TRUCKING BRIEFS

TRUCKING BRIEFS

Mitsubishi Delivers

First FH Class 5 TruckBRIDGEPORT, N.J. - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc. said it delivered its first FH Class 5 model to Farrar Filter Co., an air filter sales and service firm in Passaic, N.J.

The new FH with a gross vehicle weight rating of 17,196 pounds is designed to fill a gap in Mitsubishi's product line between its Class 3 and its Class 6 and 7 product offerings, the company said. The FH is powered by a 6-cylinder 145-horsepower turbocharged diesel engine with a matched power train for efficient operation, according to Mitsubishi.

While the company entered the U.S. market with offerings at the heavier end of the medium-duty scale, its hottest seller so far has been its light- duty Class 3 FE model introduced here last year.

Navistar Offers Kit

To Refurbish Trucks

CHICAGO - Navistar International Transportation Corp. has introduced a new GLR8300 glider kit that can give an old truck the new look and some of the components of the company's aerodynamic International 8300 conventional tractor model.

The kit consists of an 8300 truck frame with a completely trimmed cab and hood with front axle, front suspension, steering gear, front brakes, cooling system, fuel tank and electrical system. It does not include the drive train components to make a complete truck, the company said.

The drive train components - engine, transmission, rear axles and rear suspension - can be taken from an old or wrecked truck and combined with the kit to produce an updated vehicle, Navistar said.

Employee Stock Plan

Approved by Circle

INDIANAPOLIS - Circle Express Inc., a holding company for several truckload motor carriers, said its board of directors approved formation of an employee stock ownership plan.

The plan allows employees to defer a portion of their annual compensation through voluntary contributions to the plan.

The wage contributions will be used to buy Circle Express stock.