EnRoute - June 6, 2019
The advanced notice of proposed rulemaking from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated the agencies are seeking to remove unnecessary regulatory burdens to the safe introduction of automated driving systems. FULL STORY
Trucking and transportation industry leaders were caught off guard when President Trump said that he would impose a 5% tariff on Mexican goods until that country stops immigrants from entering the U.S. illegally. FULL STORY
The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has reported that revenue from the national carbon pricing system will be available to support fleets that invest in environmentally friendly trucking technologies. Technologies to be included in the program, and related funding amounts, have yet to be set. FULL STORY
The Zonar Mobile Ecosystem has been expanded to provide more options for managing devices deployed across fleets. Customers can now choose the device, applications, and data plan that best meets their current and future digital and mobile needs. FULL STORY
Fleets and truck operators buying new Kenworth T270, T370, T440 and T470 models, equipped with the 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 engine, 8.9-liter PACCAR PX-9 engine, or Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine, will be able to order Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics. FULL STORY
Waltco has released its new WFL heavy-duty, true level ride FlipAway liftgate. The new model offers an extra-large true level ride aluminum platform with a galvanized mainframe. The WFL series is designed for ease of installation, as well as a lower cost of maintenance and operation, which can translate to a higher return on investment. FULL STORY
J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES has published its top 10 tips for filing your 2290 form online and offering personalized e-filing assistance via 2290online.com. . .DAIMLER TRUCKS is establishing the Autonomous Technology Group as a global organization for automated driving as of June 1. . .MORGAN TRUCK BODY, LLC, has launched its new website, www.morgancorp.com, which has a completely new design with streamlined menus and a search function that will provide even simpler navigation. . .CUMMINS INC. and ISUZU MOTORS are entering into the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership agreement, which formalizes a business structure for the companies to bring new diesel and diesel-based powertrains to global markets. . .TRIMBLE recently integrated its TMW.Suite transportation management solution with SaferWatch software, an online solution from Truckstop.com that provides carrier information and compliance monitoring.
LUZ ELENA JURADO appointed Managing Director for Volvo Trucks Mexico and Mack Trucks Mexico. . .Ryder System, Inc. has appointed RICH MOHR as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Ryder Fleet Management Solutions. Most recently, Rich had been leading Ryder Truck Rental as VP & Global Product Manager. . .ADAM ASHBY has joined Hercules Manufacturing, Inc. as Purchasing Manager.
ACT Research's latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, show that Class 8 metrics generally aligned with expectations, with the lone exception of cancellations, which continued to trend lower. FULL STORY
Navistar International Corp. reported fiscal second-quarter revenue was $3 billion, up 24% compared with $2.4 billion in the second quarter last year. FULL STORY
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