October 19, 2015 - Product News
Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.
Tags: Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, Telematics, Freightliner
September 15, 2015 - Industry News
The aftermarket repair industry and truck and engine makers have reached an agreement on the sharing of heavy-duty vehicle service information, which will give truck owners more options for diagnosing and repairing today's heavily computerized commercial vehicles.
Tags: Diagnostics, Engines, Right to Repair
July 17, 2015 - Industry News
Because 7,750 engines were not fully assembled in 2009 but in 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency says Navistar should have obtained an exemption in the form of a certificate of compliance, but didn’t.
Tags: Navistar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Engines, EPA 2010, Litigation
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Two recalls have been issued for Volvo trucks. One involves disc brake problems on VAH, VNL, and VNM model trucks; a smaller recall affects D16 engines in VNL and VNX models.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA, Brakes, Engines
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Although its market share is not increasing as rapidly as it had expected, Navistar has made significant progress in cutting its warranty spend and other costs, and as a result posted a positive income number in its fiscal third quarter, despite lower sales than anticipated.
Tags: Warranty, Navistar, SCR, EGR, Engines, Quarterly Earnings
July 8, 2014 - Industry News
Lawyers for trucking companies have filed lawsuits in three states against the parent company of International Trucks, claiming Navistar failed to disclose known defects and problems with its EPA 2010 MaxxForce engines.
Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, International Trucks, Engines, Litigation, 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 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
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
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
How much tampering with exhaust emissions equipment goes on out there? No one knows for sure, but panelists at a session of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s fall meeting in Pittsburgh last week said they had seen some flagrant cases.
Tags: Emissions, TMC, DPF, Engines
August 6, 2013 - Industry News
Companies that remanufacture engines could see their customer base shrinking, according to a Frost & Sullivan analysis, as OE engines improve and interest in hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles increases.
Tags: Remanufacturing, Frost & Sullivan, Engines, Aftermarket
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
Customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups, reported by the general news media over the Memorial Day weekend, stem from moisture accumulation in the trucks’ charge-air cooler, Ford Motor Co. says. Dealers have been informed of a fix and will do the work under warranty.
Tags: Ford, Light & Medium, Engines
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
Caterpillar is again facing legal action as a result of the ACERT engine technology it used to meet EPA's 2007 emissions regulations. A proposed class action suit filed last week in New Jersey federal court alleges Caterpillar sold defective engine systems that constantly failed and did not last as long as Caterpillar said they would.
Tags: Emissions, Caterpillar, Lawsuits, Engines, ACERT
April 5, 2013 - Industry News
Universal Technical Institute is now offering a Cummins engine program at its Exton campus. To celebrate the new program, UTI-Exton will hold a grand opening on Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tags: Cummins, Aftermarket, UTI, Engines, Technicians, Training
April 4, 2013 - Industry News
Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.
Tags: Transport Capital Partners, Engines, Emissions, EPA
August 23, 2012 - Industry News
Navistar will be taking orders within a month for International ProStar+ tractors with a Cummins 15-liter ISX engine and Cummins selective catalytic reduction aftertreatment to meet EPA 2010 emissions regulations. By next May it plans to have available a 13-liter MaxxForce engine with Cummins SCR. The company will roll out both engines in other models in staggered launches throughout next year
Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, Engines, Emissions, EPA 2010
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