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The International HX

It’s hard to believe it but the International HX is already set for a refresh. Launched in 2016 the HX line of trucks is Internationals new approach to heavy duty trucks. Of the many redesigned elements of the 2020 refresh … Continue reading

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Traton Reaches Deal to Purchase Navistar

The shoe that has been hanging for nearly a decade finally dropped last week when Traton announced it had reached a deal in principal to acquire the remaining shares of Navistar for 3.7 billion dollars. Previous purchase agreements were always … Continue reading

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The Western Star 49X

In the midst of a global pandemic did you forget that we were waiting on a new Western Star model? I bet you did! Behold. The Western Star 49X. My first impressions of the truck are favorable. I haven’t liked … Continue reading

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The Next Western Star

We all need something to look forward to in these dark times. In just a short 119 days the latest and greatest Western Star truck will become official. Until that time we can all just sit around and watch the … Continue reading

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New Master?

For years, maybe even a full decade, the rumors have persisted that VW would enter the US heavy truck market by purchasing Navistar, parent company of International Trucks. The two firms already have a close relationship with VW holding a … Continue reading

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Road Trip to California

This ain’t your grandfather’s tractor….or maybe it is?

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Medium Mack

Have you heard the rumors? Mack Trucks is looking to get into the crowded medium duty market. GM has recently muscled back into the fray with help from Navistar and most causal observes suspect Ram will be increasing the options … Continue reading

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NEMF 1977-2019

*Editors Note* This story was to be published three weeks ago but was delayed due to technical difficulties. The historic LTL carrier New England Motor Freight suddenly announced yesterday plans to voluntarily enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy and cease operations. News … Continue reading

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The International Lineup

Earlier this week International unveiled the final truck in their completely revamped lineup, the CV. As we’ve discussed before the CV is a joint venture between International and GM with both companies receiving their own unique model to sell through … Continue reading

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Kenworth W990

Did you hear the news W900? You’re going to be a big brother. With an eye to the future Kenworth has pulled the wraps off the W990, the truck that will certainly become the long hood embasador of the brand … Continue reading

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