EnRoute - June 20, 2019

The Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau announced the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate will take effect June 12, 2021. FULL STORY


The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours-of-service proposed rule has been delayed from its original release date of June 7. FULL STORY
Canada is the first nation to endorse a pledge to speed global adoption of zero-emission and near-zero-emission medium-and heavy-duty vehicles in key urban communities by 2025 and achieve full market penetration by 2040.



J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. has unveiled its new transport daily insight skill for Amazon Alexa which links to their transportation newsletters and delivers on-demand, transport-related compliance tips each day. FULL STORY
Bridgestone Americas Inc. has introduced the Bridgestone R123 Ecopia tire, a SmartWay-verified trailer tire engineered for low rolling resistance and extended wear in long-haul and regional service applications. FULL STORY



THE VOLVO GROUP has signed an agreement with NVIDIA to jointly develop the decision making system of autonomous commercial vehicles and machines. . .DOUBLE COIN AND CMA announced that their Thailand manufacturing facility is now working at full capacity to produce OTR and TBR products. . .MHC TRUCK LEASING is introducing FORD Transits to its rental lineup, offering short- and long-term solutions to customers. . .TRUCK-LITE CO. has integrated the STEMCO wireless suite of products into the Road Ready system via its SmartBridge Integrator (SBI). . .A KENWORTH T270 was recognized as the milestone 200,000th medium-duty truck produced at the PACCAR plant in Sainte-Therese, Quebec.



Michelin Group promoted ALEXIS GARCIN to Chairman and President of Michelin North America Inc. . .LANCE RHODES has been promoted to head of Equipment Finance Syndications for BMO Harris Equipment Finance.



The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the availability of $60 million in grant funding for states and cities pursuing projects that involve transportation technologies. FULL STORY
Manitoba will receive a federal investment of up to $5.9 million to help improve the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty vehicles, matching a provincial contribution toward the efficient trucking initiative program. FULL STORY
Class 8 orders in North America fell to the smallest volume in nearly three years after the weakest month of May in a decade for heavy-duty trucks. FULL STORY



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