EnRoute - September 6, 2018

TRALA IN THE NEWS - On September 1, 2018 the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) received a letter from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) informing TRALA that it would not grant TRALA's petition for an exemption from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate through the end of 2018 for short-term rental trucks. FULL STORY



The transportation industry has historically relied on electronic data interchange (EDI) standards. However, it might be time to start learning about blockchain. FULL STORY
The recently implemented federal ELD rule not only improves compliance with driver hours-of-service limits, it also means there is now an on-board technology platform in the cab of nearly every longhaul truck on the road. FULL STORY



Freightliner Trucks has premiered two fully electrified commercial trucks, the Freightliner eCascadia heavy-duty truck and a Freightliner eM2 106 medium-duty truck. FULL STORY
Bendix has unveiled the next generation of Wingman Fusion which includes software advancements to enhance emergency braking, collision mitigation, and automatic acceleration. FULL STORY
Roush CleanTech has developed the first propane autogas engine certified to the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) optional low oxides of nitrogen emission standard for heavy-duty engines with 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour. FULL STORY
Bestpass now offers a new trailer pay-by-plate solution to help trailer rental and leasing companies avoid costly and time-consuming violations, while also facilitating the seamless management of incurred toll costs, including the built-in capability to rebill toll to their customers. FULL STORY



KENWORTH TRUCK COMPANY'S Renton, WA truck plant recently celebrated 25 years of operation and has produced more than 144,000 Kenworth trucks. . .YOKOHAMA TIRE CORP. new Rallio app is designed to help tire dealers easily publish and personalize Yokohama-created social media content on all of their communication channels. . .KALMAR broke ground on a Class A industrial build-to-suit project in North Charleston, SC. The new Customer Experience Center (CEC) will serve as a showroom, training facility, demonstration area, and customer service center for Kalmar's North American mobile equipment business. . .MERITOR INC. has launched a new website that enhances the user experience and showcases the company's extensive history, global reach, broad product portfolio, and commitment to social responsibility. . .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. . .PENSKE TRUCK LEASING has opened a new facility in Ogden, UT. The state-of-the-art facility offers full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental, contract truck fleet maintenance and connected fleet solutions. . .HINO TRUCKS has announced its first ever professional sports sponsorship with the New York Jets. . .KENWORTH recently made the CUMMINS Westport L9N near-zero NOx emissions natural gas engine available on its T880 and T880S vocational trucks and T680 on-highway flagship.



Mickey Truck Bodies has promoted DAVID PERRY to Director of Purchasing & Product Costing; LARRY HENSON has been promoted to Associate Cost Accounting Manager; and DEBRA DIEDWARDO has joined the company as a Purchasing Agent. . .DAVID GIROUX has been named Chief Communication Officer for Navistar.



Navistar has reported a $170 million profit for the third quarter and revenues were up 18% year-over-year, mostly due to a 26% increase in core market volumes. FULL STORY
ACT Research preliminary data shows North American Class 8 truck orders once again reached an all-time high in August, at 53,100 units. FULL STORY



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