EnRoute- April 14, 2022

TRALA announced that Brian Hogan, President of Hogan Truck Leasing, has been named the 2022-23 Chairman of the Board. FULL STORY


TRALA recently voiced its concerns over the new truck leasing task force that was created under the federal infrastructure law after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it has begun accepting applications to join. FULL STORY
Two years after a sudden market upheaval created by the pandemic, TRALA members now work through the challenge of having lease and rental demands at all-time highs.



The Canadian federal government will invest $780.9 million into medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles over the next five years, under commitments unveiled in the 2022 federal budget. FULL STORY



The Technology Expo at the 2022 TRALA Annual Meeting displayed the latest in equipment, safety and efficiency technologies. FULL STORY
Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger discussed the vital role decarbonization plays now and in the future at the 2022 TRALA Annual Meeting. FULL STORY
TRALA hosted the Environmental Protection Agency's Deputy Associate Administrator Alejandra Núñez during a business session at its 2022 Annual Meeting to discuss clean truck emission regulations.



GOODYEAR in collaboration with the Air Force Research Lab and BioMADE will work with Ohio-based Farmed Materials on the development of a domestic source of natural rubber from a species of dandelion supported by the United States Department of Defense in a multi-year, multi-million-dollar program. . . BENDIX will hold a regional Ride-and-Drive technology demonstration as part of its 2022 demo program. It will be held April 26-28, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. . . INLAND PACLEASE has been named PacLease's Canadian Franchise of the Year and TLG PACLEASE took top honors in North America with eight locations in six states. . . KENWORTH recently rolled out its new 2022 Heavy Duty Body Builder manual which offers detailed information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes. . . MACK TRUCKS recently created a range calculator for electric vehicles to help customers simulate real-world collection routes. . . UTILITY TRAILER MANUFACTURING COMPANY announced that its Paragould, Arkansas manufacturing facility has produced its 200,000th trailer, a 4000D-X Composite dry van. . . DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA has expanded its Detroit Service Training Center to train technicians on electric powertrain service, battery maintenance, and full truck repair. . . CARRIER TRANSICOLD recently named Transport Refrigeration of South Dakota the winner of its 2021 Dealer of the Year Award for North America. . . RIHM KENWORTH recently hosted a group of Girl Scouts for an educational event called “Trucks Are for Girls” at its headquarters which was designed to help educate young girls on the transportation and supply chain industry. . . GENERAL MOTORS recognized PENSKE LOGISTICS with a pair of 2021 Supplier of the Year awards at its recent Phoenix awards ceremony: the Lead Logistics Provider award for services provided in Mexico and the Dedicated Delivery Service award for efforts to transport service parts to GM dealerships in the United States. . . DANA INCORPORATED announced that it has received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for its Sustainable Mobility Center, located on its World Headquarters campus in Maumee, Ohio, United States. . . PENSKE TRUCK LEASING has constructed a new state-of-the-art facility in Fontana, California, making it the second full-service company location in the Fontana area. . . NAVISTAR expanded its Fleetrite all-makes aftermarket truck and bus parts brand to 31 retail locations across its dealer network.



SUE ANN SMITH has been appointed Vice President of Leasing National Accounts for Volvo Trucks North America.



Retail Class 8 sales in March hit the high point for the year, Wards Intelligence reported. FULL STORY
Trailer orders in March surged above 37,000 to the highest level since December 2020 amid some supply chain relief, ACT Research reported, citing trailer makers' preliminary data soon to be finalized. FULL STORY
U.S. retail sales grew modestly by 0.5% in March, the Commerce Department said announced, as consumers kept spending amid rising gasoline and food prices.



TRALA 2022 Annual Meeting Survey

The TRALA staff would greatly appreciate a few minutes of your time to complete a quick survey of your experiences during its 2022 Annual Meeting which was held April 3-6 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort and Spa in Aventura, Florida. Your feedback will help TRALA determine how to shape future Annual Meetings. Click here to access the survey.