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Watch: FE’s Update from the Road – Fall 2018

Live from the road, it’s Fleet Equipment! Our editors are constantly traveling to see the latest in trucking. Here are some of the highlights from the fall, including new trucks from International and Kenworth, and updates from DTNA’s president and CEO. Watch the video above for more, and click here to see past episodes of

Fall Update from the Road
International launches MV series trucks

International Truck announced the launch of its new Class 6 and 7 MV series of trucks. The MV series is a new update of the DuraStar series, and will occupy that same segment. “The MV series completes our update of our entire vocational product portfolio,” said Jeff Sass, senior vice president of sales and marketing for International Trucks, noting

International Truck launches severe service HV Series

International Truck launched the International HV Series at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. HV Series is the first severe service truck available with the International A26 12.4L big bore engine and designed to deliver power, improved driver-features, and reliability for a range of vocational applications, the OEM stated. The HV Series interior was crafted

International Truck enhances LoneStar features

International Truck announced major enhancements to the International LoneStar truck. According to International, the LoneStar was designed with uptime in mind with new features that improve reliability and serviceability, as well as functionality. For example: • The new single-canister aftertreatment system is not just 60% smaller and 40% lighter, but is also simplified for quicker

International Truck makes Bendix air disc brakes standard on LT series

International Truck will make Bendix air disc brakes standard on all axles for all models of its LT Series of heavy-duty trucks. The International LT Series in 6×4, 6×2, and 4×2 configurations now feature Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes as a standard offering on all axles. The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake from Bendix Spicer Foundation

International opens Used Truck Center in Illinois

International Truck has announced the grand opening of its new Used Truck Center in Melrose Park, Ill. The company’s current Used Truck Center is also located in Melrose Park, but it will now move to occupy the same 5,500-sq.-ft. building as the Melrose Park Navistar plant, bringing engine testing, the Used Truck Reconditioning Center, certified technicians and

International offers predictive cruise control on Class 8 ProStar, LoneStar

International Truck has announced plans to offer predictive cruise control technology on its International ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks. International’s predictive cruise control uses preinstalled GPS maps and the latest commercial route data to make adjustments to cruising speed without the need to pre-drive the route. Predictive cruise control optimizes cruising speed based on

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International launches DriverFirst initiative

International Truck has launched a company-wide initiative, DriverFirst, aimed at giving its customers an edge in attracting and retaining qualified drivers through vehicles designed with a strong emphasis on the driver’s perspective. “Today, for our customers, uptime means more than having trucks that are built to stay on the road,” said Denny Mooney, the company’s

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International offers IMMI RollTek side roll protection as ProStar option

International Truck has announced that it now offers IMMI’s RollTek seat as an option on its International ProStar Class 8 on-highway trucks. “Our commitment to incorporating the most advanced collision mitigation technology systems have demonstrated the potential to make a real difference in improving driver safety,” said Bill Kozek, Navistar’s president of truck and parts. “Incorporating the

International offers over-the-air ECM reprogramming

International Truck Co. has announced that over-the-air (OTA) reprogramming of engine control modules (ECM) is now available as a free option for all International models powered by its N9, N10 and N13 proprietary engines. OTA will also be available for purchase for all International truck models powered by proprietary engines from 2010 and newer through International dealers. “With this important step, over-the-air

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International DuraStar, WorkStar now available with the Cummins ISL9 engine

International Truck has announced that the International DuraStar and WorkStar models are now available with the Cummins ISL9 engine. “Cummins and International have worked closely together to engineer the ISL9 in the DuraStar and WorkStar, offering a unique value package combination of performance and reliability,” said Bill Kozek, Navistar’s president of truck and parts. The International DuraStar is also

International Durastar integrates Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system

International Truck has announced that the International DuraStar is now available with the Bendix Wingman Fusion safety system. The Bendix Wingman Fusion system combines a suite of Bendix advanced safety technologies—radar, camera, the vehicle’s brake system, and SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS — into a comprehensive driver assistance system. Wingman Fusion gathers input to create a highly

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