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  1. And yet ten years later, we have a similar outcome, with Troy Clarke having switched seats, from GM to Navistar. https://www.bigmacktrucks.com/topic/51205-chevrolet-class-456-silverado/
  2. General Motors "Parade of Progress" original brochure. https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/docs/gm-heritage-archive/Featured-Innovations/1953_GM_Parade_of_Progress.pdf
  3. GM sells medium-duty truck business to Navistar Ryan Beene, Automotive News / December 20, 2007 General Motors today confirmed a tentative deal to sell its GMT560 medium-duty truck business to Navistar International Corp. Terms were not disclosed. GM wants to exit that business and focus on designing, manufacturing and selling cars and light trucks globally, GM spokeswoman Melisa Tezanos told Automotive News. GMT560 trucks include the Chevrolet Kodiak and GMC TopKick, which can be used as dump trucks, tow trucks and beverage delivery trucks. GM sells 30,000 to 40,000 GMT560 trucks annually, Tezanos said. Industrywide, medium-duty sales in 2007 are expected to be 180,000 units, she said. Under the tentative deal, Navistar will assemble the trucks, including their chassis and frames. Existing outside suppliers contracted by GM will continue to provide powertrain and other components, Navistar spokesman Roy Wiley said. The tentative agreement follows the UAW's Dec. 16 ratification of a three-year labor contract with Navistar's International Truck and Engine Corp. unit. The UAW had been on strike against International Truck since Oct. 23. "Obviously GM operates union plants; we operate union plants," Wiley said. "I think this new (labor) contract makes the deal easier to do." Assembly of conventional GMT560 trucks will go to the International Truck plant in Springfield, Ohio, a UAW source said. The trucks now are assembled at a GM plant in Flint, Mich. Neither GM nor Navistar would comment on assembly locations. About 270 of the nearly 1,100 UAW-represented employees at Springfield assembly had been laid off before the strike. When production at the plant resumes in January, production will be cut from the 104 trucks a day in September to about 65 a day. This means more workers will be laid off, but the number of layoffs is unclear, the UAW source said. The Navistar-assembled trucks will continue to bear GM nameplates, Tezanos said. Wiley said the companies hope the deal will close by mid-2008. Picture - GM North America President Troy Clarke (now Navistar president), left, and Navistar International CEO Daniel Ustian pose in front of two GM medium-duty trucks.
  4. If the truck was ordered with a block heater, a panel with a pre-punched receptacle hole was installed on the line. Pre- punched panels were also available though parts operations.
  5. On Wednesday, Homewood Disposal Service, Inc. founder Wendy Yonker celebrated his 96th birthday. Homewood remains family-owned, proudly serving thousands of residential & commercial customers each day. Congratulations! http://ow.ly/9Y3L50xYGQ7 #Autocar #AlwaysUp #uptime #AutocarSolutions
  6. Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) / January 17, 2019 Daimler Trucks is taking the next step in the electrification of trucks with the battery-electric low-floor Mercedes-Benz eEconic truck. The eEconic will at first be offered in the configuration 6x2/N NLA and is mainly in demand as a waste-collection vehicle. Battery-electric trucks are well suited for urban use in waste management due to the comparatively short and plannable daily routes of up to 100 kilometers, with a high proportion of stop-and-go in inner-city traffic. With an anticipatory driving style, electrical energy can be recovered during braking to charge the battery, which further improves range and efficiency. The Mercedes-Benz eEconic's electric drive produces no local emissions and is quiet, characteristics that have a positive effect on the quality of life of residents and of the vehicle crew. The low-positioned “DirectVision cab” with a panoramic windscreen and glazed passenger door gives the driver direct visual contact with vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians. The driver is supported by a large number of intelligent safety-assistance systems such as Sideguard Assist. The driver and crew get in and out of the vehicle using only two steps on the side facing away from traffic. This makes exiting the cab safe and helps to avoid accidents. The comfortable standing height in the interior also facilitates access. The Mercedes-Benz eActros heavy-duty truck with a range of approximately 200 kilometers is in intensive use with customers in Germany and Switzerland; the first customer handover took place in 2018. In the United States, the medium-duty Freightliner eM2 and the heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia are also currently undergoing practical tests with customers. More than 140 Fuso eCanter light-duty trucks are already in use with customer in cities worldwide, including New York City, Tokyo, Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Lisbon. Customer testing of the eEconic for municipal use will begin in 2021. Selected customers will test the vehicles for their everyday practicality in actual applications. The experience gained from customer testing will flow directly into series production of the eEconic, which is scheduled to start in 2022. The eEconic is based on the eActros electric truck for heavy distribution, which will go into series production in 2021. .
  7. Meritor Buys TransPower, Advancing Electrification Plans Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) / January 17, 2019 Meritor, Inc. has announced it recently acquired all the outstanding common shares of Transportation Power, Inc., better known as TransPower. The comapny said the addition of TransPower to its portfolio "advances its M2022 priorities through increased investment in advanced technologies," adding that the move "aligns with the values of Meritor's Blue Horizon brand," the company's platform of advanced technologies centered on electrification. "We are excited to welcome TransPower to the Meritor family as we continue providing our customers with sophisticated electric drivetrain solutions," said Jay Craig, Meritor CEO and president. "This acquisition enables us to further position the company as a premier supplier of electrification technologies for commercial vehicles." Early last year, Meritor announced more than 20 electrification programs with global OEMs, which are expected to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020. The company began a strategic investment in TransPower in 2017, hoping to speed the development of its electric vehicle platform. Meritor doubled down on this strategy last April, by increasing its investment to fund continued improvements in the development of controls for its eAxle and the commercialization of electric vehicle system solutions from both companies. Soon after, the two companies announced the completion of two multi-year projects for the development, testing. and evaluation of advanced, zero-emission electric yard tractors and Class 8 trucks.
