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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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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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NAVISTAR ADDS CUMMINS ISB

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Navistar will soon offer the 6.7-liter Cummins ISB engine in International DuraStar medium-duty trucks and CE Series school buses, with initial production slated for December

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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 to keep offering Cummins ISX beyond 2010

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America says it will continue to offer the 15-liter Cummins ISX engine certified for 2010 emissions standards in the Volvo VN.

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HD engine will be 8Gs more, says Navistar

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Navistar has announced that the price tags on upcoming 2010- MaxxForce advanced EGR engines will $6,000 to $8,000 more.

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Navistar Gets EPA Certification for 13-Liter SCR Engine

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 13-liter heavy-duty engine with selective catalytic reduction

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Navistar Gets EPA Certification for 13-Liter SCR Engine

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LISLE, Ill. — Navistar has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its 13-liter heavy-duty engine with selective catalytic reduction

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Volvo to keep offering Cummins ISX beyond 2010

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks North America says it will continue to offer the 15-liter Cummins ISX engine certified for 2010 emissions standards in the Volvo VN.

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Detroit Diesel roars past SCR testing milestone

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

REDFORD, Mich. — Detroit Diesel Corporation has announced that it has surpassed seven million miles of testing on its BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology.

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Navistar OK with SCR engines – in S. America

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — It may not believe in SCR technology as an emissions solution for North America, but Navistar is apparently going with the aftertreatment strategy on its engines in Brazil.

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Navistar Changes Lanes, Goes to SCR Technology

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Navistar moves away from EGR strategy to SCR, joining its competition and beginning work on building an EPA certified engine.