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Navistar Trims Losses, Expects Profitable 2016

December 17, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL – The truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International managed to cut back on its losses in its most recent fiscal quarter while they were down significantly for the 2015 fiscal year, both ending on Oct 31.

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1,500 Navistar Trucks in Canada Recalled

December 16, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL – Nearly 1,500 Navistar International model trucks in Canada are among 16,500 that are being recalled here and in the U.S.

The bulk are ProStar models, but the recall also includes the DuraStar, WorkStar, TransStar and LoneStar models, all from the 2012-2013 model year.

The move follows an investigation by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the trucks may have accelerator pedals that do not fully return to the closed throttle position, resulting in engines idling at slightly higher RPMs, which can keep the engine brake from engaging.

The investigation was opened following complaints from truck owners. Navistar identified 1,233 warranty clams related to accelerator pedal issues, with 70.3 percent of these claims on manual transmission vehicles.

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GM, Navistar Sign Medium-Duty Truck Agreement

October 1, 2015 by sehui

DETROIT and LISLE, IL — General Motors Co. (GM) and Navistar announced Wednesday they have reached a long-term agreement to develop and assemble future medium-duty, conventional cab Class 4/5 commercial vehicles. According to a news release, the alliance allows Navistar to strengthen its product lineup and GM to expand its Chevrolet commercial truck portfolio. The future products will be jointly developed using Navistar’s expertise in rolling chassis configurations and manufacturing capabilities, and GM’s commercial components and engines. The vehicles are slated for production in 2018. GM offered medium-duty trucks for decades before getting out of the business in 2009 in the midst of its bankruptcy reorganization and the recession. That decision followed the death of a deal for Navistar to buy GM’s medium-duty business.

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Cat and Navistar Trucks to be Very Similar Despite Breakup

July 29, 2015 by sehui

PEORIA and LISLE, IL — Caterpillar’s go-it-alone vocational truck series will be virtually identical to current Cat Trucks for some time, using the same components as now until changes come about in the future, executives told HDT magazine/Truckinginfo.com in an interview on Tuesday.

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DuraStar Getting Dual Clutches on Eaton Procision Line

July 28, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL — The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks beginning late this year.

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Caterpillar, Navistar Ending Truck Collaboration

July 28, 2015 by sehui

PEORIA, IL — Caterpillar Inc. announced Tuesday that it will begin independently designing and manufacturing its Cat vocational truck family at its plant in Victoria, TX, with production to begin next year.

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Test Center Opened for Connected, Autonomous Vehicles

July 21, 2015 by sehui

ANN ARBOR, MI — One truck and engine maker along with automotive and technology companies are supporting a new test site for connected and automated vehicles that had its grand opening on Monday.

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Lawsuit Alleges Some 2010 Truck Engines Are Illegal

July 20, 2015 by sehui

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Navistar Inc.’s 2009-2010 “transition” strategy for exhaust-emissions compliance has led to a lawsuit filed last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to Truckinginfo.com

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Navistar Securing New Loan to Improve Liquidity

July 20, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL — The truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International Corp. on Monday announced it is refinancing a loan to improve the company’s liquidity and financial flexibility.

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Navistar Mulls Court Ruling Over Former Factory Workers

July 8, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — A unanimous decision by an Ontario court puts former workers at a now closed Navistar plant in Southwestern Ontario significantly closer to getting millions of dollars in pension money they claim they are owed.

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International Trucks In Serious Come-Back Mode

June 8, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL –Despite still dealing with financial problems, the truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International Corp. is rapidly gaining market share in the North American medium-duty market. That was one of several nuggets the company discussed in a conference call with analysts. That was one of several nuggets the company discussed in a conference call with analysts on Thursday.
According to Troy Clark, president and CEO, Navistar’s medium duty market share increased six percentage points in its fiscal second quarter over the first quarter to 27%.

“In fact one of our major leasing customers recently shared some data with us that shows that DuraStar chassis and ISB engine combination delivers the best fuel economy and lowest cost of ownership across their entire fleet,” he said. “Our leasing and rental customers are increasingly happy with our performance. Our share is growing with these very important buyers. Notably we’ve also seen a significant increase in dealer wide sales. That’s key to our success in the medium-duty segment.”

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Paccar Veteran Jumps to Navistar

June 4, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL — Navistar International Corp. has lured a 20-year veteran of the parent company to rivals Peterbilt and Kenworth.

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Navistar Narrows Loss as Revenue Slips, Misses Expectations

June 4, 2015 by sehui

LISLE, IL — Navistar International Corp. on Thursday announced it narrowed its fiscal second quarter loss while revenue slipped.

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Navistar Opens 668-Acre Proving Grounds

May 18, 2015 by sehui

NEW CARLISLE, IN — The truck and engine manufacturer Navistar Inc. on Monday announced the opening of the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, IN where the company will test its entire portfolio of products, including its Class 5-8 trucks.

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Enhanced Diamond Logic

March 17, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Navistar has announced a new body control module in conjunction with enhanced Diamond Logic features on International medium-duty and vocational trucks