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Truck electrification services are spreading, FMCSA seeks better reporting of convictions, Arrow foresees used truck shortage, the hours rule proposal is advanced and more industry issues are featured.

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Health reform payoff

Owner-operators with pre-existing conditions often have been denied health coverage. Here’s how that’s changing.

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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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Boyd Bros. orders ProStars+ with 2010 EPA-approved engines

Boyd Bros. Transportation ordered 325 International ProStar+ tractors, heavy-duty truck maker Navistar, Inc. announced May 20. The tractors run on MaxxForce 13 engines equipped with advanced exhaust gas recirculation technology that meets 2010 emission requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Clanton, Ala.-based flatbed carrier was named the 2010 Best Fleet to Drive For by the Truckload Carriers Association and delivers time-sensitive steel and building materials products with more than 1,000 trucks. The fleet ...

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Marketplace

The new International ProStar, the mDrive automated manual transmission, trucking specific GPS, seat covers and an in-cab freezer/refrigerator are among the products featured.

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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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