EnRoute - June 14, 2018

TRALA-supported legislation was introduced this week by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) that would repeal the federal excise tax that applies to the sale of heavy-duty trucks. FULL STORY



Canada's Phase II Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations have now been published in Canada Gazette Part 2, finalizing the rules for trucks, engines and trailers. FULL STORY
Deloitte has released a new report that outlines the technology obstacles that companies are experiencing as they prepare to comply with the Lease Accounting Standards. FULL STORY



Daimler Trucks North America has unveiled the Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty electric truck and a Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty electric truck. FULL STORY
Dana Inc. has launched Spicer Select drivetrain products, a new line of all-makes coverage for the North American commercial vehicle aftermarket. FULL STORY
Fleets value their trailers, however, since they are not replaced as frequently, trailer spec'ing is different than tractor spec'ing. FULL STORY
Telematics is a product that continues to evolve to meet the growing needs of fleets. It is possible to predict the future of telematics by taking a look at innovative ways that fleets are using telematics within their operations. FULL STORY



TEC EQUIPMENT, the largest Mack dealership in North America, recently opened in Fontana, California. The new $30 million full-service dealership is well-positioned to serve long-haul customers traveling through Southern California. . .VERIZON CONNECT has extended its strategic partnership with Ford Commercial Solutions to deliver fleet management software tools and embedded connectivity to Ford commercial customers. . .DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA is opening an automated truck research and development center at its North American headquarters. . .ALLISON TRANSMISSION has partnered with multiple telematics service providers to offer transmission health information by the end of the year. Telematics companies will integrate Allison Transmission data into their systems to give fleets a more efficient fleet management experience. . .GEOTAB has launched a data website,, that will help fleets better navigate city driving hazards, with aggregated datasets about hazardous driving areas, road impediments, and parking.



Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has appointed MICHAEL J. HAWTHORNE as President and CEO. . .CARINA GEBER-TEIR has been appointed Senior Vice President, Communications for Cargotec.



Navistar reported net income of $55 million for the second quarter of 2018 and the company's profit was up more than $130 million from the same quarter a year ago when the company recorded a net loss of $80 million. FULL STORY
FTR Transportation Intelligence reported Class 8 trucks continued to show exceptional strength in May with 35,200 units in North America and the third highest May on record. FULL STORY



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