Class 8 trucks

Truck tax breaks sought

Truck representatives have sought a short-term 10 percent tax credit towards the purchase of Class 8 trucks with 2010 engines.

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Mack to increase employment

Mack Trucks will add 125 workers at its Macungie, Pa., truck assembly plant starting in October.

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Navistar tops in ‘fluid economy’

Navistar said its International ProStar+ outperformed competing trucks in efficiency measuring diesel and urea.

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PIB TIP: FRIDAY BEST DAY FOR FREIGHT. A Friday is usually the best day of the week for freight. Being under a load with the most possible miles over the weekend will make the best use of your time. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the consultants at ATBS, the nation’s largest owner-operator business services firm, and is sponsored by Schneider National Inc. and Freightliner Trucks.

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Report: Class 8 production projected to increase 26%

ACT projects full-year production of Class 8 vehicles will be up 26 percent compared to 2009.

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Daimler increases truck production

Company announced it will recall approximately 540 workers to three of its manufacturing facilities in North Carolina.

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New truck orders surge 84% in May

ACT reported 13,231 net orders of Class 8 vehicles. Over half of the orders are scheduled for delivery in the third quarter.

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ACT Report: Class 8 truck orders surge in April

Net orders increased 91 percent in April compared with the same month last year, firm said.

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Navistar ProStar+

The new International ProStar+  has improved aerodynamics and a nearly 1,300-lb. weight reduction from the existing ProStar model. The truck is powered by the Advanced EGR MaxxForce 11 and MaxxForce 13 engine. The ProStar+ has a re-engineered overhead console. Cab noise has been reduced 9 percent compared to last year’s ProStar. Other improvements include a 20-pound force reduction in clutch feel, providing easier shifting and less fatigue, the company says. New aerodynamic enhancements include optional ...

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Meritor shows 14X tandem drive axle

ArvinMeritor unveiled its next-generation Meritor 14X tandem drive axle, built on the legacy of the company’s previous RT145 axle, at a press event  March 24 in Lousville, Ky. According to ArvinMeritor engineers, the new axle drew on that design heritage while incorporating many new technological features. The 14X axle is the signature component member of the company’s MPG Series, which is optimized for improved total lifecycle costs, including higher productivity and increased miles-per-gallon performance.   “The 14X brings the ...

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