Archive news for March 2011

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Navistar considers new emissions reduction technologies

Christopher Goodfellow - 16 March 2011

Navistar International is looking at some "exciting technologies" to reduce NOx emissions in its heavy-duty diesels, but aftertreatment using Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is not one of them, according to its Senior Vice President for North American Sales Operations According to Truckinginfo, Jim Hebe told a press conference at the Work...

RelaDyne expands partnership with Mansfield

Christopher Goodfellow - 15 March 2011

Automotive, commercial and industrial fluid distributor RelaDyne has expanded its deal with Mansfield, to include delivery of Air1-branded Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) to customers in "key Texas markets", according to a statement from the company. Larry Stoddard, RelaDyne CEO, said: "With expansion beyond the Illinois, Ohio and Louisiana...

Chinese AdBlue (DEF) consumption to reach one billion gallons by 2017

Christopher Goodfellow - 10 March 2011

China's delayed implementation of China Phase IV emissions legislation will lead to an annual Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) consumption of between 1.0 and 1.8 billion gallons by 2017, according to market analyst Integer Research. Juliane Läng, Emissions Control Analyst at Integer, told discoverDEF.com: "Discussions between the major Chinese...

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...

Airgas partners with Wholesale Fuels to distribute AiRx DEF

Christopher Goodfellow - 10 March 2011

Airgas has teamed up with lubricant and fuel supplier Wholesale Fuels to distribute its AiRx-branded Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in Southern California. Charles McCan, President, Wholesale Fuels, said: "Airgas AiRx is a good fit with the products we offer our trucking and farming customers running EPA 2010-compliant diesel engines with...