TrueNorth Named ATA Corporate Partner for Second Year

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations announced TrueNorth Companies, a leading entrepreneurial insurance and financial strategies firm, will continue their relationship with ATA as an ATA Corporate Partner.

"Risk Management is at the core of running and operating a successful transportation business," said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. "We are proud to renew our corporate partnership with TrueNorth and help provide the trucking industry with the tools necessary to move trucking forward."

TrueNorth believes a holistic enterprise risk management plan extends beyond insurance. TrueNorth's Risk Solutions Team helps companies focus on strategies that impact total cost of risk. The team of specialists helps businesses navigate legal and compliance issues, implement cost reducing technologies, manage and mitigate claims, and develop data driven safety and loss prevention strategies to ensure confidence in a company's sustainability and scalability.  

"TrueNorth is excited to continue our efforts in support of the trucking industry as an ATA Corporate Partner," said Trent Tillman, executive vice president of TrueNorth. "We are committed to and aligned with the work of the ATA as we aim to assist transportation companies and their people with protecting and maximizing assets, resources, and opportunities."

TrueNorth understands the pressure trucking companies face when making resource investments. With a properly architected and resourced Enterprise Risk Management Strategy, businesses can create the competitive advantage needed to get, keep and grow customers. TrueNorth's Risk Solutions Team allows trucking companies to tap into their pool of resources in a cost effective way that ensures trucking companies keep pace with the needs of their enterprises. With tools like iNergyBI that allow companies to capture key organizational data and produce results based actions or iNergyRMIS that facilitate claim management in a high-impact way, TrueNorth helps organizations implement the sophistication required for high performance.

ATA's Featured Product list is available at www.atabusinesssolutions.com or by calling 866-821-3468.

TrueNorth® is an entrepreneurial insurance and financial strategies firm focused on providing integrated solutions to clients. Our firm specializes in assisting business and individuals with customized solutions for their insurance and financial strategies needs. For businesses, we provide risk management/property casualty, employee benefits, retirement plans, strategic continuation planning for business succession, consulting and education. We provide additional niche specific services for the construction, medical, and transportation industries. We provide individual solutions in personal home, auto, liability, financial planning and health insurance. Headquartered in Cedar Rapids with additional Iowa locations in Cedar Falls, Des Moines, and the Quad Cities. Across the country, we have sales offices in Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on FacebookTrucking Moves America Forward.

 

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San Joaquin Regional Transit District Opens First 100 Percent Electric, Zero-Emissions Bus Rapid Transit Route in the U.S.

STOCKTON, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) will convert its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route 44 to 100 percent battery-electric, zero-emissions buses in August.  That BRT route will be the first in the U.S. to feature all-electric bus service.   The BRT buses were designed and built by California-based Proterra, a leading innovator in heavy-duty battery-electric transportation.

At the time of the conversion, Route 44 will be extended to serve passengers from the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) in Central Stockton to as far south as Qantas Lane near Arch-Airport Road.  The change will enable people who work or study at locations such as PG&E, Dorfman Pacific, Venture Academy, San Joaquin County Office of Education, and the Economic Development Department Qantas Lane office, to commute rapidly and economically.

"We at RTD are proud of our history of commitment to clean energy initiatives," said Donna DeMartino, RTD's CEO.  "With the nation's first all-electric BRT route, RTD and Stockton are now leading the charge in providing safe, efficient, reliable, and exceptionally clean transportation to people who live and work in south Stockton."

The benefits of using electric buses include:

  • Cleaner air
  • Quieter operation
  • Reduced maintenance cost

Electric buses can travel up to 40 miles or 2 hours on a charge.  The RTD charging stations take about 10 minutes to completely recharge a bus.

The price of each bus is approximately $850,000.  RTD received grant funding to cover the cost of the new electric buses.

RTD will launch a second all-electric BRT route in January 2018 along the MLK corridor in South Stockton.  That route will connect with RTD's existing three BRT corridors.  

BRT routes move passengers to desired destinations faster than other types of bus routes.

