February 17, 2015 - Industry News
Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Engines, NACFE, Technology & Maintenance Council
February 11, 2015 - Product News
Harrison Truck Centers will introduce a diesel-natural gas fueling system on severe-duty glider-kitted trucks, using a Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System from American Power Group.
Tags: Glider Kits, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Freightliner, Dual Fuel System
December 11, 2014 - Industry News
Achates Power, the developer of modern two-stroke, opposed-piston engines, says it has secured another contract with a leading global original-equipment manufacturer. The company now has five customers for whom it is developing variations of its designs.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Opposed-piston diesels, Achates Power, Engines
December 4, 2014 - Industry News
Consumption of diesel exhaust fluid across North America has been rising in recent years and is set to hit a milestone of one billion gallons by 2019, according to the newly published DEF Market Dynamics Report by Integer Research.
Tags: Emissions, Diesel Engines, Research, DEF, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
September 23, 2014 - Product News
Westport Innovations says it's introduced the first generation of enhanced spark-ignited (ESI) natural gas system. This new approach to natural gas combustion technology is designed provide a "downsized" natural gas solution that is cost competitive while providing similar levels of power, torque, and fuel economy to a larger diesel engine.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Engines, Westport Innovations
September 11, 2014 - Industry News
Omnitek Engineering has received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine families for model years 1988 to 2009.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engines, Natural Gas Conversions, Omnitek Engineering
September 2, 2014 - Industry News
The Performance Innovation Transport group announced it has received funding to initiate a commercial vehicle engine programming project to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
Tags: Canada, Fuel Efficiency, Engines, PIT
August 15, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins announced that it has received certification for its 6.7L Turbo Diesel from the California Air Resources Board, meeting the Low-Emission Vehicle III standards.
Tags: Emissions, Cummins, Medium-Duty Trucks, California, Ram, California Air Resources Board, Engines
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.
Tags: Caterpillar, Lawsuits, ACERT, Litigation, Diesel Engines, Engines, Emissions
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
Navistar has started customer shipments of its International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with the company's 9.3-liter diesels fitted with selective catalytic reduction emissions-aftertreatment equipment.
Tags: SCR, MaxxForce, Fuel Economy, N9, N10, Navistar, Vocational, Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
Alternative-fueled engine maker Power Solutions International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the company's 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine can be used for on-highway applications.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Natural Gas Engines, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas, Engines, Power Solutions International
July 2, 2014 - Industry News
Since the first clean diesel engines were introduced more than seven years ago, they now represent about one-third of all the trucks registered to operate on U.S. highways. The total population of in-service clean diesel engines now numbers about 2.8 million.
Tags: Diesel Technology Forum, Engines, Emissions, EPA 2010
June 30, 2014 - Industry News
A proposed test for adhesive wear, or scuffing, will not be a part of the upcoming new API oil standard, currently known as PC-11, and the new category is running behind schedule for implementation.
Tags: Shell, Lubricants, API, Low-Viscosity Oil, Fuel Economy, Engines
May 14, 2014 - Industry News
What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from the truck running the experimental low-viscosity oil? A lot of eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
Tags: Engine Oil, Fuel Economy, Shell Rotella, API, Engines
March 26, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.
Tags: Natural Gas, Vehicle Spec'ing, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Meijer, NFI
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.
Tags: Natural Gas, Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, TMC, Engines, Alternative Fuels
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
Turbine-electric powertrain and carbon-fiber trailer sides are not yet used in commercial motor trucks, but a concept Walmart tractor's COE layout and trailer's rounded nose hark back to previous times while at the same time evoking a "Jetsons" futuristic feel.
Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Walmart, Future Trucks, Concept Vehicles, Fuel Efficiency, Engines
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.
Tags: Natural Gas, Clean Energy Fuels, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Blu, LNG, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
January 30, 2014 - Industry News
The new edition of DEF Tracker from the company Integer Research shows the average price for all diesel exhaust fluid bulk supply modes in the U.S. and Canada increased for all delivery modes compared with the previous month.
Tags: DEF, Truckstops, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins says it has “paused” work on its 14.9-liter natural gas engine because of “uncertainty” of the demand for such power plants amid the expense of fueling stations and on-board tanks.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, Cummins ISX15, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Engines
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a guidance letter late last year to heavy-duty on-highway engine manufacturers outlining how it intends to determine the physical range of adjustment of diesel exhaust fluid quality for certification testing, according to DiscoverDEF.com.
Tags: SCR, DEF, EPA, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
Officials with the truckstop chain, Travel Centers of America, indicated this week when they plan to open their first liquefied natural gas filling stations in cooperation with Shell targeting commercial vehicles.
Tags: Liquefied Natural Gas, Travel Centers of America, Shell, Petro Stopping Centers, Engines
November 4, 2013 - Industry News
The national average price of DEF at truck stops islands was $2.79 per gallon in the U.S., a decline of one-cent from the month before.
Tags: DEF, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid
October 31, 2013 - Industry News
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
Tags: Volvo, Cummins, Natural Gas, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, Engines, Westport Innovations, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
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