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Navistar ending medium-duty engine production

August 4, 2017 by John Smith

LISLE, IL – Navistar will stop producing medium-duty engines at its plant in Melrose Park, Illinois, beginning in the second quarter of its 2018 fiscal year.
Most of the proprietary engines made in Melrose Park are nine- and 10-liter models for Class 6 and 7 trucks. Navistar reintroduced the option of a 6.7-liter Cummins engine in 2013, followed last year with the option of a nine-liter Cummins.
Cummins engines for Class 6 and 7 trucks are produced in Indiana and North Carolina, while Navistar makes big-bore engines for Class 8 trucks in Alabama.

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Fabco axles for International WorkStars

June 6, 2017 by John Smith

International is now offering the heavy-duty, right-hand offset Fabco FSD-20K axle as an option on its WorkStar 7400 and 7500 trucks.

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Navistar’s Fleet Charge celebrates 30th anniversary

April 13, 2017 by sehui

LISLE, IL – Navistar is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its private label purchasing program Fleet Charge. Originally launched in 1987, the program provides customers with guaranteed pricing, consolidated billing, and a dedicated credit line and is accepted at more than 650 International and IC Bus dealer locations in the U.S. and Canada.

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Navistar expands telematics, offering ELD

March 27, 2017 by John Smith

LISLE, IL – Navistar has unveiled its new OnCommand Connection Telematics, including hardware and software to support all Class 6-8 trucks with J1939 or J1708 diagnostic ports.

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International unveils new A26 engine

February 28, 2017 by John Smith

NASHVILLE, TN – International has launched a new 12.4-liter engine, known as the A26, drawing on an engineering project that became known internally as Project Alpha – as well as selected European components.

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New International LT Series boosts fuel economy 7%

October 14, 2016 by John Smith

LAS VEGAS, NV – International’s new flagship line of Class 8 over-the-road trucks – the LT Series — has been unveiled with a wide array of driver-friendly improvements in the cab, and the promise of “unrivaled fuel efficiency” overall.

“The new International LT Series reflects our vision for the future of the trucking industry, with a host of advancements that support improved driver safety and productivity, as well as fuel efficiency and uptime,” said Bill Kozek, Navistar’s president – truck and parts. “This new vehicle reflects our strong belief that integrating the best technology will provide customers with a significant operating advantage.”

The LT Series will be offered as a day cab, in 56-inch low-roof and high-rise sleepers, and 73-inch high-rise and sky-rise sleepers. Options under the hood include the new 2017 Cummins X15 engine with ratings up to 500 horsepower in the Efficiency Series and up to 565 horsepower in the Performance Series. The truck can also be powered by the proprietary 2017 Navistar N13 engine, available in the spring, which produces up to 475 horsepower and 1,750 lb-ft of torque in a design that is 500 to 600 pounds lighter than other big bore engines.

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International first to make collision mitigation standard

September 26, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LISLE, Ill – International Truck’s new LT Series on-highway Class 8 tractor gives the company the claim of being the first OEM to make collision mitigation technology standard on a truck.

The LT Series launches this fall.

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Carrier Centers Adds Isuzu Shop

September 14, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

WINDSOR, ON – Carrier Centers, a multi-branch mainly International dealership, has expanded its Isuzu truck coverage to include sales and service at its location in Windsor, ON.

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DuraStar’s 4-Year Warranty

September 14, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

International offers 4-year powertrain warranty on DuraStars powered by the Cummins ISB, Eaton Procision transmission, and Dana Spicer axles and driveshafts

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BC logging group first to get keys for new HX Series truck

June 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

LISLE, Ill – Lime Creek Logging Ltd. of British Columbia is the first business in Canada to get the new International HX620 Series truck, Navistar announced Tuesday.

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International’s DriverFirst initiative to guide products

June 13, 2016 by John Smith

LISLE, IL – International has launched a new DriverFirst initiative that focuses on designing vehicles from the driver’s perspective – something the company says will offer customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified personnel.

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International debuts HX520 at Truck World

April 14, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MISSISSAUGA, ON – International Truck has unveiled its fourth model of the International HX Series line-up at Truck World.

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International HX Series at Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

April 7, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MONCTON, NB – An International truck dealership with locations in Moncton, Dartmouth, Saint John and Truro, is unveiling the new International HX Series for the first time in Atlantic Canada.

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International HX Series at Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show

April 7, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

MONCTON, NB – An International truck dealership with locations in Moncton, Dartmouth, Saint John and Truro, is unveiling the new International HX Series for the first time in Atlantic Canada.

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Remote Engine Reprogramming

April 1, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Over-the-air reprogramming of ECMs for all International Truck models powered by N9, N10, and N13 proprietary engines is now available as a no-charge offering