10 Roads Express names new CEO

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Trucking news and briefs for Thursday, June 8, 2023:

USPS contract carrier 10 Roads names new CEO

Tom Crimmins has been named CEO of 10 Roads Express (CCJ Top 250, No. 39), a provider of time sensitive surface transportation for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 45 years. Crimmins has served as the fleet's Chief Operating Officer for the past six years, and takes over for 10 Roads Express founder and CEO Wayne Hoovestol, who is retiring. 

Great Lakes Region General Manager Rico Prestia has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Hoovestol will remain active with the organization, retaining the roles of President and Chairman of the Board.

“Wayne has taught me the transportation business over my last 15 years with 10 Roads Express.” said Crimmins. “I am grateful for his mentoring over the years and humbled by the opportunity to lead such a strong and dynamic organization.”

Trucker bathroom access bill reintroduced

Bipartisan legislation reintroduced in the House Tuesday would require shippers and receivers to grant truck drivers access to bathrooms at facilities where they pick up and/or deliver. 

Congressman Troy E. Nehls (R-Texas) and Congresswoman Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pennsylvania) reintroduced the Trucker Bathroom Access Act. They duo submitted the bill, which mandates that truckers have the same access if a business has a bathroom available to their customers or employees last legislative session, but lawmakers adjoined without advancing it. 

The bill has the support of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), Women in Trucking (WIT), and the American Trucking Association (ATA).

Navistar sets emissions reduction targets

Navistar President and CEO Mathias Carlbaum signed a commitment to develop science-based targets aligned with Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) criteria and submit the targets for validation. That commitment has since been approved by the SBTi, a global entity that allows businesses to set emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science.

In measuring the company's 2021 emissions, Carlbaum said Navistar's total footprint was approximately 61 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent and submitting decarbonization targets to SBTi "will aide in keeping us on track with our goals to continually push our corporate and manufacturing operations toward more sustainable benchmarks."

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In 2022, Navistar completed a carbon footprint measurement, gauging all 2021 emissions. This includes emissions from the company's direct operations, upstream or downstream emissions that occur elsewhere related to Navistar's activities, emissions from the production of parts that Navistar uses to make its vehicles and the estimated lifetime emissions from Navistar's vehicles used by customers. By doing this research, Navistar can ensure hard data is available for a starting point when setting sustainability goals.

The SBTi requires that a company submit targets within 24 months of signing a commitment letter. The overall ambition of SBTi targets is to cut in half world emissions before 2030 and achieve net zero emission before 2050, in alignment with the Paris Climate Agreement.

As part of Navistar's effort, it is introducing the International S13 Integrated Powertrain, which offers up to a 15% gain in fuel efficiency and marches forward with its electric vehicle portfolio: the IC Bus Electric CE Series and the International  eMV Series.

Near-term is generally a five-to-10-year target. As part of the target-setting, Navistar will be defining the exact period of the target in consultation with SBTi through the validation process. The near-term target will guide Navistar in decarbonization efforts over the coming years and show the overall initial slope of reductions necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement objectives.

Other brands within the TRATON GROUP, Scania CV AB and MAN Truck & Bus, also participate in the SBTi. This initiative aligns directly with Navistar's goal to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility and continue on a more sustainable path toward a zero emissions future.