December 9, 2013
In some ways, the truck of the future is here today. What would a truck driver from decades ago think if he were suddenly transported from his own time into one of today’s state-of-the-art rigs?
In our December issue, we talked to truck makers about what we can expect on commercial trucks in the next five to 10 years. For this photo gallery we compiled real concept trucks and those just on paper.
November 13, 2013
Rush Enterprises Inc. announced that Shelby Howard, dealer principal of Chicago International Trucks and Indy Truck Sales, will join the Rush organization as regional general manager.
October 30, 2013
Most of the nation’s heavy truck makers reported third quarter earnings this week, showing health profits, despite some showing a slip in sales compared to the same time a year ago.
October 29, 2013
Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it sold defective diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans, according to Automotive News
Navistar has announced its International LoneStar on-highway tractor with Cummins ISX15 engine and selective catalytic reduction emissions technology is now available for order, marking Navistar’s full transition of its heavy-duty product line from exhaust gas recirculation to SCR.
October 28, 2013
Navistar is recalling 16.107 model year 2008-2013 International LoneStar, ProStar, and TranStar trucks manufactured Feb. 20, 2008, through July 29 of this year, that are and equipped with an electronic fifth wheel jaw release system.
October 21, 2013
Navistar Inc. announced it is the first to market with a portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions for a range of applications, according to the company. The options will be available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles.
October 20, 2013
Navistar demonstrated its new OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition. Navistar says it's the first single remote diagnostics portal to use an open architecture system with fleets’ existing telematics providers.
October 18, 2013
A federal court on Friday dismissed a challenge to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision allowing Navistar International to make earlier model engines while paying a fine.
October 17, 2013
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. announced that the new TC10 tractor transmission is now offered on Navistar's International ProStar and TranStar models with MaxxForce 13 engines with SCR.
SAF-Holland announced that Holland standard duty fifth wheel models are now a published option on Navistar’s International Truck models and available for immediate on-line installation.
October 15, 2013
Jost International fifth wheels will be available as factory installed options on International trucks manufactured by Navistar. Published Jost data book assemblies will include their cast iron, lightweight, cab actuated release and low lube product offerings.
October 8, 2013
UPDATED--Navistar International has announced its latest financial move to prop up its money-losing operations, but a major credit rating agency doesn't seem that impressed, despite truck order numbers increasing.
Omnitek Engineering Corp. has established a strategic alliance with Minnesota-based diesel engine remanufacturer Reviva to produce a "drop-in" natural gas engine for the Navister DT 466E and DT 530E heavy-duty truck engines, with plans to offer additional engine models.
September 16, 2013
A feud between truck engine makers and the federal government was heard last week in Federal Court in Washington D.C.
September 13, 2013
Legislation has been introduced in the U.S. House to discourage any increase in the 12% Federal Excise Tax on the purchase of heavy-duty trucks and trailers, a measure that has been discussed as one way to raise more money for highways.
September 10, 2013
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%).
September 4, 2013
Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International announced a fiscal third quarter 2013 net loss of $247 million compared to third quarter 2012 net income of $84 million. Earlier this month, the company began implementing new cost-reduction initiatives, including a reduction in its workforce.
Navistar International Corp. says it will offer the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter diesel in its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and CE series IC school buses, but that this doesn't mean it's getting out of the engine business.
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