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Opposed-Piston Diesels Enter Limited Production

Opposed-Piston Diesels Enter Limited Production

A pair of heavy duty opposed-piston engines will be produced for an emissions-reduction project in California, officials with the program announced November 8 at a press event in San Diego.

November 9, 2018

Solar Panels Feasible for Tractors, Trailers, Says NACFE

Solar Panels Feasible for Tractors, Trailers, Says NACFE

Solar power makes sense for many commercial trucks, and in many applications, an investment in the right equipment can be paid back in roughly three years, says the North American Council for Freight Efficiency in its latest Confidence Report.

June 29, 2018

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Uncertainty Surrounds Trailers and GHG Phase 2

Trailer aerodynamics and glider kits might get a reprieve from the fuel-efficiency rules, but backing away from national rules would turn California loose, some warn.

October 27, 2017

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says
What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

January 18, 2017

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

Chassis Recycling Among Nikola Motor's Plans

A "cab replacement program" will enable Nikola fuel cell-electric chassis to be reused "over and over again," the company's founder said, answering one of many questions answered at the launch event last month.

December 30, 2016

Daycabs, Vocational Trucks Are Priorities for Nikola
Nikola One Fuel Cell Electric Truck Promises High Fuel Economy, Low Maintenance
Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Operation of zero- and near-zero-emissions trucks, locomotives and container-handling equipment would expand beginning in 2019 and culminate with wide use of electric trucks by 2035, according to the latest San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

November 23, 2016

What's Available in Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems
Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Phase 2 GHG Rules to Curtail Use of Glider Kits

Starting in January of 2021, under the new greenhouse gas regulations, glider kits will be allowed mostly for their original purpose, which was reclaiming late-model powertrains from wrecked trucks.

August 30, 2016

M-B Class 8 Electric Truck to be Tested in Urban Delivery Service
Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Promises Quick Payback

A hybrid electric-drive trailer tandem being developed by a group of engineers at Hyliion Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pa. The device, which for now has no official name, is undergoing road testing and should be ready for the market in mid-2017,

May 23, 2016

What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems

What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems

Natural-gas-powered truck sales have leveled off since the drop in diesel prices, but fleets already using the fuel continue to buy them, especially CNG. What are some of the basics involved in the latest CNG tanks and fuel systems?

April 22, 2016

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

Hybrid Electric-Drive Trailer Tandem Being Developed

The system captures energy as a tractor-trailer brakes and runs downhill, and reapplies energy through a drive axle to help the truck launch and run uphill. Operation on the trailer is completely autonomous.

March 10, 2016

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