Industry organisation, Diesel Technology Forum, has announced that all major heavy-duty truck and engine manufacturers have met new Environmental Protection Agency standards for emissions cuts and have been certified by EPA for full production. To meet the new emissions requirements, new long-haul trucks are equipped with particulate matter filters which result in 2007 models being 90 percent cleaner than the previous generation. Nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions have also been reduced significantl
We aren't sure whether or not laid off employees will get the same express checkout list of 6 six reasons why they aren't needed anymore, as was the case with their Ford brethren, but DaimlerChrysler has said that up to 3,200 additional North American workers will join the 800 in Canada who will be laid off in March 2007.
Those looking for a glimpse into the future of light-duty diesel reliability may be interested in a new study by J.D. Power on customer satisfaction with modern heavy truck powertrains. The 2006 Heavy Duty Truck Engine/Transmission Study ranked engines from the 2004 model year by quality, performance, cost of ownership, and warranty, and revealed what one would reasonably expect from new technology.
A new emissions standard, called Australian Design Rules (ADR) 80.1, kicks in on Jan. 1, 2008 in Australia and Detroit Diesel's new Series 60 engine is being tested to comply with the stricter rules. The real-world testing is being done by customers in Australia and will amount to over 14 million miles of driving. The engine is being tested this far in advance of the new rules coming into effect because it also needs to be ready for the United State's EPA rules when the Series 60 is sold on the
The Detroit Diesel Corporation has seen the results, and has got good news to share with the trucking community. The company's new Series 60 heavy diesel engines recently underwent in-use emissions testing and should be able to meet new, strict EPA standards. The emissions testing process isn't just for freshly-made engines, as the "emissions standards must be demonstrated over the useful life of the engine, which is 435,000 miles for heavy-duty diesel engines." The testing Detroit Diesel did wa
Driving a big rig across Australian highways should soon be a cleaner experience once the cleaner diesel engine announced by the Detroit Diesel Corporation today is available. The new engine, designed to meet new emissions standards that kick in Jan. 1, 2008, is an updated Series 60 heavy-duty diesel engine and is already being tested in Australia. The new Series 60 has Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), a way to use some of the engine's exhaust in the cylinders to lower combustion temperatures an