EnRoute- June 3, 2021

President Joe Biden recently met with Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, the top Republican Senate negotiator on infrastructure, as the administration signals time is running out to strike a bi-partisan deal on the White House's big investment proposal and top legislative priority. FULL STORY


A Senate proposal to impose a vehicle-miles-traveled fee exclusively on commercial vehicles drew a strong rebuke from the leaders in the trucking industry. FULL STORY
The California Trucking Association officially filed for the Ninth Circuit Court to rehear the controversial AB 5 contractor law.



Kenworth has debuted a 52-in. flat roof sleeper especially targeted for Class 8 crane, pump, car hauler and other applications that may require a low roof. FULL STORY
International Truck announced Friday the upcoming availability of Cummins Connected Software Updates and programmable trim parameters through Navistar's OnCommand Connection portal, enabled by Navistar's factory installed second-generation telematics device. FULL STORY
Eaton Vehicle Group has introduced new additions to the 430-millimeter diaphragm spring clutch portfolio for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. FULL STORY
Peterbilt Motors Company has announced the availability of the Model 567 in an UltraLoft sleeper configuration. FULL STORY




DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA announced Detroit DD13, DD15, and DD16 engines that have expired warranties are now eligible for the new Detroit OE Advantage extended warranty coverage. . . Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED donated a 1996 16-bay MICKEY trailer on a 1998 IH4700 tractor to the Montgomery (AL) Fire and Rescue Department. . . IMPERIAL SUPPLIES reached a multi-year agreement to become an official partner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. . . VOLVO TRUCKS AND MACK TRUCKS have opened a new training facility in Hayward, California dedicated to providing technical vehicle knowledge, dealer operations training, and customers with exclusive access to expert training. . . NEW ENGLAND KENWORTH recently opened a new 19,000 sq-ft parts and service facility in Londonderry, New Hampshire, to deliver expanded support to fleets and truck operators in the Northeast. . . COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY announced the opening of its Whiteland, Indiana regional distribution center to provide Cooper with additional capacity for product storage and a modern design for optimizing operations. . . PENSKE CORPORATION recently announced that it has begun a partnership with Shell Oil Company to reduce emissions “across multiple touchpoints in their supply chains” and to reduce IndyCar's carbon footprint. . . CONTINENTAL is adding to its line of thermoplastic and rubber hoses with the Velocity petroleum drop hose, which can be used with gasoline, gasoline with 10% ethanol, E85, 100% ethanol, diesel, B20 and B100 biodiesel, and kerosene, and is fully compatible with fuels that meet ASTM D5798, D4806 and D6751.



The average sales price for a used Class 8 sold in April set the all-time record, clearing $57,000, 50% higher than a year earlier. FULL STORY
ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index pointed to the strongest rates in April since it began tracking the data, despite some easing of freight volumes.



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