EnRoute- November 14, 2019
TRALA IN THE NEWS
TRALA has announced that Chris Christie will serve as the keynote presenter at its 2020 Annual Meeting, set for March 29 to April 1, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. FULL STORY
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed a regulation requiring that manufacturers sell a set percentage of zero-emissions battery-electric and fuel cell trucks beginning with the model year 2024. FULL STORY
Trade issues between the U.S. and China, new products, record Class 8 demand, vehicle electrification, high-record production levels, increases in last-mile deliveries, and more are all impacting truck tires in 2019. FULL STORY
Truck-Lite Co., LLC added heated 5"x7" rectangular LED headlights to its LED forward lighting product line. FULL STORY
Daimler Truck Financial has introduced a pay-as-you-drive lease financing solution that uses telematics to track vehicle mileage and allow payments to vary based on how much the truck is actually working. FULL STORY
Dana Inc. announced the launch of an electrified field terminal tractor in collaboration with Lonestar Specialty Vehicles. FULL STORY
VOLVO TRUCKS has started selling its Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks in select markets within Europe. . . BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS INC. has reported record-breaking support for its 27th annual charitable and volunteer campaign in support of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. . .MCKINNEY TRAILER RENTALS recently held a grand opening at its new corporate headquarters in Brea CA.
TONYA WALKER has joined Team Hercules as a Sales Trainee.
Preliminary net Class 8 orders for October, typically a bellwether month, were 22,100 and the highest in 11 months, ACT research reported Nov. 4. FULL STORY
Transportation economist Noel Perry says the state of the U.S. trucking economy has been decent in 2019, though not at the record-setting level of 2017-18. FULL STORY
Even as the trucking industry weathers plunging freight rates and lingering driver shortages, the costs of operating commercial vehicles continue to rise, a new study shows. FULL STORY
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