Navistar

Navistar-Modec expands eStar sales, service

To serve the eStar electric medium-duty truck, the Navistar-Modec EV Alliance has added sales and service facilities at Chicago International Trucks in Chicago; Rechtien International Trucks in Miami; K. Neal International Trucks in Washington, D.C.; Beltway Cos. in Baltimore and D.C.; and DATTCO in New England. The eStar is an all-electric vehicle and has been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. The truck is a Class 2-3 vehicle and ...

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Scenes from the 2010 Rush Tech Skills Rodeo

I'm in San Antonio, Texas, this morning at the site of Rush Truck Centers' fifth annual Tech Skills Rodeo, which pits 65 (out of more than 700 entering) of the truck dealer/service center network's best diesel technicians against each other and a set of bugged vehicles. On the heavy-duty side of the competition, 15 techs each trying to beat the clock in Cummins, Caterpillar and Eaton categories -- with 45 minutes to troubleshoot rough running ...

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LogBook

A federal panel recommends an increase in the fuel tax, the FMCSA adjusts CSA cargo scoring, a lawsuit aims to block CSA 2010 disclosure, a private firm plans to offer driver scorecards to reflect CSA 2010 and many more industry news items are featured.

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Navistar, UAW OK contract

UAW-represented employees at Navistar ratified a new four-year labor agreement.

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Navistar lays off 250 workers

Approximately 250 workers at a Navistar truck assembly plant in Springfield, Ohio, received temporary lay-off notices Oct. 8.

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Navistar to launch medium-duty program

Company this fall will mount a medium-duty truck “boot camp” in seven key cities across the country.

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Navistar recognizes Grede as top supplier

Navistar named engine components manufacturer Grede Holdings as one of its 2009 Diamond Suppliers. The award is given to suppliers who “exceed performance expectations.” Grede is one of 37 suppliers to receive the award. Grede Holdings, www.citation.net

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U.S., California to consider SCR ‘loopholes’

The EPA and the California Air Resources Board have presented preliminary proposals aimed at alleged compliance loopholes noted by Navistar.

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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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Navistar launches $149,900 electric truck

Additional launches are scheduled for June in Sacramento, Calif., and this summer in Chicago for all-electric delivery vehicle.

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