EnRoute- January 6, 2022

TRALA's Equipment and Technology Advisory Council will host a webinar to discuss the issue of 3G Sunsetting with its membership on January 25th. FULL STORY


New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts all recently adopted the California Air Resources Board's Advanced Clean Trucks and fleet reporting rules. FULL STORY



The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a special session to hear arguments regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Administration employer vaccine mandate. FULL STORY
Senator Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) recently conveyed that there have been "no conversations" with Democratic leadership and President Biden negotiating changes to the Build Back Better Act. FULL STORY
Issues expected to be front-and-center for policymakers heading into 2022 include the implementation of last year's $1 trillion infrastructure law, national elections in the fall, ongoing concerns regarding supply chain challenges, and the omicron coronavirus variant. FULL STORY



Cummins announced it will release its electric PowerDrive 8000 system to integrate into the terminal tractor application. FULL STORY
As North American wireless carriers move to phase out 3G service, Carrier Transicold is introducing a program to help trucking fleets upgrade telematics technology on their refrigerated trucks and trailers. 



RUSH ENTERPRISES recently announced it has acquired 16 locations from Summit Truck Group, expanding the network of Rush Truck Centers to 125 franchised dealership locations in 22 states. . . VOLVO TRUCKS AND MACK TRUCKS DEALER TEC EQUIPMENT has been certified to sell electric vehicles at its La Mirada branch in southern California, marking the second TEC dealership to achieve the designation in support of the Mack LR Electric refuse vehicle and Volvo VNR Electric. . . EATON was awarded $4.9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to help reduce the cost of deploying direct-current fast electric vehicle charging infrastructure. . . VELOCITY TRUCK CENTERS (VTC) announced it has expanded further into the Southeast through the acquisition of Triple-T Truck Centers, extending VTC's reach in the Southeast along I-40 in North Carolina to Warsaw, Rocky Point and Wilmington, and into South Carolina including Florence and Charleston. . . MORGAN TRUCK BODY is collaborating with SEA Electric and longtime Morgan-authorized distributor Central Trailer Service to fulfill orders for 40 EV truck bodies by year-end 2022. . . M&K TRUCK CENTERS announced the successful acquisition of nine dealerships, an e-commerce parts sales operation and a Fire & Rescue Products company that were previously owned by Legacy Truck Centers.



Navistar named GÖRAN NYBERG executive vice president of commercial operations, effective March 2022.



U.S. trailer orders surged in November 2021 to 31,000, ACT Research reported. FULL STORY
According to ACT Research's recently released Transportation Digest, supply chain difficulties, COVID-19, inflation, high energy prices, robust freight and rates as well as public policy continue to be the dominant issues shaping the heavy-duty trucking outlook. FULL STORY
Freight analysis firm FTR stated this fall it forecasts “very strong” freight growth for 2022 for both truck and trailer Original Equipment Manufacturers.



Register Today for TRALA's 2022 Annual Meeting
TRALA will host its 2022 Annual Meeting in-person from April 3-6 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa in Aventura, Florida. Registration is now live! Information about the meeting and how to register can be found on TRALA's Annual Meeting website by clicking here.
?Any questions regarding becoming a 2022 Annual Meeting Sponsor, contact TRALA's Shannon Davison at
Apply for TRALA's Academic Scholarship Program Today!
Is your child or grandchild pursuing a 4-year college degree for the academic year 2022-23? If so, APPLY for TRALA's Academic Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient may receive up to $5,000 per year. Don't let these funds pass you by! The deadline to apply is January 17, 2022 at 3 PM Central Time.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact TRALA's Elizabeth Hyers at