EnRoute - June 28, 2018

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can collect sales tax on purchases of products made over of the internet, that includes online tire sales. FULL STORY


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently released data that hours of service violations, as a percentage of total inspections, have been cut by about half since the electronic logging device mandate took effect in December. FULL STORY



Bendix Tech Tips Series is a new program to educate customers on the use of its various air dryer cartridges. FULL STORY
Enrich and SERTI have announced the availability of a software integration between the two companies that creates a seamless handoff of data between the dealership DMS, the shop, and the lease rental operations. FULL STORY

Volvo Trucks recently performed an on-highway demonstration of a three-truck platoon made up of Volvo VNL tractors and 28-foot twin trailers in Raleigh, North Carolina. FULL STORY
Fleets can now use an FMCSA-registered ELD solution that leverages the regulatory tools of the J.J. Keller Encompass Fleet Management System and the telematics technology of Geotab's open platform solution to help improve both fleet compliance and performance. FULL STORY



RYDER SYSTEM, INC. has completed the acquisition of METRO TRUCK & TRACTOR LEASING. . .DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA (DTNA) has announced PENSKE TRUCK LEASING and NFI will receive electric trucks this year as part of its Electric Innovation Fleet. The fleet will consist of 30 eCascadia and eM2 first-generation electric vehicles. . .KENWORTH, FASTPORT, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring our Heroes Program are leading the group collaborative mission to select America's top rookie military veteran who has successfully transitioned from active duty to commercial driving, . . .PACCAR has opened an Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, becoming the first truck manufacturer to create a permanent presence there. . .Volkswagen and FORD MOTOR COMPANY have signed a Memorandum of Understanding and are exploring a strategic alliance designed to strengthen each company.



PETER VOORHOEVE, the president and CEO of Volvo Group Australia, has been tapped to serve as president of Volvo Trucks North America, effective September 1. PER CARLSSON continues to serve as acting president until the transition. . .Meritor has named JOHN BENNETT to the newly created role of vice-president and chief technology officer.



Eaton expected to make a $500 million investment over the next five years for a new eMobility business aimed at tapping into the growing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies. FULL STORY
On July 1, diesel fuel taxes will increase in six states and decrease in Nebraska. FULL STORY



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