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EnRoute - August 23, 2018

Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, has announced the government would enforce limits on the number of trucks built with glider kits produced annually. FULL STORY




 

TOP STORIES

The U.S. House of Representatives included an amendment to the EPA's annual funding bill that includes language to block enforcement of greenhouse gas regulations as they pertain to heavy-duty trailers which was passed by voice vote and now goes to the Senate. FULL STORY
 
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued a proposal that would reduce costs and ease implementation of the leases standard for financial statement preparers. FULL STORY



 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Horton is planning to introduce in September the HS6 and the HS11A fans to help the on-highway market meet increasing efficiency demands on cooling systems by optimizing fan blade design characteristics as well as a new LCX Series of variable-speed fans drives to help medium- and heavy-duty truck OEMs meet increasingly stringent Green House Gas Phase 2 emissions regulations. FULL STORY
 
Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has expanded its Firestone commercial truck tire portfolio with the launch of Firestone FD711 drive tire which is recommended for a wide range of applications including long and regional haul service, pickup-and-delivery service and light-to-moderate on/off highway environments. FULL STORY
 
Peoplenet has debuted the PD.5 Android-powered fixed-mount display. The PeopleNet Display.5 was built for the rigors of the commercial trucking industry and gives PeopleNet customers a new option to use for complying with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate while leveraging other applications such as navigation and in-cab scanning. FULL STORY
 
Dana Inc. is expanding its e-commerce platform, DanaAftermarket.com, to support customers in the European, Middle Eastern and African regions. The platform will provide 24-hour access to more than 110,000 Spicer parts for commercial, light and off-highway vehicles. FULL STORY




 

BRIEFLY

PENSKE TRUCK LEASING has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehices (EVs) of all types. . .American Traffic Solutions has rebranded itself as VERRA MOBILITY CORP. to reflect the company's broader, global aspirations to become a smart mobility provider to help commercial fleets navigate toll, photo enforcement, parking fees, and other logistical challenges. . .RYDER SYSTEM, INC. is utilizing Uber Central, as a part of Uber for Business and can be accessed by Ryder Rental, Service, and Maintenance Managers in the U.S. and Canada to transport drivers and technicians more easily to and from both Ryder and customer locations resulting in less downtime. . .ZONAR was named in the Puget Sound Business Journal list of the Best Places to Work in Washington based on current employee satisfaction surveys and award submissions. . .RUSH ENTERPRISES, INC. has launched a new website for its House of Trucks used trucks outlets. The website, www.hottrucks.com features information about remarketing and financing as well as a loan calculator. . .GEOTAB has been named the 2018 North American Company of the Year in the commercial fleet telematics industry by Frost & Sullivan. . .ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK OF AMERICA has announced that the 50,000th gasoline-powered Isuzu N-Series truck rolled off the assembly line in Charlotte, MI. . .CUMMINS INC. announced the production of its 2 millionth engine, an X15, at the Jamestown, NY Engine Plant.

 

PEOPLE

Allison Transmission announced DAVID GRAZIOSI has begun serving as CEO. . .Bridgestone Americas Inc. has made several leadership changes: PHIL PACSI, vice president, sports/events marketing and training will retire after 36 years with the company; AMBER HOLM, current vice president, consumer brand marketing, U.S. and Canada, BATO, will assume the role of vice president, marketing, consumer and customer engagement, U.S. and Canada, BATO; BEN JOHNSON is joining the organization as director of marketing for the commercial truck bus radial tire business; and ERIC HIGGS is taking over as President of Bridgestone Americas Inc's truck, bus and retread tires business. . .SHARON BABKES is joining ERoad as vice president, finance; YASI ALEMZADEH is the new vice president, operations; and KEITH HALASY has been brought onto the company to lead marketing. . .Truck-Lite announces three executive promotions and the addition of one new position within the company. MARK BARA is the new executive vice president of sales and marketing; LAURIE BEEGLE is president of Davco Technology; PAUL SNIEGOCKI is executive vice-president of engineering and chief technology officer; and DOUG WOLMA is the newly designated role of president.

 

NUMBERS

Cummins Inc. reported record revenue of $6.1 billion, up 21% compared with the 2017 period. FULL STORY
 
Class 8 net orders totaled 52,629 units in July, marking the fifth month in the last seven that orders have exceeded 40,000. FULL STORY
 
Eaton Corp. reported a double digit gain in net income during the second quarter with an 18% increase to $610 million and revenue reached $5.5 billion, up 7% compared with the same period in 2017. FULL STORY
 
A study from ACT Research, Commercial Vehicle Electrification: To Charge or Not To Charge reports that more than 100,000 electric commercial vehicles will be sold by 2035. FULL STORY
 
Allison Transmission reported net income surged and record revenue in the second quarter with net income at $174 million, up 83% compared with $95 million in the 2017 period. FULL STORY



 

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