EnRoute - September 5, 2019

Motor Carriers that continue to use automatic onboard recording devices or AOBRDs have until December 16 to update their onboard technology to compliant ELDs. FULL STORY


Ontario will soon announce a redesigned emissions testing program for heavy-duty diesel vehicles. FULL STORY
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a proposed rule that would continue to reduce commercial vehicle registration fees in 2020 and 2021.



Volvo Trucks North America is using 3D printing technology extensively at its New River Valley plant in Dublin, Virginia. FULL STORY



PAPÉ KENWORTH has opened a new 12,500 square-foot parts and service facility in Turlock, California. . .DANA has expanded its e-mobility business with the acquisition of Nordresa Motors. . .RUSH TRUCK CENTERS of CANADA has acquired ARCHER TRUCK SERVICES of St. Catherines, Ontario. . .VOLVO TRUCKS has introduced a "dynamic" maintenance service through its ongoing partnership with Noregon Systems Inc., an Internet of Things company that specializes in connected-vehicle solutions.



Navistar International Corp. revenue climbed 17% to $3 billion compared with the 2018 period. It primarily attributed the gain to a 28% increase in volumes Class 6 through Class 8 trucks in the United States and Canada. FULL STORY
The U.S. Department of Energy is devoting $59 million to 43 projects that will explore advanced vehicle technology research. The projects, funded through the agency's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, address subjects ranging from electric driving systems and batteries to alternative fuels and powertrains. FULL STORY
U.S. economic growth decelerated in the second quarter by more than initially reported which suggests the President's trade actions are weighing more heavily on the pace of expansion. FULL STORY



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