Industry News

| December 11, 2008

CATERPILLAR announced a range of new ACERT heavy-duty engines, available in September 2006, that will meet strict new European emissions standards known collectively as Euro IV. Horsepower will range from 190 to 625, and models will include the C7, C9, C13 and C15. Caterpillar also says it will be ready for Euro V standards in 2008.

NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL and MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Ag of Munich, Germany, agreed to collaborate on the design, development and manufacture of commercial truck systems. Neither company released specifics.

RTS CREDIT SERVICE now notifies all members whenever a broker’s credit rating has been lowered. Visit this site.

PACCAR CHAIRMAN and CEO Mark Pigott was named 2004 Manager of the Year by Stark’s Truck and Off-Highway Ledger.

HIGHWAY WATCH will base its Emergency Planning and Education Center at a Mississippi State University branch in Canton, Miss. The center will help the trucking industry develop response plans for terrorist attacks and other national emergencies.

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