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: Lubricants, API, Shell, Low-Viscosity Oil, Fuel Economy, Engines
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
Less than seven years after introducing its Detroit DD15 engine, Detroit Diesel on Wednesday marked the production of its 250,000th DD Series engine.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Daimler Trucks, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America
June 18, 2014 - Industry News
Horsepower and torque ratings announced by General Motors will make its 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups the most powerful in the midsized truck segment, the company claims.
Tags: Chevrolet, Colorado, General Motors, GMC, Pickups, Mid-Size Pickups, Canyon, Light-Duty Trucks, Engines
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
California-based England Van Lines plans to retrofit its fleet of moving trucks in San Jose with new stop-start technology allowing drivers to coast through traffic lights without having to stop.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Technology, California, 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
May 9, 2014 - Industry News
Plaintiffs in the latest class-action lawsuit allege Caterpillar hid details of defects and performance issues from customers that the engine maker knew about.
Tags: Caterpillar, Litigation, Fleets, Engines, Equipment
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
The world’s largest independent engine maker, Cummins Inc., is partnering with the biggest truck builder, Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd. of China, in a joint venture that will see Foton use Cummins ISG diesels in a new truck series developed with Daimler of Germany.
Tags: Diesel, Cummins, China, Foton Motor, Global, 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 25, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Telematics, Cummins, Fuel Economy, Engines, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 17, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Navistar, Freightliner, Sterling, Peterbilt, Recalls, Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, Cummins Westport, Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Natural Gas
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: Eaton Corp., Cummins ISX12 G, Natural Gas, 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, Engines, Blu, LNG, Liquefied Natural Gas, Fuel and Oil, Alternative Fuels
January 31, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, OEM, Peterbilt, Earnings, Engines, Truck Sales
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: Cummins, Natural Gas Vehicles, Cummins ISX12 G, Cummins ISX15, 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
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: EPA 2010, Navistar, SCR, International Trucks, Earnings, Engines, Emissions
December 13, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Navistar, SCR, EGR, EPA, Engines
November 8, 2013 - Industry News
Truckers who don't run a lot of miles in California may get more time to comply with emissions rules.
Tags: Emissions, CARB, California, DPF, Safety & Compliance, Engines
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, Petro Stopping Centers, Shell, 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
October 29, 2013 - Industry News
Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it sold defective diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans, according to Automotive News
Tags: Navistar, Ford, Engines, Litigation
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