Penske sustainability manager highlights SCR benefits

Christopher Goodfellow - 7 September 2010

Truck fuel economy expert and manager of sustainability at Penske, Ralph Stockmayer, told attendees at a recent Penske forum its new Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) equipped trucks provided large fuel savings compared to 2007 models.

According to reports from FleetOwner's blog, the comparison saw 2010 models gain an 11.3% in fuel efficiency compared to 2007 models. Tests were run with 2007 Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines and the company's new 2010 DD-13 models. Both engines were rated at 455 horsepower, pulling 80,000-pound rigs in the Midwest.

However, Stockmayer added that 2% needed to be deducted to account for the amount of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) which the new trucks use, and that a similar comparison has not been possible with models which use Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) because they had not been on the market long enough.

You may also be interested in

Penske Truck Leasing facilities to stock bulk DEF at 370 locations by 2012

Lucy Terry - 25 October 2011

Penske Truck Leasing announced on October 24 that 370 of its fuelling locations will supply DEF at the pump by early 2012. The company has already equipped over 100 locations in North America, but plans to increase this in response to the high number of Penske trucks using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. Vice President...

Detroit Diesel sold 25,000 engines with BlueTec SCR in 2010

Christopher Goodfellow - 4 April 2011

Detroit Diesel sold more than 25,000 engines equipped with its BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology last year. Brad Williamson, Director of Engine and Component Marketing at Daimler Trucks North America, said: "We're proud of our chosen 2010 emissions solution, and our sales confirm that our customers have accepted and...

Western Star launches new vocational range with extra "badass"

Christopher Goodfellow - 10 March 2011

Western Star has launched a new range of vocational trucks, the Class 8 4700, aimed at six core segments: dump, mixer, crane, roll-off, snow plow and sewer vac. Mike Jackson, General Manager at Western Star, said: "The Western Star 4700 broadens our product line-up to meet the growing needs of value-minded vocational customers who still...