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Navistar reviewing more plant closings

Navistar CEO Lewis Campbell says company is reviewing all operations beyond its core North American truck and parts business to see whether any need to be adjusted, sold or closed as it seeks to increase profits.

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Reality bites: More from Navistar vocational boot camp

The embattled engine and truck maker is rolling up its sleeves to fix what's gone wrong -- watch for the low-cab-forward LoadStar to debut with a natural gas power plant next year, among other developments.

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Cummins expects growth in natural gas engines

While enthusiasm is high for natural gas-powered vehicles, diesel engines will continue to power 90 percent of trucks, especially in linehaul applications, said Cummins' Lori Thompson

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How to speak DPF

There’s no need to panic when a DPF light signals routine regeneration — at least in most cases.

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Kenworth spotlights natural gas efforts

Kenworth will be one of the first truck manufacturers to receive the new Cummins ISX12G 12-liter natural gas engine early next year.

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LogBook

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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Peterbilt to offer 12-liter gas engine in 2013

Peterbilt Motors Company announced it will offer the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine starting next year. The engine will be rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds of torque. It features spark ignition technology and a 3-way catalyst and can be configured with an LNG or CNG fuel system. Peterbilt currently offers two natural gas engine platforms for the market. The first engine is the Cummins Westport 8.9 liter ISL G with 320 horsepower at ...

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Roadside Attractions

A roadside midwife, an apnea proposal, bedbugs, the rigors and routines of the road, plus Truck Gauge and Truck Gallery are among the industry news items and oddities featured.

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Freightliner makes cross-country natural gas haul

A CNG-powered Cascadia 113 with a Cummins ISX12G natural gas engine will carry a load of paper from LA to DC.

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Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date in vocational markets. Recall my post here in Overdrive Extra about the Ozinga Ready-Mix fleet in Chicago and 13 new natural gas Kenworth Class 8s they've had in service for going on a year now. Since Navistar's announcement of full-scale pursuit ...

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