Equipment News Roundup
Cummins 6- and 8-liter
engines will be installed exclusively in Peterbilt and Kenworth North American conventional medium-duty vehicles, effective
Jan. 1, 2007.
developing a hybrid electric power system for Class 8 trucks aimed at
improving both on-road fuel efficiency and reducing idling.
International Truck and Engine has updated its 8600 model regional-haul tractor with a
variety of new features, including new onboard tire and battery monitoring
technology and other electronic functions such as a parking brake alarm,
automatic windshield wiper speed control, pre-trip exterior light
inspection and a theft-deterrent system.
The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) has published its Spring/Summer 2006 Work Truck Industry Resources catalog,
which contains an array of products, including buyer's guides and
directories, news publications, business management and market data
resources, training guides and vehicle life-cycle cost analysis program.
The Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) is offering its 2006-07
Recommended Practices Manual on CD-ROM. The two-volume set
includes maintenance and equipment-testing information and Recommended Engineering Practices Manual that details spec'ing, design and construction practices.
Volvo Trucks North America
and Mack Trucks,
both part of the Volvo Group of companies, will use selective catalytic
reduction (SCR) along with a diesel particulate filter (DPF) and exhaust
gas recirculation (EGR) to achieve the rigorous federal diesel engine
emissions regulations scheduled to take effect in 2010.