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Navistar, Volkswagen Truck and Bus announce strategic alliance

Navistar International Corp. and Volkswagen Truck and Bus have announced a wide-ranging strategic alliance, which includes Volkswagen Truck and Bus investing in Navistar stock, as well as agreements for strategic technology and supply collaboration and a procurement joint venture. Navistar will remain an independent truck, bus and engine company. As part of the alliance, Volkswagen Truck and Bus will acquire 16.2

August’s five truck trend takeaways

We know it’s not easy to keep up with everything that happens in the world of trucking. So here are the biggest stories from August focused on the latest truck trends, all in one place.

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Bendix wheel end package now available for International trucks, trailers and buses

A full wheel-end portfolio from Bendix—consisting of the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake, Bendix EverSure Spring Brake, Bendix Versajust LS Slack Adjuster, and Bendix foundation drum brakes—is now available on a range of International Trucks’ medium- and heavy-duty trucks and IC-branded buses. Available components in the Bendix package for Navistar vehicles includes Bendix ADB22X air

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Driving retention: How the right equipment can keep the right drivers in the seats

Fuel efficiency and total cost of ownership typically top the charts of topics here at Fleet Equipment. On the other hand, you can spec the most efficient, cost-effective trucks possible, but it’s no use if you don’t have anyone to drive them. Just take a look at the American Trucking Associations’ latest driver turnover numbers.

Outtakes from our interview with Navistar’s Bill Kozek

Regular readers of Fleet Equipment know that we can’t squeeze all the great info we cull for our feature stories onto the printed page. Often times, we have to leave editorial gems on the cutting room floor in order to deliver a great print story. But anything goes online. So here are some outtakes from

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Navistar selects Continental Tires as standard equipment for all vehicles

Navistar Inc. and Continental Tire the Americas LLC announced  that the two companies have signed a letter of intent for a five-year supply agreement that Continental tires will be the standard tire offering on all International brand medium-duty, severe service and heavy-duty trucks, and all IC Bus brand school buses. “Continental tires are well-regarded by customers

GM, Navistar reach commercial vehicle agreement

General Motors Co. and Navistar have reached a long-term agreement to develop and assemble future medium duty, conventional cab Class 4/5 commercial vehicles, allowing Navistar to strengthen its product lineup and GM to expand its Chevrolet commercial truck portfolio. “Bringing medium-duty conventional cab trucks back into the portfolio strengthens Chevrolet’s commitment to providing commercial customers

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Can you hack a truck?

By now you’ve probably heard about the Wired Magazine story in which two computer hackers remotely took control of a Jeep that was going 70 MPH down the highway—turning on the music and AC, displaying a picture of the hackers on the navigation screen and eventually killing the engine. Since then, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled

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Navistar opens proving grounds in Indiana

Navistar Inc. announced the opening of the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Ind., where the company will test its entire portfolio of products: Class 5-8 commercial trucks; School buses; and Military vehicles. Recently purchased from Robert Bosch LLC, the 668-acre site includes a three-mile paved and banked oval with several additional testing capabilities: Brake testing

Investing in aerodynamics to improve fuel efficiency

Wind resistance is a total drag—literally. Wind resistance is one of the top forces working against the truck as it runs down the road. (The other factors being: grade resistance; tire rolling resistance; and engine accessory and/or drivetrain losses, according to Cummins MPG Guide: “Secrets of better fuel economy”.) Did you know that every 2%

Building the perfect work truck

Building the best truck for the job begins with knowing all the options. We asked the experts to tell us what fleets need to know to get the most of their buying decisions.

What’s trucking’s biggest equipment trend?

Without a doubt, the heavy-duty trucking industry took one of its biggest leaps forward in 2014 in terms of getting the latest equipment technologies into fleets and on the road. There was no shortage of efficiency solutions as truck OEs and suppliers showcased everything from downsped engines and integrated powertrains to aerodynamic packages and vehicle connectivity

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