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Jun 14, 2013


* Wichita - More than 1,300 2014 Kenworth and Peterbilt Trucks being recalled

Bellevue,WA,USA -TruckingInfo -June 10, 2013: -- The parent company to truck makers, Paccar, is recalling certain model year 2014 Kenworth trucks manufactured May 6, 2013 through May 17, 2013 along with model year 2014 Peterbilt trucks manufactured May 1, 2013 through May 17, 2013... A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration notice says an internal defect in the ignition switch causes the starter to engage when a key is partially inserted before the key is turned, and could cause injury to a person working in the engine compartment... Vehicles with standard transmissions may experience unexpected movement, which may result in personal injury or a crash... Paccar is notifying owners, and dealers will replace affected ignition switches, free of charge... 

* Illinois - Navistar recalls more than 9,500 trucks

(Photo: An Navistar's Internatinal truck, TranStar model)
Warrenville,ILL,USA -Transport Topics -14 June 2013: -- Truck maker Navistar Inc. told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it is recalling 9,578 ProStar and TranStar trucks because of problems with S-cam tubes on steer-axle brake assemblies made by Meritor Inc... NHTSA posted a letter saying the trucks were made from August 2011 through July 2012 and sold in the United States, Canada and into export markets... “The brake S-cam tube bracket assemblies on steer axles may exhibit fractures between the wing bracket and the tube steel when mounted to stamped spiders,” said a letter from R.L. Van Laar, Navistar’s compliance manager. A brake spider is the foundation for brake assemblies... Navistar said it will notify truck owners by mail by Aug. 23...

* Michigan - Chrysler's new heavy duty trucks raise the bar on performance

(Chrysler's Ram - The new 2013 Ram Heavy Duty features best-in-class torque, more horsepower, B-20 biofuel capability and improved fuel economy with the new 6.7-liter Cummins High-Output Turbo Diesel powertrain) 
Chelsea, MICH,USA -The Detroit News, by Doug Guthrie -13 June 2013: -- Nothing says trucking like a heavy load and a stout diesel engine applying its muscle to the task in a calm, bass, low rpm voice... Driving a new 2013 Ram heavy duty truck, equipped with a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine sounds a lot... A Ram 3500 Tradesman pickup with a top output inline-six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine is rated to tow a trailer that weighs up to 30,000 pounds. A commercial driver’s license is required to pull that much weight on the road. That’s why Ram let me test one at Chrysler’s Chelsea Michigan Proving Ground... The 370-horsepower engine with class-leading 850-pound-feet of torque pushes Ram’s capability a whopping 6,900 pounds higher than the current maximum output of other pick-ups engines...

* Illinois - Navistar gets upgrade from BMO

Warrensville,ILL,USA -REUTERS/FOX Business, by Matthew Rocco -June 11, 2013: -- Even though its second-quarter earnings came in below expectations, Navistar International (NAV) got an upgrade from BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday morning... The investment bank shed its bear outlook for the truck maker, upgrading it to market perform and boosting its price target to $35 from $20. BMO did cut bottom-line estimates through next year... J.P. Morgan (JPM) remained bullish on Navistar, citing the company’s “strong” order backlog and “better cash management” in the second quarter... The company changed lanes last summer and decided to buy exhaust-treatment components and heavy-duty truck engines from Cummins (CMI)... At the end of the second quarter, Navistar held a 15% share of the heavy-duty truck market in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. That reflects a slight increase over the first quarter but is well below the 25% market share recorded at the end of 2009. The company hopes to achieve about 18% market share by the end of this year...



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