In further support of RTD's commitment to its clean air initiatives, RTD's Board of Directors will be asked to pass an official resolution to declare its intent to convert to 100 percent electric, zero emission buses for all routes serving the City of Stockton by 2025. 

About San Joaquin Regional Transit District:
RTD's mission is to provide a safe, reliable, and efficient transportation system for the region.  For more information visit sjRTD.com, follow RTD on Facebook and Twitter, or call (209) 943-1111.

About Proterra:
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, enabling bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across the United States. With more than 400 vehicles sold to 41 different municipal, university, airport and commercial transit agencies in 20 states, Proterra is committed to providing state of the art, high-performance vehicles to meet today's growing market demand. The company's configurable Catalyst platform is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of the toughest transit routes on a single charge. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina, and Los Angeles. For more information, visit: http://www.proterra.com and follow us on Twitter @Proterra_Inc.

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ATA, Nation’s Truck Drivers Prepare for Solar Eclipse

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations, along with millions of travelers and 3.5 million American truck drivers, will watch the solar eclipse on August 21. The trucking industry is responsible for moving the nation's goods during the eclipse and asks for the public's assistance in ensuring safety on the country's roads and bridges. 

"Since the last time we saw a solar eclipse from U.S. soil, the amount of cars on our roads has multiplied by 50 times, the demand for goods has grown, and highway users are more distracted than ever with new technology," said ATA Chairman Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc. "It is important that we all work together and practice safety during moments like this and remember that even the smallest unsafe decision can ruin what could be a treasured memory."

The Moon's umbra shadow, commonly referred to as the "path of totality," will span 70 miles wide from Oregon to South Carolina. Nearly 200 million people live within a day's drive of the path and travel experts, including the Federal Highway Administration, expect an increase in traffic in places where the path will be easily accessible. The path of totality will first make landfall stateside at Lincoln Beach, Oregon at 9:05 a.m. PDT before continuing across the continental U.S. through 12 states before reaching South Carolina.

In preparation for the eclipse, the trucking industry recommends leaving early to find a safe place to view the eclipse. AAA and the Federal Communications Commission advise travelers that weather conditions will play a significant factor in where eclipse viewers decide to set up for the viewing. Should inclement weather effect potential viewing, travelers may decide to adjust locations, further congesting the roads that are expected to see an influx of traffic. Because motorists will be traveling to the path of totality from hundreds of miles, many motorists may not be familiar with the roads, terrain and climate. By following standard safety tips and understanding the added highway volume, all motorists can reduce stress and improve their solar eclipse experience.  

"I, along with 3.5 million professional truck drivers, ask that everyone who is traveling to view the eclipse on Monday do so in a safe, patient manner in order to ensure safe driving conditions for every motorist and passenger," said America's Road Team Captain Chuck Lobsiger of Walmart Transportation. "It is our collective responsibility to practice safety before, during, and after the eclipse so that everyone can get home and appreciate this historic event."

Safety on the highways is the ultimate goal of America's Road Team, which is why the group of elite professional truck drivers reminds the general motoring public to pay full attention on the road while driving and to be aware of the high volume of travelers. The trucking industry invests more than $9.5 billion on safety each year and believes that the most important item on a traveler's agenda during this phenomenon is practicing safety to ensure all drivers and passengers arrive safely to their destinations.

America's Road Team ask that drivers follow these tips, provided in part by AAA, for safely viewing the solar eclipse and navigating through additional traffic:

  • Turn on your headlights well before the eclipse to help you be more visible to drivers and improve your visibility.
  • Reduce speed so you'll have more time to make an emergency maneuver.
  • Watch out for pedestrians! There may be people standing in or along roadways and streets watching the eclipse.
  • Be a defensive driver.  Be especially aware of the possibility of nearby drivers swerving into your lane.
  • Buckle Up: high congestion on the highways is a leading indicator of vehicle accidents. Wearing your safety belt saves lives. Remember to buckle up at all times.
  • Do not attempt to watch the solar eclipse when driving. Get to your viewing location well in advance of the eclipse.
  • Don't depend only on cell phones for navigation. Safe driving is paramount when stuck in high traffic areas.
  • Prepare your vehicle for long distance travel. Make sure you have a full tank of gas, first aid kit, water and any necessary medication in case you get stuck in traffic.  
  • Be aware of truck blind spots: When sharing the road with large trucks, be aware of their blind spots. If you can't see the truck driver in his or her mirrors, then the truck driver can't see you.
  • Keep your eyes on the road: Distracted driving is a major cause of traffic accidents. Even just two seconds of distraction time doubles the chances of an accident. NASA is expected to provide a great video stream of the solar eclipse, but wait until you are stopped in a safe place to use your cell phone.
  • During the eclipse, do not look directly into the sun.
  • Following the eclipse, many people will be anxious to get on the road. Take extra caution and use patience when entering and exiting the highway.  

