EnRoute - November 1, 2018

Tennessee Tech University has reported the conclusions reached in a 2017 study conducted by the school into emissions of glider kit trucks are inaccurate. FULL STORY


The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is looking for fleets to share logging data from their electronic logging devices in hopes of creating an ELD database. FULL STORY



Ryder System, Inc. is making its RyderGyde app available to its more than 36,000 commercial rental customers, allowing users to do everything from compare real-time fuel rates to schedule shop service from a smartphone or tablet. FULL STORY
Zonar and Cummins are offering joint customers Cummins Connected Diagnostics with Connected Advisor, two wireless uptime technologies that are included with Cummins engines. FULL STORY
Carrier Transicold has introduced the Vector 8611MT trailer refrigeration unit that incorporates two evaporators and fans for two-zone cooling without requiring a separate remote evaporator. FULL STORY
Kenworth has released new vehicle electronics for its T680 and T880 models and the Kenworth W990 which will enable Kenworth to easily integrate new options into its trucks, while also simplifying wiring, providing control system feedback to drivers, and leveraging DAVIE4 diagnostic tools to speed service and repairs. FULL STORY
Verizon Connect has a series of product enhancements, including updates to its electronic logging device (ELD) and a new solution for asset tracking. FULL STORY

Horton has introduced a new portfolio of products to help on-highway truck manufacturers meet higher engine cooling system demands and stringent CO2 emissions standards.  The new products include the HS11A, HS6 and RS Series fans, and the LCX Series fan drives. FULL STORY



NAVISTAR has partnered with technical schools through its newly formed Navistar Service Essentials Program. The program will offer interactive training courses and software that cover engine diagnostics, vehicle health reports, electrical systems, and control module programming. . .ROUSH CLEANTECH is hosting a three-day show to demonstrate its propane autogas solutions available for California fleets. More information can be found here, . .MORGAN CORPORATION is holding a grand opening for its new Connecticut facility November 14 in Plainfield, CT. The new facility is capable of supporting production of 3,000 dry freight and reefer truck bodies annually. . .MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA INC. plans to unveil a new line of winter tires for the North American market in 2020. The company will build those tires in Granton, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. This same plant will be the first on the continent to install an innovative semi-finished manufacturing process. . .J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. we issued three patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, bringing the total to 13 patents related to electronic logging technology.



CHRISTOPHER CAMP has been appointed to plant manager of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems Huntington, IN manufacturing campus. . .Bridgestone Americas has hired REBECCA VEST as senior vice president of procurement and strategic sourcing partnerships and ANDREA ARROWSMITH as vice president of transformation initiatives and the enterprise project management office. . .Mickey Truck Bodies is making a major transition within its leadership team effective January 1, 2019 with DEAN SINK currently Chairman, President and CEO of Mickey Truck Bodies and Mickey Ventures & Holdings, becoming Executive Chairman of both companies; MIKE TUCKER,currently Executive VP Strategic Growth & Business Development for MTB, will succeed Sink as President and CEO of Mickey Truck Bodies; CARL MICKEY JR. currently Senior Executive VP for Mickey Truck Bodies, will become Chairman of both Mickey Truck Bodies and Mickey Ventures & Holdings; MATT SINK currently VP and Director of Corporate Operations for Mickey Truck Bodies will become Executive Vice President of both Mickey Truck Bodies and Mickey Ventures & Holdings; and GREG FISHER currently Senior Executive VP for Mickey Ventures & Holdings, will become President and CEO.


Ryder System Inc. beat analysts' expectations when it reported a 17% revenue increase to $2.16 billion, compared with $1.85 billion in the same period a year ago. FULL STORY
Dana reported sales for the third quarter of 2018 totaled $1.98 billion, compared with $1.83 billion in the same period of 2017. FULL STORY
Rush Enterprises achieved revenues of $1.38 billion and net income of $41.7 million for the quarter that ended on September 30, 2018, compared with revenues of $1.26 billion and net income of $29.8 million in the quarter ending on September 30, 2017. FULL STORY
AB Volvo posted a 38% gain in net income as record third-quarter revenue was lifted by stronger truck orders and deliveries. FULL STORY
A recent report by the American Transportation Research Institute stated the cost of operating a truck averaged $1.69 per mile a 6% increase in 2017. FULL STORY



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