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Engines: Is smaller the next big thing?

Rightsized—not oversized—engines are getting the job done for fleets seeking efficiency and performance

If you’ve ever heard the saying “go big or go home” and shook your head thinking there are many situations where it really doesn’t apply, welcome to the evolution of heavy-duty trucking in North America. Engine and power­train technology has progressed to a point where more is possible with less, and there are a number of other factors also coming into play. It’s all helping drive a move by more trucking companies away from a 14-15L engine standard toward a 13L sweet spot, and increasin

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