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EnRoute- December 19, 2019

TRALA announced that Cummins Chairman, CEO and President Tom Linebarger, will serve as the Industry Keynote Speaker at the 2020 TRALA Annual Meeting, set for March 29 to April 1, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. FULL STORY 






TRALA IN THE NEWS

TRALA announced that Cummins Chairman, CEO and President Tom Linebarger, will serve as the Industry Keynote Speaker at the 2020 TRALA Annual Meeting, set for March 29 to April 1, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. FULL STORY 





 

TOP STORIES

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has suspended enforcement of the state's greenhouse gas (GHG) trailer standards for at least two years. FULL STORY
 
House Democrats said that a deal on the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada free-trade agreement is within reach and urged Mexico to accept a compromise on labor-rights enforcement. FULL STORY
 
A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency Inspector General determined that former agency Administrator Scott Pruitt failed to follow legal and public health safeguards in 2017 when he proposed to repeal an Obama-era regulation limiting the number of glider trucks that could be manufactured annually.
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TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Volvo Trucks announced it developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution and will run a test pilot in Europe. FULL STORY
 
Bridgestone Corp. will showcase an airless tire concept and other mobility solutions during next month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). FULL STORY
 
China Manufacturers Alliance LLC (CMA) has added two sizes to its FT115 and RSD3 mixed service tires. FULL STORY 




 

BRIEFLY

BRIDGESTONE CORP. announced plans to create Bridgestone Innovation Park, a global center of research and development that will help the company "accelerate its transformation into a global leader in advanced mobility". . . GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO. acquired 30 stores and will expand its retail and commercial footprint with the purchase of Raben Tire Co. . . TRUCK-LITE CO. LLC announced that Genstar Capital has made a significant investment in Truck-Lite, a leading provider of safety lighting, filtration systems and telematics services for commercial vehicles. . . Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan received some ‘cool' assistance from CARRIER TRANSICOLD in the form of three transport refrigeration units.




 

PEOPLE

MITCHELL "MITCH" HEWITT has joined Corcentric as Vice President of Sales for the Great Lakes Region for Capital Equipment Solutions. . . Idealease, Inc. announced that the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce presented the 2019 Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community by an Individual to DOUG HARVEY, CEO of Maxim Truck & Trailer and Idealease Principal. 




 

NUMBERS

Preliminary North American Class 8 net orders for November passed 17,000 and hit the second-highest point reached this year, but analysts at two data-tracking firms said that it did nothing to alter the slumping direction of the overall trend. FULL STORY
 
In what ACT Research says is likely an anomaly, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes jumped 43% month over month in October, following a 5% m/m loss in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks. FULL STORY
 
U.S. Class 8 retail sales in November fell 12.9% year-over-year, landing at the lowest point in almost two years, WardsAuto.com reported. Industry analysts were not surprised. FULL STORY
 
Volvo Group agreed to sell its UD Trucks unit to Isuzu Motors Ltd. for about $2.3 billion and announced plans to forge a strategic alliance with its Japanese rival, the latest sign of consolidation in the global automotive industry.
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TRALA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Business Session Opportunity - Deadline Extended
TRALA has extended the deadline for business session submissions to Friday, January 10, 2020. No additional extensions will be granted after that date. The business sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 beginning at 10:30 a.m. during TRALA's 2020 Annual Meeting which will take place March 29 - April 1 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida.
 
To have your session considered for the 2020 Annual Meeting, you must be a TRALA member in good standing and your presentation must be in panel form with a minimum of 3 speakers. Please review the guidelines before starting the submission process. Proposals are for consideration and completing one does not guarantee a session. Click here to submit your proposal. If you have any questions, please contact TRALA's Shannon Davison at sdavison@trala.org