Freightliner eM2 medium-duty electric truck rolls out at ACT Expo
The battery electric truck will roll into pick-up and delivery applications with more vocational configurations on the way.
Cummins shows off X15N natural gas, X10 diesel engines
Plus some powertrain components make their debut in Cummins red.
Mind your axle to prepare for the unexpected
Finding the root cause of leaks is important, even if the surfaces and gaskets appear to be in good condition.
Truck powertrain downspeeding—how low can you go?
It’s been part of the specification vernacular for many years. As a powertrain-focused strategy for improving fuel economy, downspeeding has been of interest to fleets looking to lower fuel costs. For manufacturers, it is also a means of meeting efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions regulations. The concept itself is simple. With downspeeding, the rear axle
When lubricating truck hub bearings think like a Dippy Bird
Not long ago, someone asked how I come up with ideas for these articles. How exciting it would be if I could claim the topics rolled from my mind because of vast personal technical knowledge and experience. Granted, to a degree the article ideas are the result of some 40 years in the industry. Nevertheless,
Volvo Trucks presents a new fully electric axle for extended range
Volvo Trucks unveiled a completely new, fully electric rear axle at the IAA transport show in Hannover, Germany. Freeing up space for more batteries, the new e-axle means even longer range for Volvo’s battery electric trucks. Volvo Trucks has the widest offer of battery electric trucks in the industry, with six different models in serial production.
SAF-Holland launches Quick Parts Kit Guide
SAF-Holland recently announced the launch of the new SAF-Holland Aftermarket Quick Parts Kit Guide. Created to provide complete visibility of its line of service parts and tools, the new Quick Parts Kit Guide will provide distributors and dealers with a comprehensive listing of the most popular service parts, kits and tools needed to meet their
Dana’s new Sustainable Mobility Center awarded LEED Certification
Dana Incorporated announced that it has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for its Sustainable Mobility Center, located on its World Headquarters campus in Maumee, Ohio, United States. Dana’s state-of-the-art Sustainable Mobility Center serves as an engineering center for e-Propulsion products, including the development of electric motors and upfitting of electric vehicles with complete
Allison Transmission, Xos enter partner on heavy-duty EVs
Xos Inc., a manufacturer and services provider of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles, powertrains, charging infrastructure, and fleet management software, has entered a strategic partnership with Allison Transmission Inc., a manufacturer of commercial-duty, fully-automatic transmissions and leading manufacturer of electric hybrid and fully-electric propulsion systems, to jointly develop heavy-duty Class 7 and 8 commercial
SAF-Holland details development of TRAKr e-axle for reefer applications
SAF-Holland has begun the market and product development phase of its trailer electric axles on real-world transportation applications for North America. The SAF TRAKr (or recuperative axle) is currently undergoing intensive testing around the world–with positive initial user experiences, the company noted during a press conference held during TMC 2022. First presented at the 2018
Photo gallery: Hino Trucks national parts conference
Hino Trucks hosted several hundred dealers at its National Parts Conference this week in Las Vegas, and I had the cool opportunity to host live podcasts during the show with the Hino Trucks team, suppliers and dealers. The conversation spanned the gamut of industry talking points–from dealing with supply chain and service challenges to answering
What Cummins, Meritor talked about during acquisition call
Tuesday is off to a rocking start with the announcement that Cummins acquired Meritor. In the name of getting info out as quickly as possible, here’s a transcript of the call Cummins and Meritor held with analysts this morning. We’ll have more follow-ups and analysis as we’re able to work through the information and follow