EnRoute- May 12, 2022


TRALA signed onto a letter that was sent to the United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to develop a final nitrogen oxide emissions rule that will promote fleet turnover by facilitating the development of new regulations that result in affordable, durable commercial vehicles that meet customer needs. FULL STORY 



The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it has extended the deadline to apply for a position with the Truck Leasing Task Force, which was created under the infrastructure law to evaluate the impacts of commercial motor vehicle lease agreements, until tomorrow. FULL STORY
Canada announced that it will delay its plans to apply greenhouse gas emissions standards to trailers, in the face of challenges to companion rules in the United States. FULL STORY 
The California Air Resources Board recently released the second draft of its Advanced Clean Fleets regulation, which requires fleets operating in California to begin purchasing zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) starting in 2024 with a goal of 100% all new sales of ZEV truck fleets by 2045. Learn about the new draft by clicking here.



Emissions reduction, technology, and regulations have gone hand-in-hand for more than two decades, and the next round of nitrogen oxide emissions reduction will undoubtedly include multiple types of architectures, fuels, and infrastructures. FULL STORY
Executives from Penske Transportation Solutions, Shell, and Daimler Trucks North America participated in a roundtable at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo that focused on zero emission fleets. FULL STORY
Cummins unveiled a new 15-liter natural gas engine during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, which will offer ratings up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque, enabling fleets to achieve powerful performance when hauling 80,000-lb. loads or more. FULL STORY
Freightliner introduced an update to its battery-electric eCascadia at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, with a longer range of up to 230 miles in a tandem drive configuration. FULL STORY
Volvo Trucks North America made updates to its VNR Electric Class 8 battery-electric truck which now has up to a 275-mile range before recharging is required, exceeding the 150 miles available with first-generation models.



KRIETE TRUCK CENTERS presented professional truck driver Carmen Anderson with the keys to a new Volvo VNL760 70” sleeper specially wrapped to help raise awareness of Special Olympics during an event at the headquarters of America's Service Line in Green Bay. . . NAVISTAR recently updated its International MV Series medium-duty trucks to support snowplow applications with improved packaging for integration and a suite of safety features and uptime enhancements. . . THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY announced that for the first time in its commercial truck tires it is replacing a portion of the petroleum-based materials used in production of some of its most popular Metro Miler city transit tires with a bio-based soybean oil compound. . . DAIMLER TRUCK NORTH AMERICA made a strategic minority investment in Apex.AI to aid its scalable applications continue to drive software defined vehicle development for the entire trucking industry. . . PALMER LEASING GROUP has been awarded a 2021 PacLease Gold Standards of Excellence Award for its superior performance as a PacLease truck-rental-and-leasing franchise. . . WELLS FARGO has formed six new businesses within its corporate and investment bank's markets group. . . VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA announced that its Hudson County Motors dealership has become the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer in New Jersey and its TransEdge Truck Centers dealership became the first in Pennsylvania. . . GENERAL MOTORS released its 12th annual?Sustainability Report on April 28, detailing its progress on becoming carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and work toward a transition to 100% zero tailpipe emissions for new light-duty vehicles by 2035. . . DANA INCORPORATED announced that it has confirmed its strategic supply relationship with Lion Electric Company to support its line-up of electric buses as well as medium- and heavy-duty trucks. . . THERMO KING has partnered with Xos to jointly develop a refrigerated commercial vehicle prototype that is 100 percent battery-electric. . . VOLVO AUTONOMOUS SOLUTIONS announced it will offer a new hub-to-hub autonomous transport solution, designed to serve four main customer segments: shippers; carriers; logistics service providers; and freight brokers. . . PENSKE TRUCK LEASING and announced a new joint initiative to support light-duty electric vehicle charging at Penske locations. . . CARRIER TRANSICOLD is introducing North America to its all-electric Neos 200e refrigeration unit, which supports battery-operated and engine-driven commercial vans and light-duty trucks. 



KEITH BRANDIS, vice president of system solutions and partnerships at Volvo Group North America, was awarded the Industry Distinguished Service Award by the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering - Center for Environmental Research and Technology.



The nationwide average price for diesel fuel set a record for the second straight week, rising 11.4 cents to $5.623 per gallon, according to newly released government data. FULL STORY
Wabash reported net sales of $546.8 million for the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 39.5% compared to 2021. FULL STORY
Rush Enterprises Inc. announced its financials for the first quarter of 2022, noting that it achieved revenues of $1.563 billion and net income of $92.5 million. FULL STORY
Ryder System Inc. recently reported first-quarter earnings of $175.6 million, surpassing Wall Street expectations.



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