EnRoute - February 22, 2019

California officials are suing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) over the agency's determination that federal rest-break laws pre-empt California's separate meal-and-rest-break requirements. FULL STORY


The National Federation of Independent Business's optimism index fell 3.2 points to 101.2, the lowest since November 2016, according to a report. FULL STORY



Ryder System Inc. has unveiled an e-commerce fulfillment solution that the company hopes will transform the way many manufacturers do business online, offering an alternative to third-party marketplaces by fulfilling orders of manufacturer products direct to consumers. FULL STORY
Dana has launched its total-cost-of-ownership calculator for the commercial vehicle market. Fleets and independent operators can utilize this calculator to make comprehensive cost comparisons between traditional diesel platforms and full-electric powertrain solutions. FULL STORY



CORCENTRIC has relocated its headquarters to Woodland Falls Corporate Park in Cherry Hill, NJ to better accommodate the company's rapid growth. . .TALLMAN GROUP has announced a new joint venture with RUSH ENTERPRISES. Both companies will own 50% of the new joint venture, which will operate Tallman Group's network of Canadian commercial vehicle dealerships. . .EATON has launched, its aftermarket portal and e-commerce platform for its heavy-duty truck aftermarket product portfolio. . .MORGAN TRUCK BODY, LLC, has reached an agreement with General Motors Fleet to increase the number of bailment pool locations. Morgan upfits bodies on GM chassis at two plant locations; Riverside, CA and Denver, PA. . .GREAT DANE'S Wayne, NE, manufacturing facility has announced the production of its 125,000th refrigerated trailer during a commemorative celebration held at the plant. . .KALMAR has announced that CUMMINS will be the electrification solution provider for the company's terminal tractor offering which moves Kalmar closer towards its goal to offer the whole equipment portfolio as electrically powered options. 



Hino Motors Canada has named ERIC SMITH President and Chief Operating Officer and TONY CALDARONE has been appointed Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Support. . .JOSEPH SPARKS and TANNER J. THORNE have been named Vice Presidents of Sales, Capital Equipment Solutions for Corcentric. . .Double Coin and CMA have made three organizational changes effective January 1, 2019 which include the promotion of TERESA GALVAN to a new position within Marketing and Operations as CMA's Director of Strategic Operations; BRIAN RAINWATER will spearhead all aspects of Distribution, Logistics and Purchasing; and JACKIE CONCEPCION is the new Director of Customer Service. . .Hino Trucks has announced SHIEGHIRO MATSUOKA was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Hino North America effective February 1, 2019. Mr. Matsuoka succeeds YOSHINORI NOGUCHI who will step down after a record-breaking tenure as President and CEO of North American's premier medium and heavy duty truck manufacturer. . .DEAN WELDY, Director of Van Products, has joined the Engineering team for the company. 



Ryder System, Inc. has exceeded its initial full-year outlook for 2018, which the company reports was driven by record revenue growth. Total revenue and operating revenue grew across all three of its business segments. FULL STORY
Dana recorded sales of $8.143 billion, which is an increase of $934 million or 13% from 2017. FULL STORY
Cummins Inc. supplied the most Class 8 diesel engines overall in 2018. There were 309,701 diesel engines used in Class 8 trucks and Cummins supplied 118,857, or 38.3%, and had every truck maker as a customer. FULL STORY
Rush Enterprises reported lower fourth quarter and full year net income and higher revenue, but in the latest quarter beat analysts' expectations as it sold a record number of new trucks. FULL STORY



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