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Severe-duty disaster relief

The First Response Team of America utilizes top heavy trucks and equipment to in a philanthropic effort to provide disaster relief wherever it is needed.

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Exavating company wins Cat CT660

Barging and excavating company LPA Inc. was delivered a Caterpillar CT660 dump truck June 13 at a celebration held for the company's victory.

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Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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Caterpillar partners with nautral gas engine developer

Natural gas engine developer Westport Innovations has signed agreements with Caterpillar to co-develop natural gas technology for off-road equipment.

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Caterpillar dealers to sell Minimizer fenders

Minimizer has announced that its liquid platinum, poly fenders are now available in some Caterpillar dealerships. The truck manufacturer is also displaying Minimizer fenders on some of its demo trucks. Butler Cat in Rapid City, S.D., recently held an open house to showcase its tractors and trailers with the liquid platinum fenders. For more information, visit minimizer.com.

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‘Monkey gouger’ Jimmy Ardis beats the odds to 4 million safe miles

Owner-operator Jimmy Ardis of Sumter, S.C., leased to Moultrie, Ga.-based Sapp Trucking, learned to drive "in a 1971 International 4070 cabover with a 250 Cummins in it," he says, running to the West Coast and back. He'd driven farm tractors prior to that. "I pretty well had it mastered by the time I went over the road." This might be a story emblematic of so many owner-operators', but for the fact that, as is well evident ...

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Cat cabover truck planned for global markets

Caterpillar and Navistar said they plan to build and sell a cabover-engine Cat vocational truck that would be sold globally.

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Cat vocational truck now in production

Caterpillar is shipping its CT660 vocational truck to North American customers.

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New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.

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An ISX engine brake, a digital driving assistant, two suspension offerings and an emergency spill kit are among the products featured.

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