EnRoute - December 15, 2016

TRALA in the News - TRALA has announced Robert O'Neill as the keynote speaker for its 2017 Annual Meeting which will be held April 2-5, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. FULL STORY


Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) has been selected by the House Republican Conference to again serve as Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Shuster has chaired the committee since 2014. FULL STORY

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is once again delaying the final implementation of its Unified Registration System indefinitely.  FMCSA will issue a notice in January to announce the revised implementation dates. FULL STORY

A big spike in insurance premiums that occurred in 2016 may ease up in the new year, however high-dollar jury verdicts in accident cases involving commercial vehicles may continue to plague the industry. FULL STORY

The Manitoba Trucking Association has announced a big win with the removal of U.S. inspection, violation and accident data from provincial carrier profiles in the Commercial Vehicle Safety and Permits carrier profile system. FULL STORY  



Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc. is entering into the Class 6 medium-duty truck segment with the 2018 Isuzu FTR which is slated to go into production in mid-2017 at a new facility in Charlotte, Michigan.  FULL STORY

Great Dane Trailers now features the JOST AX150 Alumilight landing gear and a new sliding suspension option on its Freedom XP all-aluminum flatbed trailers. FULL STORY



MAXIM TRUCK AND TRAILER raised $21,000 from its 16th annual pancake breakfast.  The money will go to the Christmas Cheer Board of Winnipeg, as well as a full truckload of non-perishable food items collected during the charity event, which a surplus will go to the Siloam Mission. . .NAVISTAR has officially opened its new Used Truck Reconditioning Center in Melrose Park, Illinois, designed to be the new home for the Diamond Renewed 180-plus point inspection and serving pre-owned truck reconditioning program for used International trucks. . .DANA INCORPORATED will begin supplying axles and driveshafts for the 2018 ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK OF AMERICA. Production of this new Class 6 medium-duty truck will begin in mid-2017. . .BENDIX has doubled solenoid valve and assembled manifold manufacturing capabilities at its Acuna, Mexico manufacturing plant. . .VOLVO TRUCKS New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of a curriculum where high school students can learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques. . .RYDER SYSTEM, INC. has announced that over 250 employees who work in the Company's Commercial Rental business participated in the global day dedicated to giving back, #GivingTuesday.  Employees participated by volunteering to support local charities of their choosing.



IAN MCKERLICH  is taking over as President and CEO for Zonar Systems, succeeding BRETT BRINTON.  Brinton will remain with the organization as a strategic advisor.



A look at truck transportation industry Fortune 500 public companies.



12/15 Close 



Allison Transmission Holdings





Avis Budget Group Inc.





Cummins Inc.





Dana Incorporated










Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company





Navistar International Corp.










Ryder System, Inc.







The TRALA Staff would like to wish all its members a safe and happy holiday season.  This will be the last issue of EnRoute published in 2016.  The next issue will be sent out on January 7, 2017.