EnRoute- July 1, 2021


TRALA is part of on ongoing effort to repeal the Federal Excise Tax (FET) on heavy-duty trucks and trailers. FULL STORY


A bipartisan infrastructure deal reached by President Joe Biden and a group of senators would not only add to economic growth, but also lower the national debt, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. FULL STORY
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has granted California Trucking Association's (CTA) request for a stay of the AB5 mandate to allow CTA to petition the United States Supreme Court, according to a June 24 news alert issued by law firm Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary. FULL STORY
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that protects commercial motor carriers from excessive lawsuits against them when involved in an accident.



Whether a large-scale attack on infrastructure or a smaller-scale attack on individual trucks, how real is the threat of cyberattacks in the trucking industry? FULL STORY
Cummins has agreed to take a 50% stake in Rush Enterprise's Momentum Fuel Technologies, which produces natural gas fuel delivery systems for commercial vehicles, to pair Cummins natural gas engines with Momentum's fuel delivery systems. FULL STORY
Volvo Trucks North America is offering the fifth generation of the SafetyDirect Processor (SDP5 Full) from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a factory-installed option on Volvo VNL, VNR and VHD models.



NAVISTAR recently announced that all regulatory approvals necessary to proceed with the previously announced merger with Dusk Inc., a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Traton SE, have been received. . . PETERBILT recently delivered the first production Model 220EV battery-electric truck to the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services in Anchorage, Alaska. . . PENSKE has partnered with Shell Oil Company to offer customers an integrated solution to help address emissions across multiple touchpoints in their supply chains, from warehouse facilities, vehicle and fleet technologies to sustainable transportation routes. . . DECISIV has added Mitchell 1 TruckSeries repair software into their Marketplace so participants are able to launch the labor estimating tool directly from any SRM active repair job. . .CONTINENTAL has expanded its commercial light truck tire portfolio with a new size of the 16-inch Conti LAR 3 which provides industry-leading miles to removal, with up to 32 percent mileage improvement over competitor products. . . GENERAL MOTORS announced it is accelerating the timeline to produce its BrightDrop electric EV600 commercial vehicle at its CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. . . KENWORTH is donating its T680 equipped with a 76-inch sleeper and the PACCARPOWERTRAIN featuring the PACCARMX-13 engine, PACCARTX-12 automated transmission, and PACCARDX-40 tandem rear axles for the “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” recognition program's top award.



Daimler Trucks North America appointed SCOTT KUEBLER as vice president for on-highway sales . . . Wells Fargo named JULIE CAPERTON head of its private bank, which is a division of its wealth and investment management (WIM) business.



Used Class 8 volumes were significantly higher year-over-year and year-to-date against easier COVID-impacted comparisons in 2020, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. FULL STORY
Supply chain challenges are stifling OEM production now, but a solid economy will drive 2022-2023 to record levels, with momentum carrying through 2025, according to FTR. FULL STORY
The average sales price for a used Class 8 vehicle sold in May set the all-time record, jumping ahead of April's claim to that title, amid the trend of strong demand for trucks once again outpacing the available supply, ACT Research reported.



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