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Category: Engines & Drivetrains

Jacobs Manufactures 7 Millionth Engine Brake

Jacobs Manufactures 7 Millionth Engine Brake

| September 21, 2017

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a world leading manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engine retarding systems and valve actuation mechanisms, announces the sale of its 7 millionth engine brake and that it will be displaying its latest technologies at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV). While 31 years passed before Jacobs sold its one […]

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PACCAR Introduces 12-Speed Automated Transmission

PACCAR Introduces 12-Speed Automated Transmission

| August 24, 2017

PACCAR is introducing the new PACCAR Automated Transmission, the lightest heavy-duty transmission for on-highway commercial vehicles. The freshly unveiled PACCAR transmission is designed to complement the PACCAR MX engines and PACCAR axles. Kenworth and Peterbilt will begin offering the new PACCAR Automated Transmission to North American customers in October 2017. The new Automated Transmission is […]

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Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

| August 16, 2017

Nissan recently unveiled the e-POWER, a new 100% electrical motor drive with responsive acceleration and noted quietness that allows users to enjoy the benefits of an Electric Vehicle (EV) without having to charge the battery. The new drive system marks a significant milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The e-POWER borrows a […]

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Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

| July 21, 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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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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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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