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Dirty Secrets: Carriers call for emissions crackdown

May 29, 2018 by John Smith

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.

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Navistar loses US $30.8 million judgement

August 16, 2017 by John Smith

JACKSON, TN — Navistar is disputing allegations that it didn’t thoroughly test MaxxForce EGR engines, in a case that saw former executive Jim Hebe testify that the company “did not test sh*t”, and a jury award a truck fleet US $30.8 million in damages.

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SCR consensus strengthens, but supply questions linger: Analyst

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW YORK — There’s now little doubt that the vast majority of engine manufacturers are gearing up for selective catalyst reduction (SCR) as the solution to meet the most stringent round of emission controls yet.

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SCR consensus strengthens, but supply questions linger: Analyst

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW YORK — There’s now little doubt that the vast majority of engine manufacturers are gearing up for selective catalyst reduction (SCR) as the solution to meet the most stringent round of emission controls yet.

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SCR is On the Way

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Selective catalytic reduction looks like the emissions sweepstakes winner.

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Delphi creates groundbreaking SCR technology

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LUXEMBOURG — The world’s first automotive ammonia sensor has been developed by Delphi Corp. The new technology will allow direct closed-loop control of the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) systems used by an increasing number of diesel vehicles to reduce NOx.

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SPECIAL REPORT: EPA issues SCR engine guidance to suppliers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — Those engine manufacturers that have declared selective catalyst reduction (SCR) is the way to go in meeting the tough 2010 EPA engine emission requirements have been handed a blueprint to get the technology certified.

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Engine makers find solidarity in SCR

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Not only will SCR technology provide engine makers with an option to meet stringent U.S. EPA rules in 2010, it also gives them an opportunity to finally agree on something.

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CAB-MOUNTED EXHAUST

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Mack Granite gets more back-of-cab space

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SCR is On the Way

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Selective catalytic reduction looks like the emissions sweepstakes winner.

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The ABCs of DEF

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

By this time next year you’ll be putting diesel exhaust fluid into most of your new engines. Here’s what you need to know about the stuff.

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SPECIAL REPORT: EPA issues SCR engine guidance to suppliers

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — Those engine manufacturers that have declared selective catalyst reduction (SCR) is the way to go in meeting the tough 2010 EPA engine emission requirements have been handed a blueprint to get the technology certified.

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Cummins says no to SCR in 2010 heavy engines

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Heavy-duty Cummins engines will not use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to meet 2010 nitrous-oxide emissions limits like a handful of other engine makers. Nor will they need any other form of NOx aftertreatment.

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Volvo ready to roll

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America is now accepting orders for new EPA 2010-compliant trucks, with delivery starting later this year.

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The ABCs of DEF

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

By this time next year you’ll be putting diesel exhaust fluid into most of your new engines. Here’s what you need to know about the stuff.