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Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away
Fuel Smarts: Opposed-Piston Diesels About Five Years Away

October 3, 2014
Truck users can look forward to 30% better fuel economy at 10% lower production cost, says Achates Power

Cummins: New X15 Engine Offers High Performance, Economy, Reliability
Cummins: New X15 Engine Offers High Performance, Economy, Reliability

July 24, 2016
Cummins officials say their next-generation X15 heavy-duty diesel series will offer new value through economy, performance, reliability and support when it...

Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer
Walmart Shows Off Futuristic Tractor-Trailer

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...

QuickSpin: Driving ProStars with Different Engines
QuickSpin: Driving ProStars with Different Engines

October 6, 2015
With almost identical engine ratings, does bigger displacement really make a difference?

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks
12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

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...

Cummins, Foton Launch Engine Joint Venture for China
Cummins, Foton Launch Engine Joint Venture for China

April 9, 2014
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...

Engine Smarts: Owners Cite Woes with Engines, Dealers; Volvo Lists Some Remedies
Engine Smarts: Owners Cite Woes with Engines, Dealers; Volvo Lists Some Remedies

January 10, 2013
CORRECTED -- Volvo Trucks executives knew full well what a group of its customers would say about experiences with modern engines, but invited them to speak...

Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter
Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

March 3, 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...

EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal
EPA Sues Navistar, Says Some Engines Were Illegal

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...

Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels
Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels

September 10, 2014
Blossman Services is waiting on final governmental approval for a “blended fuel” system that injects varying amounts of propane autogas to replace diesel...

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