Business, Technology, Fuel

The News of the Internal Combustion Engine’s Demise May Be Exaggerated

At the Low net-GHG Fuel and Engine Technologies Symposium at the University of Wisconsin in June, researchers noted that the life of familiar internal combustion engines may be extended. This will happen via the use of fuels created from renewable crops, agricultural waste, and even solar energy.

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
July 22, 2022
Business, Equipment

Safer, Cleaner Power for your Reefer

Purkeys by Mission Critical Electronics

Anti-idling regulations for reefers are becoming increasingly important in heavy-duty trucking. In an industry that uses high-voltage power, it can be challenging to find solutions that protect personnel, property, and the environment.

July 1, 2022
Business, Equipment

Put Your Idling and Battery Woes on the Backburner

Xantrex by Mission Critical Electronics

Having reliable power as a long-haul truck driver is crucial while parked during downtime and relying on standard batteries and APUs can be inconvenient to provide power to hotel loads for long periods of time. Learn how to power hotel loads inside the cab, even when the engine is turned off. 

July 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Will the Diesel Engine Ever Be Perfected?

The California Air Resources Board has approved for 2027 what the Engine Manufacturers Association refers to as “sweeping new regulations affecting heavy-duty trucks sold in the state.”

John Baxter | Special to Transport Topics
April 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Jacobs Begins U.S. Production of Fulcrum Bridge Product

Jacobs Vehicle Systems' Fulcrum Bridge Jacobs’ first Fulcrum Bridge product includes a high-performance compression release engine brake. (Jacobs Vehicle Systems)

Jacobs Vehicle Systems, a manufacturer of engine retarding and valve actuation systems for the commercial vehicle industry, announced it started U.S. production of its Fulcrum Bridge product.

September 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Tests Show Cylinder Deactivation Improves Next-Gen Engines, Jacobs Says

Jacobs Vehicle Systems Jacobs Vehicle Systems

Jacobs Vehicle Systems’ cylinder deactivation technology delivered a “host of performance-enhancing benefits” in a recent independent validation, the company announced, including raising exhaust temperature and improving fuel consumption.

June 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Top Overall Supplier of Class 8 Engines in 2019

Cummins A lineup of Cummins engines. (Cummins Inc.)

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. supplied the most Class 8 diesel engines in 2019.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 12, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel

GE’s Latest Offspring Sees Green Boost for Gas Engine Sales

GE Engine Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The latest company born out of General Electric Co. expects sales of its industrial engines fired by natural gas to benefit from the spread of renewables such as solar and wind.

Jonathan Tirone | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

OEMs Mixed on Turbo Compounding

Volvo D13 engine with turbo compounding TruckTube via YouTube

Volvo Trucks North America says its D13TC engine’s turbo compounding unit will add 50 horsepower through waste heat recovery and will improve fuel efficiency by 7.5%. The com­pany believes the technology could reach the same level of market acceptance as its automated transmissions. But not every manufacturer believes turbo compounding is the best way to improve fuel efficiency.

July 20, 2018
Business, Equipment

Navistar to Cease Engine Production at Melrose Park Plant

Navistar David Wilson/Flickr

Manufacturer Navistar International Corp. is phasing out the production of engines at its Melrose Park, Ill., plant and will turn the facility into a technical center for truck and engine testing.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 3, 2017