EnRoute- December 2, 2021

Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission recently adopted the California Air Resources Board's Advanced Clean Trucks rule and the Heavy-Duty Omnibus (Low NOx) rule. FULL STORY


The United States House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, with all but one Democrat voting for the bill and all Republicans voting against it. FULL STORY
The Truck Renting and Leasing Association discussed its efforts with government agencies to help prevent trucking terrorism. FULL STORY
Washington state's Department of Ecology has adopted the California Air Resources Board's Advanced Clean Trucks rule.



The Biden Administration plans to require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated by January 22. FULL STORY
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced extensions of several COVID-19 emergency waivers and declarations until February 28. FULL STORY
Canada announced that it will require truck drivers, both Americans and Canadians, to be double vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus by Jan. 15 when crossing into Canada. FULL STORY
The U.S. Department of Transportation has released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight how funds from the recently enacted infrastructure bill will be spent.



Autonomous trucks have been making progress toward commercial deployment, but this technology could fundamentally change freight transportation and carriers. FULL STORY
Canada's electronic logging device mandate will not be enforced until June 12, 2022, but plans to “sunset” 3G cellular networks requiring some border-crossing fleets to upgrade legacy devices may occur before then.



VANGUARD TRUCK CENTERS acquired Charlotte-based Advantage Truck Centers and Advantage Truck Leasing. . . DANA INCORPORATED announced that its Dana TM4 joint venture is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Åmål, Sweden that will initially produce electric motors for the mobility industry. . . PENSKE LOGISTICS was recently recognized with a North America Supplier award from Novelis. . . MICKEY TRUCK BODIES has launched a major expansion and upgrade of its van body operations to support the division's prolific growth that covers two company-owned buildings that will be fully operational in the first quarter of 2022 and will be dedicated to van body assembly, finishing and chassis prep. . . VOLVO GROUP signed an agreement with SSAB for steel made without fossil fuels for its commercial equipment as part of Volvo's commitment to sustainability. . . MERITOR will provide its zero-emission battery electric drivetrains to PACCAR for the latter's work on the medium- and heavy-duty SuperTruck 3 program. . . PACCAR PARTS, PETERBILT, and KENWORTH, recently honored its top parts and service dealers during the 2021 ACCELERATE Your Success Parts and Service meeting. . . PETERBILT says it will have deployed 200 ARTech augmented reality tools to dealers by March 31, 2022 which helps technicians quickly visualize major truck systems and instantly access related technical documents. . . NOREGON announced the third major update of the year for JPRO Professional, the company's in-shop diagnostic and troubleshooting tool which includes coverage and bidirectional test additions for major OEs such as CUMMINS, plus additional support for medium-duty vehicles. . . UTILITY TRAILER SALES OF WASHINGTON COMPANY opened its third dealership in Richland, Washington. . . TRUCK-LITE PARENT CLARIENCE TECHNOLOGIES recently acquired LED Autolamps, an Australian-based provider of truck, trailer, and off-highway LED lighting to support heavy truck and trailer customers throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.



Wells Fargo named MIKE RILEY and DAN THOMAS co-heads of the markets division of its corporate and investment bank. . . Dana Incorporated announced the appointment of Dana veteran TIMOTHY R. KRAUS as senior vice president and chief financial officer.



Hearst has agreed to acquire an 80 percent stake in Noregon Systems. FULL STORY
Cybersecurity attacks cost the transportation industry nearly $4 million as cybercriminals preyed on businesses across the nation adjusting to remote work during the pandemic. FULL STORY
Freight will remain “robust” in 2022, according to the American Trucking Associations. FULL STORY
October was another strong month for the used truck market and it appears November will be as well, J.D. Power reported in its November 2021 Commercial Truck Guidelines industry report.



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