EnRoute - August 14, 2013

Top Stories

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is close to publishing a new Unified Registration System. The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has cleared the agency's plan, however it is requiring FMCSA to make some changes to its proposed rule. FULL STORY
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian Clean Energy Regulator to guide collaboration between the agencies in addressing the global issue of climate change. FULL STORY
The Diesel Technology Forum has found that EPA 10 generation engines now make up 11% of all heavy truck registrations in the US and have reduced fuel consumption by as much as 560 million gallons. FULL STORY


Technology Trends

Double Coin Tires and CMA have released the second phase of their e-commerce website. CMA's e-commerce dealer website portal online now includes real-time inventory tracking and automatic e-mail notifications. FULL STORY
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has rolled out two new retread products, the G392 SSD UniCircle and the G394 SST UniCircle, which are offered with Goodyear's exclusive UniCircle Technology that involves no cutting or splicing during the tread application process. FULL STORY
J.J. Keller and Associates, Inc. has expanded its accident recordkeeping line with accident compliance kits that include digital cameras. FULL STORY


Navistar has enhanced the benefits of International Advantage, the company's owner loyalty program. Benefits now include advanced fleet management tools, 24/7 dedicated concierge service and exclusive offers on vehicles, parts, service and more. . .Penske Used Trucks is now offering complimentary warranties and emergency roadside assistance services with the new purchase of select used trucks and tractors. . .A new Mack shop location is now open inside the Mack Customer Center in Allentown, PA. The store will carry a full assortment of Mack-branded merchandise in a location convenient for visitors to the Mack Customer Center and the Lehigh Valley community. . .Ryder System, Inc. is introducing new transportation and logistics solutions for the oil and gas industry, including customized Dedicated Fleets, Transportation Management and fleet leasing and rental services. . .Freightliner Trucks has selected Truck-Lite's new custom LED headlights as its factory standard for forward lighting on their Cascadia and Evolution truck model.



Spireon has hired  Marc Brungger as the company's next CEO. . .Ivor J. Evans has been named chairman of the board, CEO and president for Meritor, Inc. . .Double Coin Tires has added three new regional sales managers. Andy Chen will serve as the regional sales manager for the Southwest region, Randy John as regional sales manager for the Upper Midwest region, and Andres Urena Chacon as regional sales manager for the Central America/Mexico Region. . .Patrick Miller has been appointed president of the Global Truck & Bus for the Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. . .Auto Truck Group has named Mike Pekny as regional fleet sales manager for the company and will oversee sales activities in the U.S. Southeast region and Steve Terry has been hired to serve as a regional fleet sales manager. . .Tom Brown, president of Brown NationaLease has been named Chair for the fiscal year 2013-2014 for the Des Moines Performing Arts (DMPA).     


Taking $tock

A look at truck transportation-industry Fortune 500 public companies:

Company Symbol (Click for Chart) 08/14 Close Performance
Allison Transmission Holdings ALSN $22.75 $0.19 -0.83%
Avis Budget Group Inc. CAR $28.90 $0.18 +0.63%
Cummins Inc. CMI $127.51 $0.01 -0.01%
Dana Holding Corp. DAN $22.47 $0.09 -0.40%
Eaton Corp. ETN $66.79 $0.15 -0.22%
General Electric GE $24.07 $0.13 -0.54%
Goodyear Tire & Rubber GT $19.25 $0.04  +0.21%
Navistar International Corp. NAV $33.56 $0.58 -1.70%
PACCAR Inc. PCAR $55.78 $0.61 -1.08%
Ryder R $59.85 $0.00 0.00%

SOURCE: Yahoo! Finance


Money Matters

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced a proposal to eliminate daily paperwork requirements for professional truck drivers that will reduce cost to the industry by an estimated $1.7 billion annually. FULL STORY 
The United States retail sales posted their fourth straight monthly increase. The U.S. Commerce Department reported a 0.2% increase compared to June, however compared to the same time a year ago, July retail sales are 5.4% higher. FULL STORY 



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