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Navistar buys refuse body maker

Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar Inc. has completed its acquisition of refuse truck body maker E-Z Pack Manufacturing. Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar is now operating the E-Z Pack business, VP and General Manager Steve ...

Freightliner leads classes 6, 7, 8

Freightliner is emerging as a heavy-duty heavyweight fighting in a medium-duty weight class. Daimler Trucks North America senior vice president of sales and marketing Mark Lampert said last week, for the first time in the nameplate's ...

AMP gets OK to sell medium-duty electric

AMP Electric Vehicles, an electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer, said Tuesday that its all-electric E-100 heavy-duty truck has been approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a zero-emission vehicle and is ...

Utility Trailer CEO honored as ‘pioneer’

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company CEO and Chairman of the Board Paul Bennett has been honored by the California Trucking Association (CTA). The honor from CTA recognizes Bennett for "...50 plus years in the ...

Diesel prices continue to climb

After two straight weeks of soaring jumps, the price of diesel leaked up 0.2 cents to $4.159 a gallon the Department of Energy said Monday. The price of fuel has climbed for sixth ...

Fontaine issues recall on International trucks

Citing a potential problem with dual steering installed by Fontaine Modification, the company is recalling 811 street sweepers and refuse trucks built by Navistar International Corp. The recall applies to International 4300, 4400, 7300, ...

Work Truck Show is next week

More than 10,000 work truck industry professionals will head to Indianapolis next week for North America‘s largest work truck event. The Work Truck Show 2013 runs March 6-8 at the Indiana Convention Center and features 500,000 square feet of the ...

AB Volvo sets annual meeting for April

AB Volvo’s will hold its Annual General Meeting Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 3 p.m. CET at Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg. Shareholders who wish to participate amust be recorded as a shareholder in AB ...

Kenworth names 2013 Parts Council

Kenworth Truck Company has named its 2013 Kenworth Parts Council members. The council consists of leading parts managers from Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada, and Kenworth says the council’s ...

America Truck Showrooms expanding

American Truck Showrooms is adding an Atlanta location next month, the company announced Monday.  The Georgia dealership – located in Newnan, just south of the Atlanta airport on Interstate 85 – will be ...

FTR to host State of Freight webinar

FTR will host a 90 minute webinar next month featuring insights from Noel Perry and Larry Gross. The event will be moderated by FTR President Eric Starks and there will be time ...

Business conditions ‘soft’ but stable

"Soft" market conditions have forced many owner-operators to turn in leased vehicles prematurely, Commercial Motor Vehicle Consulting (CMVC) CV Parts Aftermarket Leading Indicator (PLI) suggests.  The PLI decreased slightly in January 2013 to 97.71 ...

Electric Vehicles International ramps up production for 2013

EVI, a producer of Alternative Energy Vehicles, announces significant and early 2013 gains in the medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturing industry sectors. “This is an exciting time for EVI, and consumers worldwide,” says ...

Monarch Beverage commits to major CNG fleet conversion

Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage has two years to reach a fairly large goal. Fred Dufour, senior vice president for Indiana’s largest beer and wine distributor, Monarch Beverage, expects to have 85 percent of his company's diesel ...

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