EnRoute- October 31, 2019

Effective dates will be delayed for private companies and certain other entities for FASB's standards on accounting for leases, credit losses (known as CECL), and hedging after a unanimous vote Wednesday by FASB. FULL STORY


The variety of the more than 2,600 written public comments on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) proposed changes to its hours-of-service rules illustrate the challenge of finding solutions that address the concerns of the trucking industry's different segments. FULL STORY
The FMCSA has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds who possess the U.S. military equivalent of a commercial driver's license (CDL) find and apply for jobs with interstate trucking companies.

The Ontario Trucking Association said Tuesday changes to commercial vehicle program within the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan (MOEP) will make the province the leader in North America for enforcing heavy truck emissions rules.



Continental AG unveiled its intelligent steer tires for trucks which can be monitored for deflation and other signs of trouble. FULL STORY
Thermo King recently introduced the SLXi Local transport refrigeration unit (TRU), which it says is up to 200 pounds lighter than other TRUs, increasing payload capacity. FULL STORY
Great Dane launched FleetPulse, a new trailer telematics system. FULL STORY
Hino Trucks unveiled its new M Series Class 4 and Class 5 trucks, and new L Series Class 6 and 7 conventional trucks. FULL STORY
Daimler Trucks North America introduced a dynamic lease program that uses connected-vehicle technology to enable a "pay-as-you-drive" financing option. FULL STORY
Navistar announced it is forming a new business unit to support commercial vehicle electrification, solidifying the company's previously announced plans to enter the emerging electric truck segment. FULL STORY
Volvo Trucks North America is rolling out a new truck model aimed at regional-haul and driver comfort. FULL STORY
Truck-Lite has added a volumetric cargo system to its Road Ready trailer telematics suite.



ALM'S Consulting magazine has named J.J. KELLER CONSULTING to its list of fastest-growing firms for the fifth consecutive year. . . MACK TRUCKS has introduced the limited edition Mack Blank Anthem a special run of 500 Mack Anthem models that redefines what it means to operate in the black. . . KENWORTH TRUCK CO. announced it is collaborating with Toyota Motor North America to develop 10 heavy-duty zero-emission Kenworth T680z powered by Toyota hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains. . . DANA INCORPORATED announced that it will supply a major OEM with a complete electicpower for medium-duty trucks as early as next year, and it will be on the road in early 2021.



DAVID MISBRENER has joined China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) as a national OEM manager. . . Cummins has appointed MELINA KENNEDY as Vice President of product compliance and regulatory affairs. . . Zonar has added MICHAEL GOULD to its executive team as its new chief operating officer.



Freightliner catapults September Class 8 sales to a record high, reported. FULL STORY
Volvo Group reported a marginal increase in net income and a modest bump in revenue in the third quarter, citing markets for trucks, construction equipment, and marine and industrial engines. FULL STORY
Dana Incorporated has announced it has received record sales third quarter of 2019.



TRALA Industry Scholarship Deadline is November 1

There is still time to submit your applications for TRALA's Industry Scholarship. The deadline is 3:00 p.m. Central Time on November 1, 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.
How to Apply
Applying for TRALA's Industry Scholarship is even easier than before! The new online application is now available.The application can be found through this link,
If you have any questions, please email or call 507.931.1682 and ask for the TRALA Industry Scholarship Program.
Share your Company's News
Calling all TRALA members! As a benefit of membership, your company is invited to submit press releases and announcements to the association. Your news - including personnel changes, mergers and acquisitions, new and joint ventures, earnings news and other items of interest - will be considered for posting in EnRoute. Questions? Contact TRALA's Shannon Davison at