EnRoute - March 17, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency proposed new, stronger standards to reduce emissions of soot-forming nitrogen oxides from heavy-duty gasoline and diesel engines starting in model year 2027. FULL STORY


The United States Environmental Protection Agency restored California's ability to set its own zero-emission vehicle sales mandate and tailpipe emissions limits, reversing a 2019 decision by then-President Donald Trump. FULL STORY
Full enforcement of a Canadian federal electronic logging device mandate will be delayed until January 1, 2023, pushing back plans that were scheduled to take hold June 12.



Two more electronic logging devices have received mandatory third-party certification in Canada. All fleets operating in Canada are required to be equipped with a certified ELD by 2023. FULL STORY
Navistar announced the standardization of a factory-installed telematics device on all new builds of the complete Class 6-8 International Truck. FULL STORY
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has announced start-of-production dates for the 2023 model-year editions of its popular N-Series gasoline- and diesel-powered N-Series trucks. FULL STORY
Ford Pro announced that it plans to provide a comprehensive package that includes vehicles, telematics solutions, and charging infrastructure to all customers as commercial fleets transition to electric vehicles.



MICKEY TRUCK BODIES, INC. recently worked with the American Emergency Vehicles to custom build a Ford Transit Type III ambulance for Life EMS Ambulance in Michigan. . . VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA announced the launch of an all-new service tracking feature to its Volvo Action Service roadside assistance program which will enhance the customer experience during an unplanned stop through a digital, user-friendly platform. . . ConMet's eMobility unit has partnered with CARRIER TRANSICOLD to provide electric power to its trailer refrigeration units (TRUs) through its electric hub. . . GOODYEAR recently named its 37th Goodyear Highway Hero, an award that recognizes truck drivers who act selflessly for the good of others on North American highways. . . HINO TRUCKS was awarded a grant to assist its Class 8 hydrogen fuel-cell implementation into real-world operations at California ports. . . BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS LLC will hold in-depth technical training sessions in Arkansas, California and Ohio on the description, operation and service elements for the total range of components found within dual air brake systems. . . ALLISON TRANSMISSION announced variants of the Allison 1000 Series and 2000 Series transmissions will be integrated into FCCC's new powertrain combination for its MT walk-in van chassis and also opened a new 96,000 square foot facility featuring enhanced product and technology development and validation capabilities. . . DECISIV launched new applications for fleets provide the ability to manage internal and external maintenance and repair activities. . . RUSH TRUCK CENTRES OF CANADA has added Battle Motors cabover trucks to their lineup of product offerings in Ontario. . . FORD was chosen by fleets for the ninth time in the history of Work Truck's Medium-Duty Truck of the Year Award. . . NAVISTAR debuted its NEXT Experience Trailer to highlight the company's commitment to lead zero-emissions technology adoption for commercial vehicles. . . MACK TRUCKS named MCMAHON TRUCK CENTERS as its 2021 North American Dealer of the Year.



Decisiv revealed in a recent report that fleets experienced a 14.2% increase in labor costs related to maintenance and repairs year-over-year during the fourth quarter of 2021. FULL STORY
January's average retail sales price for a used Class 8 truck burst past $88,000 to set a new monthly record and post an 83.2% gain compared with a year earlier, ACT Research reported.



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