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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.

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1980 International Transtar II Eagle

January 3, 2018 by Jim Park

Enjoy a ride back in time aboard Steve Constantin’s out-of-this-world 1980 International Transtar II Eagle COE.

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REVIEW: International’s driver-centric LT

December 20, 2017 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 differently if you look closely — but almost everything behind the grille was touched in some way by the sweeping overhaul of the company’s best-selling highway truck.

The primary drivers in the reshaping exercise were increased fuel efficiency and driver appeal. “If drivers do not want to drive the trucks, fleets aren’t going to buy them,” noted Denny Mooney, International’s senior vice president – global product development.

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Navistar names Prestolite standard

December 19, 2017 by John Smith

Prestolite Electric high-output alternators are now standard on Navistar medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

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Judge backs jury’s verdict in MaxxForce case

December 18, 2017 by John Smith

JACKSON, TN – A Tennessee judge has denied a bid by Navistar to scrap a jury’s US $30.8-million verdict surrounding the sale of tractors powered by Maxxforce engines.

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OnCommand Marketplace live and open

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Navistar’s OnCommand Connection Marketplace is now live, offering an open-architecture, cloud-based e-commerce platform for telematics services and driver support tools. It’s also open to customer-created and third-party apps.

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International Command Center focuses on uptime

October 25, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – International Truck has unveiled a new Uptime Command Center in its Lisle, Illinois, headquarters – offering 24/7 support with the goal of getting vehicles back on the road no later than 48 hours after diagnosing an issue.

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Navistar increasing market share, prices

October 24, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – Citing rising commodity prices, Navistar has announced that it will raise truck prices by up to 2% in the coming year.

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Electric Dreams: Are engineers dreaming of electric sheep?

October 17, 2017 John G. Smith

Elon Musk’s dream of an electric semi has yet to become a reality. A rollout that was first expected to take place in September has been pushed back to November, while Tesla looks to address production delays with its Model 3 cars.

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On the Spot with the International Dash

October 13, 2017 by Jim Park
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Navistar executives looking ahead

October 13, 2017 by John Smith

NEW CARLISLE, IN – Backed by a new family of products and a robust economy, Navistar executives are clearly feeling positive about the future.
“We have [introduced] a lot of new products in the last two years, and we got a lot of new products coming in the next two,” said Denny Mooney, senior vice president – product development, during a briefing to industry media.
Those new products include the LT linehaul tractor, its RH regional hauling counterpart introduced at the Expocam trade show in Montreal, the heavy vocational HX tractor launched last year to replace the PayStar, and the new HV that replaces the WorkStar. The HV was unveiled at the recent North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta, Georgia.
The HX itself represents a market segment that Navistar saw drop in half after it stopped producing 15-liter engines. “Our [13-liter model], because it was an EGR engine, we couldn’t cool it at some of the power and torque ratings we needed,” he said.

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International unveils HV, model updates

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA — International has unveiled its new HV Series of trucks at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, with several features designed to withstand the abuse of rugged vocational environments.

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International unveils HV, model updates

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA — International has unveiled its new HV Series of trucks at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, with several features designed to withstand the abuse of rugged vocational environments.

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Navistar, VW promise electric powertrain

September 28, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Navistar will bring a medium-duty electric powertrain to the North American marketplace by 2019/20, drawing on technical expertise available through Volkswagen Truck and Bus.
“There is an opportunity for electric and electric vehicles in the North American market,” said Troy Clarke, chairman, president, and Chief Executive Officer, referring specifically to the Class 6/7 segment. “It is still in the early stages of the product development cycle there, but that’s the target.”
Volkswagen officially secured a 16.6% stake in the company in March, and is already expected to bring a big bore diesel powertrain to North America by 2021 in addition to sharing other technologies.
It won’t be Navistar’s first foray into electric vehicles. The company launched its Class 3 eStar van several years ago, but that model was ahead of its time, Clarke said in a presentation during the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. MAN, a European nameplate owned by Volkswagen, recently released an electric truck of its own in the form of the eTruck.