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EnRoute - March 21, 2019

TRALA IN THE NEWS

The Canadian government has taken several steps toward dramatically reducing the amount of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions within Canada. The Canadian government has set a goal to reduce their GHG emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. FULL STORY





TOP STORIES

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by the California Trucking Association over the employment classification of truck drivers contracted by motor carriers FULL STORY

As trucks get more complex, technicians are turning to new tools and technologies to overcome these challenges and reaping dividends through predictive maintenance and less vehicle downtime. FULL STORY
 
According to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual survey, the driver shortage remains a top industry concern. However, a new report from the U.S. Department of Labor, doesn't believe that is the case. FULL STORY

 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Rush Enterprises, Inc. is launching RushCare Parts Connect, a new, easy-to-use online parts ordering system. FULL STORY  
Geotab has released the new GO9 telematics device which will provide better acceleration tracking and a more accurate GPS. FULL STORY
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. has added two gasoline-powered Class 5 low cab forward trucks to its lineup and will begin offering a Mobileye advanced driver assistance package and backup cameras in May. FULL STORY
Carrier Transicold has debuted the new Supra S6 unit which was developed for small- to medium sized trucks. It should be of interest to fleets that deliver food, pharmaceuticals, flowers and other refrigerated goods. FULL STORY
Truck-Lite Co. has released its second-generation Road Ready System which focuses on the master control unit and serves as the brains behind the system. FULL STORY


BRIEFLY

CUMMINGS LEASING is introducing ReeferTek USA refrigerated vehicles to its line of products. . .MICHELIN'S new Energy Guard trailer kit is the company's new SmartWay-verified aerodynamic system for tractor-trailers and is designed to boost a long-haul fleet's fuel savings. . .TRIMBLE TRANSPORTATION has partnered with DECISIV to streamline communications and data sharing between fleet maintenance shops and their third-party service providers. . .FORD MOTOR COMPANY recently announced it will exit the commercial heavy truck business in South America. . .BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS is launching a campaign, "Fleets We Depend On," to help educate fleets about and dispel common myths regarding retreading tires. . .NAVISTAR is partnering with Love's Travel Stops to expand its service network. The agreement authorizes most Love's and Speedco shops to handle a wide array of International warranty work for Class 6-8 trucks. . .YOKOHAMA TIRE CORP. has covered the basics of tires for truck drivers and fleet operators in a new video series of tire tips. . .J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES, INC. is giving fleets the chance to complete a one-on-one ELD compliance check with one of the company's compliance specialists and is offering a FREE guide to assist fleets through each phase of the transition. . .MACK LEASING SYSTEM & VOLVO TRUCK LEASING SYSTEM added 14 new locations in 2018, for a new record total of 434 member locations.


 

PEOPLE

JEFF LESTER has been named Senior Vice President, US Dealer Sales for Volvo Trucks North America. . .Eaton has named MIKE GALLANT as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing for Eaton. . .DAN GRIFFIN has been appointed to the position of Senior Director of Strategy, Product Planning, and Program Management for Commercial Vehicle and the Aftermarket for Dana Incorporated.
 

NUMBERS

Truck sales are just barely ahead of 2018 numbers. FULL STORY
Navistar reported a net income of $11 million for the first quarter of 2019, compared to a first quarter 2018 net loss of $73 million. FULL STORY


 

TRALA ANNOUNCEMENTS

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