Business, Equipment

Cummins Earnings, Revenue Gain in 2Q as Key Markets Improve

Engine at Cummins factory Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Independent engine maker Cummins Inc. notched gains in second-quarter net income and revenue, pointing to higher demand for trucks and construction equipment in North America and China as well as stronger sales to mining and oil and gas customers, according to the company.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 1, 2017
Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Engine Maker Cummins Endorses Fuel Additives Amid Tighter Emissions Regulations

Steve Muth Steve Muth, Penray's chief chemist, mixes diesel fuel additive at the company's Wheeling, Ill., laboratory. (Penray)

Cummins Inc. recently endorsed two fuel additives, marking the first time the diesel engine maker has taken such a step.

Steve Brawner | Contributing Writer
July 24, 2017
Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety

CARB Aims to Require Truck, Engine Makers to Extend Emissions Warranties

engines emissions California Air Resources Board

California environmental officials are working on a plan to require truck and engine manufacturers to extend emissions system warranties up to more than four times longer than current regulations require.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 11, 2017
Business, Equipment

Introducing the New International A26 Engine

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March 27, 2017
Business, Equipment

Engine Downspeeding Dictates Drive-Axle Design

Justin Ide/Bloomberg News

To slow the speed of the engine at cruise — called downspeeding, in which every 100 rpm slowed equates to 1% fuel savings — axle ratios are getting numerically lower. To wring the most miles from a gallon of fuel, some fleets are increasingly spec’ing direct-drive instead of overdrive transmissions, which is driving the trend to lower numerical final drive ratios.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
October 24, 2016
Equipment, Business, Fuel

New Engine Oils Coming in December

Two new types of engine oils are coming to market Dec. 1. The heavy-duty oil specification that has been used for nearly a decade will be replaced by CK-4 and FA-4, and this crucial development is one of the cover stories in this issue of Equipment & Maintenance Update.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
June 17, 2016
Business, Equipment

ACT Research, Rhein Associates Publish Engine Outlook Report

ACT Research Co. and Rhein Associates published the inaugural edition of a new cooperative venture, the North American On-highway Commercial Vehicle Engine Outlook .

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 17, 2016
Business, Equipment

New Engines Demand Finer Fuel Filtration; Suppliers Use Nanofibers to Protect Systems


Tightening federal standards for truck emissions, including particulates, nitrogen oxides and, most recently, carbon dioxide, have led to higher-pressure fuel-injection systems that require finer fuel filtration than ever before to prevent engine problems.

Steve Sturgess | Special to Transport Topics
January 18, 2016
Business, Equipment

Truck Makers Chip Away at Cummins’ Engine Lead

Cummins Inc. maintained leading market share among engine makers in North America during the first half of 2014, but continued to lose ground to truck manufacturers’ proprietary engines, WardsAuto.com said.

August 11, 2014
Government, Business, Equipment

D.C. Bill Would Not Ban Diesel Trucks, City Says

A bill that trucking industry stakeholders have said would ban the registration of new diesel vehicles in the District of Columbia beginning in 2018 was “misinterpreted” by the industry, the city’s environmental legislative director said.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2013