EnRoute- May 26, 2022
The Biden Administration released a plan intended to speed up permitting for projects under the new $1 trillion infrastructure law. FULL STORY
Under a new Ontario towing program, towing companies that respond to police-initiated calls must now be screened and approved by Ontario Provincial Police. FULL STORY
Geotab's electronic logging device has been third-party certified, giving it Transport Canada's stamp of approval for use in Canada. FULL STORY
There are ways to minimize the threat of cyber attacks on your fleet. FULL STORY
TRALA members are investing in a variety of technologies to help them improve fuel economy and reduce emissions. FULL STORY
Navistar recently discussed how the Original Equipment Manufacturers must pay attention to cost parity in order to make the case for fleets to switch to alternative fuels or battery-electric vehicles. FULL STORY
Allison has partnered with Xos to install its eGen Power 100S and 100D electric axles onto its Classes 7-8 vehicles. FULL STORY
Daimler Truck and its U.S. Freightliner brand recently unveiled the all-electric eCascadia that will enter series production in 2022. FULL STORY
Bridgestone Americas launched the new Bandag B713 FuelTech drive tire tread, engineered to increase retread value for fleets by delivering fuel efficiency as well as improved wear life without compromising on traction or reliable performance. FULL STORY
MACK TRUCKS announced that TEC Equipment in Oakland, California is now a Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer and will service and support the Mack LR Electric refuse truck. . . WABASH announced the creation of a new tech-enabled Wabash Parts distribution network which will unify and expand Wabash's parts distribution capabilities across all product lines and provide immediate scale to grow. . . BENDIX COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SYSTEMS LLC will hold in-depth technical training sessions in Minnesota and Colorado later this summer. . . FORD is launching the Ford Certified Glass Network (FCGN), a comprehensive Original Equipment Manufacturer network to help ensure that replacement glass has the fit, function, safety and structural integrity during repairs. . . THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY announced a new formulation of its Endurance WHA waste haul tire made with a renewable soybean oil compound. . . MARION BODY WORKS recently acquired an additional manufacturing space located in Shawano, Wisconsin. . . VOLVO GROUP NORTH AMERICA dealer Bruckner's Truck & Equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, completed the rigorous training process to become the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer in the Lone Star State. . . KENWORTH will donate its T680 Next Generation to “Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence” recognition program to find America's top rookie military veteran driver who made the successful transition from active duty to driving for a commercial fleet for the seventh consecutive year. . . PENSKE TRUCK LEASING opened a 22,995-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Cranbury, New Jersey, its first-ever ground-up build in its South Plainfield District. . . . DAIMLER TRUCK NORTH AMERICA has launched a company initiative to fight the problem of thefts of common powertrain controller modules from its vehicles. . . NAVISTAR had two of its parts distribution centers recognized as Top Performing Warehouses by Carlisle & Company. . . KARMAK announced that it has become 100 percent employee owned.
Volvo Group recently named GARY MCCARTNEY as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer for its U.S. truck makers, Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks. . . Wells Fargo promoted PAUL RICCI to chief auditor. . . Volvo Financial Services appointed DANIEL HOMEM DE MELLO as senior vice president of global marketing and communication. . . Daimler Truck North America appointed JOANNA COOPER to the role of general manager of its Mount Holly, North Carolina manufacturing plant.
After two straight weeks when diesel set all-time highs, the U.S. average price for trucking's main fuel flattened, according to new government data. FULL STORY
Bridgestone Corporation achieved a 22.5% year-over-year sales increase and a 5.1% year-over-year operating profit gain during the first three months of 2022. FULL STORY
Shares of Ryder System Inc. jumped 17% after investment firm HG Vora offered $86 in cash for each Ryder share the firm doesn't already own, totaling a shade under $4 billion in all. FULL STORY
Daimler Truck North America's division had revenues of about $4.8 billion in the first quarter, an increase of 31% from the same period of 2021 that was helped by an 18% rise in unit sales to nearly 43,000. FULL STORY
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