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No more repowers: CARB TRU rule closes option after 2014

Produce haulers and other Transportation Refrigeration Unit owners will say goodbye this year to the option of repowering their reefers to meet California emission regulations.

On Monday, March 24, the California Air Resources Board announced 2014 would be the last year reefer owners could use the engine repower compliance option to meet CARB’s TRU Regulation.

“Repowering a TRU ceases to qualify as a compliance option when the replacement engine is no cleaner than the engine being replaced,” CARB said in an advisory. [Read More]



NAVISTAR SWEEPS 2014 ATD TRUCK OF THE YEAR HONORS
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]



Confusion over CARB rule exemption felt at agency headquarters

Phone lines at OOIDA’s Business Assistance Department rang often the past two weeks with questions about a proposed California policy that could help many out-of-state trucks hauling in and out of the Golden State.

While OOIDA took nearly 150 phone calls about CARB in early November, phones at California Air Resources Board offices were also getting slammed with calls from truck owners curious about the change. [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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2013 Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program

The $1 billion Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (Program) is a partnership between the State Air Resources Board (ARB) and local agencies (like air districts and seaports) to quickly reduce air pollution emissions and health risk from freight movement along California's trade corridors...

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Heavy-Duty (Tractor-Trailer) Greenhouse Gas Regulation

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) in December 2008 adopted a new regulation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by improving the fuel efficiency of heavy-duty tractors that pull 53-foot or longer box-type trailers. Fuel efficiency is improved through improvements in tractor and trailer aerodynamics and the use of low rolling resistance tires.

The regulation is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 0.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalents by 2020, statewide. Over the 11 years between 2010, when the rule went into effect, and the end of 2020, it is estimated that truckers and trucking companies will save about $5.1 billion when diesel fuel consumption is reduced by as much as 750 million gallons in California and 3.3 billion gallons across the nation. [Read More]




Navistar Continues Commitment to Construction Segment with New Product Enhancements
LAS VEGAS – February 5, 2013

At this week’s World of Concrete trade show, Navistar showcased its commitment to the construction segment with an array of updated severe service truck offerings from International Truck and a comprehensive line-up of mixer products from Continental Mixers.

“Over the past several years, Navistar has maintained its focus on meeting the needs of its construction customers by delivering industry-leading vocational trucks and integrated mixer offerings for a wide range of applications,” said Jack Allen, president North America Truck and Parts, Navistar. “With investment in great products, an extensive dealer network, and the best after-sales support in the industry, we’re well positioned to continue our support for this important segment of the business.” [Read More]



Navistar’s First International ProStar+ With Cummins ISX15 (SCR) Rolls Off Production Line
Posted: November 15, 2012


ESCOBEDO, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO — — Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) announced today that the first International® ProStar®+ Class 8 on-highway tractor equipped with the Cummins ISX15 and SCR-based Cummins Emission Solutions aftertreatment system rolled off the production line this week at the company’s Escobedo, Mexico plant. [Read More]



ATA Urges Movement on Electronic Logging Mandate
8/10/2012

American Trucking Associations has urged the Department of Transportation to start conducting a rulemaking to mandate electronic logging devices.

The rulemaking on ELDs is one of the provisions of the recently passed MAP-21 surface transportation bill.

ATA, a letter sent to DOT on Wednesday, asked the agency to recognize that a mandate on ELDs is among the most important of the provisions in the bill. [Read More]



Navistar Launches Heavy-Duty International WorkStar With 13-Liter SCR Engine
July 16, 2013 - Products

Navistar Inc. announced the launch of its heavy-duty International WorkStar vocational trucks powered by the company's 13-liter engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction emissions technology. The WorkStar is the fourth heavy-duty International truck model to transition to SCR technology since December 2012.

The company's portfolio of SCR-based heavy-duty trucks also includes the International ProStar, International PayStar 5900 Set-Back Axle and International 9900i—all available with the Cummins ISX15 engine. [Read More]



Navistar rolls out TranStar with 13-liter SCR

Navistar, Inc. Thursday announced the launch of its International TranStar regional haul tractor with MaxxForce 13 engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) emissions technology. A Cummins Westport ISL G option is also available.

The TranStar becomes the fifth heavy-duty International truck model to transition to SCR technology since December 2012. [Read More]



Westrux International wins the prestigious 2012 Navistar International dealer of the year award

Navistar, Inc., the manufacturer of International® brand commercial trucks, recently honored David Kenney, Dealer Principal of Westrux International Trucks in Santa Fe Springs, California, as the International Truck Dealer of the Year at its 33rd Annual Circle of Excellence awards ceremony in Nassau, Bahamas [Read More]









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