EnRoute- February 7, 2019

TRALA works with law enforcement agencies to produce a rental security training video. FULL STORY



TRALA joins Modernize the Truck Fleet Coalition to repeal the 102-year-old federal excise tax on trucks. FULL STORY


New lease accounting standards can lead to new savings for companies. FULL STORY
CARB is aggressively pursuing tougher NOx and PM Emissions Reductions. FULL STORY

Economists are seeing warning signs of an economic slowdown. FULL STORY
ELD adoption has failed to reduce truck accidents, according to new study. FULL STORY



Dana has launched a Dana Aftermarket Training Academy that includes an overview of axle nomenclature. FULL STORY
The future looks bright for LED lights in the trucking industry. FULL STORY
Ryder System Inc., has announced the expansion of its digital truck-sharing platform, Coop by Ryder, to South Florida. FULL STORY
AIM NationaLease workers maintain their fleet year-round but stress the importance of fleet maintenance during cold weather. FULL STORY
Meritor Inc. has announced the expansion of its aftermarket product training programs through Meritor Parts Xpress e-commerce platform. FULL STORY 



MACK TRUCKS has named KRIETE TRUCK CENTER 2018 North American Dealer of the Year . . . EATON CORP. has unveiled a new portal and e-commerce platform for its heavy-duty truck aftermarket products . . . TCF FINANCIAL has signed a definitive agreement under which TCF will merge into Chemical Financial in an all-stock merger of equals transaction . . . CONTINENTAL has maintained its top-five ranking in motor vehicle parts category for the third straight year . . . VOLVO GROUP has announced its plan to open a Second DEX Heavy Duty Parts Site in Oklahoma . . . MURPHY-HOFFMAN COMPANY has partnered with Ozark Technical Community College to expand its diesel training facility at its Springfield, Missouri campus . . . SHEEHAN'S TRUCK CENTER wins VOLVO TRUCKS' Canada Dealer of the Year Award . . . KENWORTH OF SOUTH FLORIDA has relocated its parts and service dealership to a larger, newly constructed facility in Riviera Beach . . . PALFINGER has established its LINE-X program for mechanics bodies



Mack Trucks has named STEVE JUGOVIC as Regional Vice President of Canada. . . Eaton has named CHRISTINE BARMAN as its new chief technology officer for the Industrial Sector



Strong economy has pushed truck parts inventory to its limits. FULL STORY
Dana Inc. has announced the launch of its total-cost-of-ownership calculator for the commercial-vehicle market. FULL STORY
Meritor Inc. has reported an increase in revenue and net income in its first fiscal quarter. FULL STORY
PACCAR Inc. generated over $2 billion in profits in 2018, reflecting its performance in the heavy-duty truck market in Europe and aftermarket results. FULL STORY
ACT Research reported that used truck prices rose 10% in 2018. FULL STORY


Register Today for TRALA's 2019 Annual Meeting
Register today for TRALA's 2019 Annual Meeting which will be held April 7-10 at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. Early bird rates have been extended to February 8, 2019. More information including rates, agenda and travel information can be found by clicking here.
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If you have any questions, please contact TRALA's Shannon Davison at or Jennylynne Bowman at
Nominate your top driver for TRALA's 2019 Driver of the Year Award
Driver of the Year Recognition
The Driver of the Year Award will be presented during TRALA's 2019 Annual Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida on April 10, 2019.
This prominent award receives wide recognition throughout the transportation industry. The recipient of TRALA's 2019 Driver of the Year Award will receive a cash prize and travel with a guest to the meeting at TRALA's expense.
Applicants must be nominated by a TRALA member company and be an active driver. Applications must be 100% complete in order to be considered. Please click here to access the application.
The deadline to submit an application is February 15, 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact TRALA's Jennylynne Bowman at