*America's Road Team Captains are available for interviews to discuss how they are managing the added solar eclipse traffic and period of sustained darkness.

American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on FacebookTrucking Moves America Forward.

 

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“FCA Replay” Wraps the Week

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "FCA Replay" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The top stories for the week of Aug. 18, 2017, include FCA joins a consortium to help develop autonomous driving technology, a torque and towing boost for the Ram 3500 HD, and a special visit by Ram Nation and country music star Easton Corbin.

What: "FCA Replay," weekly news recap from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Who: FCA Digital MediaTeam

When: Immediately

Where: media.fcanorthamerica.com or https://youtu.be/pfSLc35CpJg 

About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It designs, manufactures, and sells or distributes vehicles under the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT and Alfa Romeo brands, as well as the SRT performance designation. The Company also distributes Mopar and Alfa Romeo parts and accessories. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., established in 1925 by industry visionary Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (F.I.A.T.), founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli. FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. (NYSE: FCAU/ MTA: FCA).

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."

Follow FCA US news and video on:
Company blog: blog.fcanorthamerica.com
Company website: www.fcanorthamerica.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FiatChrysler.NorthAmerica/
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Media website: media.fcanorthamerica.com

 

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Big Trailer Rentals Expands into Murrieta, California

With the success of his initial location in Colorado, owner Brad Borst is bringing Big Trailer Rentals to Southern California and is already receiving an overwhelming amount of business.

MURRIETA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A flatbed trailer rental company that was founded in 2015 has already seen enough demand for their unique business model that the owner has opened a new location in Southern California.

"We are excited and proud to be part of the community here in Southern California and look forward to contributing to the success of our clientele here," said owner, Brad Borst.

One of the major reasons behind the success of Big Trailer Rentals is spelled out right in its name. The company only offers big flatbed trailer rental services. These trailers begin at around 20 feet in length but can stretch for as long as 40. Their inventory includes bumper pull and gooseneck trailer rental options.

This specialty makes Big Trailer Rentals part of a very exclusive group that only includes a few other companies. Focusing solely on flatbed trailer rental services in Colorado proved so effective that Brad Borst knew there was a need for it elsewhere.

"I started this company because I realized how many customers only need a large flatbed trailer temporarily – maybe once a week or once a month. Some only need the trailer once, period. So buying one doesn't make a lot of sense, especially when they also need to pay for a place to keep it," said Borst. "Instead of spending thousands of dollars, customers come to us and rent trailers for less than $100."

Big Trailer Rentals' customers run the gamut. Their clients use them for everything from hotshot services to shipping or hauling large amounts of inventory. Since opening back in July, the demand for their flatbed trailer rental service has been so high that Borst reported he's already planning to invest more than $100,000 into his fleet over the following year just to keep up with demand.

About Big Trailer Rentals

Big Trailer Rentals is a family-owned and operated business, one of the few that specializes in big flatbed trailer rentals, starting at 20 feet in length. The company operates two locations, one in Murrieta, California, and another in Loveland, Colorado.

To learn more about Big Trailer Rentals or their new location, contact Brad Borst at 951-514-6980 or 172711@email4pr.com.

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Meritor Announces Notice of Partial Redemption of $100,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of its 6.750% Notes Due 2021

TROY, Mich., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that it has issued a notice of partial redemption for $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.750% notes due 2021 (the "Notes"). The redemption date is Sept. 28, 2017 ("Redemption Date"), and the redemption price will be equal to $1,033.75 per $1,000 principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, up to, but not including, the Redemption Date.  

