October 1, 2013
Freightliner’s Cascadia 113 and the ISX12 G from Cummins Westport aren’t exactly strangers. About 100 of the trucks have been in customer hands for some months now. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes one for a spin.
The natural gas version of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 is every bit as capable as its diesel sisters. Check out Equipment Editor Jim Park's photos.
Taking the Cummins Westport ISX12 G for a ride in the Kenworth T800.
September 23, 2013
Chrysler’s Ram brand has an entirely new truck and two new engines just entering the market, and work-oriented customers might find them to be terrific tools. The new truck is the ProMaster full-size van, and the engines are the large-displacement 6.4-liter gasoline V-8 for Ram Heavy Duty models and compact 3-liter diesel V-6 for the Ram 1500 pickup.
September 17, 2013
Senior leaders of Cummins Inc. Tuesday shared their five-year plans for profitable growth, emphasizing the opportunities presented by tightening emissions regulations in many parts of the world and the acquisition of its distributors in North America.
September 16, 2013
Cummins Monday announced a new global heavy-duty engine platform. The G Series platform is an in-line six cylinder engine, and will be available in 10.5- and 11.8-liter displacements to meet a broad variety of on-highway and off-highway global market requirements and emissions standards.
September 12, 2013
Says the butcher: “We eat what we sell.” Says Kwik-Trip: “We burn what we sell.” That’s natural gas, sold in liquefied and compressed form at 15 of the 430 retail filling stations the company operates in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.
Monarch Beverage Co. of Indianapolis is spending $16.5 million to convert its truck fleet to natural gas.
September 4, 2013
Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar International announced a fiscal third quarter 2013 net loss of $247 million compared to third quarter 2012 net income of $84 million. Earlier this month, the company began implementing new cost-reduction initiatives, including a reduction in its workforce.
Navistar International Corp. says it will offer the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter diesel in its International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and CE series IC school buses, but that this doesn't mean it's getting out of the engine business.
September 3, 2013
August 22, 2013
Kenworth delivered its first full-production truck powered by the new 400-hp Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine during a special roll-out ceremony Tuesday before employees at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash.
August 20, 2013
Nissan will offer a newly developed Cummins V-8 Turbo Diesel in its next generation full-size pickup. Now in the latter stages of development and testing, the five-liter engine has been engineered for the redesigned Titan.
August 12, 2013
Navistar Inc. has secured more than 10,000 orders for International Trucks powered by the Cummins ISX15 engine and Cummins SCR aftertreatment system.
August 1, 2013
Freightliner Trucks announced that its Freightliner Cascadia natural-gas-powered tractors will be available with a 48-inch sleeper cab. The natural-gas-powered Cascadia will also be available with factory-installed compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas tanks.
July 15, 2013
CORRECTED -- Kenworth Truck Co. sees a lot of promise in natural gas-powered vehicles, so it featured them last week at gatherings for dealers, customers and trade press writers at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. But diesel-powered trucks form a huge majority of those on the road and will continue to dominate the Class 8 business, one of the company’s executives commented to reporters.
July 9, 2013
Traditional thinking on automated manual transmissions has it that AMTs are the great equalizers – bridgers of skill gaps between the best and the worst drivers in the fleet. While that’s still true, AMTs now bring even more to the fuel-economy table, offering fuel savings in their own right beyond what even the most professionally driven manual transmission could accomplish.
Cummins takes you inside its Heavy Duty Engine Plant in Jamestown, N.Y. See the production process and machining of Cummins industry-leading heavy duty diesel engines, and hear from real people who work there.
June 18, 2013
Bear, a 4-1/2–year-old Pekinese, traveled 4,500 miles for nine days across the western United States, British Columbia and the rugged wilderness of the Yukon Territories to be with his new family at their home in North Pole, Alaska.
May 21, 2013
The company said it is offering a complete range of clean diesel and natural gas engines. For all of its existing base engines, the company said it improved fuel economy by up to 2 percent for 2013.
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