Heavy Duty Trucking

OCT 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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56 HDT • OCTOBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com vehicles and not necessarily require dedicated truck drivers," says Slavin. "Customers continue to look for operator-friendly features that help increase productivity, safety and comfort." For 2015, Peterbilt is offering its Class 6 and 7 medium- duty cabover Model 220, which comes standard with the Paccar PX-7 diesel with up to 260 hp and 660 lb-ft. The 220 is standard with an automatic Allison transmis- sion with a push-button shifter and an electronic braking system. The vehicle's curb-to-curb turning radius has been reduced by 16%, with maneuverability further enhanced with a bumper-to-bumper spec as short as 35 feet. Even DuraStar and International WorkStar vehicles housing 9.3-liter N9 and N10 engines with selective catalytic reduction exhaust-emissions equipment to customers. Their ratings range from 275 to 330 hp and 860 to 960 lb-ft. Also available is the Cummins ISB6.7, also with SCR, which produces from 200 to 300 hp and 520 to 600 lb-ft. During a recent earnings call, Jack Allen, Navistar's ex- ecutive vice president and chief operating officer, said the company has produced more than 7,000 trucks with the ISB since it was unveiled in the fall of 2013, with 5,000 currently in use. "The data that we're getting back is very positive on fuel economy, on performance, on uptime," he says. "So we do expect repeat business, but we expect a greater portion of the existing customers' business." Navistar still makes non-SCR diesels and still calls them MaxxForce. The MaxxForce DT inline-6 produces from 215 hp and 560 lb-ft. to 300 hp and 660 lb-ft. The MaxxForce 7 V-8 makes from 240 to 300 hp and 620 to 660 lb-ft. The 2015-MY International Durastar is available with Eaton 5-, 6-, or 10-speed manual transmissions, Eaton UltraShift 5- or 6-speed automated manuals, and Allison 1000, 2000 and 3000 series automatics. Navistar recently started offering Allison's FuelSense packages for these transmissions. Peterbilt: operator-friendly Buying a truck that doesn't require a commercially li- censed driver can make hiring easier, notes Wesley Slavin, Peterbilt's medium-duty products marketing manager. "Easy to operate, non-CDL trucks open up a much deeper driver pool, so businesses in local delivery ap- plications or utility work, for instance, can operate the 2015 Fuso trucks are powered by a 3-liter diesel coupled to a Duonic 6-speed-overdrive automated manual transmis- sion. The FG model in the background remains the only COE 4x4 in North America. WorkStar medium-duty trucks feature 9.3-liter N9 and N10 diesels with 275 to 330 hp and 860 to 960 lb-ft. WorkStars are also available with a Cummins ISB 6.7, rated at 200 to 300 hp and 520 to 600 lb-ft. 2015 Medium-Duty Trucks

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