EnRoute- March 31, 2022


The Environmental Protection Agency formally published its proposed rule to reduce Nitrogen Oxides produced by heavy duty engines, and to tighten Greenhouse Gas emissions standards. FULL STORY


A Texas Judge recently reinstated the Trump Administration's definition of independent contractor. FULL STORY
March's unprecedented surge in diesel prices is an indication that costs for truck fleets are rising sharply, but inflation worries go beyond fuel for the trucking industry. FULL STORY
Canada recently announced its commitment to zero-emission truck sales targets and incentives, some of which are the most aggressive in North America. FULL STORY
While the trucking industry had hoped that Canada's delay in enforcing its new electronic logging devices mandate would allow enough time for a fulsome list of devices to be approved and solve other compliance and enforcement related issues, the fact is there are still many items that need to be addressed.



The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company introduced two new tires for the growing last-mile delivery sector: the new Endurance RSA ULT and Fuel Max RSA ULT. FULL STORY
Volvo Trucks North America recently introduced the I-Torque powertrain, an option with the latest D13 Turbo Compound engine designed to deliver “best-in-class” fuel efficiency without compromising performance, drivability, and productivity. FULL STORY
Navistar announced it is integrating Platform Science's Virtual Vehicle telematics platform, allowing fleets to access telematics, software, real-time vehicle data, and third-party applications directly from their vehicles. FULL STORY
Whether a fleet is large, small, or a single tractor-trailer, nobody wants to deal with a rollover: They're dangerous, expensive, and can be damaging to a company's reputation. Bendix Tech Tips series provides drivers and technicians with insights on the operation and maintenance of trailer roll stability systems that are designed to help prevent rollovers.



Keep It Cool recently added three new rigid trucks with CARRIER TRANSICOLD's Supra 850 multi-temperature units to its growing fleet. . . NOREGON released the first update of 2022 for its in-shop diagnostic and troubleshooting application, JPRO Professional. . . MORGAN TRUCK BODY showcased three new truck bodies at Work Truck Week 2022 which included a full-height walkthrough compact parcel van body, a dry freight cargo body, and a refrigerated concept body, targeting the growth of electric vehicles. . . HINO TRUCKS introduced Hino INCLUSEV which includes customer electric vehicle consulting, intelligent charging solutions, warrantied infrastructure, Hino electric trucks in development, 24/7 customer service, and the industry's first complete bundled financing product. . . VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA named Milea Truck Sales and Leasing as its 2021 U.S. Dealer Group of the Year. . . ENTERPRISE TRUCK RENTAL recently leased a building on a three-acre site at 2080 Rusmar St. in Cape Girardeau. . . NAVISTAR showcased its new San Antonio Manufacturing Plant, which the company says illustrates the latest, most sustainable manufacturing techniques. . . MACK TRUCKS has expanded its Mack OneCall 24/7, which is a new digital tracking feature enabling increased and real-time communication between drivers or fleet managers and roadside assistance providers so customers are better informed as to when help will arrive. . . FORD PRO recently launched six home and depot chargers for fleet operations, which integrates hardware and software solutions designed to manage their electric fleet charging requirements. . . The CUMMINS Board of Directors recently decided to suspend all commercial operations in Russia indefinitely, in response to its attack on Ukraine. . . PENSKE TRUCK LEASING recently opened a new facility in Tampa, Florida, which will allow the transportation services company to upgrade the service it provides to existing customers in the area, as well as the ability to add-on new customers. . . VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA received its largest global order of Class 8 electric trucks to date with Performance Team – A Maersk Company, making a total commitment to purchase 126 Volvo VNR Electric trucks. . . CHARGEPOINT will work with Gatik to build charging infrastructure and integrated services for Gatik's retail and ecommerce customers in the United States and Canada. . . PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY announced the availability of the Cummins B6.7N natural gas engine in its new medium duty Models 536 and 537. . . WISCONSIN KENWORTH opened a new 24,000 sq.-ft. Kenworth truck dealership in North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.



Isuzu recently appointed SHAUN SKINNER as executive officer. . . The Women In Trucking Association announced it has recognized Paccar Parts employee NONA LARSON in its fifth annual list of Top Women To Watch In Transportation. . . International Truck announced RYAN NELSON who is the dealer principal of Nelson Leasing Inc. as the 2021 North American Dealer of the Year. . . Daimler Truck North America announced that CARSTEN KIRCHHOLTES was appointed as general manager, procurement and supply chain management.



U.S. trailer orders edged past 26,000 in February, keeping pace with the past few months, ACT Research reported. FULL STORY
Thermo King plans to expand its operations in South Carolina with a $30 million investment in Greenville County to create 220 new jobs and add nearly 300,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity designed to enable and sustain its future growth. FULL STORY
Traton SE, which includes the International Truck brand among its portfolio, has added more than $1 billion to its investment plans in electric mobility research and development. FULL STORY
Daimler Truck North America saw an increased revenue of $17.5 billion versus $15.4 billion the year before and expects a sales growth around 15% in 2022.



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