EnRoute- July 18, 2020

President Trump recently signed legislation extending the deadline for small businesses to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program, enacted in the weeks following the economic shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. FULL STORY


The California Air Resources Board on June 25 unanimously adopted the first statewide zero-emission commercial truck requirement, the Advanced Clean Trucks rule. FULL STORY
Louisiana lawmakers have passed legislation aimed at helping the state's truckers fight off excessive jury verdicts. FULL STORY
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on July 13 an extension of its Modified Emergency Declaration through Aug. 14, making motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the COVID-19 emergency relief efforts exempt from certain regulations for those loads. FULL STORY
As truck industry executives reach retirement age, they must consider who should take over. For companies run by families, that decision affects much more than the bottom line.



Volvo and Mack are both partnering with Geotab to integrate factory-fit telematics packages into their trucks, offering support for fleet management, diagnostics, and compliance. FULL STORY

Eaton announced its Vehicle Group has been leveraging advanced Industry 4.0 technology to help its global operations safely navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and continue to service its customers. FULL STORY
Navistar announced an agreement with Samsara, bringing embedded telematics data from Navistar's N2 device into the Samsara platform. FULL STORY
Dana Incorporated has introduced new drive technologies for material-handling vehicles, including a low-voltage, high-efficiency motor for electric-powered applications, as well as a new series of modular, high-efficiency drive axles for Class 1, 4, and 5 industrial lift trucks. FULL STORY
Great Dane recently shared six best practices for fleets and operators forced to store their trailers in response to fluctuations in freight demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. FULL STORY
Volvo Trucks North America deployed its first pilot VNR Electric truck in Southern California as part of the Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) project. 



TRIMBLE recently opened registration for its 2020 in.sight user conference + expo, which will be held as a virtual event Aug 24-26. . . NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL recently joined the City of San Antonio, Bexar County and the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) in a virtual groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate construction of Navistar's new manufacturing facility in San Antonio, TX. . . MACK TRUCKS' Bulldog Magazine, one of the oldest corporate publications in the U.S., celebrated its 100th anniversary with a special June issue that looked back at the publication and Mack's 120-year heritage. . . GEOTAB has launched its Geotab Public Works solution in North America. The solution offers fleet managers visibility into the operational data of all government vehicle types on one platform and provides the tool sets to effectively remain compliant, reduce costs and maintain road safety. . . J.J. KELLER & ASSOCIATES, INC. has developed new training to help drivers understand the revised requirements under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new hours of service rules, which will take effect September 29, 2020. . . RYDER SYSTEM was named as a “Green Supply Chain Partner” in the annual Inbound Logistics “G75” special section for the 12th consecutive year. This award recognizes the 75 leading companies that demonstrate a deep commitment to efficiency and sustainability. . . KENWORTH now offers WABCO OnGuardACTIVE as an option for the Kenworth T880 and W990. . . BRIDGESTONE CORP. recently unveiled a new global brand tagline and has updated its business strategy to look toward 2050 and beyond.



Maxon Lift Corp recently hired HAKAN PETERSON as Vice President of Strategic Growth. . . FleetOwner revealed its 2020 Women in Transportation list which includes a number of TRALA member companies employees and industry partners. This year's list includes GINA VECCHIONI, national account sales executive with PACCAR Leasing Company and ANN MARY MYERS with the PACCAR Leadership Development Program; ALLISON ATHEY, product marketing manager with Volvo Trucks; REBECCA CHEWNING, parts counter representative with Rush Enterprises; KENDRA HEMS, president of the Trucking Association of New York; and SHANNON NEWTON, president of the Arkansas Trucking Association.   



According to reports from FTR and ACT Research, June's preliminary North American Class 8 net orders rose between 130% and 139% over May with 15,500 and 16,000 units. FULL STORY
The year-over-year average price of a used Class 8 vehicle fell for the 13th consecutive month in May, ACT Research reported. FULL STORY
FTR reported preliminary North American Class 8 net orders rebounded in June to 15,500 units, up 130% from May, and 20% year-over-year.



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