EnRoute- December 5, 2019

Truck manufacturers said they are closely monitoring California's proposed rule on electric truck sales and will be prepared to meet whatever the state ultimately decides. FULL STORY


 U.S. regulators will require automatic on-board recording devices (AOBRDs) to be replaced by electronic logging devices (ELDs). FULL STORY
Trucking fleets in California are stepping up the fight against a new state labor law that opponents say would prevent thousands of motor carriers from contracting with owner-operators. FULL STORY
Long-awaited legislation that would set a federal regulatory framework for automated vehicles is being drafted by transportation leaders in Congress. FULL STORY
The Ontario Government has officially launched plans to align the testing of emissions control systems with Periodic Mandatory Commercial Vehicle Inspection requirements. FULL STORY



Thermo King recently introduced its next-generation T-90 Series of truck transport refrigeration units (TRU) with standard integrated telematics hardware that connects fleets with their cargo. FULL STORY
Zonar now offers a grant assistance program provided by Learn, Design, Apply Inc. FULL STORY
Penske Truck Leasing released the next iteration of its fleet customer website with enhanced navigation and expanded, customizable data sets for each fleet's operation.



The Greater Toledo Community Foundation and numerous partners kicked off the development of a solar array, located in Toledo's Overland Industrial Park, that will generate clean, renewable electricity for the 300,000 square foot axle assembly operation of DANA INC. while investing hundreds of thousands of dollars annually into the neighboring community. . . KENWORTH Ontario-Peterborough has relocated its full-service dealership to a newly constructed facility to enhance customer support. . .BENDIX has a giving strategy as well as volunteering strategy. Employees can take up to 16 hours a year off to participate in company-sponsored volunteer activities. . .BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS INC. says it has achieved the tire industry's first at-scale use of recovered carbon black with the commercialization of its D-E Black product. . . CYNTRX has been acquired by Radius Payment Solutions, a UK-based global solutions provider for SMEs within the fleet and logistics markets.



DAVID G BARNES is joining Trimble as its chief financial officer. . . Corcentric has appointed JOE PAYNE to lead the company's North America source-to-pay practice.



U.S. retail sales of medium-duty trucks rose 12.4% in October, led by strong gains in Class 6 vehicles, reported. FULL STORY
The U.S. economy grew at a moderate 2.1% rate over the summer, slightly faster than first estimated but many economists say they think growth is slowing sharply in the current quarter.



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