March 25, 2014
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Tuesday announced a new engine rating and its first telematics program just prior to the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, March 27-29.
March 18, 2014
Gasoline in truck diesel engines can give more than 50% efficiency if the combustion process is done correctly. A modified diesel engine running on gasoline could be a way of significantly reducing truck emissions, according to research at Lund University in Sweden. New fuel efficiency standards for large trucks were announced by President Obama just last week. The method could halve fuel consumption for gasoline engines.
March 17, 2014
More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.
March 13, 2014
Exactly what is this "high-temp, high-shear" viscosity engine oil standard in the works for the next round of EPA emissions standards, and what are engine makers doing to make sure engines will still be well protected?
March 9, 2014
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.
March 5, 2014
Navistar announced enhancements to its severe service and medium-duty product lines, including adding selective catalytic reduction emissions technology to its higher-horsepower midrange engines.
March 3, 2014
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.
“Proprietary” is a magic word among truck builders. It describes components of the company’s own manufacture or design that are installed on the company’s own trucks. For truck users, this can be a good thing, because they’re designed to work specifically with a company’s other components.
Meijer, a Michigan-based chain of supercenter stores, says it was the first fleet in the country to adopt EPA-2010 emissions trucks. That's one reason David Hoover, director of outbound logistics for Meijer, is an HDT 2014 Truck Fleet Innovator. Learn more in this video and in the March issue of HDT.
February 19, 2014
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.
February 13, 2014
In this three-part video test drive of a 2013 Mack Pinnacle, Equipment Editor Jim Park rides with Dave McKenna, Mack's director of powertrain sales. He explores the mDrive automated manual transmission and the Mack SuperEconodyne fuel-saving powertrain package.
February 5, 2014
Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.
January 31, 2014
Paccar, the parent to truck makers Peterbilt and Kenworth, reported record revenue of $17.12 billion in 2013 compared to revenue of $17.05 billion the year before.
January 30, 2014
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.
January 15, 2014
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.
January 14, 2014
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.
January 7, 2014
In May, Navistar International Corp. named Bill Kozek, a 26-year veteran of Paccar, as president of Navistar's North America Truck and Parts business. He succeeded Jack Allen, who was promoted to chief operating officer. Kozek spoke with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge shortly after the company announced disappointing fourth-quarter earnings. Here's the Q&A.
December 23, 2013
Navistar Inc. announced that it has started customer shipments of its first International DuraStar vehicles with the Cummins ISB 6.7-liter engine. The first units were released from the company's Escobedo, Mexico assembly plant.
December 20, 2013
While Navistar has made substantial progress in its Drive to Deliver turnaround program, it still reported worse financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter than it had aimed for. Executives said the main culprits were industry truck sales levels that didn't pick up as soon as expected, and the continuing high warranty costs for its legacy all-EGR EPA-2010 engines.
December 13, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has lost a fight with truck engine makers over an earlier decision allowing Navistar International to sell earlier models of its engines with exhaust gas recirculation technology, even though they did not meet federal emissions rules.
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