EnRoute- June 9, 2022

Congress is focusing on enhancing connectivity along freight supply chains and considering fiscal 2023 funding legislation. FULL STORY


 The Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association is suing the California Air Resources Board in a bid to secure at least four model years of lead time before new emission standards are enacted. FULL STORY
Historically high diesel prices may ultimately contribute to potentially having a vehicle miles-traveled (VMT) tax enacted. FULL STORY
The California Trucking Association recently responded forcefully to the U.S. Solicitor General's argument that the Supreme Court should deny the Association's request to review its case challenging Assembly Bill 5 which would effectively ban the traditional leased owner-operator model in the state. FULL STORY
New York is temporarily lifting the 16 cents-a-gallon fuel tax for six months as the summer driving season kicks off with record-high pump prices.



Volvo Trucks North America upgraded I-Shift to provide a dual power take-off that expands the efficiency benefits, transmission functionality, and overall cost savings, according to Volvo. FULL STORY
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. FULL STORY
Learn the five ways a fuel program can save your fleet money.



MACK TRUCKS announced that the Mack Academy recently opened a new facility in Tinley Park, Illinois, to better support battery-electric vehicle training and provide dealers and customers with access to training in the central United States. . . DAIMLER TRUCK Asian subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Fuso brand. . . CARRIER TRANSICOLD will supply refrigeration equipment for the fully electric, 16-tonne (17.6 U.S.-ton) Volta Zero, which is a system  designed for customers who need a sustainable, temperature-controlled urban delivery vehicle. . . GOODYEAR  added two sizes to the Workhorse MSA tire line, which are new, all-position tires that deliver the same high-mileage tread features and durable construction as other Goodyear Workhorse MSA products. . . KENWORTH recently produced a milestone 10,000th T680 Next Generation truck and delivered it to customer System Transport during its 50th anniversary celebration in Spokane, Washington. . . COAST COUNTIES PETERBILT TRUCK DEALERSHIPS in California will deploy solar, battery storage, and electric vehicle charging stations at an initial four sites across the state which are facilitated and optimized through the GridMarket Platform. . . DOBBS PETERBILT opened a new full-service location in Sumner, Washington to serve as the new western region headquarters for Dobbs Peterbilt. . . KRIETE TRUCKS CENTERS is now an authorized dealer of Autocar-brand terminal tractors. . . FORD is underway in trials for connected vehicle technology using geofencing with a goal of eliminating speed limit signs completely and making streets safer for other road users and pedestrians. The Geofencing Speed Limit Control system could help drivers avoid inadvertently incurring speeding fines and improve roadside appearances. . . CHARGEPOINT announced the publication of its 2022 Charging Forward Report, which focuses on the electric vehicle future and provides businesses, fleets, and property owners with a broad look at how they can participate in the new fueling network.



Ford Motor Company President and CEO JIM FARLEY recently spoke about longer-term trends around electric vehicles and shared mobility while focusing on the maturation of autonomous driving technologies. . . Wells Fargo named AMY BONITATIBUS chief communications and brand officer, effective September 12. . . Rush Enterprises, Inc. announced that Vice President of Marketing and Communications KAREN KONECNY will retire on June 22.



After three straight weeks of slight declines, the U.S. price of diesel jumped 16.4 cents to a national average of $5.703 per gallon, according to the newest government data. FULL STORY
The U.S. economy added 390,000 jobs in May, better than expected despite fears of an economic slowdown and with a roaring pace of inflation, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. FULL STORY
The Ryder System, Inc. Board of Directors rejected an $86 per share takeover bid from HG Vora who already owns a roughly 10% stake in Ryder.



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