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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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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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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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