EnRoute - March 7, 2019

Congress has introduced the DRIVE-Safe Act, which would give drivers under the age of 21 a faster path to interstate trucking. FULL STORY


Artificial Intelligence is a strategy for protecting fleet equipment that watches for clues in a truck's wealth of data to prevent it from suffering a breakdown. FULL STORY
Businesses are figuring out how to navigate President Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 this coming tax season.



Ford has a new Class 5 truck, the F-600 Super Duty chassis. This vehicle rounds out Ford's commercial vehicle line. FULL STORY
International Truck has unveiled its new Diamond Partner program and support will include free access to Diamond Logic Builder software, engineering guidance, custom engineering support, and other resources to support body integrations. FULL STORY
Solar powered asset tracker TT600 Series by Flex is now available on the Geotab Marketplace. This solution enables fleet managers to streamline and improve asset management process. FULL STORY



MACK TRUCKS has unveiled a new package, the Mack Parameter Plus, that enables customers to make up to 50 parameter updates per 12-month period on all model year 2018 and new Mack vehicles equipped with Mack GuardDog Connect. . .KALMAR is celebrating a significant milestone with the production of its 70,000th Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractor. . .DANA has entered into a strategic partnership with Hyliion Incorporated. Under the agreement, Dana becomes Hyliion's source for traditional driveline components, as well as fully integrated e-Axles. . .ALLISON TRANSMISSION is investing in a new vehicle testing facility to support testing for a wide-range of propulsion systems. The facility is to be located on the campus of Allison's global headquarters on the west side of Indianapolis. . MCKINNEY TRAILER RENTALS has completed its new maintenance facility in Phoenix, AZ.



AUDIE REID has joined Hercules Manufacturing Co. as Manufacturing Engineering Technician. . .Kalmar has appointed STEFAN LAMPA as President of Kalmar Mobile Solutions. . .Wells Fargo Equipment Finance has promoted LISA THOMASON to Head of Operations. 



ACT Research Co. has reported that sales of used Class 8 trucks in January fell as compared to last year, but the average heavy-duty truck brought 10% more money as customer demand remained strong amid a shortage of trucks. FULL STORY



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