EnRoute - September 27, 2018

TOP STORIES - A legislative package unveiled by Congress to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration does not include a measure that would block states from requiring carriers to provide drivers with paid meal breaks and regular rest breaks. FULL STORY


Volvo Trucks has unveiled that it is developing a line of autonomous electric commercial vehicles. FULL STORY
Cummins has unveiled an emissions reduction concept that promises drastic reductions to NOx and particulate matter emissions in future diesel engines. FULL STORY
J.J. Keller has developed its Total Compliance Care Service, which unites the company's award-winning consulting services with its day-to-day compliance management services. FULL STORY
Carrier Transicold has unveiled the new ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit (APU) that provides a quiet, emissions-free truck cab cooling while delivering one of the longest run-times in a battery-powered APU. FULL STORY
The truck technician shortage is causing some fleets to outsource more of their repair and maintenance work to dealerships. FULL STORY



ALLISON TRANSMISSION is collaborating with GEOTAB to deliver fleets transmission health information, including prognostics for monitoring operating parameters, oil and filter life and diagnostics. . .MERITOR, INC. announced the U.S. launch of its North America authorized rebuilder program for drive axle carriers, including the company's145, 14X TM, and 160 products. . .J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES, INC. has been certified as a great workplace by the indepedent analysts at Great Place to Work. This is the third year in a row J.J. Keller has earned this designation. . .CARRIER TRANSICOLD has gifted an X4 Series Model 7300 trailer refrigeration unit to help to expand the Yuma Community Food Bank's "War on Hunger" in southwest Arizona. . .PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY has announced that its SmartNav communications system will soon offer the capability to install and operate the PEOPLENET app directly from the truck's in-cab display.



Tommy Gate has promoted BRUCE THOMSON to the role of national sales manager. . .JULIE RAGLAND has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer for Navistar International. Ragland replaces TERRY KLINE, who announced his retirement. . .Bridgestone Americas has hired BEN JOHNSON as director of marketing for the commercial truck bus radial (TBR) tire business. . .PACCAR Inc. has promoted PRESTON FEIGHT to executive vice president. He was most recently a PACCAR vice president, and also president of DAF Trucks since April 2016.



The FTR Trucking Conditions Index has reported trucking conditions in the U.S. are at among their strongest since early 2004. FULL STORY
This month's issue of ACT Research's State of the Industry: U.S. Trailer Report, August orders continued to reflect the early opening to the 2018-19 order season. Total trailer net orders of more than 38,000 units were up 31% month over month and 142% better than this time last year. FULL STORY



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