Three reasons that natural gas trucks are worth considering right now
Environmental-related regulations and requirements are going to continue increase, and not just in California. Across the United States, 403 cities have signed the Paris Agreement, a global response to the threat of climate change. What’s that mean for you as a fleet manager? If the California Air Resources Board (CARB) rule that aims to have
THREE REASONS DIESEL ENGINES CAN BE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS
Here’s the thing: the trucks you’re running today will experience unplanned downtime. Driver behavior and maintenance schedules impact performance, check engine lights come on, the unexpected happens. Ensuring your trucks meet your high expectations depends largely on the reliability and capability of your diesel engines. Here’s why. 1. When it comes to uptime, reliable engines
Volvo Trucks uses 3D printing technology at New River Valley plant
Volvo Trucks North America is using 3D printing technology to produce tools and fixtures used in the manufacturing process at its New River Valley (NRV) plant in Dublin, Virginia, where all of its trucks for the North American market are built.
Cummins expands X15 portfolio
Cummins Inc. is expanding its 2020 X15 portfolio with a new X15 Efficiency Series engine and the X15 Productivity Series.
Jasper expands remanufactured Ford 6R140 transmission line
Jasper Engines & Transmissions is expanding the availability of its remanufactured Ford 6R140 RWD and 4WD transmissions.
Volvo Trucks introduces enhanced turbo compound engine in VNL models
Volvo Trucks North America is introducing the next generation of its Turbo Compound technology, which the company says provides up to an additional 3% improvement in fuel efficiency over the current 13-liter Turbo Compound engine, the D13TC.
Peterbilt adds fifth technician training campus
Peterbilt Motors Company is opening of the company’s fifth Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) campus in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Jacobs Vehicle Systems, Tula Technology to collaborate on cylinder deactivation hardware
The two businesses will work closely together to enable Jacobs to further develop cylinder deactivation technologies, which reduce engine fuel consumption and emissions.
Inside Mack’s plan to make waves in the on-highway market
When you think of Mack Trucks, you probably think of construction or vocational trucks first and foremost. And while that’s likely fine with Mack (those applications are still the brand’s bread and butter) the OEM is hoping people will add a third segment to that list: on-highway.
Kevin Baney named Kenworth general manager, PACCAR vice president
Before his current position, Baney served for nearly three years as Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. Prior to that role, he was Kenworth chief engineer for nearly five years.
Faults don’t happen in a vacuum––neither should your service process
Unplanned service events are a fact of a fleet manager’s life. They happen. And when they do, you have to be able to talk about the problem with your service provider—be it your own shop, a dealership or an independent provider. That means having the right data and understanding what it means. Having the right