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Navistar drops emissions equipment suit against CARB

The truck and engine maker had asked a state court to rule CARB was improperly certifying 2010 diesel engines equipped with selective catalytic reduction.

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ATA: Modify sleeper berth rules for more flexibility

FMCSA should better address the true causes of fatigue in transportation.

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Peterbilt to launch tour

Peterbilt Motors Co. will feature the new PACCAR MX engine and new Model 587 in its North American Tour starting April 26. The tour will stop at 77 dealers in the United States and Canada during the next six months.   Beginning this summer, the PACCAR MX will be available in Peterbilt Models 587, 388, 386, 384, 367 and 365. Horsepowers range from  380-hp to 485-hp and torque outputs go up to 1,750 lb-ft with a displacement ...

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Kentucky bans texting behind the wheel

Kentucky became the 23rd state to ban texting for all drivers, following Nebraska last week.

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$48.8B in highway funds ready

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $48.8 billion in highway funds is available for federal projects.

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$48.8B in highway funds ready

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $48.8 billion in highway funds is available for federal projects.

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Congressional hearing set on Clean Trucks Program

A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a May 5 hearing to assess programs at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.

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Study: Short intermodal share dips

Domestic intermodal equipment moving less than 1,000 miles accounted for 42 percent of total moves.

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Trucking-specific iPhone app

iLoadFinder reads the iPhone’s GPS location and retrieves available loads within a certain radius of the iPhone. Drivers can specify the radius to search and the distance they want the load to travel. The app also allows drivers to search by origin and destination city, state and shipper. Once a load is found the driver can touch the screen to either phone or email the shipper. Thousands of loads are posted daily and updates occur ...

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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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