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Court rejects EPA’s Navistar exemption, expanded Overdrive coming in August, EOBRs among hot topics for agency, OOIDA challenging Minn. out of service criteria and more industry news items are featured.

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Peterbilt to offer 12-liter gas engine in 2013

Peterbilt Motors Company announced it will offer the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine starting next year. The engine will be rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 pounds of torque. It features spark ignition technology and a 3-way catalyst and can be configured with an LNG or CNG fuel system. Peterbilt currently offers two natural gas engine platforms for the market. The first engine is the Cummins Westport 8.9 liter ISL G with 320 horsepower at ...

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Roadside Attractions

A roadside midwife, an apnea proposal, bedbugs, the rigors and routines of the road, plus Truck Gauge and Truck Gallery are among the industry news items and oddities featured.

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Freightliner makes cross-country natural gas haul

A CNG-powered Cascadia 113 with a Cummins ISX12G natural gas engine will carry a load of paper from LA to DC.

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Could stocks lead natural gas power uptake?

Much has been made in recent times of the traction being gained by natural gas as an energy source to power truck freight transportation. Natural gas powertrains have made their most significant gains to date in vocational markets. Recall my post here in Overdrive Extra about the Ozinga Ready-Mix fleet in Chicago and 13 new natural gas Kenworth Class 8s they've had in service for going on a year now. Since Navistar's announcement of full-scale pursuit ...

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Beyond Anti-Idling

Save thousands of dollars a year on fuel by careful use of your right foot — and your head. Don’t ignore driving habits and other strategies to supplement the benefits of minimal idling.

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Cummins introduces iPhone app with 3-D engine views

The latest in the trucking-related smartphone apps world is a nifty program offering 3-D views of engine componentry and systems from the folks at Cummins. It's geared toward connecting technicians with careers with the diesel engine manufacturer, but I imagine there are plenty of you who'd get a kick out of the the app's features as well. Featuring a strong educational component geared toward students of engine and related systems technology, reps say, the app's "intelligent ...

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Cummins: 2014 compliant engines ready in 2013

The new engines will deliver up to a 2 percent fuel economy improvement over comparable engines being produced today.

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Class 8 forecast for 2011

At Cummins press event- engine company expects class 8 truck market to reach 278,000 in 2012 and remain strong through 2014

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Severson named top owner-operator

A truck driver for 49 years, Severson has more than 5.1 million accident-free miles.

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