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International unveils CV work trucks

November 7, 2018 by John Smith

CHICAGO, Ill. – It seems somewhat appropriate to give a series of work trucks its own CV. Sure, the letters can stand for curriculum vitae – the document most of us refer to as a resume – but International Truck has taken that a step further by stamping the letters onto its new CV Series of Class 4 and 5 vehicles.

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Bendix discs standard on HV, HX trucks

June 26, 2018 by John Smith

Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes are now standard equipment on International’s HV and HX Series trucks, used for severe-service applications. The lineups include the HV507, HV607, HV513, and HV613, as well as the HX515, HX520, HX615, and HX620 models.

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All Internationals come with OnCommand

June 15, 2018 by John Smith

All new International trucks with International or Cummins engines will now be equipped with an OnCommand Connection telematics device and two years of free service. The system integrates a cellular-enabled hardware platform with telematics and the OnCommand Connection Advanced Remote […]

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Freightliner topped Class 8 sales in February

May 10, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — The surging demand for highway tractors continues to push up projections for North American truck sales this year. According to Canadian retail figures from WardsAuto, Freightliner led the way in February’s Class 8 sales, with 521 units, […]

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LT, LoneStar now available with X15 and Endurant

May 8, 2018 by John Smith

Buyers of International LoneStar and LT Series trucks can now order a Cummins X15 engine paired with an Endurant transmission – the product of an Eaton-Cummins joint venture. The X15 features an 80,000-km oil drain interval that can be extended […]

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Canadian truck sales were strong in ’17

March 9, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — North America’s Class 8 truck sales closed out 2017 on a three-year high, thanks largely to tighter capacity in the freight market south of the border. Here in Canada, Freightliner dominated Class 8 sales for the year, […]

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International goes to work with MV

March 8, 2018 by John Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — International Truck has unveiled the MV Series vocational truck, with the promise of a model that will “work harder all day, every day.”

Features include new cab doors with lower bottom glass edges and removed vent windows for better visibility, reshaped doors and side glass, a new premium gauge cluster with digital driver display, and up to 15 customizable digital gauges.

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FlowBelow aerodynamics for Strick, International

March 5, 2018 by John Smith

FlowBelow’s aerodynamic Quick-Release Wheel Covers and Trailer AeroSlider system will now be offered as factory-installed options on Strick Trailers. The overall system combines wheel covers, a fairing between the trailer wheels, and aerodynamic mud flaps. And the AeroSlider is mounted […]

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Driver-Centric: The International LT

February 23, 2018 by John Smith

NEW CARLISLE, IN — Looks can be deceiving. International’s new LT highway tractor may look much like the 11-year-old ProStar it replaces, but the resemblance is barely skin deep. The LT retains the signature International grille — though it’s shaped […]

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Little engines that can: Big power from small displacements

February 2, 2018 by Jim Park

TORONTO, ON — Canada has always been big-bore territory: big trucks, big loads, big hills, big engines. Right? If you’re one of those with feet firmly planted in the big bore camp, it might be time to re-think that position. Some of today’s smaller engines are surprisingly capable. They are lighter and more fuel-efficient, and deliver performance that’s nearly equal to their larger brothers.

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Stow-a-Way secures International position

February 1, 2018 by John Smith

Phillips Industries’ Stow-a-Way single and dual hose holder will become standard equipment on 2018 International trucks, adding to a series of company products made standard in the 2017 Model Year. The 2017 models also included Phillips nylon air coils, rubber […]

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LED fog and driving light kits

January 19, 2018 by John Smith

Truck-Lite has expanded its Rigid product line to include LED fog light kits and an LED auxiliary driving light kit. Based on the D-Series from Rigid Industries, the 3-by-3-inch fog lights are designed as plug-and-play replacements for the 2008-17 International […]

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Launches planned for Work Truck Show

January 15, 2018 by John Smith

Four manufacturers have announced they will unveil new vehicles at this year’s Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana. Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles will round out its commercial truck portfolio with Silverado 4500HD and 5500HD chassis cabs, Ford Commercial Vehicles will have a launch of its own, and International will debut what it’s touting as “the driver’s ultimate work truck.” Hino, meanwhile, will introduce a line of Class 7 and 8 trucks, to be powered by

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International unveils regional-hauling RH

January 3, 2018 by John Smith

International Trucks has unveiled the new RH Series Class 8 truck for regional haulers, in a model that will be powered by the recently unveiled A26 12.4-liter engine.
The truck made its world debut at the ExpoCam trade show in Montreal.
“We are confident this truck will continue to build on our momentum and be successful in the regional haul market,” said Bill Kozek, Navistar president – truck and parts.

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International unveils regional-hauling RH

January 3, 2018 by John Smith

International Trucks has unveiled the new RH Series Class 8 truck for regional haulers, in a model that will be powered by the recently unveiled A26 12.4-liter engine.
The truck made its world debut at the ExpoCam trade show in Montreal.
“We are confident this truck will continue to build on our momentum and be successful in the regional haul market,” said Bill Kozek, Navistar president – truck and parts.