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EnRoute- November 5, 2020

Trucking came through for the nation in 2020, but will lawmakers repay that debt over the next administration? FULL STORY





TOP STORIES

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are taking decidedly different paths to clean up truck emissions, leaving fleets with looming challenges including a new generation of equipment and even potential reporting requirements. FULL STORY
 
A recent study that explored the skyrocketing rise in jury awards against trucking companies went beyond the numbers and sought expert input from attorneys, insurance industry experts, motor carrier safety personnel and industry economists on what fleets can do to protect themselves. FULL STORY
 
Insurance premiums have been soaring, particularly for businesses that cross the Canada-U.S. border, largely because the insurers themselves have been bleeding profits. FULL STORY




 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

Mack Trucks recently revealed new versions of its 13-liter Mack MP 8HE engine and FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit system on Mack Anthem highway models. FULL STORY
 
Double Coin and CMA recently released the new FT125+ super wide trailer-position truck tire. FULL STORY
 
Daimler Trucks and Waymo are combining their expertise to advance the development of SAE Level 4 autonomous truck technology. FULL STORY
 
Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies recently announced its Endurant HD 12-speed automated transmission will now be available on major North American truck OEMs, including International, Freightliner, Volvo, Peterbilt, and Kenworth. FULL STORY
 
Germany's Traton SE and Japan's Hino Motors Ltd. recently signed a joint venture agreement to develop electric vehicles, both battery-electric and fuel-cell versions. FULL STORY





 

BRIEFLY

LEWIS IDEALEASE recently opened a new truck leasing and service center in Bracebridge, Ontario. . . RYDER SYSTEM, INC. recently launched its new fully responsive, mobile-friendly, used vehicle sales website, which includes an expanded inventory of used vehicles, enhanced search tools, and new innovative features to make it easier for customers to locate the best pre-owned vehicle near their business to meet their needs. . . EATON recently announced its Vehicle Group is implementing a new 3D metal printing program as a part of its Industry 4.0 strategy to reduce development time and improve efficiency. . . After several successful training class partnerships throughout the United Sates, DIESEL LAPTOPS announced the opening of its very own satellite location in Dallas, Texas where training classes will begin in early November. . . ROUSH CleanTech, known for its advanced clean transportation solutions, is providing PENSKE TRUCK LEASING with all-new Ford F-650 battery electric vehicles later this year for deployment across Southern California. . . MACK TRUCKS recently announced the availability of a factory-installed FlowBelow Tractor AeroKit system on its Mack Anthem® highway models, further improving fuel efficiency by up to 2.23 percent. . . GEOTAB recently hit its 100th mark in support of electric vehicle makes and models. . . DANA INCORPORATED recently announced that it has acquired a non-controlling stake in Pi Innovo LLC, a leader in embedded software solutions and electronics control units for the light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets. . . PETERBILT MOTOR COMPANY recently secured a new four-year contract with Sourcewell that provides Sourcewell members the opportunity to procure Peterbilt trucks, while satisfying the requirements of the traditional bid process. . . IDEALEASE INC. has awarded 28 Idealease locations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico with the prestigious ONE Idealease Elite award for 2020 and another 66 locations earned the ONE Idealease award. . . Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING COMPANY recently annouced that its Glade Spring, Virginia, dry van manufacturing plant has received the Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing (SVAM) Excellence in Safety Award.



 

PEOPLE

KLEBER SANTOS will join Wells Fargo as head of the newly created diverse segments, representation and inclusion group to elevate the company's internal and external diversity efforts.





 

NUMBERS

Trailer orders saw another big leap in September, with net trailer orders increasing 82% over August with 51,208 units. FULL STORY
 
Used truck pricing pressure is easing as stakeholders from manufacturers to dealers report growing sales momentum despite the lingering pandemic — and because of it. FULL STORY
 
According to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks report published by ACT Research, used Class 8 same dealer sales volumes through September were up 24% year to date compared with the first nine months of 2019.
FULL STORY




 

TRALA ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONTRIBUTE TO TRALA'S 2020 LEGAL ACTION FUND TODAY!
 
Please support TRALA's Legal Action Fund by making a corporate contribution today. TRALA is engaged in significant legislative, regulatory, and legal battles that directly impact your company's bottom line. A Legal Action Fund contribution is an investment in your company's future, as it ensures that TRALA has the financial resources necessary to protect the truck renting and leasing industry as well as your company's best interests.
 
Click here to make your company's donation! Thank you for your support of TRALA's advocacy efforts.
 
Please contact TRALA's Andrew Stasiowski at astasiowski@trala.org or Elizabeth Hyers at ehyers@trala.org with any questions or if you need more information.