In Brief

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Updated Jan 6, 2010

Daimler Trucks North America announced a $9,000 surcharge for 2010 trucks equipped with the Cummins ISX15 engine and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s tighter 2010 emissions regulations.

Hino Trucks will implement an emissions surcharge of $6,700 per vehicle next year to accommodate SCR technology.

FTR Associates released preliminary data showing Class 8 net orders for all major North American OEMs totaling 10,758 units in August, the strongest showing since November 2008. The figure includes orders for the United States, Canada, Mexico and exports.

Mack Trucks celebrated the grand opening of its new World Headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. Mack relocated to Greensboro as part of a restructuring plan designed to improve organizational efficiency and competitiveness.

Navistar says it became the first original equipment vehicle manufacturer to accumulate more than 5 million real-world miles in the hands of customers driving hybrid-powered International trucks and IC Bus school and commercial buses.

Kenworth Truck Co. added a second horsepower rating for the T470’s 9-liter Cummins ISL engine, which now may be ordered with 365 hp and 1,250 lb-ft of torque. Previously, the ISL was available only with 345 hp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque.

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence launched its Official ASE Practice Tests, allowing technicians and other automotive professionals to take no-stakes online practice tests with questions of the same content and format as those used on ASE certification exams. The tests can be found at