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Something big brewing at Cummins?

| April 04, 2014

OD Equipment Editor Jack Roberts hits the road early next week to visit Cummins' headquarters in Columbus, Ind.  While the trip is not inherently out of the ordinary, he writes in a blog post on OD sister site CCJ, ...

Maxwell expands ultracapacitor start modules to Class 3-6

| March 28, 2014

Attendant to MATS, small independent distributor RVCams.com (877-378-2267) is running a special on the Class 7-8 solution at $920 for orders placed before March 31, $990 before April 15.

Running ‘free’: Another key to making turbo boost

Bruce Mallinson | March 21, 2014

The extra exhaust flow you'll get from a heavy-duty high-performance ceramic-coated exhaust manifold will allow the turbo to spool up quicker, and the ECM will see the turbo boost sooner and release the fuel earlier. ...

Cummins natural gas engine recall affects some Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner trucks

| March 18, 2014

As part of the 25,000-engine recall issued last month Cummins and Cummins-Westport earlier this month, more than 2,000 2014-2015 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks have been recalled, along with more than 3,200 2008-2015 Freightliner, Sterling ...

Dump the thump: Measuring tire pressure precisely is worth more than the time it takes

| March 18, 2014

According to industry experts, thumping tires is a waste of time. Taking the time to ensure your tires are properly inflated will save fuel and extend your tire life.

Questioning combustion: New engine designs question century-old engine concepts

| March 12, 2014

Diesels engines modified to run on gasoline and a gasoline engine that doesn't use spark plugs to initiate combustion? Though these may sound far-fetched, they're two examples Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts notes in a ...

ISX12 to join offerings in Cummins, Eaton powertrain partnership

| March 10, 2014

The Cummins ISX12 will soon be available in the SmartAdvantage powertrain partnership between Cummins and Eaton, the two companies announced this week at the American Trucking Associations' annual Technology & Maintenance Council.

Gaining turbo boost: Start with a new muffler, then look at air intake

Bruce Mallinson | March 06, 2014

Instead of opting for a larger turbo, opt to make you engine run "free," by allowing better exhaust flow, writes Bruce Mallinson. That'll then yield better fuel mileage, performance and longevity.

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