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Volvo Sells Its Integrated Powertrain in Big Majority of Its Trucks
Axle-Forward Cat CT681 Vocational Truck in Full Production

Axle-Forward Cat CT681 Vocational Truck in Full Production

Caterpillar has begun serving more vocational segments with its CT681, a Class 8 set-forward-axle model with “industrial” styling based on customer preferences, representatives said Thursday at a press briefing at Cat’s demonstration facility west of Peoria, Ill.

October 31, 2014

Congress Lacks Vision to Support Infrastructure, LaHood Says

Congress Lacks Vision to Support Infrastructure, LaHood Says

The Erie Canal, Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Interstate Highway System – all were built by men of vision, but today Congress lacks enough such people to rebuild America’s worn and aging infrastructure, said former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, calling for a 10-cent-a-gallon increase in the fuel tax.

October 30, 2014

2015 Sprinter Gets Small Diesel, ‘Crosswind Assist'
PG&E Requires CNG Tank Inspections by Dec. 12

PG&E Requires CNG Tank Inspections by Dec. 12

Concerned that compressed natural gas tanks in customers’ vehicles might not be sufficiently safe, Pacific Gas & Electric is requiring inspections as a condition of continued use of the company’s filling stations.

October 13, 2014

Westport Introduces Next-Gen NatGas Fuel Injectors
Mack, Telogis Activate New Compliance, Navigation Services Using Telemetry
SuperTech Participation Improves Training, Saves Money, Maintenance Execs Report
Mark McLean of FedEx Freight Wins TMC SuperTech Again

Mark McLean of FedEx Freight Wins TMC SuperTech Again

Mark McLean was declared the winner of the TMC SuperTech National Technicians Skills Competition for the second straight year, helpng FedEx technicians sweep the top three spots in the event.

September 24, 2014

EPA's Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Rules Still Unknown

Proposals for Phase 2 of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulations are approaching a deadline for publication, but neither the Environmental Protection Agency nor the manufacturers affected know much about what will be in them.

September 24, 2014

133 SuperTech Competitors Ready for Testing, Organizers Say

133 SuperTech Competitors Ready for Testing, Organizers Say

Organizers of TMC's SuperTech competition in Orlando, Fla., say they are ready to test 133 top technicians from across the United States beginning Monday. High scorers will emerge after two days of pitting their skills against pre-arranged flaws in 25 different areas of truck diagnostics and repairs, with the winners announced at a lunch on Wednesday.

September 22, 2014

Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels

Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels

Blossman Services is waiting on final governmental approval for a “blended fuel” system that injects varying amounts of propane autogas to replace diesel fuel in heavy duty truck engines.

September 10, 2014

DEF Tanks May Get Smaller Under New EPA Rules

DEF Tanks May Get Smaller Under New EPA Rules

Under new rules approved by the EPA, vehicles could get smaller DEF tanks than now, because the special fluid is widely available and not as much of it must be carried aboard the vehicle.

August 29, 2014

Ram Makes New ‘Best-in-Class’ Claims for HD Pickups

Ram Makes New ‘Best-in-Class’ Claims for HD Pickups

Ram Truck has hopped ahead of competitors with new torque and payload ratings for its 2015-model Heavy Duty pickups, and continues the highest mpg claim in light-duty pickups with its V-6 EcoDiesel, according to the division’s top executive.

August 25, 2014