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Shell Rotella Truck Engine Oils Surpass Specs for New CK-4

September 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel
Shell Rotella Truck Engine Oils Surpass Specs for New CK-4

The American Petroleum Institute (API), working with engine manufacturers and oil makers, has completed redesigning two new heavy-duty engine oil specifications. Nearly a decade has passed since the last diesel engine oil category, API CJ-4, was developed and major changes are required. The current CJ-4 standard has lasted well beyond [...]

Hydrogen-Electric Fuel Cell to Power Nikola’s Class 8 Trucks

August 31, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
Hydrogen-Electric Fuel Cell to Power Nikola’s Class 8 Trucks

A few months back, Nikola Motor Co. announced that it had achieved zero emissions with its electric-powered drivetrain. At that time, details about how Nikola achieved zero emissions were kept confidential pending finalization of key supplier agreements. Tuesday, Nikola said the electric drivetrain used in the U.S. and Canadian markets [...]

Feds Pushing for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Safety
Feds Push for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, has announced a proposal that, if approved, would see the nation’s heavy-duty commercial trucks equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways. The proposed law, initiated by DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), [...]

New Truck Regs Suggest Aluminum Boosts Fuel Economy

August 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations
Lightweight aluminum parts mean better mileage and cleaner air for commercial vehicles, according to the Aluminum Association. 
— Photo by stock.

New regulations that will boost the fuel economy of the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty truck vehicle fleet recognize the importance of mass reduction technologies such as aluminum to help reach these goals. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly finalized a [...]

After a Decade, Kenworth Trucks is Saying Farewell To the T660

August 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News
After a Decade, Kenworth Trucks is Saying Farewell To the T660

Kenworth Trucks says it is retiring its successful, fuel-efficient Kenworth T660 by the end of this year after a 10-years production run, offering its customers a “last call” opportunity to order from the final production allotment of 500 T660s. “The Kenworth T660 has been a fantastic truck for our customers, [...]

Truck, Engine Builders Seek Alignment With Greenhouse Gas Regs

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations
Truck, Engine Builders Seek Alignment With Greenhouse Gas Regs

This week’s federal release of a second, more stringent regulatory standard for fuel-efficiency and the environment for commercial trucks has the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) taking a close look at the ramifications of such regulations. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) [...]

Clean Diesel Truck Engines Key to Achieving Phase 2 Standards

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Clean Diesel Truck Engines Key to Achieving Phase 2 Standards

With 98 percent of the nation’s largest commercial trucks powered by diesel engines, advancements in clean diesel technology will be a key factor in achieving new federal fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the non-profit organization, said, “The demands [...]

ATA Crossing Fingers on Newest Truck Efficiency Standards

August 17, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
ATA Crossing Fingers on Newest Truck Efficiency Standards

Leaders at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Tuesday they were cautiously optimistic that the second round of the Obama administration’s greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency standards for commercial trucks would achieve the targets set out by the administration. And they expressed hope that the 10-year phase-in period for the [...]

Ryder First Truck Fleet to Surpass 100 Million Natural Gas Vehicle Miles

August 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News
Ryder First Truck Fleet to Surpass 100 Million Natural Gas Vehicle Miles

Ryder System Inc., has announced that its fleet of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) has surpassed 100 million miles of operations, making it the first commercial fleet outsourcing provider to reach this significant milestone. Through this achievement, Ryder has gained substantial insight into the NGV industry and how to optimize this [...]

Kenworth’s T680 Advantage Daycab Offers Up To 6% More Fuel Economy

August 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News
Kenworth’s T680 Advantage Daycab Offers Up To 6% More Fuel Economy

Kenworth Truck Co. has introduced the truckmaker’s new fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 Advantage daycab for pickup and delivery and regional-haul operators. The new Kenworth T680 Advantage daycab features an optimized powertrain that includes the 2016 Paccar MX-13 engine or Paccar MX-11 engine and the Eaton Fuller Advantage series 10-speed automated transmission. [...]