Industry News Roundup – August 2013

Truck News reports that Navistar has reached a milestone with over 10,000 orders placed for the Cummins ISX15 powered International Prostar. Major fleet orders include Penske, Ryder and Swift. This is good news for the struggling manufacturer as it continues to regain lost Class 8 market share.

Kenworth continues to make inroads with its medium duty cabover trucks. The builder claims it is fully committed to the CO style truck and is aggressively training dealers and staff to tout the benefit of the truck in more urban areas. Read the complete story over at

To refurbish or to buy new? That is the question. has an interesting article on what to considering before grabbing the keys to a new vehicle or piece of heavy equipment.

And finally Commercial Carriers Journal had the oppurtinity to interview new Navistar President Bill Kozek. The future of SCR, Cat vocational trucks and natural gas vehicles are discussed by the 26 year industry veteran.

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