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October 31, 2014

Axle-Forward Cat CT681 Vocational Truck in Full Production

Caterpillar has begun serving more vocational segments with its CT681, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with “industrial” styling based on customer preferences, representatives said Thursday at a press briefing at Cat’s demonstration facility west of Peoria, Ill.

October 30, 2014

Congress Lacks Vision to Support Infrastructure, LaHood Says

The Erie Canal, Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Interstate Highway System – all were built by men of vision, but today Congress lacks enough such people to rebuild America’s worn and aging infrastructure, said former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, calling for a 10-cent-a-gallon increase in the fuel tax.

October 10, 2014

Cat Slapped with Another Class Action Suit for ACERT Defects

Twenty-two motor carriers in 18 states suffered “significant damages” from operational losses, diminished vehicle value, and costs incurred in replacing the Cat engines with other EPA 2007 emission-legal diesels, the suit says.

July 21, 2014

At Least 15 Lawsuits vs. Cat on ACERT Diesels Include Trucks, Buses

Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.

May 9, 2014

CAT Faces Fresh Litigation over Repeated C13, C15 ACERT Emissions Failures

Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.

March 24, 2014

Recalls Issued for Mack, International and Caterpillar Trucks

A fire risk in some Mack trucks, and braking problems on some International and Caterpillar trucks, have led to recall campaigns.

January 27, 2014

With Funding Clock Ticking, Congress Turns to Highway Bill

Congress is getting to work on the next highway bill. At its opening hearing on reauthorization on Jan. 14, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee heard urgent calls for a bipartisan approach to sustainable funding, a multi-year program and federal leadership.

December 20, 2013

Class 8 Update: Economics Forge Change

Is trucking in for a transformation? Many believe that long-haul trucking will become less important as regional operations grow and intermodal takes over more long-haul freight, and that will change the type of heavy-duty tractor bought by many trucking companies.

September 10, 2013

Ford Tops U.S. Commercial Vehicle Market Share in Q2

Experian Automotive announced that Ford Motor Co. ranked highest in market share for all commercial vehicles at nearly 21% in Q2 2013, followed closely by International (17.5%) and Freightliner (15.6%).

August 12, 2013

Caterpillar Offers Holland Fifth Wheels on Class 8 Trucks

SAF-Holland FW35 Fifth Wheels are now available on Cat Trucks. The FW35 models are now available for immediate on-line installation. The Holland FW35 is backed by a six-year, 600,000-mile Performance Guarantee

April 8, 2013

Trucking Company Sues Caterpillar Over ACERT Engine Technology

Caterpillar is again facing legal action as a result of the ACERT engine technology it used to meet EPA's 2007 emissions regulations. A proposed class action suit filed last week in New Jersey federal court alleges Caterpillar sold defective engine systems that constantly failed and did not last as long as Caterpillar said they would.

February 12, 2013

Test Drive: Cat CT-660 at Work

When reviewing a product like the Caterpillar CT-660, there is no replacement for getting the opinion of the people who have been using it day in and day out. “The drivers love it,” said John “Dick” Jones, president of Jones Fuel Co. in Columbus, Ohio, talking about the fleet’s first in-service dump truck.

July 1, 2008

Big Tuna, Lightly Fried

Navistar International becomes a very big fish indeed.

April 1, 2006

Gentlemen, Start Your New Engines

This comprehensive report provides the latest clean diesel developments.

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