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Category: Engines & Drivetrains

Volvo D13 Turbo Compound Engine Delivers Improved Fuel Efficiency

Volvo D13 Turbo Compound Engine Delivers Improved Fuel Efficiency

| July 18, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America’s new VNL series delivers up to 7.5 percent improved fuel efficiency when spec’d with Volvo’s innovation-packed D13 Turbo Compound engine (D13TC). “Since their introduction, we’ve found our lineup of GHG 2017 engines – particularly the D13TC – to be the most fuel-efficient we’ve ever offered in North America,” said Göran Nyberg, […]

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Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

| July 16, 2017

As fleet operators know, carbon deposit buildup on diesel engine components such as piston heads, fuel injectors and intake valves is a bigger problem than it is for gasoline engines. There is a federal requirement that certain detergents be added to gasoline at the refinery itself, but there is no such mandate for adding detergents […]

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Allison Transmission and China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Consider Partnership

Allison Transmission and China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Consider Partnership

| April 20, 2017

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Corp. Ltd. (CNHTC) have announced an agreement to explore a strategic partnership to optimize fully automatic transmission technologies for the Chinese market. “The heavy-duty truck market in China represents a major growth opportunity for Allison and we’re pleased to jointly investigate ways […]

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Eaton and Cummins to JV on Automated Transmissions for HD and MD Commercial Vehicles

Eaton and Cummins to JV on Automated Transmissions for HD and MD Commercial Vehicles

| April 11, 2017

Power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN) and power leader Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) will joint venture on automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial vehicles — to be called Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. Cummins and Eaton will each own 50 percent of the new joint venture. “Customers are focused on powertrain solutions that provide the best […]

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New High Pressure Leak Tester for Heavy-Duty Applications

New High Pressure Leak Tester for Heavy-Duty Applications

| March 31, 2017

Bosch has introduced the new HPT 500 High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Tester for North America, offering high-pressure diagnostic leak detection for heavy-duty vehicles and turbocharged passenger cars. HPT 500 provides a solution for HD vehicle diagnosis and repair by producing a larger volume of smoke necessary for these larger systems. The machine delivers leak detection smoke […]

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Peterbilt Introduces Allison TC10® Transmission in Models 567 and 579

Peterbilt Introduces Allison TC10® Transmission in Models 567 and 579

| March 24, 2017

Peterbilt has announced the availability of the Allison TC10® fully automatic transmission on Models 567 and 579 later this year. The Allison TC10 is designed for tractor applications, such as regional and line-haul, and features a twin-countershaft design optimized for engine downspeeding and fuel economy. The patented torque converter offers industry exclusive engine torque multiplication […]

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