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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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Alberta ag company joining DEF ranks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CALGARY — Agrium Inc. has entered into an agreement to supply diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) grade prilled urea for the production of DEF with Old World Industries.

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What’s the Fuss?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A day spent driving a Mack Granite with an EPA 2010-ready, SCR-equipped MP7 engine suggests SCR will be just like Y2K-much ado about next to nothing.

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EUROPE FINDS EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

How emissions standards across the pond may soon affect you.

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Cat out of the bag?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — It looks as though Cat has one more life in the world of heavy-duty on-highway engine production. And, apparently, that’s good news for Navistar.

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DETROIT’S BIG DD16

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Detroit Diesel has introduced the DD16 engine with BlueTec technology for 2010

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Detroit Diesel engines meet EPA certification

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

PORTLAND, Ore. — Detroit Diesel Corporation’s engines with the BlueTec emissions control system have been certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for meeting new 2010 regulations.

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EUROPE FINDS EMISSIONS SOLUTIONS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

How emissions standards across the pond may soon affect you.

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SCR the answer to 2010: DaimlerChrysler truck boss

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

STUTTGART, Germany — Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology will be the solution to the North American emissions challenge of 2010, says Andreas Renschler.

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EXCLUSIVE: Hebe’s T.O. take on economy, engine regs, and truckers on the ropes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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

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Mack and Volvo revving up for 2010

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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EPA updates guidance for SCR engines

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WASHINGTON — In an effort to clear the air on its requirements for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) engines, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued new guidance on the miles and hours a truck can run after the DEF tank runs dry.