a training facility for new employees, and will serve as a technical training center for fleet and dealer customers. . .PETERBILT'S Red Oval certified pre-owned truck program now includes PACLEASE trucks with the complimentary Red Oval Assurance Warranty that provides engine and aftertreatment coverage for vehicles up to five model years or 550,000 miles. . .THE MACK TRUCKS ACADEMY'S Certified Uptime Centers training program recently won a Brandon Hall Group gold award in the Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy category, which recognizes how learning programs are developed and applied in support of major organizational changes. . .Since joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hiring Our Heroes program in November 2011, RYDER SYSTEM, INC. has hired 4,480 veterans and increased the percentage of veterans among its U.S. workforce to more than 10 percent. Also for three consecutive years, since 2013, the Company has been named one of's Most Valuable Employers for Military. . .The Haldex Board of Directors has cleared the way for the company to be acquired by Knorr-Bremse AG, the parent company of BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS



RUSS MULLENNIX has joined Hercules Manufacturing Co. as a Strategic Business Development Specialist. . .The Scopelitis Law Firm appointed DAVID J. "DAVE" OSIECKI to lead a new. wholly-owned subsidiary, Scopelitis Transportation Consulting, LLC.  STC is a business consulting venture focusing on providing advisory services and implementation programs to companies in the transportation industry.


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 Center for Responsive Politics has reported that trucking industry political contributors gave $6.32 million to political campaigns this election cycle. FULL STORY