EnRoute- July 21, 2022


Andrew Stasiowski recently announced his resignation as TRALA's Vice President of Government Relations. FULL STORY


United States regulators face a tough engineering challenge as they explore whether side guards should be mandated on trailers. FULL STORY
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently amended the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to allow certain vehicle safety technology devices, such as cameras, to be mounted slightly lower. FULL STORY
The California Air Resources Board is set to launch a pilot program to help small trucking fleets make the transition to zero-emission technologies. FULL STORY
California Republican Assembly members sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom, urging him to delay implementation of AB 5 or exempt independent truckers entirely from its employee reclassification (ABC) test. FULL STORY
There will be no further delays in enforcement of Canada's electronic logging device mandate, which was to go into effect in June 2021, for Canadian motor carriers and for U.S. carriers that operate across the northern border. FULL STORY
Cummins announced that Jennifer Rumsey will succeed Tom Linebarger as CEO next month. She is the first female and only the seventh CEO in the company's 103-year history.



There is a correlation between the price of rare metals in catalytic converters and the frequency of their thefts. As commodity prices have surged, fleets are reporting an increase of catalytic converter thefts from company vehicles. FULL STORY
Carrier Transicold has rolled out new capabilities for its digital platform, now rebranded as Lynx Fleet, giving North American refrigerated trucking operations more comprehensive monitoring capabilities for their refrigerated trucks and trailers. FULL STORY
?Cummins recently announced that standardizing aspects of its B, L and X-Series engine portfolios for diesel, natural gas and hydrogen is a tremendous step toward its corporate goal of reducing emissions and achieving ‘Destination Zero' by 2050. FULL STORY
Bridgestone Americas has introduced a new line of long-haul tires into the Firestone Classics line: The Firestone FS509 (steer radial), FD609 (drive radial), and FT409 (trailer radial) tires.



NAVISTAR has begun deliveries of its eMV electric medium-duty truck, with two of the first to be delivered and deployed in Canada. . . VOLVO GROUP AND DAIMLER TRUCK recently announced that the final step has been completed in forming a joint venture with Traton Group for charging infrastructure in Europe. . . KARMAK recently held a Fusion User Summit hosted at JX Truck Center's Indianapolis, Indiana facility which brought together more than 60 attendees from nine Peterbilt and Kenworth dealers from as far away as Edmonton, Alberta, and Seattle, Washington. . . HINO TRUCKS delivered the first Hino Truck with a Cummins engine to Penske Truck Leasing at their plant in Mineral Wells, West Virginia. . . ENTERPRISE TRUCK RENTAL recently opened new facilities in Fargo, North Dakota and Fort Collins, Colorado. . . VOLVO TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA and its partners will build five charging stations for medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles at Volvo dealerships over 18 months with a goal of allowing battery-electric vehicles to travel the entire range of California. . . Two GREAT DANE manufacturing facilities in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and Huntsville, Tennessee have won the 2021 Plant Safety Awards from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association. . . DAIMLER TRUCK FINANCIAL SERVICES is partnering with Zoot Enterprises to provide the technology necessary to offer data-driven, innovative, solutions like dynamic leasing and specialized financing for the commercial vehicle industry, the companies say. . . PACCAR PARTS, KENWORTH TRUCK COMPANY and PETERBILT MOTORS COMPANY recently held their 2022 Parts and Service Meeting in Denver, which included an awards ceremony recognizing dealer achievements and performance. . . Velocity Truck Centers announced that it has further expanded into the Mid-South with the acquisition of Kentucky Freightliner Trucks.



Wells Fargo has named  KLEBER SANTOS chief executive officer of consumer lending. . . Volvo Trucks North America has appointed KYLE ZIMMERMAN as Public Relations Manager. . . Wells Fargo named MARY KATHERINE DUBOSE the head of its secured lending division.



Class 8 U.S. retail sales in June were the highest of the year, improving 12.7%, Wards Intelligence reported. FULL STORY
Volvo Group hit a second quarter trifecta of higher sales, profit and share gains. FULL STORY
The nationwide average for a gallon of diesel fell 13.6 cents, continuing a weekslong trend of relief at the pump, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, as demand continues to wane in anticipation of a recession. FULL STORY
Ford is investing $1.5 billion into Lorain County at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake to assemble an all-new commercial electric vehicle.



This will be the last issue of EnRoute of the summer. The publication will resume in the Fall after Labor Day.
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