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COMMENT: Vertical integration takes a new twist

BY ALAN BUNTING. What's better for truck OEM powertrain specification: 'cherry picking’ the driveline componentry, or vertical integration?

In the North American heavy-duty truck market, the arguments for and against powertrain vertical integration continue to rumble on. However, a new – even bizarre – twist to the story, courtesy of Kenworth and Peterbilt chassis builder Paccar, has now emerged….

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