The benefits of lightweighting are not just for heavy-duty trucks
Every pound of weight you can eliminate when specifying a truck is another pound of payload capacity. If you’re a delivery operation, that means the truck can legally carry more goods. If you run a vocational or service fleet, it can mean carrying more supplies, tools and equipment to job sites. In both cases, that adds up to improved productivity and efficiency.
EPA SmartWay Excellence Awards recipients announced
The recipients of the SmartWay Excellence Awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 2019 were recently announced. Awards are given for being leaders in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency.
Cummins to recall 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks due to SCR issue
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Cummins Inc. announced that Cummins will be voluntarily recalling roughly 500,000 model year 2010-2015 medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The recall will replace a faulty emissions control systems component that causes excess emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx). This recall is the largest voluntary truck emissions recall to date. The
How the Phase 2 standards impact light- and medium-duty trucks
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have finally issued the long-awaited second round of emissions and fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Phase 2 standards, which follow the Phase 1 standards that go into effect in 2017, have increasingly stringent requirements that will be
Looking forward to 2017 greenhouse gas standards
While many fleets are still adapting to the vehicle equipment changes brought about by the 2014 federal government’s greenhouse gas (GHG 14) standards—which added sophistication and expense to the new trucks equipped to meet the mandate—truck OEMs are tooling up to tweak engines and aerodynamics on trucks for the GHG 17 emissions and fuel efficiency
Power Solutions International receives EPA On-Highway Certification
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Power Solutions International Inc.’s 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine for on-highway applications. Power Solutions International’s 8.8-liter alternatively-fueled system suits a wide range of on-highway applications, including vocational trucks, school and transit buses, delivery fleets, recreational vehicles, tow and utility trucks, and garbage trucks. “We recognize
Reducing truck and trailer drag, increasing fuel efficiency
Fleet managers are well aware that aerodynamic drag (wind resistance) accounts for most truck energy losses at highway speeds. Reducing drag improves fuel efficiency. The longer the drive and the higher the speed, the greater the potential efficiency benefits become. Over the past two decades, manufacturers have made significant progress in reducing the drag coefficient
Eaton supports next gen. medium-, heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency standards
Power management company Eaton announced its support of new deadlines on national fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles, including 18-wheelers, sanitation trucks, buses, and other large vehicles, as it works to inform regulators as they develop national fuel-saving rules. Feb. 18’s announcement by President Barack Obama calls for the