EnRoute - January 10, 2019

The DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently granted a petition to preempt California's Meal and Rest Break (MRB) rules. FULL STORY


The FMCSA has finalized the Unified Carrier Registration fees for 2019 and 2020. The fees have been published in the Federal Register and go into effect immediately. FULL STORY



Daimler Trucks North America has announced SAE Level 2 automated driving will be available beginning in July on the Freightliner Cascadia model. FULL STORY
Peterbilt has unveiled its' all electric 220EV medium-duty truck. The model joins the previously announced 520EV and the 579EV, which are all part of Peterbilt's plan to have more than 30 electric vehicles in operation by the end of 2019. FULL STORY



EROAD is continuing its support of Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) and the organization's ongoing effort to train truck drivers to help fight human trafficking and save its victims. . .Great Western Leasing and Sales has recently acquired ALL POINTS EQUIPMENT LEASING. . .PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY was recognized by Women in Trucking as a top workplace for women in the trucking industry. . .THE ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR FOUNDATION, donated $20,000 to New York state-based Foodlink, which helps fight food insecurity in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. The donation is part of Enterprise Fill Your Tank campaign, which launched in 2016 with the aim of donating $60 million globally to fight hunger.



Ford's president and chief executive of its Canadian market, MARK BUZZELL, will return to the U.S. as the director of North American Fleet, Lease and Remarketing Options. Buzzell replaces KEVIN KOSWICK who has retired after serving in the role since January 2008. . .MICHAEL CECALA has been hired by VT Hackney, Inc. as Northern Midwest District Sales Manager. . .ALEXA BOWLING has joined Hercules Manufacturing Co. as a Human Resources/Safety Manager. . .President Trump has nominated ANDREW WHEELER to be the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and NICOLE NASON to lead the Federal Highway Administration.



North American Class 8 orders in December were the lowest in more than a year, however, 2018's Class 8 orders crushed a 14-year industry record for heavy-duty truck orders. FULL STORY
November trailer orders were up 101% year-over-year, marking the fifth best month in history, with more than 45,000 units booked. FULL STORY



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