EnRoute- June 23, 2022

The Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2022, a bipartisan bill which would repeal the 12% Federal Excise Tax, was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. FULL STORY


The $1.2 trillion infrastructure law comes at a critical crossroads for the industry's future and trucking technology must play a prominent role in creating supply chain efficiencies that take full advantage of the coming infrastructure improvements. FULL STORY
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is working on a proposal that would create a nationwide truck speed limit using electronic engine devices. FULL STORY
The Canadian government announced that it has ended the vaccine requirements for federally regulated businesses other than cross-border trucking, including for most domestic and international air travelers.



The trucking industry is exploring numerous cybersecurity standards as advances in technologies increase the risk of attack. FULL STORY
Eaton's eMobility business has introduced a 48-volt programmable power electronics control unit for electrically-heated catalysts that can be used by commercial vehicle manufacturers to meet tightening global emissions regulations. FULL STORY
Commercial vehicle suppliers are focused on connecting tractor-trailer data to create holistic units for fleets with an emphasis on the importance of integrating with existing fleet telematics software as well as offering turnkey solutions that might be a carrier's first step toward a connected fleet environment.



DANA INCORPORATED announced that its operation in Birmingham, United Kingdom, has been awarded a $2.7 million grant to develop an e-Powertrain for OX Delivers, which is the world's first flat-pack utility vehicle destined for emerging markets in Africa. . . RYDER SYSTEM INC.  expanded its freight brokerage business with a new office in Nashville, Tennessee, with two additional locations planned to open in 2023 to grow its broader transportation solutions business. . . THERMO KING recently expanded its ConnectedSuite telematics offerings to provide greater flexibility and data sharing options for customer fleets. . . FORD announced an expansion of its tech training program which will include electric vehicle courses on high voltage systems safety, hybrid vehicle components and operation, and battery electric vehicle components and operation. . . PENSKE TRUCK LEASING will serve as an Official Sponsor and exhibitor at the 2022 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference to showcase its industry and trade support in providing expert technicians, judges, and equipment throughout the event. . . VOLVO GROUP is developing commercial vehicles powered by a variety of technologies, including hydrogen fuels cells, combustion engines using biofuels, and battery-electric vehicles in Sweden. . . VANGUARD TRUCK CENTERS has acquired Gilbert Truck Center, a commercial truck dealership and service center based in Macon, Georgia. . . EATON CUMMINS AUTOMATED TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGIES debuted a new online selector tool, which the company says helps users choose the optimal transmission from its portfolio. . . GEOTAB has launched a new Fleet Electrification Knowledge Center, a web resource hub for fleet leaders to learn about the journey to electrification, from the initial adoption of electric vehicles to streamlining and optimizing operations. . . KENWORTH'S Class 8 truck assembly plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, recently hosted its inaugural Kenworth truck parade in downtown Chillicothe which featured more than 50 Class 8 new, classic and customized Kenworth trucks, including models built in 1967 as well as Kenworth's latest models, such as the T680 Next Gen. 



The Biden Administration recently proposed suspending the collection of state and federal taxes assessed on gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel, a plan that would cost the Highway Trust Fund approximately $10 billion. FULL STORY
The likelihood for a mild recession in the United States is increasing according to ACT Research's North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook report. FULL STORY
Preliminary trailer orders for May this year are up 80% from May 2021, according to FTR. FULL STORY
The Canadian province of Alberta will continue to offer provincial fuel tax relief for at least another three months, saving drivers 13 cents on every liter of diesel they buy.



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