EnRoute - April 27, 2017


TRALA Chairman Dennis Cooke, President, Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder System, Inc. and Jake Jacoby, President and CEO of TRALA, spoke with Transport Topics on a variety of issues including TRALA's petition to FMCSA seeking a five-year exemption from the ELD rule for trucks rented for 30 days or less. FULL STORY


The Trump Administration is asking a federal appeals court to hold off on proceeding with a legal challenge from truck trailer manufacturers and other groups to the next phase of greenhouse gas emissions standards. FULL STORY

FMCSA has announced a May 9 public ELD meeting for discussing devices specs with ELD manufacturers. FULL STORY



Penske Truck Leasing has launched a new connected fleet solutions that was designed in-house. FULL STORY

The new Volvo VNR model has been unveiled from Volvo Trucks North America and features a new aerodynamic design, re-imagined worker environment, and improved engine and transmission options, gearing and loading efficiencies, passive and active safety systems and integrated connectivity. FULL STORY

Tread pattern can have just as much impact on the tire's life cycle as the brand name and application. FULL STORY

A new regional haul Class 8 tractor has been introduced by Navistar, the International RH Series and will be spec'd with the OEM's new 12.4 -liter A26 engine. FULL STORY



HENDRICKSON has supplemented its Genuine Parts portfolio with the addition of the Hendrickson Equalizing Beam complete with the patented Rotating Bar Pin End Bushing for a quick and easy installation. . .DOUBLE COIN HOLDINGS LTD is extending the warranty on radial truck tires to seven years and three retreads and the upgraded warranty is effective immediately and applies to all Double Coin radial truck tires manufactured starting the first week of 2017. . .CARRIER TRANSICOLD has signed an agreement to acquire select IMPCO road and rail transport product lines, including the Comfort Pro Auxiliary Power Unit (APU), from Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. . .PENSKE TRUCK LEASING has, for the fifth straight year, been given the SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Penske is one of nine organizations to receive this honor. . .PETERBILT will produce a Model 389 Canadian 150th Anniversary edition to salute Canada's history using distinctive styling and exclusive Canadian features.  



PHIL CHRISTMAN is the new President of Operations for Navistar. . .Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has appointed THOMAS MALMBORG to Senior Vice President, Services. . .Mack Trucks, Inc. has named RICHARD (RICK) HOYLE as Vice President of National Accounts.  



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










Navistar International Corp.










Ryder System, Inc.







President Trump has unveiled a tax cut proposal that would cap the tax rate for corporations at 15 percent, as well as cap the rate for those who file their taxes through their owners' personal income tax, such as owner-operator truckers, at 15 percent.  FULL STORY

PACCAR reported a net income of $310.3 million for the first quarter of 2017, this compares to a net loss in the first quarter of 2016 of $594.6 million. FULL STORY

ACT Research's preliminary estimate for March net trailer orders is a 45 percent increase over the same period a year ago and the fourth straight month with an increase.  FULL STORY   



Thank you to everyone who attended TRALA's 39th Annual Meeting which was held April 2-5 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.  TRALA is providing links to the presentations that took place at TRALA's Annual Meeting during Monday's Equipment and Technology Advisory Council (ETAC) and Tuesday's General Assembly and Business Sessions.  Click here to access the documents.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the TRALA staff at (703) 299-9120.