EnRoute - July 21, 2017

TOP STORIES - A bill has been filed in the U.S. House of Representatives and referred to the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to delay the compliance date of the federal government's electronic logging device two years to December 2019. FULL STORY



Legislation that would pre-empt state laws on meal and rest breaks for truckers was advanced by the House of Representatives on July 17. FULL STORY

The Government Accountability Office has reported that The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) information technology systems' planning and oversights are inadequate and FMCSA has yet to implement a modernization plan for existing IT systems. FULL STORY

California environmental officials are working on a plan to require truck and engine manufacturers to extend emissions system warranties up to more than four times longer than current regulations require. FULL STORY   



Researchers at Purdue University have developed a technology that could provide an instantly rechargeable method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries. FULL STORY

Volvo Trucks North America has revealed the new Volvo VNL series of long-haul tractors.  This is the first substantial redesign in 20 years. FULL STORY

Michelin North America has launched its X Multi D Regional Drive Tire designed to provide premium mileage, scrub resistance and traction in regional, urban, and light-construction and medium-duty applications. FULL STORY



VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA has opened a new Volvo Trucks Customer Center at its New River Valley facility which was part of a $38.1 million investment in the facility where all Volvo truck models for North America are assembled. . .PENSKE LOGISTICS has been awarded new business with Detroit Diesel Corporation to support the company's engine, transmission and axle supply chain operations in Redford, Michigan. . .INLAND TRUCK PARTS & SERVICE is expanding its reach into Louisiana through its recent acquisition of Consolidated Truck Parts of Shreveport. . .TELOGIS has made several upgrades to its WorkPlan's HOS module to help fleets and drivers more easily comply with the upcoming electronic logging mandate. . .RYDER SYSTEM, INC. has launched a new preventative maintenance program for its pre-owned truck buyers, giving them a chance to finance or pre-pay for the service when they buy a used truck from Ryder. . .THE KENWORTH TRUCK COMPANY  plant in Renton, WA, has received a Gold Award presented by the King County Industrial Waste Program. . .BURR TRUCK of Vestal, New York, is commemorating its 50th anniversary. Founded in 1967 by Charlie, Melvin and Clark Burr, the dealer is one of the oldest family-owned Volvo Trucks North America dealerships. . .MACK TRUCKS  and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack have reached a sponsorship agreement under which Mack, the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year, will support the Brooklyn-born truck maker in promoting exciting news to be announced September 13, 2017.       



MICHAEL A. CANCELLIERE has been promoted to president, Truck and Parts for Navistar International Corporation and BERNARDO VALENZUELA is returning to the company  in the newly created role of vice president of Export and president of Mexico and Global Operations. . .Palfinger has appointed MICHAEL LOCH to VP of Supply Chain Management.    



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.







New research by the Diesel Technology Forum shows that trucks equipped with clean diesel engines and advanced emissions control systems make up 30% of the trucks on the road.  FULL STORY

ACT Research Co. has reported that North American Class 8 orders cleared 18,000 in June, a 40% increase year-over-year gain. FULL STORY

June net trailer orders totaled 20,375 units, up more than 50% year-over-year and 14% better than May according to ACT Research Co. FULL STORY 



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