Cummins’ new approach is showing off their new “holistic” approach toward truck engine operation.  They are even going to tour the U.S. and Canada with a fleet of Cummins ISX15-powered heavy-duty trucks  from June through October of 2015.

The first is a new electronic control system called “ADEPT”

It stands for Advanced Diesel Electric Powertrain Technology.

Available starting this summer, ADEPT packages together to two established features to boost fuel savings:

  • This disengages a truck’s engine automatically from the driveline when going downhill. Therefore, it returns it to idle to reduce drag, conserve vehicle momentum and, ultimately, improve fuel economy.
  • SmartTorque2 (ST2): This taps into the same torque management intelligence first introduced on the SmartAdvantage Powertrain. It helps eliminate unnecessary downshifts and keep the engine operating in the most fuel-efficient “sweet spot.”

Also, the aftertreatment system removes exhaust soot and particulate matter

This clean diesel technology leads to near zero emissions.  In addition, the setup was influenced by the make, model, and optional equipment.

Another key piece of the 2017 model ISX15 engine is the development of the new EcoFit single module aftertreatment system from the company’s Cummins Emission Solutions division. Fier said the “single-piece” design reduces the device’s size by 60% and weight by 40% compared to the prior version.

Overall, Cummins deployment of Connected Diagnostics™ gives drivers feedback within seconds of a fault occurrence. Therefore, this helps avoid unnecessary expenses and reduces the the chances of engine failure.

“By using telematics, we can transmit data instantly to Cummins dealers and distributors to help reduce the repair cycle and reduce downtime,” she said – pointing out that Cummins remains “agnostic” in terms of the telematics provider a fleet may choose to use.


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The Cooking in the Truck Summit will be a great place to get some ideas for truckers who cook in your truck.  This event takes place right after MATS.  Many resources in recent years have became available to  help drivers  cook in their trucks.  Tom Kyrk, founder and chief blogger for “Road Tested Living,” is co-hosting the summit.

Do You Cook in Your Truck? more truck drivers trying to make healthy and cost-conscious meals in their trucks rather than eating in restaurants and truck stops, there is increased demand for idea-sharing and networking regarding cab friendly menu options. The summit has three main goals:

  • Encourage and promote cooking in the truck.
  • Share ideas for cooking and food storage.
  • Discuss ideas to help industry related companies meet the needs of the cooking trucker.

What:  1st Cooking in the Truck Summit

When:  Thursday, March 26, 2015

Where: Freightliner hospitality trailer in the Papa John’s parking lot at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Ken.


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