Jason Cannon

Volkswagen to buy big stake in Navistar International

Navistar International Tuesday announced Volkswagen will be acquiring a roughly 17 percent stake in the company, opening the door to North America for the world's largest automobile and truck maker and setting up a strategic powertrain alliance between the two companies.

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Freightliner introduces redesigned Cascadia with driver-focused updates

Daimler Trucks unveiled Wednesday evening a reimagined 2018 Freightliner Cascadia tractor, redesigned to up the bar on fuel economy, enhance connectivity and uptime and promote driver comfort, Freightliner says.

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Kenworth ending T660 production, adds new T680 daycab options

Kenworth Assistant General Manager for Sales and Marketing Jason Skoog said Friday the company will cease production of its T660 later this year, signaling the end of the line for a truck that once led the company’s charge into modern aerodynamics and fuel efficiency.

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Used truck pricing update: 3-5-year-old sleeper tractors lag behind 2015, but remain stable

“The cohort with the best value retention looks to be trucks of model year 2013 with 400,000 to 500,000 miles,” says NADA's Chris Visser. “Trucks in this age and mileage range have consistently returned prices in the low- to mid- $40,000 range since January."

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Electric truck startup co. promises no-emissions big rig

“We are not aware of any zero emission truck in the world that can haul 80,000 pounds more than 1,000 miles and do it without stopping. The Nikola One requires only 15 minutes of downtime before heading out for the next 1,000 miles.”

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Tips for brake maintenance to lower costs, reduce violations

It’s no surprise that violations for brakes are among the most cited, given their constant wear and critical safety role. While that’s enough reason to keep them in shape, another big motivator is cost.

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Lawmaker again looking to protect gliders from upcoming emissions regs

Passage of the amendment in the House, which also has the support of independent retailers of glider kits, is the first step to inclusion in a final appropriations bill for 2017.

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Eaton boosts its manual transmission warranties

Eaton is increasing the warranty coverage for two of the company’s most popular heavy-duty manual transmissions. Customers who spec an Eaton RTLO (13- or 18-speed transmission), with Solo Advantage clutch and Eaton-approved lubrication will get a 7-year/750,000-mile warranty on the transmission and 5-year/500,000-mile warranty on the clutch. The program was introduced this month and will remain in effect until June 30, 2017 for all makes and models of new trucks purchased in the U.S. and Canada, says David Karnes, ...

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VW’s $15 billion emissions settlement includes money for cleaner trucks

Part of Volkswagen’s more than $15 billion emissions cheating scandal settlement with the U.S. government includes more than $2 billion set aside to encourage owners of older vehicles and equipment to replace engines with newer, cleaner technology.

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Bill opposes hiking new-truck tax

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced the legislation, putting the Senate on record opposing an increase of the FET, which at 12 percent is already the highest tax by percentage levied by Congress on any product.

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