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International Backs A26 Engine With Uptime Commitment

International has launched the A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program, backing the recently launched A26 12.4L engine with the promise of reimbursement for extended downtime.

Many fuel economy experts say trailers need to be part of the equation. Photo: TrailerTails

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EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits

Just months before new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rules affecting trailers and glider kits are scheduled to start taking effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to revisit those rules.

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Swint Named Head of Travis Body and Trailer

Stuart Swint was named general manager and president of Travis Body and Trailer, whose current head is retiring.

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Trailer Orders Decline But Meet Expectations

The final trailer order numbers for the month of July have been released by transportation industry analysts FTR and ACT Research, showing a steep decline from the previous month, but an increase overall compared to last year.

According to J.D. Powers, the average sleeper tractor retailed last month was 74 months old, had 443,714 miles and sold for $47,728. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Used Truck Prices Hold Firm in July

J.D. Powers analysts found prices for used trucks remain high as volume levels dropped, while retail prices continue to hold steady as well.

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Downsped SmartAdvantage Powertrain Offers Improved Fuel Economy

The Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies joint venture has added a new downsped overdrive model to its range of Eaton and Cummins SmartAdvantage Powertrains.

A jury has awarded $30.8 million to Milan Supply Chain Solutions in its suit against Navistar Inc. Photo courtesy Milan Supply Chain Solutions

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Navistar Hit With $30.8 Million Judgment in ProStar/MaxxForce Lawsuit

Navistar Inc. disputes allegations that it didn’t thoroughly test its MaxxForce EGR engines – allegations that surfaced in a lawsuit where a jury last week awarded $30.8 million in damages – including testimony about the engine program by former executive Jim Hebe that the company "did not test s**t".

David Giroux Photo: DTNA

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Daimler Makes Changes to Marketing, Communications Leadership

Daimler Trucks North America has officially announced two key transitions in the senior leadership in marketing and communications.

Chanje's V8070 is a Class 5 that promises to haul up to 6,000 lb of payload and 580 cu-ft of cargo space at about 50 MPGe fuel economy in city and highway driving. Photo: Chanje

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Ryder Named Exclusive Provider for Chanje Electric Van

Chanje Electric Vehicles will be available for sale, lease and short-term rental at strategic U.S. locations. Ryder also offers comprehensive and preventive maintenance for Chanje EVs.

Photo of 2018 Ram 3500 courtesy of FCA.

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Ram Boosts 3500's Tow Rating with Fifth-Wheel Option

Ram has increased the towing capability of its 3500 Heavy Duty pickup for the 2018 model year by offering a fifth-wheel option that would boost the maximum trailer weight rating to 30,000 pounds, Fiat Chrysler has announced.

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