Archive news for January 2011

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DTNA attributes 2010 Class 8 domination to its BlueTec SCR

Christopher Goodfellow - 26 January 2011

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) finished 2010 as market leader in Classes 6-8 and Class 8 segments across the US and NAFTA regions. Martin Daum, President and Chief Executive Officer at DTNA, said: "DTNA benefited from very high customer acceptance of our proven BlueTec emissions technology. We look forward to continued growth, and a...

EXCLUSIVE: Love's installs first underground DEF tanks

Christopher Goodfellow - 13 January 2011

Love's Travel Stops has installed its first underground storage tanks for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in Fairplay, SC. The location, which is near exit 4 on Interstate 85, came online on January 6, 2011 with two Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) dispensers, and it has the facilities to add more pumps as demand increases. Kevin McCarthy,...

Mercedes brings SCR-equipped S-Class to the US market

Christopher Goodfellow - 13 January 2011

German automotive manufacturer Mercedes has decided to use its BlueTEC Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology in its new diesel-powered S-Class saloon car. The S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 turbo-diesel engine that can produce 617Nm of torque and accelerate from 0-60mph in seven seconds.The vehicles Diesel...

Integer Research launches international diesel emissions legislation guide

Christopher Goodfellow - 13 January 2011

Environment and emissions analysts Integer Research has launched a new guide to international emissions standards. The website details emissions legislation by country or region for diesel powered trucks and passenger cars, including NOx and particulate matter limits. For a full breakdown of North American emissions legislation click...

Atlas Oil signs exclusive BlueDEF deal

Christopher Goodfellow - 10 January 2011

Michigan-based automotive product distributor Atlas Oil had signed a deal to become an exclusive distributor of Old World Industries' BlueDEF-branded Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) across its retail footprint. Bob Kenyon, executive vice president of sales and business development at Atlas Oil, said: "At Atlas we are always looking for ways to...

EXCLUSIVE: Powerblanket to offer first heater for packaged DEF

Laura Cross - 06 January 2011

A heating system designed to keep Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) totes, drums and pumping units at a constant temperature has been unveiled by Powerblanket. The system, which can be used outside, protects units to temperatures of -40oC using patented GreenHeat Technology and can be installed in less than 10 minutes, according to the company's...