  8. Scania Group Press Release / January 15, 2019 Scania has signed an agreement with South Korean construction equipment manufacturer Doosan Infracore on continued engine deliveries. Since cooperation between the two companies was first initiated in 2010, Scania has been a supplier of engines for several of Doosan’s heavy construction equipment segments. Scania’s engines were fitted to Norwegian Moxy’s articulated dump trucks already in the 1970s. This company was later acquired by Doosan Infracore, which then incorporated the use of Scania engines in the wide machinery portfolio offered by the company, including wheel loaders, excavators and articulated dump trucks. “We at Scania welcome and are proud of Doosan’s continued confidence in our engines,” says Joel Granath, Senior Vice President, Scania Engines. “Our collaboration has gradually evolved and continues to rest on a mutual aspiration for excellence.” During the contract period, Scania will continue to supply its 9- and 13-litre industrial engines for Doosan’s excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks for emission classes up to Tier 4 final and Stage V. “Our long and successful cooperation with Scania is key to wanting to continue our partnership with them,” says Jan Roger Lindseth, Sales Marketing Manager, Doosan Infracore Norway. “The easy communication during development projects and the support for our projects is always very good.” .
  9. Do you want the old style (1MR2176A) momentary switch with screw connectors, or the new style (1MR3380) with push-on connectors?
  10. Newest addition to the Panzarella fleet! Thank you to our valued customer, Panzarella Waste & Recycling Services! We appreciate your business and are here to support your #Autocar fleet. Always Up - Autocar Trucks .
  11. This #Autocar #ACX #CNG Heil Environmental #DuraPack 5000 #REL has been faithfully serving the citizens of #Scottsdale, AZ for several years. If you live there, you've seen it! City of Scottsdale - Government #AlwaysUp #uptime #AutocarSolutions #itsallabouttheuptime Scottsdale, Arizona
  12. Reuters / January 15, 2019 TOKYO -- Japan's Honda Motor Co. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. on Wednesday said they would jointly research the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power heavy trucks, looking to expand fuel cell use by applying the zero-emission technology to larger vehicles. As part of a two-year deal, Isuzu will test Honda's fuel cell powertrain, which was designed for passenger cars, in Isuzu's commercial trucks, the companies said, which could pave the way for using the technology in a wider range of vehicles. Automakers are looking to develop more electric vehicles to comply with tightening global emissions regulations. Many see battery-powered EVs as a solution for passenger cars in urban settings, but a growing number see hydrogen fuel cells as an effective way to power trucks, buses and other big vehicles. "Although we have done extensive R&D into passenger FCVs [fuel cell vehicles], we have not been able to study how best to apply the technology to commercial vehicles," a Honda spokesman told reporters at a briefing. "This partnership will allow us to do that." Fuel cell vehicles generate their own electricity using hydrogen stored in onboard tanks. This enables them to travel longer distances and refuel more quickly than battery EVs, while using less costly energy storage systems. "We think that FCV technology is well suited for heavier trucks which travel longer distances, and this partnership will enable us to examine this further," an Isuzu spokeswoman said, adding that the truck maker was also developing various lower-carbon powertrains including battery-electric technology for shorter-distance vehicles. With its Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, Honda is one of a handful of automakers which have developed and marketed fuel cell-powered passenger cars. Light- and medium-sized [and heavy] truck specialist Isuzu has for years has focused on diesel engine technology and has yet to market fully electric vehicles. But with a high price tag for the Clarity and scant hydrogen fuel infrastructure globally, Honda has seen limited take-up of that model and other FCVs since they began marketing them around 2015. The partnership is the latest in a growing trend among vehicle makers joining forces to better compete in an industry upended by the rise of electric vehicles, self-driving cars and other new technologies. Honda and Isuzu are reviving their vehicle partnership following an agreement in the early 1990s under which Isuzu manufactured sport utility vehicles for Honda in the North American market.
  13. Reuters / January 15, 2020 The U.S. economy is coping with large budget deficits at the moment, but government spending cannot continue to expand at the current rate indefinitely, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. “At this point the economy can handle these deficits, but there’s no question over time we need to look at these government spending issues. We can’t continue to expand government spending at the rate that we are,” Mnuchin said. He said increased military and non-military spending was the cause of the deficits, not tax cuts pushed through by Republican President Donald Trump, and he remained convinced that those tax cuts would pay for themselves over a 10-year period. The U.S. government ended fiscal year 2019 with a budget deficit of $984 billion, which was 4.6% of the nation’s gross domestic product and the largest budget deficit in seven years, as gains in tax receipts were offset by higher spending and growing debt service payments. It is the first time since the early 1980s that the budget gap has widened over four consecutive years. The figures reflect the second full budget year under Trump and come at a time when the country has an expanding tax base with moderate economic growth and an unemployment rate currently near a 50-year low. The deficit reached a peak of $1.4 trillion in 2009 as the Obama administration and Congress took emergency measures to shore up the nation’s banking system during the global financial crisis and provide stimulus to an economy in recession. Mnuchin said military spending increases were critical to Trump, but in order to secure them, the administration had to forge agreement with lawmakers to boost non-military spending. At the moment there was bipartisan consensus over the current spending plans, he said, but he anticipated that a bipartisan review would be needed over time.
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