Powertrain http://fleetowner.com/taxonomy/term/33021/more en Cummins undergoes marketing leadership changes http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-undergoes-marketing-leadership-changes <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>After 15 years working with customers, sponsoring new products and marketing efforts, Lori Thompson will now serve as a key member of the Cummins Operating Team, Cummins announced. In this new role, Thompsona will lead US diversity initiatives within the company and she will continue to lead the overall marketing function.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-undergoes-marketing-leadership-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/cummins-undergoes-marketing-leadership-changes#comments People Powertrain News Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0000 224601 at http://fleetowner.com Jury awards trucking company $30 million in Navistar engine case http://fleetowner.com/trucks/jury-awards-trucking-company-30-million-navistar-engine-case <div class="field-deck"> Tennessee case involves older EGR engines </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>A Tennessee jury has awarded a trucking company more than $30 million in a case involving <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span>&rsquo;s older generation of trucks and engines.</p> <p>On Aug. 10, the jury in Jackson found <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/navistar-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span> violated the Tennessee Consumer Practice Act and provided Milan Supply Chain Solutions&nbsp;$10.8 million in actual damages and $20 million in punitive damages. The trucking company sued after purchasing &nbsp;243 Navistar 2011 and 2012 International Prostars with Maxxforce engines.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/trucks/jury-awards-trucking-company-30-million-navistar-engine-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/trucks/jury-awards-trucking-company-30-million-navistar-engine-case#comments Trucks Economics Powertrain Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:58:00 +0000 224431 at http://fleetowner.com <p>After initial emissions struggles earlier this decade, Navistar changed course on its engine technology strategy. <em>(File Photo)</em></p> New SmartAdvantage powertrain offers downspeeding http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/new-smartadvantage-powertrain-offers-downspeeding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.eaton.com/roadranger" target="_blank">Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies</a> joint venture announced the addition of a new downsped overdrive model to its&nbsp;Eaton and Cummins SmartAdvantage Powertrains.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/new-smartadvantage-powertrain-offers-downspeeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/new-smartadvantage-powertrain-offers-downspeeding#comments Operations New Products Powertrain News Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:19:00 +0000 224311 at http://fleetowner.com Pump my ride http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/pump-my-ride <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>I was just thinking earlier this week why the large oil companies are not paying attention to the disruptive nature of the push for greater fuel economy and cleaner air.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/pump-my-ride" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/pump-my-ride#comments Fuel IdeaXchange Infrastructure Powertrain Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:24:00 +0000 223831 at http://fleetowner.com Navistar to end 9/10 engine production http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/navistar-end-910-engine-production <div class="field-deck"> Company said it will end production of medium-duty 9/10L engines by 2018 and will continue transformation of Melrose Park facility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.navistar.com/" target="_blank">Navistar</a> announced that it will cease all engine production at its plant in Melrose Park, IL, by the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The company said it will continue the facility&rsquo;s transformation into <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/international-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Navistar</a></span>&rsquo;s technical center, including truck and engine testing and validation as well as used truck sales and reconditioning, continuing the process that started in 2010.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/navistar-end-910-engine-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/navistar-end-910-engine-production#comments Trucks Powertrain News Thu, 03 Aug 2017 20:47:00 +0000 223671 at http://fleetowner.com <p>Navistar will cease all engine production at its plant in Melrose Park, IL, by the second quarter of fiscal 2018.&nbsp;The majority of engines produced at Melrose Park are medium-duty 9/10 liter engines used in International Class 6 and 7 trucks.&nbsp;</p> Nevada officials say autonomous-truck era drawing near http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/nevada-officials-say-autonomous-truck-era-drawing-near <div class="field-deck"> Encourages other states not to wait for federal government action </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>April Sanborn was part of the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles in 2011 when the state became the first to adopt regulations allowing the testing of autonomous vehicles.