Fuel Smarts

“We win in the marketplace by seeing the future first, and beating the competition to it,” proclaimed Srikanth Padmanabhab, president of the Cummins engine business. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Cummins Sees a Future with Many Truck Power Options

Cummins continues to embrace a “buffet” of power sources for the marketplace as it prepares for a future that includes diesel, hybrids, electric powertrains, and fuel cells, the company told trucking reporters in Atlanta Sunday prior to the opening of the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

Company officials said the new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission is the lightest, most efficient 1,850 lb.-ft.-capable heavy-duty transmission. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Eaton Cummins Unveils Endurant Automated Transmission

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies unveiled the first product from its joint venture, a lightweight, efficient automated transmission, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

PepsiCo was one of the title sponsors and also one of the participating fleets. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Run On Less Drivers Average 10.1 mpg, Surpassing Goals

Despite the challenges of two hurricanes, on top of the normal trucking challenges of high elevations, heavy loads, and crosswinds, seven drivers over 17 days and 50,000 miles managed to average 10.1 mpg overall in the Run on Less fuel-economy road show that concluded this weekend in Atlanta.

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Thermo King Says New Electric APU Runs Longer

Thermo King is unveiling its new all-electric TriPac Envidia auxiliary power unit, which it claims has the longest run-time in the industry, at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta this week.

Sharp Transport driver David Gooch next to the Cumberland C10 he drove for the #Raceto10MPG challenge. Screenshot via Cumberland International YouTube

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Driver Sustains Over 11 MPG for 5,600 Miles

Driver David Gooch was able to sustain 11.21 miles per gallon over 5,599 miles during the #Raceto10mpg challenge put on by Cumberland International and Sharp Transport.

Scale model of Shell's Starship concept truck. Photo: Steven Martinez

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Shell’s Starship Truck Focuses on Freight Efficiency First

Shell Rotella’s next-generation concept truck, nicknamed the Starship, is set to debut early in 2018, and the company says it will focus on freight efficiency rather than raw miles per gallon.

Products

Shell's DEF Works With Any SCR Emissions System

Shell Rotella has introduced its own Diesel Exhaust Fluid, designed for on-highway medium- and heavy-duty trucks as well as off-highway construction equipment and trucks.

Photos: Shell Rotella

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Shell's New Oil Works for Mixed Diesel and Gas Fleets

Shell Rotella's T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 synthetic oil is designed for versatility, meeting the API CK-4 specification for Class 8 Trucks as well as API SN specification for gasoline trucks and vans.

$140 million will go toward incentivizing cleaner vehicles at California’s ports. Photo: Jim Park.

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California Passes Clean Air Bill with $895M in Vehicle Incentives

The Clean Air Initiative provides $895 million for incentive programs that cut emissions from diesel and other greenhouse gas producing pollutants.

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

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Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

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