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Valvoline Premium Blue One Solution now Cummins approved for extended oil drain intervals

Valvoline’s Premium Blue One Solution engine oil has become the first engine oil approved to meet Cummins Engine Spec (CES 20092) that allows for extended drains in natural gas engines. Premium Blue One Solution, an engine oil approved for use in certain natural gas, diesel and gas fleet engines, was first released in March. With

Using regulatory advantages to build better natural gas vehicles

If you’re looking for ways that alternative fuel vehicles can help enhance your company’s sustainability initiatives when the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 standards go into effect, manufacturers may have a new way to help expand your choices. The Phase 2 standards jointly adopted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway

Alternate fuels update

Several interesting things are happening currently in the alternate fuels arena; so I feel readers need an update. My focus will be limited to alternate fuels for diesel engines only. Biodiesel has been taking some hits lately. Low crude oil prices have slowed biodiesel research dramatically. Even the introduction of natural gas has been slowed

Fuels and lubes column
Ongoing commitment: UPS, partners continue deployment of alternative fueled vehicles

Behind the recent announcement that UPS plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations is that the company is also planning to deploy 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. The purchase represents a nearly 30% increase in UPS’s alternative fuel fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide. In the United States, UPS plans to

UPS Alternative fuel vehicles deployed
How to develop a national energy dependency policy

I think I’m as patriotic an American as anyone. I believe we as a country can continue to lead the world with innovative thinking. However, when it comes to energy independence, we have suffered because politicians from both parties refuse to work together for the good of our nation. The United States has little control

Fuels and lubes column
Natural gas continues to grow, ACT Research reports

ACT Research has released the results of its updated research on U.S. natural gas transportation fuel trends in the heavy-duty truck market in its report entitled “NG Reality Check: Moving From Infancy to Adolescence.” The report, published in October 2014, provides forecasts, insights and supporting analysis on trends already taking place such as: NG engine

Volvo Trucks modifies North American alternative fuels plan

Volvo Trucks, citing the pace of the North American alternative fuel market, has put on hold its plans to launch a compression ignition liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America. Field testing of Volvo’s dimethyl ether-(DME) powered vehicles will continue, and the company will continue to offer spark-ignited natural gas engines in its VNM

Volvo Trucks investment technician training
OE natural gas truck offerings

Freightliner Freightliner Cascadia 113 is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine—rated up to 400 HP/1,450 lb.-ft. torque and available with a 48-in. sleeper cab and factory-installed CNG fuel tanks with up to 190 diesel gal. equivalent (DGE) capacity. Factory-installed LNG tanks are also available in configurations allowing up to 300

Peterbilt 579 CNG-6303
Fueling the future: Alternative fuels are becoming mainstream

If you’re a regular reader of this heavy-duty column, you’re likely starting to see an emerging theme: There is no one-size-fits-all, magic bullet solution to improving your fleet’s efficiency. It’s a collection of equipment integration, maintenance best practices and technology, working in concert to save money and boost the bottom line. Alternative fuels continue to

Kenworth Natural Gas Heavy Duty Truck
Allison output retarder available for Freightliner M2 112 refuse trucks

Freightliner Trucks announced that the Allison Transmissions output retarder is now available as an option for M2 112 Natural Gas refuse trucks spec’d with Allison 3000 and 4000 series RDS transmissions. Integrated with the Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine and part of the transmission, the output retarder provides seamless secondary vehicle braking, ultimately reducing pad

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.
Freightliner Trucks debuts new sales collateral

Freightliner Trucks has revised its entire catalog of on-highway sales collateral. The updated collateral library includes multi-page product brochures and individual sell sheets that highlight benefits and specifications for distinct applications including flatbed, bulk, truckload/LTL, regional haul, temperature controlled, natural gas and more. “With stunning photography and detailed technical information, we’ve created a robust selection of

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