Cummins

Cummins unveils new heavy-duty engine line

Engine manufacturer Cummins announced Sept. 16 it will soon be offering a new engine line designed for weight savings for both on- and off-highway applications.

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Trucking with environmentalists

What the President's new Climate Action Plan has to say about heavy-duty trucks yields odd alignment of environmental / trucking perspective in discussion.

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My MATS Mash-up

Another Mid-America Trucking Show is in the books and things are quiet for the moment while the trucking industry catches its collective breath. There’ll be more big news coming soon – I’ll be in Germany this time next month to get an up-close look at the new Detroit automatic transmission. But in the meantime, let’s sift through the confetti and see what we learned in Louisville last week. Our industry has a hangover I’m talking about the ...

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Eaton, Cummins unveil new powertrain package

The companies estimate their new powertrain package -- combining the ISX15 and Eaton's Advantage Series automated series transmission -- will deliver 3-6 percent fuel economy improvements.

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Love’s to buy 50 CNG trucks

Gemini Transport, a Love's sister company hauling fuel for the truck stop chain, will put the Freightliners in service in the Texas Triangle and Oklahoma City areas.

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Mack vocational: New Granite MHD 4×2

Mack Trucks launched a 4x2 version of its Granite MHD vocational truck at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

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Cummins-powered Internationals ship

Navistar is shipping its first 300 Cummins ISX15-equipped International ProStar+ Class 8 on-highway tractors to customers five days ahead of schedule, the company announced this week.

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Recycled oil offers nice shade of green

  “Crude is crap,” proclaimed one member of our group Thursday, Nov. 15  as myself and other media participants toured the Safety-Kleen oil re-refinery facility in East Chicago, Ind. No, he is not opposed to crude oil itself. He was simplifying a point he makes whenever he encounters opinions that are biased against using recycled oil. Basically, used oil before it is re-refined is actually cleaner than crude oil, the base for making virgin oil. “What ...

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Hino, Cummins, Paccar top power rankings for medium-duty engines

Class 5, 6 and 7 truck engines and transmissions were rated in J.D. Power's U.S. Medium Duty Truck Engine and Transmission Study of vocational application models.

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Cummins to shut down facilities, reduce work force

Cummins says it's responding to a weak global economy by cutting costs while maintaining investments in growth programs with planned work week reductions, shutdowns at some manufacturing facilities and some targeted work force reductions.

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