From and after the Redemption Date, the redeemed Notes will no longer be outstanding and interest will cease to accrue on such redeemed Notes unless Meritor defaults in making the redemption payment. 

The notice of partial redemption containing information required by the indenture governing the Notes, including the redemption price, was sent to registered holders of the Notes today. In accordance with the instructions specified in the notice of partial redemption, the Notes are to be surrendered to The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., in exchange for payment of the redemption price plus accrued and unpaid interest, as described above. Payment will be made on Sept. 28, 2017.    

About Meritor

Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at meritor.com.

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How These Trucking Stocks are Performing? — J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Ryder System, Heartland Express, and Old Dominion Freight Line

NEW YORK, August 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

If you want a Stock Review on JBHT, R, HTLD, or ODFL then come over to http://dailystocktracker.com/register/ and sign up for your free customized report today. On Thursday, August 17, 2017, the NASDAQ Composite, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the S&P 500 edged lower at the closing bell. Nine out of nine sectors ended Thursday's trading session in bearish territories. Taking into consideration yesterday's market sentiment, DailyStockTracker.com assessed the following Trucking equities this morning: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), Ryder System Inc. (NYSE: R), Heartland Express Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLD), and Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL). Learn more about these stocks by registering for free on DailyStockTracker.com and accessing the complimentary research reports at: http://dailystocktracker.com/register/

J.B. Hunt Transport Services 

On Thursday, shares in Lowell, Arkansas headquartered J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.07 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 902.54 thousand shares. The stock ended at $96.89, declining 0.42% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have gained 15.30% over the previous three months and 17.57% in the last twelve months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.39% and 4.56%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, which together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental US, Canada, and Mexico, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 70.60. See our free and comprehensive research report on JBHT at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=JBHT

Ryder System 

Miami, Florida headquartered Ryder System Inc.'s stock finished yesterday's session 2.02% lower at $72.30. A total volume of 423,934 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 925.41 thousand shares. The Company's shares have gained 14.69% over the previous three months and 11.32% in the last twelve months. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 1.42%. Furthermore, shares of Ryder System, which provides transportation and supply chain management solutions to small businesses and large enterprises worldwide, have an RSI of 50.36. R free research report PDF is just a click away at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=R

Heartland Express 

At the close of trading on Thursday, shares in North Liberty, Iowa headquartered Heartland Express Inc. saw a decline of 0.52%, ending the day at $20.99. The stock recorded a trading volume of 461,498 shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 400.92 thousand shares. The Company's shares have 10.30% in the previous three months and 10.47 % over the last twelve months. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 2.58%. Moreover, shares of Heartland Express, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the US and Canada, have an RSI of 48.46. Sign up for your complimentary report on HTLD at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=HTLD

Old Dominion Freight Line 

Thomasville, North Carolina-based Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.'s shares ended the day 1.50% lower at $95.43 with a total trading volume of 364,365 shares. The stock has gained 12.03% in the previous three months, 37.29% over the last twelve months, and 11.24% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 7.06%. Additionally, shares of Old Dominion Freight Line, which operates as a less-than-truckload motor carrier in the US and North America, have an RSI of 46.57. Register for free on DailyStockTracker.com and download the latest research report on ODFL at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=ODFL

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How These Trucking Stocks are Performing? — J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Ryder System, Heartland Express, and Old Dominion Freight Line

NEW YORK, August 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services 

On Thursday, shares in Lowell, Arkansas headquartered J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.07 million shares, which was higher than their three months average volume of 902.54 thousand shares. The stock ended at $96.89, declining 0.42% from the last trading session. The Company's shares have gained 15.30% over the previous three months and 17.57% in the last twelve months. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.39% and 4.56%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, which together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental US, Canada, and Mexico, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 70.60. See our free and comprehensive research report on JBHT at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=JBHT

