Cummins, JAC Motors Form Joint Venture Partnership

Cummins, Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd. (JAC Motors) (SH: 600418) announced today that the two parties will form a 50:50 joint-venture after Cummins purchased Navistar’s 50 percent equity in the JAC-Navistar Diesel Engine Co. (JND).

ROUSH CleanTech Propane System Achieves HD-OBD Certification

The California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas fuel system as complying with the heavy-duty onboard diagnostics (HD-OBD) regulation that has been in play for diesel and gasoline engines.

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Introducing the IC Bus, Gasoline Powered CE Series

IC Bus is now in production with the CE Series Gasoline Type C school bus. The CE Series with the PSI 8.8L gasoline engine, is purpose built and designed for stop and start operation, featuring similar power and performance to diesel. That allows for immediate acceleration after stops and greater hill climbing capacity. “We know our customers want a choice in powertrain options and our new gasoline-powered bus will be just another example of how IC Bus is responding to market demand,” commented Trish Reed, VP/GM of IC Bus.

Navistar Unveils Uptime-Centric Vision for Growing ReNEWed(R) Reman Brand; Expands Fleetrite(R) Private Label Parts Brand

ATLANTA -- Navistar today showcased its future vision for the ReNEWed® remanufactured components business, unveiling a new brand identity representing its mission to deliver higher value through better uptime, and announcing plans to expand its product line-up in 2018. Navistar is also expanding the portfolio of its Fleetrite® private label parts business.

The New Stay Warm Feature Improves Engine and DPF Performance for Thomas Built Buses

 

HIGH POINT, NC – In early 2017, Thomas Built Buses announced a revolutionary new feature for diesel engines: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Temperature Stabilization, also known as the Stay Warm feature. This new feature optimizes the regenerative parameters of diesel engines, increasing active regeneration and decreasing aftertreatment DPF maintenance issues. Over the past year, Thomas Built dealers have been implementing the Stay Warm feature in diesel school buses across North America, and school districts could not be more pleased. 

Wiring to Blame in North Carolina School Bus Fires

Checks on all North Carolina school buses are recommended as an investigation concludes that engine wiring was the cause in two school bus fires in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) district last year. 

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