Manufacturers Begin Tests of 2010 Engine Prototypes

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Most major truck engine manufacturers said they are now testing prototypes of engines developed to meet the federal government’s 2010 diesel engine emission standards. Two of them said they will have engines available for testing next year.Corporate stable mates Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc., as well as DaimlerChrysler AG, corporate parent of Freightliner LLC, told Transport Topics they would have 2010 test engines in the hands of customers sometime in 2008.“Sometime in 2008, we’ll have 2010 engines out and running” for customers to test the engines as part of their fleets, said Chuck Blake, senior technical support manager for Detroit Diesel Corp., a subsidiary of DaimlerChrysler’s Freightliner unit.For the full story, see the Feb. 19 print edition of Transport Topics. Subscribe today.