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July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed

Cummins ISX15 with waste heat recovery from the front-right side

By Jim Park

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck project achieved almost-unheard-of gains of 68% in freight efficiency over a 24-hour duty-cycle, a 50% improvement in freight efficiency on an 11-hour drive-cycle and a 20% improvement in the thermal efficiency of the engine. How did they do it, and what does that mean?

Tags: Cummins, SmartWay, Peterbilt, EPA, U.S. Department of Energy, SuperTruck, Engines, Fuel Economy

May 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

How to Find a Service Provider

Select a service provider who has certified technicians and who has invested in the latest tools and diagnostic equipment.

By Denise Rondini

Finding and training technicians, purchasing tools and equipment, maintaining a parts inventory, dealing with OSHA and the EPA. These are just a few of the headaches fleets that maintain their own trucks face.

Tags: OSHA, EPA, Aftermarket, Dealers, Service Providers, Wensel’s Service Centers, JX Enterprises

February 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Stay Ahead of Trouble on EGR Engines

EGR valves live in a very hostile environment.

By Jim Park

While most of the early problems have been engineered out of the exhaust gas recirculation systems on today’s clean diesel engines, corroded coolers, stuck valves and other problems still plague owners of older equipment.

Tags: Emissions, Volvo, Cummins, Navistar, Detroit Diesel, SCR, EGR, EPA, Mack, DPF

January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Truck Buying Options: New, Used, Buy or Lease

By Tom Berg

What’ll it be, buddy? New or used? Buy or lease? A salesperson could throw those questions at a prospective buyer and get a combination of answers, and none of them would be absolutely wrong. Because like everything in trucking, “it depends.”

Tags: Truck Country, Used Trucks, Penn Commercial Vehicle Solutions, EPA, Glider Kits, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Clarke Power Services, NationaLease, Ryder, Penske, IdeaLease, Paclease

January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Save Fuel, Increase Profit, Save the Planet

By Tom Berg

Is this a case of win-win? Do the new regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions help both the environment and truck operators’ bottom lines? So it seems.

Tags: Volvo, Kenworth, Eaton, Navistar, Freightliner, Peterbilt, SCR, EPA, Mack, GHG emissions, API, GHG14

January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Will Truck Owners Face GHG Enforcement?

By Tom Berg and Oliver Patton

Truck owners and manufacturers share responsibility for compliance with new limits on carbon dioxide emissions and fuel economy.

Tags: ATA, GHG, TMC, EPA, Clean Air Act, GHG emissions, NHTSA

December 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

8 Things to Expect on Tomorrow’s Trucks

Freightliner’s Revolution concept truck took some fairly radical approaches to designing a better truck for a regional or hub-and-spoke trucking operation.

By Deborah Lockridge

In some ways, the truck of the future is here today. What would a truck driver from decades ago think if he were suddenly transported from his own time into one of today’s state-of-the-art rigs?

Tags: Volvo, Isuzu, Kenworth, Ryder, ATA, Mitsubishi, Navistar, Freightliner, Peterbilt, GHG, TMC, EPA, Fuel Economy, Zonar, APU, Drivewyze, Daimler, Idle Reduction, eNow, Maverick Transportation, SuperTruck, Automated transmissions, Detroit Connect, Future Trucks

September 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Diesel/Natural Gas Conversions Offers Owners a Choice

By Deborah Lockridge

A dual-fuel conversion system can offer some of the fuel- and emissions-saving benefits of a natural gas engine without going out and buying a brand-new truck. Read more in this story from the September issue of HDT.

Tags: EcoDual, APG, Omnitek, Dual Fuel, Clean Air Power, EPA, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

March 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

California Contentions: The Low Carbon Fuel Standard

California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard and cap-and-trade could increase the price of diesel by $2.22 per gallon.

By Evan Lockridge

If you've been hoping there is an end in sight to California's tidal waves of increasing trucking regulations, unfortunately, the tsunami has yet to strike, unless it crashes in a legal challenge.

Tags: CARB, EPA, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, CTA

January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Omnitek Receives EPA Approval for Diesel-to-Natural Gas Engine Conversion Kits

Omnitek Engineering Corp. announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the company's submission for its diesel-to-natural gas conversion technology for the widely operated line of heavy-duty Navistar DT466E and DT530E engine

Tags: Navistar, EPA, Omnitek

December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

Does the MIL Lamp Spell Aftermarket Opportunity?

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Your customers are going to be seeing a lot more of that ubiquitous yellow engine-shaped icon on their dashboard with the latest model trucks.

Tags: In the Shop, EPA, Diagnostics

November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

VorBlade Technology Verified by EPA SmartWay Program

Colorado-based company, Avantechs, announced that its VorBlade Wing System, which improves the aerodynamics for trucks and trailers, was recently verified by the EPA SmartWay Program

Tags: SmartWay, EPA

August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

Confusion Over 2010

By Deborah Whistler, Editor

New technology adds another twist to emissions solutions for next EPA mandate.

Tags: Technology, EGR, EPA

August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story

Running Lean

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

Lightweight specs are no longer just for extra payload.

Tags: EPA, Truck Weights

August 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

The Real Cost of Trucks

By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor

Why equipment costs more today... or does it?

Tags: Emissions, EPA, Surface Transportation

July 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives

Class 8 Roundup

By Tom Berg

It's All About Fuel.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Class 8, Equipment, EPA, Test Drive

May 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

EPA Has $50 Million To Support Clean Air Retrofit

By Oliver B. Patton, Washington Editor

EPA has $50 million to support clean air retrofits

Tags: Funding, Congress, EPA, Clean Air Retrofit

March 2006, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial

A Look At 2007 Diesel Emissions

By Jim Winsor, Executive Editor

Here's a preview of exhaust hardware you'll be seeing on '07 diesel engines.

Tags: EPA, DPF

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