"How terrifying would it be to pull into a service bay at a shop and have me pop out to run a diagnostic? I can take your blood pressure while we wait ..."
News of new grant funding available for truck DPF retrofits and truck replacements for California-based owner-operators shows limitations of California's grant programs.
With yearend upgrade deadlines looming for small-fleet (1-3-truck) owner-operators of 1996-2006 model-year engines, purchases must be made by Sept. 1 to take advantage of manufacturer-delay extension if necessary.
The total number of verified DPFs sold by companies for diesels operating in California in the first half of 2013 was 3,508 and includes both passive and active DPFs.
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.
Clean diesel engines will continue to be the dominant power source for heavy-duty vehicles in the United States for decades, says a Department of Energy study.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has formally categorized diesel exhaust as cancer-causing but fails to recognize advancements in diesel technology in the developed world.
ICT+ sounds similar to the selective catalytic reduction emissions systems used by all of Navistar’s heavy-duty engine competitors in the United States.
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