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Volvo Talks About Piston Technology in Latest Engines
Volvo Talks About Piston Technology in Latest Engines

June 9, 2016
The Volvo Group’s new truck engines in the U.S. are more fuel efficient thanks in part to a new piston design, which has "waves" on the piston crown that...

Q&A: New Committee Head Talks PC-11 Oil Category
Q&A: New Committee Head Talks PC-11 Oil Category

September 9, 2015
There's a new head of the committee developing the new heavy-duty engine oil classification, known as PC-11. HDT talked to Shawn Whitacre to find out what...

Peterbilt Highlights Technology Transformation
Peterbilt Highlights Technology Transformation

May 28, 2015
Two decades ago, Peterbilt was primarily known for its classic truck designs that appealed to owner-operators and small fleets. But as it showed reporters...

Q&A: Fleet Advantage's John Flynn on Truck Leasing Past, Present and Future
Q&A: Fleet Advantage's John Flynn on Truck Leasing Past, Present and Future

February 6, 2015
What does Big Data have to do with the future of truck leasing? Everything, says John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage, a truck leasing company that believes...

Navistar Outlines SuperTruck Progress
Navistar Outlines SuperTruck Progress

December 18, 2014
Increasing brake thermal efficiency in the SuperTruck's diesel engines is proving more challenging than expected and the goal of 55% still seems a ways off.

How Simulators Can Help Save Fuel
How Simulators Can Help Save Fuel

November 13, 2014
From the November Issue of HDT - Driving simulators aren't just for new drivers or safety training, they can be used to teach drivers how to improve fuel...

Mesilla Valley Adding FlowBelow AeroKits to Entire Fleet
Mesilla Valley Adding FlowBelow AeroKits to Entire Fleet

October 4, 2014
SAN DIEGO -- Mesilla Valley Transportation, a New Mexico and Texas carrier known for its attention to fuel savings, has ordered 1,200 FlowBelow Tractor...

Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?
Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?

July 17, 2014
To meet expected greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards, oil companies and engine makers have been busy developing a new standard for engine oils that...

New Oil Standard Won't Have Adhesive Wear Test
New Oil Standard Won't Have Adhesive Wear Test

June 30, 2014
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...

Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil
Shell Engine Teardown Compares Protection of Experimental Oil

May 14, 2014
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...