Sweden’s Volvo Group recently issued a statement that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this weekend has allowed an approximately $74.14 million fine U.S. (SEK 508 million) levied against it by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand. The company added that it’s now considering whether to appeal the verdict or not.
General Motors plans to make a new eight-speed automatic transmission standard on its 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models equipped with its new 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 gasoline engine.
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America introduced a new addition to its N-Series line of medium-duty cabover trucks: the NPR-XD medium-duty which, with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 16,000-lbs., is deigned to “bridge the gap” between the OEM’s 14,500 lb. NPR-HD and 17,950-lb. GVWR NQR.
The national law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is seeking class action status for lawsuits it filed this week against Navistar regarding the OEM’s Maxxforce Advanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) diesel engine models.
According to a recent communication from Instructional Technologies, Inc.( ITI/ PRO-TREAD), non-cash rewards, such as recognition for good work or a goal achieved, can also motivate drivers and other fleet employees. Evidence shows a strong link between non-cash rewards and improved performance.
Average retail pump prices in the U.S. for both diesel and gasoline dropped this week, according to data tracked by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), though prices remain elevated compared to those posted during the same week last year.
Diesel declined 2.6 cents to $3.892 per gallon this week, the agency said, which is 4.3 cents per gallon higher compared to the same time period in 2013.