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 blog post on innovative engine design on OD sister site CCJ.

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.

Changing Gear: Updates from Circle R, Air-Weigh, Road Choice, Meritor, ATDynamics

| March 10, 2014

Sounds like these two companies could make hay at making weight. Circle R Side Dump has made Air-Weigh’s digital QuickLoad Trailer Scale standard on its 37-foot SuperCube high-capacity side dump trailer. The QuickLoad Trailer Scale ...

CARB proposes delaying, changing some emissions requirements for owner-operators

| March 07, 2014

California's Air Resources Board this week officially unveiled some proposed changes to its Truck & Bus Rule emissions regulations, potentially allowing owner-operators and small fleets some additional routes to compliance.

Navistar stresses vocational commitment

| March 07, 2014

The company refined SCR transition schedules and introduced new vocational options -- and the TerraStar bagged work truck of the year awards.

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.

Mobil Delvac engineer talks natural gas engine oil, low-viscosity trends

| March 06, 2014

Prior to the Technology Maintenance Council’s annual Meeting, Overdrive sister site CCJ talked to Lilo Hurtado, applications engineer, ExxonMobil Fuels and Lubricants, about natural gas engine oil and the upcoming introduction of the low viscosity oil ...

Severe-duty updates from Freightliner

| March 06, 2014

Through March 8, Freightliner highlights some of its toughest vocational solutions at the 2014 ConExpo-Con/Agg show in Las Vegas; new vocational options introduced, also, at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

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