Powertrain http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33021/more en Uptime, uptime, uptime: International Truck launches A26 engine http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/uptime-uptime-uptime-international-truck-launches-a26-engine <div class="field-deck"> New 12.4-liter diesel designed for simplicity, reliability </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>NASHVILLE. Calling it “as simple as a modern engine can be,” International Truck on Monday launched the International A26 engine, a new 12.4-liter diesel designed to provide industry-leading uptime to the Class 8 market.</div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/uptime-uptime-uptime-international-truck-launches-a26-engine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/uptime-uptime-uptime-international-truck-launches-a26-engine#comments Powertrain Equipment News Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:10:00 +0000 212771 at http://fleetowner.com <p>&ldquo;The A26 is as simple as a modern engine can be, and we&rsquo;ve built uptime into every part of the development process, from design to calibration to testing,&rdquo; said International Truck&#39;s&nbsp;Darren&nbsp;<span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Gosbee">Gosbee</span>, speaking from the exhibit hall at TMC.</p> UPS tests delivery drone from atop package car http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ups-tests-delivery-drone-atop-package-car <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>UPS announced it has tested a drone that launches from the top of a <a href="https://www.ups.com/" target="_blank">UPS package car</a>, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ups-tests-delivery-drone-atop-package-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/running-green/ups-tests-delivery-drone-atop-package-car#comments Powertrain News Running Green Technology Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:44:00 +0000 212361 at http://fleetowner.com <p>UPS tests delivery drone from atop a UPS package car. Workhorse Group built the drone and the electric car used in the test.</p> UPS photo Kenworth updates predictive cruise control for T680, T880 with 2017 engines http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-updates-predictive-cruise-control-t680-t880-2017-engines <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> announced an update to its <a href="http://www.kenworth.com" target="_blank">Predictive Cruise Control functionality</a> available for the Kenworth T680 and T880 with the new 2017 PACCAR MX-11, PACCAR MX-13 and Cummins X15 engines.</p> <p>&ldquo;This update, which was made in conjunction with the launch of the new 2017 emission engines, provides our customers up to a 1 percent improvement in fuel economy over the performance of the current version of our Predictive Cruise Control,&rdquo; said Patrick Dean, Kenworth chief engineer.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-updates-predictive-cruise-control-t680-t880-2017-engines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-updates-predictive-cruise-control-t680-t880-2017-engines#comments Powertrain Equipment News Wed, 08 Feb 2017 14:39:00 +0000 211381 at http://fleetowner.com Beyond phase 2 powertrains http://fleetowner.com/equipment/beyond-phase-2-powertrains <div class="field-deck"> Integration is just the stepping-off point for future fuel savings </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The trucking industry is experiencing three phases of powertrain development being driven in part by the Phase 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations, which mandate fuel economy improvements for commercial trucks. That&rsquo;s what Mike Roeth, executive director&nbsp; of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency, will tell you.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/beyond-phase-2-powertrains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/beyond-phase-2-powertrains#comments Powertrain Equipment News Silver Fri, 03 Feb 2017 19:38:00 +0000 211061 at http://fleetowner.com Photo: WesternStarofSocal.com Freightliner begins production on new Cascadia http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freightliner-begins-production-new-cascadia <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.Freightliner.com" target="_blank">Freightliner Trucks</a> announced it has begun production on its new Cascadia. The new Cascadia (equipped with AeroX and Integrated Detroit Powertrain (IDP) including a GHG17 DD15 engine, DT12 with Intelligent Powertrain Management (IPM4) and 2.16 direct drive axle ratio) boasts up to an 8-percent fuel economy increase over a similarly spec&rsquo;d 2016 Cascadia Evolution, the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freightliner-begins-production-new-cascadia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/freightliner-begins-production-new-cascadia#comments Powertrain Equipment News Thu, 02 Feb 2017 14:27:00 +0000 210851 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Freightliner Trucks announced it has begun production on its new Cascadia.