Dirty Secrets: Carriers call for emissions crackdown
TORONTO, Ont. -- Clean air comes at a cost, and it involves the emissions-related changes to exhaust systems and engines, sometimes introducing added maintenance costs and reduced fuel economy in the process. That’s led to one of the trucking industry’s worst-kept dirty secrets. Many truck owners are reprogramming electronic control modules to bypass SCR (selective catalytic reduction) systems, which reduce unwanted NOx by introducing diesel exhaust fluid to the combustion process.
EXCLUSIVE: Hebe’s T.O. take on economy, engine regs, and truckers on the ropes
TORONTO -- The North American owner-operator as we know him is nearing extinction. Keep reading because that's just one of many no-nonsense industry insights offered by the outspoken former Freightliner honcho-turned-Navistar International senior VP, North American sales operations, while in Toronto last week
Mack and Volvo revving up for 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks North America recently had their diesel engines certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board to meet the near-zero emissions standards which take effect in January 2010.