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Mobile fueling services that aim to meet fleet sustainability goals

It seems counter intuitive–bringing diesel fuel to your trucks to meet your sustainability goals. Yet, decarbonization starts with fuel efficiency, and what’s more efficient fuel usage: your fully loaded Class 8 truck hauling itself to the gas station to fill up or a smaller vehicle outfitted with a diesel tank coming to you? Meeting sustainability

What does the heavy-duty repair industry look like?

That’s one of the questions we asked ourselves as we dove into our second edition of the State of Heavy-Duty Repair. Our goal was to provide a deep dive into the industry, and to do this we surveyed hundreds of shop owners, fleet managers, technicians, and others across the United States and Canada.  We think

Municipal fleet engine issues: from spec’ing to maintenance

Wide ranging applications and duty cycles. Light-, medium- and heavy-duty tasks. Municipal and government fleets face a wide array of equipment management challenges. And that’s on top of the refuse, utility and myriad of other primary challenges that equipment is tackling. Reliability and total cost of ownership is paramount. That starts with making the proper

Municipal fleet engine issues spec'ing maintenance
Dieselcraft introduces high-pressure diesel fuel tank cleaning system

Dieselcraft‘s tank cleaning system is designed with a high pressure, high flow pump and uses a tank cleaning spray nozzle that cleans 360-degrees of all inside tanks surfaces by pumping the fuel at high pressure to remove solids from the tanks walls. According to the company, no cleaning agents are needed in most cases. Additional

Donaldson answers clean diesel questions on new website

Donaldson Co. introduced MyCleanDiesel.com, an online resource that answers questions about diesel fuel challenges faced by owners of modern engines. This site sets out to answer the questions: what is “clean” diesel, why is it needed and how is it obtained? According to Donaldson, diesel that is technically within industry specifications is often too dirty

Donaldson introduces high-efficiency, compact-sized diesel filtration

Donaldson Co. Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, now offers a way to deliver clean, dry diesel fuel into equipment. The P575333 fuel filter is a compact version of Donaldson’s P568666 fuel filter and is designed specifically for use on slip tanks, mobile service trucks, inside fuel dispensers and other locations where space

Mack Trucks previews new LR Refuse Series trucks

Mack Trucks previewed the new Mack LR series of low-entry cabover refuse trucks designed with the driver, customer and demands of the rigorous job in mind. Initially available in three-axle 6×4 configurations and powered either by diesel or natural gas, the Mack LR series will be available in 2015. Mack captured customer input during the

The new cab will be configured to improve driver comfort and productivity.
Fuel economy and operating costs – Fuels and Lubes

First, let’s talk about Class 8 fuel economy. I can’t see gasoline replacing diesel fuel as the major fuel source because of the durability required of Class 8 engines. Gasoline engine development has made great strides recently, but diesel engines routinely go one million miles without rebuilds, and diesels yield about 25% better fuel economy

Fuels and lubes column
Breathing easier thanks to clean diesel

The truck OEMs and engine builders have been “cleaning up their act” for quite some time now, in accordance with the EPA mandates, and they’ve made good progress. Here’s the proof. Recently, as part of a Senate panel testimony highlighting the emissions benefits from the increased use and availability of clean diesel technology in transportation