EnRoute - April 4, 2019


More and more companies are hiring people with arrest and conviction records and trucking is no exception. FULL STORY


The Unified Carrier Registration Plan is recommending a grace period for 2019 enforcement. FULL STORY
The American Trucking Associations estimates that the trucking industry is short at least 50,000 drivers. FULL STORY
Training for new electronics is the latest focus in fleets' shops. FULL STORY
The Department of Transportation sends notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Hours of Service reform to White House. FULL STORY



Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced that several of its safety technologies are for the first time available through retrofits. FULL STORY
Fleet Nav Systems LLC is driving innovation in the truck leasing and rental industry with its newly-developed Dual Share software. FULL STORY
Trimble recently rolled out a new add-on module for its TMT Fleet Maintenance software that is to be connected to more than 4,500 medium- and heavy-duty service locations. FULL STORY



ALLISON TRANSMISSION is investing in a new vehicle testing facility in its Indiana headquarters that will facilitate further innovation in the industry. . . ISUZU COMMERCIAL TRUCK OF AMERICA, INC. is celebrating its 35th anniversary of Isuzu trucks in the United States. . . PACCAR PARTS has opened a newer, larger Toronto distribution center. . . DOUBLE COIN has announced the launch of its Little Truckers Color Contest at the Mid-America Trucking Show as part of a nationwide social media campaign, raising money towards scholarships for trucking industry families. . . HENDRICKSON has announced the publication of the updated Truck Suspension System Parts Catalog. . . BENDIX has added a new facility to expand operations in Indiana. . . DAIMLER has announced a plan to bring Level 4, or highly automated, trucks to the United States within a decade. . . GREAT DANE has announced its establishment of three new flatbed trailer distribution centers located across the United States.



SCOTT T. PARKER has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Ryder System, Inc. He will succeed ART GARCIA, who announced his retirement in September 2018 . . FREIDRICH BAUMANN has been appointed to lead a new Aftersales function for Navistar. . . General Counsel C. ALLEN PARKER has been named interim CEO and President for Wells Fargo.



Class 8 tractor orders continue to be sluggish compared to last year's boom. FULL STORY
Thousands more trailer orders in February amid jammed backlog. FULL STORY
Energy-efficient upgrades net Volvo Group's Hagerstown facility $1.18 million rebates. FULL STORY
According to ACT Research, used truck prices rose 2% month-over-month in February. FULL STORY



TRALA Industry Scholarship Deadline Approaching

There is still time to submit your applications for TRALA's Industry Scholarship. The deadline is May 30, 2019.
The application can be found through this link,
If you have any questions, please contact TRALA's Tonya Gibbs at or (703) 299-9120.