Archive | June, 2012

Diesel Price Continues to Drop

The national average retail diesel price fell 5.1 cents to $3.678 a gallon during the week ended Monday, June 25, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. It was the 11th straight weekly decline; during that time, the price of diesel has dropped 46.9 cents a gallon. This week’s price is 21 […]

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Trailer Manufacturer Wabash National’s Double-Digit Earnings Growth

Semi-truck trailer maker Wabash National (WNC) is on track to reap the benefits of a strong trailer replacement cycle this year and beyond. With rising demand for trailers, healthy order bookings, attractive growth opportunities and a projected long-term earnings growth of 15%, this Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stock has plenty to offer aggressive growth […]

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New EPA Emission Proposal Seen Having Little Impact on Trucking

The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new standard for fine particle pollution is not likely to have much impact on highway trucking, although it could lead to retrofit requirements and anti-idling regulations in a few places. The EPA proposal would require states to reduce their fine-particle count from 15 to between 12 and 13 micrograms per […]

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Inside Wall Street: A Takeover Bid for Navistar?

Navistar International (NAV -0.55%) may find itself in play sooner than many expect. Its latest defensive moves, including adopting a shareholder rights plan, or “poison pill,” aimed at thwarting hostile bids, signal that Navistar has been getting unsolicited feelers from some interested groups. Shares of Navistar have spurted higher in recent days, to $27 on […]

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The enhanced Detroit DD16 now has a wider selection of available horsepower and torque ratings that hae been shifted from the DD15 engine.

Detroit Unveils 2013 Engine Enhancements

Detroit Diesel Corp. has announced new enhancements to its engine family for 2013. Engineered to meet Greenhouse Gas 2014 (GHG14) regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the updated Detroit family of heavy-duty engines combines engine, electronics and BlueTec emissions technology improvements to benefit fuel economy, according to Brad […]

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Cooper RM871 Available on Wabash Trailers

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.’s Roadmaster RM871(EM) tires are now available as OE option on Wabash National Corp. semi-trailers in North America. The RM871(EM) is now available on all Wabash dry freight and refrigerated van models. This includes Wabash’s Transcraft and Benson brand platform trailers. “Cooper Roadmaster tires were previously specified by some of Wabash […]

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Navistar Adopts ‘Stockholder Rights Plan’

Navistar International Corp. on Wednesday, June 20, announced that its board of directors adopted what it terms a “stockholder rights plan” designed to deter coercive takeover tactics, including the accumulation of shares in the open market or through private transactions and to prevent an acquirer from gaining control of the company without offering a fair […]

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Monthly Tonnage Down 0.7% in May, Year-Over-Year Up 4.1%

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 0.7 percent in May after falling 1.1 percent in April, lowering the adjusted index to 117.8, down from April’s level of 118.7. Compared with May 2011, the adjusted index was 4.1 percent higher, the largest year-over-year increase since February. Year-to-date, compared with the […]

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Peterbilt to Offer 12-liter NG Engine

Peterbilt Motors Co. on Friday, June 22, announced that it will offer the natural gas Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine in 2013. The engine, which will be rated up to 400 hp and 1,450 pounds of torque, features spark ignition technology and a three-way catalyst and can be configured with an liquefied natural gas or […]

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Mack Rolls Out Preventive Maintenance Plan

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Mack Trucks Inc. says preventive maintenance just got even easier with the launch Wednesday of Mack Complete Care, a preventive maintenance and inspection plan that promotes Compliance, Safety and Accountability (CSA) while keeping customers’ trucks in top running condition. Adding to the value of a Complete Care plan is the convenience and […]

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Kenworth T680

Kenworth T680 Earns EPA SmartWay Designation

Kenworth Truck Company on Thursday, June 21, announced that its new aerodynamic Kenworth model has received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay designation. “As our most aerodynamic truck ever, we look forward to providing customers with enhanced fuel efficiency and reduced emissions with the new T680,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president. […]

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Utility Enhances Side Skirt

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company says has enhanced the USS-120A, Utility’s aerodynamic side skirt, including the ability to flex more freely on impact. “As a result of our continuing commitment to engineering the most advanced technologies, we have made two design changes to the USS-120A side skirt,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice president, sales and marketing. […]

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