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Opposed-Piston Diesels Enter Limited Production

Opposed-Piston Diesels Enter Limited Production

A pair of heavy duty opposed-piston engines will be produced for an emissions-reduction project in California, officials with the program announced November 8 at a press event in San Diego.

November 9, 2018

Solar Panels Feasible for Tractors, Trailers, Says NACFE

Solar Panels Feasible for Tractors, Trailers, Says NACFE

Solar power makes sense for many commercial trucks, and in many applications, an investment in the right equipment can be paid back in roughly three years, says the North American Council for Freight Efficiency in its latest Confidence Report.

June 29, 2018

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says
Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola
Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance
Navistar: LT Truck Sales Already 'Great,' Joint GM Project 'On Schedule'
NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel
Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.

August 30, 2016

M-B Class 8 Electric Truck to be Tested in Urban Delivery Service
Cummins: New X15 Engine Offers High Performance, Economy, Reliability

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

Cummins officials say their next-generation X15 heavy-duty diesel series will offer new value through economy, performance, reliability and support when it replaces existing ISX15 models in January 2017. A year later, a new X12 will supersede the current ISX12.

July 24, 2016

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.

March 10, 2016

Wabash Shows Almost All-Composite Prototype Reefer
NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'

NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'

Trailer aerodynamic devices work, but how well depends on the products and users’ operating conditions, says the latest Confidence Report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

February 28, 2016

Find Test Data in Choosing Economy Options, Report Says

Find Test Data in Choosing Economy Options, Report Says

Truck fleets should seek test data on fuel-saving products so they can intelligently decide what to use in their own operations, says Determining Efficiency, the latest “confidence report” from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room.

January 28, 2016

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