November 1, 2015
Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a dozen lightweighting ideas for Class 8 trucks and tractors.
October 26, 2015
Fleets and independent repair garages will soon have access to service information for model year 2010 and later trucks and buses over 10,000 pounds sold in the United States and Canada.
October 19, 2015
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.
October 7, 2015
There's a new engine in Paccar's MX lineup. New to North America, but with several years of experience under the big DAF cabs in Europe, the 11-liter MX-11 is well suited for many Kenworth and Peterbilt vocational and P&D customers.
October 6, 2015
With almost identical engine ratings, does bigger displacement really make a difference?
September 18, 2015
Global OEM engine cooling manufacturer TitanX announced plans to enter the North American market under the name TitanXend.
September 15, 2015
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.
August 21, 2015
The 100,000th Paccar MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group, which will operate it in a Peterbilt Model 579.
For a sneak peek at the next generation of the DD13, look to the latest new engine from Mercedes-Benz in Europe.
August 5, 2015
Gates Corporation’s Belt Wear Gauge is a handheld tool designed for serpentine belt inspection.
July 17, 2015
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.
May 12, 2015
Natural gas engine provider Westport Innovations Inc. said last week it thinned financial losses in the second quarter of the year despite a 30% drop in revenue.
April 28, 2015
Cummins Inc. reported its first quarter profit increased 14% from the same time a year ago, totaling $387 million, driven by stronger demand in on-highway markets and distributor acquisitions in North America.
March 24, 2015
LOUISVILLE, KY -- Under the theme of "redefining efficiency," Cummins Tuesday night announced fuel-saving enhancements to the 2015 ISX15 big-bore diesel and a peek at the 2017 ISX15, which will feature a lighter and smaller aftertreatment system along with a more efficient turbocharger and reduced parasitic loss.
March 19, 2015
The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.
March 9, 2015
The MP8 engine provides the brawn while the engine and transmission controllers manage the power with an eye to fuel efficiency. Check out the video to see how Mack's two power profiles to give fleets the best of both worlds: performance or economy. Check out Part 1 here.
March 5, 2015
Mack's 13-liter MP8 engine may be small in stature, but it's big on performance. It delivers 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough to pull 138,000 lbs through the mountains on B.C.'s Vancouver Island.
February 17, 2015
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.
February 11, 2015
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.
December 11, 2014
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.
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