EnRoute- January 9, 2020

Federal environmental regulators announced a call for public input to assist with the development of new guidance for emissions standards targeting commercial vehicles. FULL STORY


Federal environmental regulators announced a call for public input to assist with the development of new guidance for emissions standards targeting commercial vehicles. FULL STORY
The Trump administration is proposing new rules to guide future federal regulation of artificial intelligence used in medicine, transportation and other industries. FULL STORY
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that, with an approved permit from the department, companies can operate autonomous deliver vehicles weighing fewer than 10,0001 pounds. FULL STORY
Trucking got a temporary reprieve from California's Assembly Bill 5, a new law in effect Jan. 1 severely limiting the ability to use independent contractors.



Ford Motor Company plans to continue launching new chassis through the second quarter of 2020, further expanding a commercial vehicle product lineup that it says outperformed forecasts 2018, and continued to do so in 2019. FULL STORY
Electric trucks were a buzz-worthy topic in 2019, but few real-world models exist. That is likely to change dramatically over the next 10 years. FULL STORY
Commercial vehicle enforcement agencies in Ontario and Quebec have abandoned the use of the EzTap device to enforce speed limiter laws in both provinces, raising questions about how much enforcement of the rule actually exists. FULL STORY
Truck-Lite recently added heated 5-inch-by-7-inch rectangular LED headlights to its LED forward lighting product line. FULL STORY
Diesel Laptops has launched a free software program called Truck Parts Lookup.



RIHM KENWORTH announced it opened a 28,000-square-foot full-service and leasing facility in Mankato, Minnesota. . . PACCAR PARTS is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Fleet Services program as it heads into 2020. . . GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO. has created a new venture capital fund, Goodyear Ventures, which "is targeted for new investments in future mobility solutions."



Volvo Group has appointed NILS JAEGER president of the newly formed Volvo Autonomous Solutions.


NUMBERS sold more than $105 million (gross auction proceeds) in construction equipment, agricultural equipment, trucks, and trailers during the month of December. FULL STORY
North American Class 8 orders in December reached 20,000, according to industry analysts citing preliminary data. FULL STORY



Business Session Opportunity - Deadline is Friday!

Tomorrow, Friday, January 10, 2020, is that last day for business session submissions for TRALA's 2020 Annual Meeting. 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