Ryder System 

Miami, Florida headquartered Ryder System Inc.'s stock finished yesterday's session 2.02% lower at $72.30. A total volume of 423,934 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 925.41 thousand shares. The Company's shares have gained 14.69% over the previous three months and 11.32% in the last twelve months. The stock is trading above its 50-day moving average by 1.42%. Furthermore, shares of Ryder System, which provides transportation and supply chain management solutions to small businesses and large enterprises worldwide, have an RSI of 50.36. R free research report PDF is just a click away at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=R

Heartland Express 

At the close of trading on Thursday, shares in North Liberty, Iowa headquartered Heartland Express Inc. saw a decline of 0.52%, ending the day at $20.99. The stock recorded a trading volume of 461,498 shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 400.92 thousand shares. The Company's shares have 10.30% in the previous three months and 10.47 % over the last twelve months. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 2.58%. Moreover, shares of Heartland Express, which through its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier in the US and Canada, have an RSI of 48.46. Sign up for your complimentary report on HTLD at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=HTLD

Old Dominion Freight Line 

Thomasville, North Carolina-based Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.'s shares ended the day 1.50% lower at $95.43 with a total trading volume of 364,365 shares. The stock has gained 12.03% in the previous three months, 37.29% over the last twelve months, and 11.24% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average by 7.06%. Additionally, shares of Old Dominion Freight Line, which operates as a less-than-truckload motor carrier in the US and North America, have an RSI of 46.57. Register for free on DailyStockTracker.com and download the latest research report on ODFL at: http://dailystocktracker.com/registration/?symbol=ODFL

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Raleigh-Durham Airport Taps Proterra To Deliver North Carolina’s First Electric Airport Passenger Bus Fleet

Innovative program will replace diesel airport parking shuttle vehicles

BURLINGAME, Calif., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Proterra, the leading innovator in heavy-duty electric transportation, announced that the Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) Authority has approved the purchase of four Proterra Catalyst® E2 zero-emissions battery-electric transit buses and related charging infrastructure.  RDU selected Proterra as its battery-electric bus provider citing the company's sustainability, performance and operational cost-savings excellence.  This purchase marks Proterra's first airport customer and the first airport electric bus deployment in the Carolinas.

"Bringing zero-emission buses to airports throughout North America is an integral part of Proterra's next stage of growth, and we couldn't be happier to announce RDU as our first airport customer," said Ryan Popple, CEO of Proterra.

Currently, RDU shuttle buses transport on average 112,166 passengers and luggage per month between the airport's two ParkRDU Economy lots and terminals with a diesel-powered fleet consisting of 14, 40-foot transit buses that are replaced every 7-10 years. Funded in part by a $1.6 million zero-emissions vehicle grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, the new Proterra battery-electric buses will replace four older diesel buses, resulting in the elimination 16.9 million pounds of greenhouse gases over the lifetime of these vehicles. 

"The purchase of these four buses demonstrates our commitment to a world-class airport experience," said Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority President and CEO Michael Landguth. "We are excited about both the sustainable benefits as well as the improved passenger experience these new buses will provide."

Since the Proterra buses have no combustion engine, riders will enjoy a smoother, exhaust-free ride, experiencing less noise as the bus travels between the terminal and parking lot shuttle stops. In addition to traveler benefits, the operational cost of electricity, at $.19/mile, is substantially lower than diesel, at $.84/mile.  Combining this with greatly improved vehicle efficiency, at 21 MPG equivalent, and reduced vehicle maintenance costs will result in a savings of about $1.8 million during the 12-year lifetime of these new Proterra buses.  Scheduled to be placed in service in early 2019, the buses will be designed and built at Proterra's Greenville, S.C. manufacturing facility.

"As a top innovation-driven community in the U.S., the Raleigh-Durham region is home to one of the nation's largest and most successful research parks, a major center for high-tech and biotech research, and world-class universities.  RDU's pioneering vision to transition from dirty diesel to a zero-emission fleet further fuels the area's spirit of innovation and demonstrates how Proterra is able to scale our technology, serve this new market and further our goal of providing clean, quiet transportation to all," said Popple.

About the FAA Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle Grant
The Federal Aviation Administration's Zero Emissions Airport Vehicle and Infrastructure Pilot Program was created in 2012 to improve airport air quality and facilitates use of zero emissions technologies at airports. Grants are awarded for up to 50 percent of the cost of zero emissions vehicles and associated infrastructure.

