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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

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Operation of zero- and near-zero-emissions trucks, locomotives and container-handling equipment would expand beginning in 2019 and culminate with wide use of electric trucks by 2035, according to the latest San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

November 23, 2016

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

2017 Ford Super Duty Pickups to Use F-150 Aluminum Cabs
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

DriverFirst Aims to Design Internationals ‘Drivers Want to Drive’
European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

European Sprinter Gets 990-Pound GVW Boost

Mercedes-Benz Vans has boosted the available gross vehicle weight rating of its European Sprinter by 990 pounds, to 5.5 metric tons or 12,122 pounds. An increase is being considered for North American vans, said a spokesman at the builder's U.S. headquarters.

May 3, 2016

Nissan's Gasoline Titan XD Goes On Sale

Nissan's Gasoline Titan XD Goes On Sale

Nissan's 2016 Titan XD Crew Cab pickups powered by an advanced 5.6L Endurance V-8 gasoline engine went on sale April 15. The Titan XD Gas pickup joins the XD with the Cummins 5.0L Turbo Diesel V-8 released last December.

April 28, 2016

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

April 22, 2016

Alkane COE Trucks Get DOT Approval
Cat to Split with Navistar, Build Own Vocational Trucks
Eaton, Cummins Show Direct Drive Powertrain, UltraShift Enhancements
Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Symbolic First 2016 F-650/750 Shown at Ohio Plant

Ford and United Auto Workers officials Wednesday morning drove the symbolic first unit of the new F-650/750 series off the line at its Ohio Assembly Plant near Avon Lake amid cheers that followed congratulatory speeches.

August 12, 2015

Cat Trucks to Initially Continue as Built by Navistar

Cat Trucks to Initially Continue as Built by Navistar

UPDATED -- What's next for Caterpillar and Navistar vocational trucks, now that Caterpillar's ending its Cat Truck assembly agreement with Navistar? Spokesmen from both companies talk to Truckinginfo.com.

July 28, 2015