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Daimler Turns to Cummins for Medium-Duty Engines
How Old Is Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

How Old Is Your Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

For vehicles being put back into service after a prolonged period — particularly in wintertime — fleets should follow these best practices when replacing diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and engine oil to avoid mechanical issues and keep vehicles running smoothly.

January 14, 2021

Cummins Reveals 2021 HD Engine Lineup

Cummins Reveals 2021 HD Engine Lineup

Cummins EPA 2021 X12 and X15 series engines expand the availability of some current technologies while adding new features to further enhance fuel efficiency and lower operating cost.

October 14, 2020

Valvoline Extends Drain Intervals for Diesel, Natural Gas Engines with New Oil
Diesel Pickups, SUVs Gaining Share

Diesel Pickups, SUVs Gaining Share

Diesel engine sales are up to 3.4% year to date in the Class 2 and 3 commercial diesel segments compared to 2.2% in 2019. New diesel options are coming for Jeep Gladiator, Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, and Cadillac Escalade.

July 20, 2020

Gasoline or Diesel: What's the Difference?

Gasoline or Diesel: What's the Difference?

Costs. Maintenance. Engine life. Performance. Which powertrain has the advantage? Gasoline, or diesel? Which one is right for your fleet? Likely, it depends.

January 6, 2020

Ram 1500 Pickups Recalled for Fire Risk

Ram 1500 Pickups Recalled for Fire Risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling an estimated 107,979 model-year 2014 to 2019 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic pickup trucks equipped with 3.0L EcoDiesel engines for a potential fire hazard.

October 31, 2019

2020 Ram 1500 Diesel Reaches 32 MPG on the Highway

2020 Ram 1500 Diesel Reaches 32 MPG on the Highway

FCA's diesel-powered 1/2-ton pickup has received an EPA rating of 32 miles per gallon in highway driving, 22 mpg in city driving, and 26 mpg in combined driving when it's set up with a rear-wheel drivetrain.

October 7, 2019

Ram Adds Features to 2020 Pickups

Ram Adds Features to 2020 Pickups

The Ram 1500 and Ram heavy-duty pickups will add new appearance and feature packages for the 2020 model-year.

September 3, 2019

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Starts at $36,890

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Starts at $36,890

Ram Truck announced pricing for the 2020 Ram 1500 powered by the new 3.0L V-6 EcoDiesel engine starting at $­­­­­­36,890 MSRP for the Tradesman Quad Cab 2WD, plus $1,695 destination.

August 16, 2019

Ford Details 7.3L Gas Engine, Offers Standard PTO

Ford Details 7.3L Gas Engine, Offers Standard PTO

Ford has released power ratings for the 7.3L V-8 gasoline engine that propels the 2020 F-600 chassis cab truck and provided technical details for the truck's 10-speed automatic transmission as well as its next-generation 6.7L PowerStroke V-8 diesel.

August 1, 2019

Diesel Ram 1500 Relaunches for 2020

Diesel Ram 1500 Relaunches for 2020

The diesel-powered 2020 Ram 1500 will reenter the pickup wars with a third-generation 3.0L V-6 that now produces 480 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ram 1500 Classic will also offer a diesel variant.

June 10, 2019

The Slow Switch to FA-4 Engine Oils

The Slow Switch to FA-4 Engine Oils

Even with potential fuel economy gains, fleets have been slow to adopt the new FA-4 engine oils. Experts from ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council explore some of the reasons why fleets seem to be waiting.

May 7, 2019

How to Purchase, Store & Handle Diesel Exhaust Fluid

How to Purchase, Store & Handle Diesel Exhaust Fluid

Diesel engine vehicles can be damaged by using low quality diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). Repairs can be very expensive with long downtime possible, and damage could void the manufacturer’s warranty.

April 26, 2019

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500's Diesel Power Ratings Released
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