Archive news for February 2014

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DEF Tracker: U.S. and Canadian bulk Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) prices rise for the second consecutive month

Rebecca Hayward - 26 February 2014

The February edition of DEF Tracker showed that bulk DEF average prices in the US and Canada increased in February 2014 compared with the previous month, after declining steadily over the last six months. In the U.S., full-truck load (FTL) and multi-drop (LTL) average prices increased, whilst tote prices remained stable. Detroit,...

PIUSI USA to unveil new DEF dispensing equipment at CONEXPO

Rebecca Hayward - 24 February 2014

Pump manufacturer PIUSI USA has announced it will unveil its latest DEF dispensing equipment at the 2014 CONEXPO trade show in Las Vegas in March. The dispensing equipment has been created to ensure optimum durability and efficiency. It features a complete turnkey system to further prevent the contamination of DEF. The system gives...

Obama administration sets March 2016 deadline for new fuel efficiency requirements

Rebecca Hayward - 21 February 2014

The Obama administration is moving ahead with plans to set new fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to curb greenhouse gas emissions. President Obama will order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DoT) to develop and issue the new standards by March 2016. The new fuel...

Thunder Creek unveils portable solution for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) handling in off-highway applications

Rebecca Hayward - 20 February 2014

Thunder Creek Equipment has unveiled its latest solution for handling Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The new portable solution houses a 50 gallon tank and Thunder Creek's patent-pending 2-in-1 DEF pumping system under a lockable, weather sealed door. The product maintains a closed system so that exposure to contamination is minimized, and...

Cummins starts production of Tier 4 Final 6-cylinder engines

Rebecca Hayward - 10 February 2014

Cummins has started production of 6-cylinder engines which meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final emissions regulations. Output is expected to increase across the 190 bhp to 675 bhp engines in 2014, as off-highway manufacturers release machines ready to meet the new emissions standards which came into effect on 1...