</p> <p>She was also there four years later when the <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span> Inspiration truck made its world premiere at the Hoover Dam.</p> <p>Sanborn, now Nevada DMV&rsquo;s program manager for the autonomous vehicle program, said the rapid developments in the autonomous space has her convinced autonomous-driving trucks will soon be a reality.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/nevada-officials-say-autonomous-truck-era-drawing-near" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/autonomous-vehicles/nevada-officials-say-autonomous-truck-era-drawing-near#comments Autonomous Vehicles Government Powertrain Regulations Wed, 02 Aug 2017 03:02:00 +0000 223481 at http://fleetowner.com <p>In 2015, the state of Nevada approved the Freightliner Inspiration truck for on-road&nbsp;testing. (Photo: Freightliner)</p> Mitsubishi Fuso begins eCanter electric truck production http://fleetowner.com/blue-fleets/mitsubishi-fuso-begins-ecanter-electric-truck-production <div class="field-deck"> Short-series production run for the all-electric eCanter starts at the OEM’s Tramagal plant in Portugal. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The eCanter all-electric medium-duty truck designed by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) is now starting what&rsquo;s being terms &ldquo;short-series&rdquo; production at the OEM&rsquo;s factory in Tramagal, Portugal, for the U.S. market.</p> <p>MFTBC, a division of Daimler Trucks Asia, added that the Fuso eCanter is produced alongside its conventional Canter &ldquo;light&rdquo; medium-duty unit at the Tramagal plant. Only the electric-powertrain-specific components will be installed in specific boxes along the production line, the OEM pointed out.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/blue-fleets/mitsubishi-fuso-begins-ecanter-electric-truck-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/blue-fleets/mitsubishi-fuso-begins-ecanter-electric-truck-production#comments Trucks Powertrain News Blue Fleets Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:21:00 +0000 223361 at http://fleetowner.com <p>The all-electric eCanter units built in Mitsubishi Fuso&#39;s Tramagal factory in Portugal in will be handed over to customers within Europe and the U.S. within the next month, the OEM said.</p> Let the sun shine http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/let-sun-shine <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>When most people think of solar power they think of it as a renewable energy solution for homes, office buildings or airports.&nbsp; We see these panels springing up all over our country.</p> <p>But solar also has a place in the trucking industry. Solar panels added to trucks can capture energy from the sun &mdash; free energy I might add &mdash; and convert it into usable power.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/let-sun-shine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/ideaxchange/let-sun-shine#comments Trucks Fuel IdeaXchange Powertrain News Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:10:00 +0000 223271 at http://fleetowner.com Daimler showcases Detroit Connect advancements http://fleetowner.com/telematics/daimler-showcases-detroit-connect-advancements <div class="field-deck"> Company also says orders for new Freightliner Cascadia ramping up </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>YOUNTVILLE, CA. Daimler Trucks North America offered a glimpse into upcoming advancements of its Detroit Connect system, including over-the-air reports.</p> <p>DTNA said July 27 that fleets with the new <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="Freightliner"><span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://fleetowner.com/freightliner-1?intlink=incontent" title="Keyword link list" target="_blank">Freightliner</a></span></span> Cascadia with a Detroit engine be able to access Detroit Diesel Engine Control (DDEC) on demand later this summer.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/telematics/daimler-showcases-detroit-connect-advancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/telematics/daimler-showcases-detroit-connect-advancements#comments Telematics Trucks Fuel Powertrain News Thu, 27 Jul 2017 20:37:00 +0000 223211 at http://fleetowner.com <p>DTNA&nbsp;officials detail&nbsp;features of the new Freightliner Cascadia and Detroit Connect system. <em>(Photo: Kevin Jones/Fleet Owner)</em></p> XL Hybrids: New customers installing XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-new-customers-installing-xl3-hybrid-electric-drive-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>XL Hybrids, Inc. announced fleets across a variety of industries are purchasing the <a href="http://www.xlhybrids.com/" target="_blank">XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System</a>, which the company says helps fleets lower operating costs and meet sustainability goals. Fleets benefit from a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions and an up to 25% increase in miles per gallon, according to the company.</p></div> <p><a href="http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-new-customers-installing-xl3-hybrid-electric-drive-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://fleetowner.com/powertrain/xl-hybrids-new-customers-installing-xl3-hybrid-electric-drive-systems#comments Powertrain News Running Green Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:39:00 +0000 223191 at http://fleetowner.com