Archive news for May 2010

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Pilot Travel Centers to install an additional 24 Diesel Exhaust Fluid pumps

Christopher Goodfellow - 9 May 2010

National chain Pilot Travel Centers has ordered 24 SPATCO Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensing systems, bringing its total retail locations to 75 before the end of the year. The systems will come online early in September this year, according to a company spokesperson. Catherine Adkins, senior project manager at Pilot...

Navistar drops lawsuit against EPA

Christopher Goodfellow - 7 May 2010

Navistar has dropped a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency's certification policies for Selective Catalytic Reduction-equipped trucks. According to the suit EPA policy allowed SCR-equipped trucks to operate for "extended periods without any control of NOx emissions" and that the authority was "certifying SCR engines as...

Penske Truck Leasing orders 750 Freightliner and 600 Volvo SCR trucks

Christopher Goodfellow - 7 May 2010

Truck rental firm Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 Freightliner Cascadias and 600 Volvo VNs because of the manufacturers' use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, according to its procurement manager. Marc Althen, senior vice-president administration and procurement at Penske, said: "Based on our own research and...

Obama targets fuel efficiency in new emissions regs

Christopher Goodfellow - 25 May 2010

President Barak Obama is planning fuel economy standards and greenhouse gas reduction targets for 2014-model medium and heavy-duty trucks. Under the presidential memorandum the Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency will develop the new standard, which includes provisions for the development of...

Waring Oil to distribute Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Christopher Goodfellow - 18 May 2010

Lubricant distributor Waring Oil has signed an agreement to exclusively sell and market Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) as part of Mansfield's DeliveryONE network, in Alabama and Mississippi. The company has five warehouses to stock and supply Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) as both packaged product and for bulk deliveries, and...

EPA certifies PACCAR 2010 engine

Christopher Goodfellow - 18 May 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified PACCAR's MX 12.9-liter diesel engine engine as compliant with the 2010 emissions regulations, with production for Kenworth and Peterbilt models to start this summer. Jim Cardillo, PACCAR president, said: "The EPA certification is an important milestone in...