Operators have plenty to manage. Features that make a job simpler and more efficient are always welcome. Volvo Boom Float relieves pump pressure from the cylinder when lowering the boom, reallocating pressure appropriately for faster cycle times, more accurate grading and improved fuel efficiency. Watch for Boom Float operating tips.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. has commended the publication of a new study by West Virginia University scientists at the Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions ("CAFEE") quantifying methane emissions from heavy-duty natural gas-powered vehicles and refueling stations. CAFEE scientists collaborated on the study with the Environmental Defense Fund ("EDF") and a group of global natural gas industry leaders including the American Gas Association, Chart Industries, Clean Energy, Cummins, Cummins Westport, International Council on Clean Transportation, PepsiCo, Shell, Volvo Group, Waste Management, and Westport Fuel Systems. The study was published online by the journal Environmental Science & Technology and the results greatly expand on the very limited data on methane emissions from natural gas vehicles.
Wellmann Group supplies on-site transport & weighing services to the whole Guinean Gulf region. On the Lagos based NIGERDOCK fabrication yard, Wellmann recently performed the transportation of the heaviest Oil & Gas structure ever manufactured in Nigeria. The 50 x 60m sized topside weighed 3,340 tons and was handled on four groups of synchronized Nicolas MHD SP modular trailers totaling 128 axle lines.
Ridewell Suspensions expands its air ride suspension line with an integrated stub axle suspension system for heavy haul applications. The RAR-251 Stub Axle Air Ride Suspension contains two beam assemblies that can be integrated with a 32” track Ridewell axle configured with Wabco PAN 19 disc brake assemblies.
The 2016 federal budget, announced March 22, outlines an ambitious agenda aimed at transforming Canada's economy. Focused on delivering key commitments from the fall election, the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) is pleased to see there are a number of opportunities for Canada's natural gas vehicle sector.
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) is very pleased that the federal budget's "Growing the Middle Class" strategy includes a number of initiatives that recognize the role that natural gas and the natural gas delivery industry can play in fostering economic growth, driving Canada's environmental performance, and helping the middle class.
Donner Industrial Developments Inc. strengthened and diversified its products and services after finalizing its purchase of Edwards by Brehmer Mfg., a truck maintenance equipment line that built a strong reputation during its 15 years of experience. The new product line features several high-quality pieces of equipment, including waste oil caddies, antifreeze caddies and truck ramps, for applications in truck service centers, agriculture, municipalities and fleets, to name a few.
Caterpillar Inc. has announced it will discontinue production of its on-highway vocational trucks. Based on the current business climate in the truck industry and a thorough evaluation of the business, the company decided it would withdraw from this market. This is also in line with the company’s ongoing restructuring to align its businesses with existing conditions. As a result of this action, the company will cease taking new orders for vocational trucks, although Caterpillar remains committed to existing truck customers and will support the existing trucks currently on the road.
Mountain Tarp, a Wastequip brand, and manufacturer of quality tarping solutions for the construction, agriculture, transportation, waste, and recycling industries, has announced the debut of a mobile service program to handle on-site inspection of truck and trailer tarping systems, as well as turn-key parts delivery.
Truck Evolution is a leader in sales and distribution of truck-mounted equipment in Alberta. Founded in 2011, the company sells some of the most technologically-advanced truck-mounted equipment available in North America and stocks a complete line of replacement parts to get customers back on the road as soon as possible.
For the expansion of the infrastructure for the Cygnus gas field in the North Sea, ALE UK has once again been relying on SCHEUERLE SPMTs. On 168 SPMT axle lines and using a loose coupling mode, a 4,140 t segment of a production platform as well as a total of four support elements with unit weights of between 1,180 and 2,125 t were transported.
Situated offshore Sabah, Malaysia in a water depth of 1,854 feet (565 meters), is the Malikai oilfield. Operated by Shell, it is currently being equipped with all necessary infrastructures for exploration. Amongst this infrastructure is also a living quarters module. The module weighs a total of 1,293 tons and was recently transported on sixty axle lines of SCHEUERLE SPMT.
Volvo Trucks North America continues to accept registration for teams of aftermarket professionals from Volvo dealerships throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico to compete in the 2015-2016 Volvo International Service Training Award (VISTA) competition. VISTA, which involves teams from 93 countries, assesses teamwork, skills and knowledge in key areas that drive customer satisfaction.
News articles earlier this year about driverless trucks operating in Nevada and the Alberta oil sands under restricted conditions set off speculation about whether we’ll need truck drivers within a few decades – and whether autonomous vehicles are an answer to the driver shortage.
Volvo Trucks has introduced a rugged version of the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift for severe-duty (SD) applications is now available for order in Volvo VHD vocational models. The I-Shift for severe duty is designed for on- and off-road work in applications requiring frequent shifting.