</p> PACCAR tandem rear axle now on Kenworth T680, T880 http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/paccar-tandem-rear-axle-now-kenworth-t680-t880 <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The new <a href="http://www.kenworth.com/trucks/powertrain/" target="_blank">PACCAR tandem rear axle</a> is now standard on the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/search/results/Kenworth?solrsort=created%20desc?intlink=incontent" title="" target="_blank">Kenworth</a></span> T680 and T880. According to the company, the new PACCAR tandem axle is designed to improve the operating efficiency for line haul, regional haul and pick-up and delivery customers. Rated at 40,000 lbs., the tandem axle supports a gross combination weight of 80,000 lbs., the company noted.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/paccar-tandem-rear-axle-now-kenworth-t680-t880" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/paccar-tandem-rear-axle-now-kenworth-t680-t880#comments Powertrain Equipment News Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:25:00 +0000 210671 at http://fleetowner.com <p>PACCAR&#39;s tandem rear axle is now standard on the Kenworth T880 76-in. midroof sleeper.</p> Eaton expands reach for commercial vehicle lube offerings http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-expands-reach-commercial-vehicle-lube-offerings <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Power management company Eaton has expanded the company&rsquo;s channels of distribution for <a href="http://www.eaton.com" target="_blank">Eaton branded synthetic lubricants and multi-purpose grease</a> to now include direct shipments to all commercial trucking industry professionals, including fleets and independent truck operators. Same day and next day deliveries are also available within the 48 contiguous U.S. states.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-expands-reach-commercial-vehicle-lube-offerings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-expands-reach-commercial-vehicle-lube-offerings#comments Powertrain News Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:49:00 +0000 210461 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Eaton&#39;s PS-386 heavy-duty synthetic transmission fluid</p> Dana unveils e-commerce platform for parts http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/dana-unveils-e-commerce-platform-parts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LAS VEGAS. Fleets and other maintenance providers can identify drivetrain replacement parts, check real-time inventory availability, find distributors and request quotes through a <a href="http://www.spicerparts.com/Aftermarket">new e-commerce platform</a> introduced by Dana Inc. Authorized Dana distributors can also access a secure version of the new online tool to obtain prices, respond to quote requests and track shipping, company officials said during a press conference at Heavy-duty Aftermarket Week.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/dana-unveils-e-commerce-platform-parts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/dana-unveils-e-commerce-platform-parts#comments Powertrain Equipment News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 18:11:00 +0000 210351 at http://fleetowner.com Eaton clutches revised for downspeeding http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-clutches-revised-downspeeding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>LAS VEGAS.&nbsp; The newest generation of the Advantage Series heavy-duty clutches from <a href="http://www.eaton.com/roadranger">Eaton</a> have received a number of design upgrades intended to improve performance in low-RPM downspeeding applications as well as provide better shift performance, reduce vibration and chatter, and make it easier to monitor clutch wear.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-clutches-revised-downspeeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/eaton-clutches-revised-downspeeding#comments Powertrain Maintenance News Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:50:00 +0000 210331 at http://fleetowner.com Volvo cancels D16; Mack cancels Titan tractor http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor <div class="field-deck"> Diminishing demand reason why Volvo cancelled its D16 engine and Mack stopped Titan production for North America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>In a mid-day memo to its dealer network last Friday, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/volvo-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Volvo</a></span> Trucks announced that it will no longer be selling its 16-liter D16 engine in the North American market anymore, citing &ldquo;diminishing demand&rdquo; as the reason for the cancellation.</p> <p>Introduced into the U.S. <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/topstory/volvo_unveils_vt880_d16_020305">back in 2005</a>, the D16 offered displacement of <a href="http://fleetowner.com/news/volvo_d16_engine_mats_truck_033105">550 to 625 hp</a> &ndash; mainly at heavy haul applications.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/equipment/volvo-cancels-d16-mack-cancels-titan-tractor#comments Powertrain Equipment News Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:06:00 +0000 210131 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Aftermarket service and support will continue for Volvo customers who currently have a D16 engine, the company stressed. (<em>Photo by Sean Kilcarr for Fleet Owner</em>)</p>