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Equipment Weekly
March 30, 2022


During a March 23 plant tour, Stephen Mudd, area director for general assembly, points out the facility's manufacturing execution system (MES), which can log all equipment defects electronically and pull various reports and information from some 60,000 different parts that go into every truck.

An inside look at Navistar’s new truck assembly plant

The OEM's San Antonio manufacturing plant is capable of making electric- and conventional-powertrain Classes 6-8 trucks on the same line. Flip through the gallery for a detailed tour of the new high-tech facility and the truck assembly process there.


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Navistar's new San Antonio Manufacturing Plant will produce Classes 6-8 International Trucks.

Navistar opens benchmark truck production plant in San Antonio

The factory, which will build Classes 6-8 trucks, includes a body shop, paint shop, general assembly shop, and logistics center. By June, Navistar officials expect the facility will produce 52 trucks a day.

The Hyliion Hybrid eX

Hyliion founder on hybrid truck benefits, roadmap to hydrogen

Hyliion founder and CEO Thomas Healy discusses the benefits of the company’s hybrid powertrains and hydrogen-powered future.


Summitt Trucking Trailer Tracking Spireon

Spireon technology helps fleet save on labor, better utilize equipment

Summitt Trucking has saved more than $500,000 annually after adding Spireon’s trailer management and managed services—which optimizes asset visibility and streamlines fleet operations.

Part of Performance Team's new fleet of Volvo VNR Electrics. The fleet ordered 110 of the Class 8 electrics this month from Volvo Trucks, adding to its purchase of 16 of the EVs last August for its Southern California port drayage and warehouse operations.

Pace of heavy EV sales quickens with two recent deals

As California continues as a test bed for fleet operation of all-electric Class 8s, two carriers place larger orders for new Volvo and Kenworth electric trucks for operations in SoCal and around the ports there.


Used Trucks

Used Class 8 retail sales, prices higher in February: ACT

Miles and age were flat sequentially, according to trucking analysts, but the industry’s heaviest class is 83% more expensive on the resale market than it was a year ago.

Dtg Western Star 1

Daimler Truck sees 2022 sales growth around 15% in North America

The company’s executives say they may need to raises prices again but see strong demand holding up.


Crum Trucking 1 Maintenance Bay

Shop efficiency yields big returns for fleet

Crum Trucking’s focus on a quality approach to all aspects of its maintenance operation is paying off in efficiency dividends.

Shell Rotella Super Rigs Announcement Mats

Shell Rotella SuperRigs rolls into 40th year

Held this June at Branson Landing in Missouri, the 2022 SuperRigs truck beauty contest draws hardworking drivers and rigs from across North America to show off the equipment that keeps the U.S. economy moving.


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