About the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority
The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority and its 300 staff operates and manages Raleigh-Durham International Airport, the primary air travel gateway to central North Carolina. The airport served more than 11 million passengers in 2016, about 30,000 customers every day. RDU is home to more than 5,000 employees and contributes more than $8.5 billion and 20,000 jobs to the region's economy each year.  The Airport Authority has won the Triangle Business Journal's Heathiest Employer of the Triangle for the past three years straight and in 2017 was named the best connected medium hub airport by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's International Center for Aviation.

About Proterra:
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, enabling bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to local communities across the United States. With more than 400 vehicles sold to 41 different municipal, university, airport and commercial transit agencies in 20 states, Proterra is committed to providing state of the art, high-performance vehicles to meet today's growing market demand. The company's configurable Catalyst platform is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of the toughest transit routes on a single charge. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley, South Carolina and Los Angeles. For more information, visit:http://www.proterra.com and follow us on Twitter @Proterra_Inc.

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International® Introduces Industry First Customer Uptime Assurance Program

Program Underscores International Truck's Commitment to Uptime, Provides Customers with Future Parts and Service Credit if Uptime Commitment is Not Met

LISLE, Ill., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With the launch of the International® A26 engine earlier this year, International Truck introduced a powerful new 12.4-liter engine designed to provide industry-leading uptime, durability and reliability. Now, International is demonstrating its confidence in that uptime assurance by backing it up with the International® A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program.

"The new A26 big bore engine was designed with uptime in its DNA, and the best customer support in the business," said Michael Cancelliere, president, Truck and Parts. "We are so confident in the unparalleled uptime offered by the A26 that we are now offering a program that provides customers financial reimbursement if our uptime commitment is not met."

The International® A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program is simple. If a customer experiences a warrantable failure on an A26 engine within its two-year standard warranty period, and experiences downtime greater than 48 hours from the time of diagnosis, International Truck will provide the customer with a $250 International Advantage® Card, good for future parts and service purchases at an International dealership, subject to standard conditions. Customers may be eligible for a maximum of 8 cards per vehicle over the two-year period, a value of as much as $2,000 per vehicle.

The program applies to all stock and sold vehicles in the International® LT™ Series and the International® RH™ Series that are powered by an International A26 engine and enrolled in the company's OnCommand® Connection Advanced Remote Diagnostics system or its OnCommand® Connection Telematics. Customers should contact their local International Truck dealer for program details.

In pursuit of improved uptime, International Truck designed the A26 engine for increased service intervals that keep customers on the road longer, including oil, aftertreatment, and best-in-class coolant service interval in the International® A26 engine at eight years, 15,000 hours and 1.2 million miles.

"By design, the engine coolant and the A26 will perform for years to come for customers who order it in the LT Series or RH Series vehicles," said Darren Gosbee, vice president, Powertrain. "Our engineers continuously test and validate the A26 engine, and the team approved the extended coolant service interval in an effort to provide customers with additional efficiencies that help them reduce their total cost of ownership."

With the industry's largest dealer network, International Truck customers can purchase a truck with the A26 engine and find the service support they need when they need it. Every region served by International Truck includes Rapid Response Teams who are trained to provide dedicated support for the A26 engine. They consist of technical experts who are certified to understand even the minutest A26 engine detail.

Driven by a commitment to deliver customer uptime in the Class 8 market, the A26 engine was developed through an initiative called Project Alpha, which brought together a new team of the industry's foremost powertrain engineers. Built from the proven MAN D26 engine crankcase, the A26 engine produces up to 475 horsepower and 1,750 lb.-ft. of torque from a design that is 600-700 lbs. lighter than a traditional 15L big bore engine. Its components have been carefully engineered to deliver uncompromising uptime as well as class-leading fuel efficiency, reduced weight and quiet operation.

Customer shipments of the A26 engine in the International® LT™ Series and RH™ Series vehicles are already being fulfilled. To place an order and for more information, visit an International Truck dealer or go to: www.InternationalTrucks.com.

About Navistar

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.

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