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Navistar looking to trim engine production

Heavy-duty truck maker Navistar International Corp. is considering ways to consolidate engine production, Chief Operating Officer Troy Clarke told the Wall Street Journal.  "We build engines in three places and none of them is fully utilized. You just ...

Medium duty orders among best in nearly 2 years

North American Class 8 net orders were above 20,000 units for the sixth consecutive month in March, but fell below February’s intake. Classes 5-7 net orders were down month-over-month and year-over-year, with final numbers ...

MHC Kenworth opens Topeka dealership

MHC Kenworth opened its new Topeka, Kan. dealership this week. Topeka Branch Manager Jacob Weeks says the new full-service location consolidates several trips to multiple stores that customers in the region previously had ...

I-See developers receive Volvo Technology Award

Four individuals responsible the I-See fuel consumption system have received the Volvo Technology Award for 2013. The prize was presented Thursday to Anders Eriksson, Johan Bjernetun, Henrik Andersson and Johan Axelsson by Olof Persson, ...

Fleet survey shows mixed results on engine fuel economy

A survey of carriers showed mixed results on feedback on the fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines. Results from Transport Capital Partners’ (TCP) First Quarter 2013 Business Expectations Survey show ...

Hino appoints new head to US division

Yoshinori Noguchi has been appointed President of Hino Motors Sales U.S.A., Inc. effective April 1. Noguchi has served as a Hino Board Member since June 2010, while also holding the title of Managing Officer at Hino Motors ...

2013 NationaLease Spring Business Meeting covered changes, ideas

The 2013 NationaLease Spring Business Meeting was held in conjunction with TRALA’s Annual Meeting last month at the Waldorf Astoria in Naples, Fla. The group devoted two full afternoon sessions to its members, ...

Volvo announces recall for battery switch

Volvo announced plans to recall more than 5,000 model-year 2012-2014 VHD, VNL and VNM trucks, manufactured from April 18, 2011 through March 14, 2013, equipped with a horizontally mounted remote battery disconnect switch. The National ...

March Class 8 orders beat last year

FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing March Class 8 truck net orders at 21,817 units, a 4 percent decline February. “The March orders came in above 21,000 units which is a good ...

Oilmen’s rolling out new DEF tanker

Oilmen’s has plans to roll out the company's third generation of its insulated tanker used for hauling Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). Standard equipment includes insulated tank, insulated and heated cabinet, insulated and heated piping ...

Thermo King celebrates anniversary with new products

Thermo King is celebrating its 75th anniversary by introducing the TriPac Evolution and Truck T-80 Series, which the company says improve energy and operational efficiency while meeting regulatory compliance. Thermo King's new T-80 Series truck ...

Omaha Truck donates to cancer, diabetes foundation

Omaha Truck Center, Inc. has presented Nebraska Cornhuskers’ Football Coach Bo Pelini with a $19,250 check to his foundation.  Truck Center companies donated $250 every time the Huskers scored in the 2012 ...

Shareholder challenges Cummins CEO, Chairman roles

Cummins shareholder John Chevedden wants the Indiana-based company’s chairman of the board of directors to be independent — not a dual position with the company’s chief executive officer, The Republic reported. Chevedden plans to ask ...

Trailer Wizards opens new branch

Trailer Wizards has opened a new branch in Winnipeg, Manitoba, offering 14 trailer bays, washing bays, complete trailer body work repairs, 5,000 square feet of office space, and will add an additional ...

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