In Brief

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Navistar will acquire certain assets and the membership interests of Continental Diesel Systems to manufacture key fuel injection components for its MaxxForce diesel engines. Navistar also will establish a dedicated research and development facility to support its diesel power system components.


Peterbilt Motors Co. received the 2009 Clean Air Champion Award from the North Texas Clean Air Coalition for the second consecutive year, as well as the group’s Innovative Business of the Year Award.


Wabash National Corp.’s Transcraft subsidiary – a manufacturer of flatbed, drop deck, dump trailers and truck bodies – agreed on terms to sell its production facility in Anna, Ill., and will consolidate operations into its facility in Cadiz, Ky.


Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

announced that its 2010 emissions-compliant commercial trucks will use engines equipped with BlueTec technology developed by Mitsubishi Fuso and Daimler AG.


Allison Transmission introduced 2nd Reverse, available in mid-year 2010 on all 4700 and 4800 Rugged Duty Series, Emergency Vehicle Series and Specialty Series models.

Firestone Industrial Products developed Ride-Rite LS load-adaptive shock absorbers as an upgrade for its Ride-Rite air helper springs.

Grote Industries introduced the first commercially available versions of its new LightForm flexible LED lighting film technology, which at less than 1 millimeter thick is designed to be installed in tight spaces and sewn into fabrics.