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New Way Leasing Blogs/Articles > Navistar sees better days ahead

Navistar sees better days ahead

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Though Navistar posted a loss for the second quarter this year, largely due to charges to cover losses on its “legacy” used trucks equipped with its old MaxxForce 13-liter exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) only engines, the OEM remains confident its fortunes will improve during the second half of 2017. “We are on track to deliver on our plan for the year,” noted Troy Clarke, Navistar’s chairman, president and CEO, in a conference call with analysts and reporters. Full article
New Way Leasing Blogs/Articles > Is a regional spec in your trucking future?

Is a regional spec in your trucking future?

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With lengths of hauls declining and demand for urban deliveries rising, trucks spec’d for more close-in work might be a better bet. Chris Stadler, product marketing manager for regional haul at Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) will tell you that the reason the OEM embarked on an over two-year effort to develop a new regional truck platform – the VNR family, which replaces its old VNM model – centers around the recognition that freight distribution patterns are changing.
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New Way Leasing Blogs/Articles > Mid-year lull occurring for big rig orders

Mid-year lull occurring for big rig orders

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Six consecutive months of strong Class 8 order volume ended abruptly in May, according to data tracked by research firm Stifel Capital Markets. Class 8 orders in May topped 16,800 units and while that’s up 18% compared to the same month in 2016, it’s down 30% sequentially from April and below expectations, noted Michael Baudendistel, vice president of Stifel’s transportation and logistics research group, in a statement.
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New Way Leasing Blogs/Articles > Tires, inflation levels, and roadside inspections

Tires, inflation levels, and roadside inspections

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With the annual 72-hour Roadcheck inspection blitz overseen by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's (CVSA) set to kick off June 6 through 8 this year – just a scant few days away – now’s the time to make sure one last time that you’ve got all the components of your big rig in tip-top sha
pe, especially your tires.
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