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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

Sick or Tired, Mechanics Compete at TMC's SuperTech
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

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

October 27, 2017

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

January 18, 2017

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

Medium-Duty Update: Growing Sales, Diesel Developments, Vertical Integration
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

Test Drive: Is International's HX620 the Driver's Vocational Truck?
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’
Test Drive: Ford's New F-650 Looks, Feels Familiar
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

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