EnRoute - August 12, 2021

This week, the U.S. Senate passed its $1.2 trillion infrastructure package by a vote of 69-30. FULL STORY


This week, the U.S. Senate passed its $1.2 trillion infrastructure package by a vote of 69-30. FULL STORY
TRALA is concerned about the Senate's new infrastructure package which includes the creation of the Federal Truck Leasing task force. FULL STORY



President Biden has ordered federal agencies to develop tighter fuel efficiency, greenhouse gas, and oxides of nitrogen emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. FULL STORY
The Senate recently passed a $3.5 trillion budget plan without the support of Republicans who have strongly opposed the proposal's inclusion of tax hikes on corporations. FULL STORY
The California Trucking Association recently filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review the independent contractor law known as Assembly Bill 5. FULL STORY
Transport Canada has certified the first electronic logging device (ELD) to meet a related mandate for federally regulated carriers. FULL STORY



Full-service leases are becoming increasingly customizable, as telematics and big data are allowing lessors to better predict operating and repair costs. FULL STORY
Bridgestone is teaming up with Sweden-based company Einride to use its smart-sensing tires on Einride vehicles and bring them to the U.S. FULL STORY
Kenworth's new medium duty conventional models are now equipped with the Kenworth TruckTech+ Remote Diagnostics system to provide real-time engine health information to fleet managers/Kenworth dealers to optimize truck uptime and productivity. FULL STORY



Under a new partnership between TuSimple and RYDER SYSTEM, select Ryder fleet maintenance facilities will serve as terminals in TuSimple's nationwide autonomous freight network in the U.S. . . VOLVO TRUCKS recently named its largest West Coast dealership, TEC Equipment, the company's first Volvo Electric Vehicle Certified Dealer in North America. . . the KENWORTH T680 Next Generation on-highway flagship is now equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12N near-zero emissions natural gas engine. . . DANA INCORPORATED will make a strategic investment in Switch Mobility and become a preferred supplier of electric drivetrain components for the company's e-bus and EV commercial vehicle offering, providing e-Axles, gearboxes, motors, inverters, software and controls, and electronics cooling. . . DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA (DTNA) and DECISIV INC. have partnered to integrate Decisiv's platform with DTNA's Uptime Pro dealer service management platform to help DTNA enhance its uptime management suite by reducing the time to write up repair estimates, enabling instant approvals, verifying real-time parts availability, and providing consistent labor hours for standard repair times. . . MACK TRUCKS recently hosted President Joe Biden at its Lehigh Valley Operations (LVO) facility in Macungie, Pennsylvania, where all Mack heavy-duty models for North America and export are assembled. . . CUMMINS INC. and DAS Companies have entered into a licensing agreement to sell Cummins-branded DAS products in retail marketplaces throughout the U.S. and Canada. . . U-HAUL is opening a second location on the northwest side of Kokomo, Indiana that will offer self-storage units, moving supplies and moving truck rentals. . . GEOTAB and UScellular recently announced that UScellular customers will now be able to access additional fleet management solutions, powered by Geotab, using its wireless network. . . KARMAK recently partnered with Gateway Truck & Refrigeration and MACK and VOLVO TRUCKS to host a summit for Fusion clients. . . RIHM FAMILY COMPANIES has been named a Top Woman-Owned Business in Transportation by the Women in Trucking Association. . . RUSH TRUCK CENTRES OF CANADA announced the acquisition of Maxim Truck & Trailer's Mississauga, Ontario-based full-service lease and rental business which includes 127 trucks and 20 trailers and will grow Rush Canada's lease and rental fleet to more than 1,400 trucks.



Daimler Trucks North America has appointed MARY AUFDEMBERG as general manager of product strategy and market development and AMER DIAB as general manager of distribution network development.



Bridgestone Americas and Sumeru Equity Partners, Danlaw, along with other shareholders have reached an agreement for Bridgestone to purchase Azuga Holdings, Inc. (Azuga) and the Azuga fleet management platform for $391 million. FULL STORY
According to preliminary data from ACT Research, North American Class 8 net orders in July were 25,800 units, which was largely unchanged compared with June's actual 25,809 orders booked. FULL STORY
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company second quarter results were up with the acquisition of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and a strong global consumer replacement tire market. FULL STORY




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