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The Paccar MX-11 engine with the Model 567. Photo: Peterbilt

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Peterbilt Offers MX-11 Engine With Model 579, 567

The Paccar MX-11 engine will be available for Peterbilt’s flagship Model 579 and vocational Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13, the company has announced.

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500,000 Fleets to Purchase New Vehicle in 15 Months

Vehicle market analyst IHS Automotive has identified over 500,000 businesses operating fleets of up to 250 vehicles that are expected to purchase new commercial vehicle in the next 15 months.

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J.B. Poindexter & Co. to Acquire Reading Truck Body

J.B. Poindexter & Co., parent company of Morgan Olson, is buying Reading Truck Body, which makes service and other bodies

Photo: Mercedes-Benz

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Turkish Logistics Fleet Adds 400 Actros Trucks

İmza Lojistik has updated its fleet with 400 Mercedes-Benz Actros 1844 LS trucks. The Turkish logistics company is using them to replace 300 vehicles from its existing fleet and also expand it by 100 new trucks.

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Auto Truck Group VP of Sales and Marketing Retires

Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of equipment, today announced that Dennis Jones, vice president of sales and marketing, plans to retire at year’s end after more than 29 years with the company.

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Senate Rubber-Stamps Highway Bill Patch

Just a day before current funding was set to expire, the Senate on Oct. 28 approved by voice vote the short highway-bill extension that had been passed by the House a day earlier.

The House has passed a highway patch that will last until Nov. 20. Senate is expected to follow suit this week .Photo: David Cullen

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House Approves Highway-Bill Patch

Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.

NTSB investigators at scene of Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12 that killed eight passengers and injured another 200. Photo: NTSB

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Highway Bill Patch Could Derail Over Train Safety Measure

The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.

Photo: Wabash National

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Wabash Launches Line of Dry and Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Wabash is launching its first line of dry- and refrigerated-truck bodies for Class 6, 7, and 8 chassis, addressing re-urbanization and e-commerce trends.

House T&I Committee Chair Bill Shuster (left) and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio at markup of long-term highway bill on Oct. 22. Photo: House T&I Committee

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House Committee Approves Long-Term Highway Bill

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee unanimously approved its version of a long-term highway bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act of 2015 (H.R. 3763).

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