EnRoute - April 18, 2019


LeaseAccelerator conducted a study in January 2019 in an effort to provide a quantitative progress report on the status of compliance efforts for private companies of the new lease accounting standards. FULL STORY



A new bipartisan bill to exempt digital tokens from the Security and Exchange Commission oversight is seen as a laudable approach to provide some certainty and level the playing field but regulators should be involved in the bill's language. FULL STORY



Honeywell is collaborating with Enrich Software to streamline and improve truck maintenance and inspection programs using innovative voice-directed software. FULL STORY
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America developed a craft beer truck in collaboration with Supreme, Delivery Concepts and Bottle Logic which can be used as beer delivery and service truck. FULL STORY
Mickey Truck Bodies is introducing Mickey Fleet Services, a one-stop fleet services company. FULL STORY



IDEALEASE, INC. reached a milestone in April 2019 when it added new Mobile Service trucks at Idealease locations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Portland, Oregon. . .HINO TRUCKS line of popular chrome accessories, HinoStyle, now has its own website, . .TRUCK-LITE has acquired Lumitec, a supplier of LED lighting for the marine industry and also produces a line of LED lighting for commercial vehicles. . .HENDRICKSON is expanding their Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems operations in Northeastern Ohio with the purchase of 35 acres which will become home to Hendrickson's sixth trailer suspension plant. . .CUMMINS has turned 100 years old, some of its colorful history can be found here. . .CORCENTRIC has completed its purchase of substantially all of the assets of Determine, a provider of global source-to-pay and enterprise contract lifecycle management solutions. . .DAIMLER AG has acquired a minority equity stake in U.S. battery material specialist Sila Nanotechnologies as part of its research and development activities. . .GEOTAB has announced an agreement to acquire BSM Technologies, a telematics provider installed in more than 165,000 vehicles across government and private fleets in the U.S. and Canada.



JENNIFER EDWARDS has been appointed Public Relations Manager for Volvo Trucks North America and BRANDON BORGNA, the previous Public Relations Manager, has taken a new position as Director, Internal Communications for the company. . .Double Coin and CMA have announced the promotion of RAFAEL GEORGE to International Customer Service Team Lead. . .Wells Fargo Equipment Finance has promoted SCOTT COLLIER to Chief Administrative Officer. . .JOHN COX has been hired by Continental for a newly-created position, Global Technical Services.



Class 8 retail sales in March totaled 22,834 which was 17.8% higher compared with 19, 384 a year earlier. FULL STORY
Isuzu dealers retailed 1,690 trucks, a new record for Isuzu in Canada. FULL STORY
The Volvo Group's Hagerstown powertrain manufacturing facility received $1,180,400 in rebate incentives from Potomac Edison for a number of energy efficiency upgrades. FULL STORY


TRALA Industry Scholarship Deadline Approaching

There is still time to submit your applications for TRALA's Industry Scholarship. The deadline is 3:00 p.m. Central Time on May 30, 2019.
The TRALA Industry Scholarship Program awards scholarships to TRALA-member company employees or their children to pursue vocational training as maintenance technicians or are seeking a 4-year degree in the truck transportation industry. The program has no age limit and eligible veterans are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants to the TRALA Industry Scholarship Program must be:

Employees or interns of TRALA member companies in North America, or dependents/children of part-time or full-time employees of TRALA member companies in North America.

Pursuing a course of study related to the truck transportation industry at an accredited two-year vocational program or four-year college or university. Examples include, but are not limited to Heavy Duty Truck Technology, Diesel Technology, Industrial Mechanics and Medium/Heavy Vehicle Technology.
The application can be found through this link,

Please contact TRALA's Tonya Gibbs at or by phone at (703) 299-9120 with any questions.