EnRoute - July 11, 2019


The Modernize the Truck Fleet coalition, which TRALA is an original steering committee member, is pushing for the congressional repeal of the federal excise tax on the sale of heavy-duty trucks and trailers. FULL STORY



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. FULL STORY



CyntrX has unveiled Xtra, a full-featured suite of telematics and fleet tracking capabilities that combine to unlock the inherent power of telematics by providing partners with reporting, analytics, and business intelligence that drive true ROI on their fleet telematics initiatives. FULL STORY
Volvo Trucks plans to introduce Volvo Active Driver Assist (VADA) 2.0, a comprehensive collision mitigation system, later this year. FULL STORY
December 16 is the deadline to permanently phase out older generation automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRDs) and some fleets are still waiting to move to 100% ELDs. FULL STORY



RYDER SYSTEM, INC. has opened a state-of-the-art maintenance facility in Marysville, Washington. . .CARRIER TRANSICOLD's gifted a Supra 960 truck refrigeration unit to Three Square Food Bank in Southern Nevada. . .BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS INC. is getting ready for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo by sponsoring seven Team USA Olympians and Paralympians.



MAXSLE BUTLER has been named vice president of national accounts for Mack Trucks. . .Mickey Truck Bodies has hired JOSH CAMPBELL as Manager of the Parts Team. . .AMBER DAUGHERTY has joined Hercules Manufacturing Co. as HR Coordinator.



Allison Transmission is planning to invest more than $400 million in its business including investment in a new Vehicle Environmental Test (VET) facility in Indianapolis, building a new Innovation Center and expanding its core business. FULL STORY
Navistar is planning to make capital investments of approx. $125 million in new and expanded manufacturing facilities in Alabama, leading to an additional 145 jobs at its Huntsville facility. FULL STORY
Cummins Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Hydrogenics Corp. for approximately $290 million. FULL STORY
June Class 8 truck orders were up 20% compared to last month, but down 69% compared to June of 2018. FULL STORY



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