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Navistar launches new, more efficient truck
By Jason Cannon - December 7, 2014

Navistar unveiled Friday its ProStar ES, a truck the company bills as “the best fuel efficiency package in the industry.”

Navistar says its ProStar ES (short for efficiency specification), offers industry-leading aerodynamics, a drivetrain with advanced downspeeding and the most efficient rear axles in the industry.

In addition, it boasts the spec’ing expertise of International’s Performance Engineering Team and Navistar’s proprietary OnCommand Connection remote diagnostics system.

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The 2015 Voucher Incentive Program guidelines are now available

The South Coast Air Quality Management District is now accepting applications for the 2015 On-Road Voucher Incentive Program (VIP). Please see these PDF's for the revised VIP Guidelines and Funding Matrices which were approved by CARB as of December 30, 2014. Key changes to this new version of the guidelines have to do with the funding matrices for retrofit and replacement projects. As a refresher, here are some of the key eligibility criteria under the current program:
  • Fleets of 3 or fewer trucks are eligible to participate
  • Fleets must be in compliance with the Truck & Bus Regulation at time of application submittal (must provide copy of TRUCRS Report to validate compliance status)
  • Vehicles with a GVWR greater than 14,000 lbs are eligible to participate (Class 4 through Class 8 trucks are eligible)
The VIP Application has not changed and the same version that is currently posted on the program website (www.aqmd.gov/VIP) is available for submittal. As with previous years, please be sure to submit an original plus one copy of the application and supporting documentation. Additional program updates will be posted on the program website as they become available. Please note that all approved vouchers must be redeemed by no later than December 31, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact the VIP Program Project Officer, Ash Nikravan at (909) 396-3260 or via email.

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Buy a truck or trailer in 2014? You may qualify for a tax break...

By David Tanner, Land Line senior editor

A recent bill passed by Congress could benefit trucking companies and owner-operators who purchased new equipment and placed it in service during the 2014 calendar year.

In general terms, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 applies numerous tax-relief provisions to the 2014 calendar year that would have otherwise expired.

Those purchasing new equipment and placing in service in 2014 qualify for accelerated depreciation for that equipment on their federal tax return.

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Both International ProStar with ISX15 and TerraStar 4x4 awarded

Navistar swept the competition during this week's annual American Truck Dealers (ATD) Convention and Exposition in New Orleans with the International® ProStar® with Cummins ISX15 engine with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) named "2014 Heavy-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year" and the International® TerraStar® 4x4 named "2014 Medium-Duty Commercial Truck of the Year." [Read More]

Visit "The Truck Stop" official State Of California diesel truck information portal

Welcome to the new TruckStop. It is now easier to navigate. TruckStop is your first resource to find answers. [Read More]

Navistar: HD conversion to SCR is complete

Navistar, Inc. said Tuesday it has completed the transition of its heavy-duty trucks to SCR emissions technology with the International LoneStar on-highway tractor with Cummins ISX15.

The truck, available with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology, is now available for order. The LoneStar was the company’s final heavy-duty Class 8 on-highway truck model to incorporate SCR emissions technology since Navistar began its SCR transition in December 2012. [Read More]

Navistar adding Cummins ISB for trucks, buses

Navistar’s Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) efforts are finally destined for its medium duty chassis.

The company announced Tuesday the expansion of its SCR partnership with Cummins, and rolled out the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine in International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE Series school buses effective immediately. [Read More]

“Truck Stop” from CEPA / CARB

All diesel fueled trucks, buses, trailers and transportation refrigeration units operating in California, including those based out of state, have requirements to reduce air pollution and improve the state's overall air quality. [Read More]

UP TO THE MINUTE... Industry News Courtesy Of The CTA

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