Equipment

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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Diesel price rises a fraction of a cent

The national average retail diesel price climbed for the 11th consecutive week, climbing 0.3 cent to $4.135 a gallon.

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Ryder to pay $1M for California violations

Ryder says its lack of documentation had no effect on air quality and it is allocating 25 percent of the settlement toward regional natural gas vehicle infrastructure.

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Severe-duty disaster relief

The First Response Team of America utilizes top heavy trucks and equipment to in a philanthropic effort to provide disaster relief wherever it is needed.

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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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Diesel ticks up half a cent

The national average retail diesel price climbed for the 10th consecutive week, climbing 0.5 cent to $4.132 a gallon.

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No. 1 construction equipment theft: Trucks and trailers

The annual Construction Equipment Theft Study from LoJack, a leading provider of vehicle tracking and recovery systems, once again this year saw trucks and trailers in the top spot of stolen equipment.

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