Cummins lightens, shrinks heavy-duty truck emissions treatment module

Source: Cummins Emissions Solutions, Columbus, Ind.

The first of Cummins Emissions Solutions’ next generation of ultra-high efficiency aftertreatment systems will debut at the Mid America Trucking Show, March 26-28 in Louisville, Ky. The EcoFit Single Module is designed to be upwards of 60 percent smaller and 40 percent lighter than the EPA 2013 solution it succeeds.

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Fontaine extends Simard twin-steer suspension availability across industry


Charlotte, N.C.-based Fontaine Modification Vocational Services has partnered with Simard Suspensions to install and distribute the Canadian manufacturer’s patented AMS twin-steer front suspension products in the United States and Mexico. Fontaine is the first post-production installer to effect a long-term arrangement with Simard, whose tandem steering components can significantly increase a vehicle’s load capacity without impacting maneuverability.

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Caterpillar turns to set-forward axle model

Caterpillar has made initial deliveries and commenced full production of its second heavy-duty truck, the CT681, first shown at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The set-forward axle model is a companion to the CT660, a set-back axle workhorse whose ConExpo-Con/Agg 2011 debut served as the company’s Class 8 on/off-highway truck series gateway.

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PCA renews pitch for pavement properties in federal fuel efficiency benchmarks

Source: Portland Cement Association, Washington, D.C.

Armed with a new report, Comprehensive Transportation Fuel Reduction Policies —A Comparison of Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency and Rigid Pavement Policies, PCA calls for roads and pavement structures to be included in forthcoming U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heavy-duty truck fuel standards through which the White House aims to cut greenhouse gas levels.

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