EnRoute - May 17, 2018

TRALA IN THE NEWS - The Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) is saddened to announce the passing of its founding chairman, Harris Saunders Jr., who passed away on May 6. He was 93 years old. FULL ARTICLE


As of May 1, 2018, conformance with the full rear visability portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 111) regulation is required. FULL STORY
Time has expired for legal appeals to save the California Air Resources Board's 2014-introduced "compliance alternatives" to the engine upgrades and retrofits required by its Statewide Truck & Bus Regulation. FULL STORY
Fleet Managers have few options to ensure trucks are well maintained and stay on the road by either performing all maintenance in-house, outsource all maintenance needs, or utilize a combination of in-house and outsourced services. FULL STORY



There are many expected variables to consider when choosing the best telematics solution for your business however, it is the unexpected ones that can ruin the buying experience and the fleet management project. FULL STORY

ROUSH CleanTech will offer a Ford F-650 medium duty truck that is powered solely by a battery-electric powertrain. FULL STORY
Great Dane is collaborating with Decisiv, which provides a Service Relationship Management (SRM) platform that drives asset performance and utilization for the commercial vehicle, heavy equipment and industrial markets. FULL STORY
Volvo Trucks is introducing a cloud-based service, Connected Safety, that allows Volvo trucks and Volvo cars to automatically alert each other to hazardous traffic situations. FULL STORY
Carrier Transicold's Solara heating unit now features the APX control system providing improved functionality. FULL STORY



INTERNATIONAL TRUCK is forming an industry forum, tittled UpNext, where commercial trucking industry stakeholders can discuss emerging trends and topics driving industry change. . .KALMAR has announced its commitment to reduce emissions in cargo and material handling operations by fostering eco-efficient technologies and Kalmar's full offering will be available as electrically powered versions by 2021. . .VOLVO GROUP NORTH AMERICA has met its energy efficient goals in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge. . .TRUCK-LITE CO. has received the Innovation Award from Buffalo Business First during the 2018 Manufacturing Awards Ceremony.



Truck-Lite Co. regretfully announces the passing of senior vice president and chief technology officer BRADLEY C. VAN RIPER after a brief battle with cancer. Van Riper has been recognized with the Henneberger Lifetime Achievement Award from the Transportation Safety Equipment Institute (TSEI), a non-profit trade association that serves the needs of manufacturers of OEM and aftermarket motor-vehicle safety devices and associated equipment.



Eaton reported first quarter income was $488 million, up 12% which compares to $435 million for the first quarter of 2017. FULL STORY
Meritor Inc. reported adjusted income from continuing operations of $68 million for its second fiscal quarter ending March 31 and that compares with $32 million in the same period a year ago. FULL STORY



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 must be submitted by June 1, 2018 for consideration. Visit our website for details:  
Please contact TRALA's LaTisha Thomas at (703) 299-9120 or with any questions regarding the scholarship program.