equipment

Qualifying for lending: Used truck market, Part 2

Though some owner-operators may find it difficult to get financing, lenders are much more willing to work with used truck buyers than in recent years.

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Daimler debuts advanced aero truck and trailer

Daimler Trucks announced an Aerodynamics Truck & Trailer initiative that it says provides a more fuel-efficient design between tractor and trailer.

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Used truck market: The toll of emissions standards, recession

Used truck customers – including first-time buyers – will find qualifying for financing the easiest it’s been since the recession, say analysts and lenders. They’ll also find the trucks to be older and more expensive.

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First Peterbilt 579 delivered

Peterbilt Motors Company announced the delivery of the first Model 579 to TMC Transportation of Des Moines, Iowa.

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FleetPride acquires MI facility

FleetPride, Inc., a heavy-duty truck and trailer parts retailer, has announced the acquisition of the assets of Great Lakes Truck & Trailer. The 15,300 square-foot facility is located in Westland, Mich., and marks FleetPride’s ninth location in Michigan. The Great Lakes Truck & Trailer was founded in 1979 by Dan Cable. Upon acquisition, employment offers were extended to the 16 previous employees of the company. For more information, visit FleetPride.

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Great Dane plant’s first trailer

Great Dane's Statesboro, Ga., refrigerated trailer plant sent its first customer trailer to Rowland Transportation of Dade City, Fla.

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Allison to produce gearless transmissions

Allison Transmission Holdings, Dana Holding Corp. and Fallbrook Technologies have announced plans for high-efficiency transmissions to serve the commercial truck and other vehicular markets.

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Icahn threatens legal action against Navistar

Navistar investor Carl Icahn issued a letter Tuesday to the company’s board of directors saying that if his demands for new board seats for shareholders are not met, he will pursue legal action.

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Icahn demands new Navistar board seats to rectify problems

Navistar expresses "disappointment" in investor Carl Icahn, saying it has strategy to turn the company around.

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Navistar reducing work force to cut costs

The company said a voluntary separation program and a reduction in its salaried work force should generate $70-$80 million in annual savings

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