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EnRoute - March 22, 2018

TRALA IN THE NEWS - The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate through the end of the year for property-carrying trucks rented for 30 days or fewer. FULL STORY





 

 

TOP STORIES

The Canadian Trucking Alliance  has launched a letter-writing campaign to call on all provinces to mandate ELDs by the end of 2019 FULL STORY

Though the role of a truck tech has evolved to a more technological, problem-solving career that would appeal to younger generations, the industry continues to struggle to recruit millennials. FULL STORY 



 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has introduced a new strong, light weight 4000AE Drop Deck flatbed trailer which is designed to haul heavy or awkward loads. FULL STORY

Hino Trucks has unveiled the Hino XL Series, an all-new line of Class 7 and 8 vehicles. This series launches Hino into the Class 8 market for the first time in the United States. FULL STORY

New single and tandem axles are on their way from Dana Inc., as well as an updated version of its Rhombus Tire Analytics system. FULL STORY

Volvo Trucks North America has introduced a rebooted version of its VNX heavy-haul tractor model, available in one daycab and two sleeper configurations with Cummins and its own Volvo-branded powertrains as options. FULL STORY

Verizon Connect has introduced Workforce, a "one-stop" system for operations and fleet managers to plan, monitor, dispatch and capture form data from the field as well as communicate with customers. FULL STORY




 

BRIEFLY

KARMAK INC. has partnered with PACCAR to bring dealers Electronic Parts Invoices within Karmak Fusion. . .SCOPELITIS, GARVIN, LIGHT, HANSON & FEARY, P.C. is opening its 14th U.S. office with Adam Smedstad launching the Firm's Seattle office. . .PACCAR's Ste-Therese, Quebec medium-duty truck plant has won a Frost & Sullivan award for manufacturing leadership. The award recognizes production technology advancements and won for the plant's frame transfer efficiency improvement project. . .GEOTAB has released a study analyzing national road traffic data to determine which American routes are the least traveled and has ranked the most scenic, quiet routes which can be viewed here. . .HENDRICKSON TRAILER COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS has announced the addition of more air disc brakes (ADB) maintenance training videos to its online training portal, Hendrickson-Academy.com .


 

PEOPLE

FRANK THURMAN has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Marketing for Enterprise Holdings.  Since 2009, Thurman held the role of Vice President of Truck Rental for Enterprise and has served on TRALA's Board of Directors for several years. Thurman's replacement is expected to be announced within the month. . .Ryder System, Inc. has appointed TIMOTHY FIORE as Chief Procurement Officer. . .ROBERTO FIORONI has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Wabco Holdings Inc. effective June 6.  


 

TAKING STOCK

A look at truck transportation industry Fortune 500 public companies.

Company

Symbol

03/22 Close 

Performance

 

Allison Transmission Holdings

ALSN

$37.97

$1.31

-3.34%

Avis Budget Group Inc.

CAR

$48.06

$1.34

-2.71%

Cummins Inc.

CMI

$157.55

$3.93

-2.43%

Dana Incorporated

DAN

$25.76

$1.38

-5.08%

Eaton

ETN

$79.43

$2.05

-2.52%

Navistar International Corp.

NAV

$32.38

$1.84

-5.38%

PACCAR Inc.

PCAR

$64.32

$2.50

-3.74%

Ryder System, Inc.

R

$72.61

$3.68

-4.82%


 

NUMBERS

U.S. trailer orders in February hit 32,000 units, marking the fifth consecutive month that trailer orders exceeded 30,000 units. FULL STORY


 

TRALA ANNOUNCEMENTS

TRALA's Industry Scholarship Program

TRALA members and their dependents are invited to apply for TRALA's Industry Scholarship. We're moving our industry forward by awarding up to four-$2,500 scholarships to qualified applicants. Applications can be submitted by June 1, 2018 for consideration.  Visit our website for details: www.trala.org/scholarship.   
 
Please contact TRALA's LaTisha Thomas at (703) 299-9120 or lthomas@trala.org with any questions regarding the scholarship program.