Volvo Ordered to Pay EPA Penalties Over Non-Trucking Engines
HDT Top News
Week of July 21, 2014
Top 5 News
1. At Least 15 Lawsuits vs. Cat on ACERT Diesels Include Trucks, Buses
Multiple lawsuits against Caterpillar for chronic failures of its 2007-2010 ACERT diesels go beyond heavy trucks, and include school buses and motor coaches as well as at least one marine engine, according to news reports, while a wide variety of problems have been chronicled in discussion groups on the Internet.
view more | 07.21.2014 |
2. Volvo Ordered to Pay EPA Penalties Over Non-Trucking Engines
Volvo Group, the parent of Volvo Trucks North America, has been ordered to pay penalties and interest of approximately $74.1 million to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding emission compliance of the company’s marine diesel engines.
view more | 07.21.2014 |
3. GM to Use 8-Speed Hydra-Matic in Some 1500-Series Pickups
The Hydra-Matic 8L90 eight-speed is approximately the same size and weight as the 6L80 six-speed automatic, an announcement said, but has a wider 7.0 overall gear ratio spread.
view more | 07.18.2014 |
4. Truckers Sue FMCSA Over Motor Carrier Management Information System
A group of truck drivers has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over records the agency keeps on carriers and drivers.
view more | 07.21.2014 |
5. DTNA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters
The total headquarters project requires a $150 million investment by Daimler Trucks North America. Work began in April 2014 to clear the land for construction of the new building with project completion slated for early 2016.
view more | 07.21.2014 |
Top 5 Articles
1. 5 Tips to Keep Your Battery Running in the Summer Heat
While warmer temperatures help to increase battery capacity, making it easier to turn over the engine, they also cause an increase in the rate at which the battery deteriorates. When the temperature is warmer, the current conducting grids corrode faster, reducing the life of your battery.
view more | Jul 2014 |
2. 5 Keys to Best Parts-Buying Practices
Trucks are on the road much longer than they used to be, and that translates into a greater demand and investment in parts, service, and ongoing maintenance. Which means parts purchasing decisions more important than ever.
view more | Jul 2014 |
3. Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?
To meet expected greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards, oil companies and engine makers have been busy developing a new standard for engine oils that will provide a new type of lower-viscosity oil to improve engine efficiency.
view more | Jul 2014 |
4. Brake Trends: Drums vs. Discs
While drum brakes have been enlarged and strengthened to meet stricter federal stopping distance requirements and are currently used on 90% of heavy trucks, discs are gaining in popularity.
view more | Jul 2014 |
5. The Story Behind Peterbilt’s Anniversary Truck
After finding the "old Pete" in an Arizona desert in the mid-1990s, restorer Bob Dean decided to give this classic 1939 Peterbilt a new life just in time for the company's 75th anniversary.
view more | Jul 2014 |

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