EnRoute - July 19, 2018

A federal appeals court has issued a temporary stay blocking a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to not enforce a regulation that limits glider kit truck manufacturers to building no more than 300 of the trucks a year. FULL STORY



The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has complied with an order from Congress that was issued in 2015 and released a report on how it plans to proceed in reforming its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program to better achieve CSA's goal of identifying unsafe trucking companies. FULL STORY
FMCSA is requesting a 60 day public comment period to determine whether drivers under the age of 21 with military experience should operate commercial motor vehicles on interstate commerce. FULL STORY



Daimler Trucks North America's Aftermarket business has launched several new initiatives to elevate dealer support and customer experience with the ultimate goal of offering a 24-hour service turnaround. FULL STORY
Verizon Connect's new Work Mobile app allows users to receive job details and share notes, photos, signatures, and more from the field and is designed to increase speed and performance and to help companies and their mobile workers mange jobs more easily. FULL STORY
Systems like Automatic Tire Inflation (ATIS) and Tire Pressure Monitoring (TPMS) are available to serve as a fleet's wingman, by providing backup to keep pressures at appropriate levels. FULL STORY



RIHM KENWORTH recently celebrated the opening of its new facilities in South St. Paul and Coon Rapids which will accommodate the company's recent growth. . .MICHELIN GROUP is acquiring Camso Inc. for $1.45 billion and the companies will combine their off-the-road tire operations into a new division which will be based in Magog, Quebec, Canada. . .CUMMINS has acquired Efficient Drivetrains Inc., a company known for producing hybrid and electric power solutions for the commercial vehicle market. . .DOUBLE COIN HOLDINGS LTD. AND CHINA MANUFACTURERS ALLIANCE (CMA) have released a mobile app to help consumer find nearby Double Coin dealers. . .ENTERPRISE TRUCK RENTAL has opened its first location in the state of North Dakota. The new branch office is poised to support area businesses, including the numerous agriculture, oil, and gas operations throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska. . .VOLVO FINANCIAL SERVICES was re-certified as a Great Place to Work by the Great Place to Work Institute. The company received its first Great Place to Work certification in 2016.



MIKE POGORELC has been appointed to vice president of supply chain excellence for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. . .Continental AG has named CHRISTIAN KOETZ as the company's new leader of its global commercial tire business unit.



Preliminary reports for North American Class 8 orders for June are at 41,800 units, making it the highest June ever recorded and 140% above a year ago. FULL STORY



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