EPA has certified Caterpillar's C13 engine, equipped with the company's ACERT technology, for 2004. The C13, available in 335-430 hp., is the fourth Cat ACERT on-highway truck and bus engine to meet EPA's '04 emissions standards. www.cat.com
Freightliner Trucks has re-designed its web site, www.freightlinertrucks.com. In addition to product and dealer information, users will have access to downloadable screen savers and a trucker's lounge. Info on upcoming industry trade shows will also be posted.
The Holland Group now guarantees the performance of its FleetMaster and FleetMaster Low Lube fifth wheels for 5 yr./500,000 mi. Holland guarantees that the locking system will retain the ability to be adjusted to a standard SAE kingpin for a minimum of 5 yr./500,000 mi. www.thehollandgroupinc.com
The following ConocoPhillips engine oil products are now compliant with Caterpillar's ECF-1 spec: Kendall Motor Oil's Super-D 3; 76 Lubricants' 76 Guardol QLT and 76 T5X heavy-duty oils; and Conoco Hydroclear Power-D and HD Fleet Supreme. www.conocophillips.com
J.J. Keller's 2004 Transportation catalog features products related to issues such as HOS, driver qualification, security, alcohol and drug testing, driver training and hazmat. For a free copy, call 1-800-531-8899 (mention Action Code 1794). www.jjkeller.com
Refrigerant and fluid leaks in heavy-duty vehicles can be identified using a new kit from Tracer Products. The foundation of the Tracerline TP-8025HD kit is a 100-watt Titan UV/Blue leak detection lamp, used to pinpoint leak sites after fluorescent dyes have been circulated through the AC&R and fluid systems. www.tracerline.com
Titan Flashers from Transportation Safety Technologies can be used in incandescent or LED lighting. The solid-state small anister flashers come in two versions: a 5-pin alternating two 10-amp loads; and a 3-pin flashing one-amp load. www.test-corp.com
A fuel test kit from Dieselcraft can detect biological contamination, e.g., bacteria, mold or fungus, in diesel fuel. Problem fuel that tests positive should be treated with a biocide. If no growth appears in the culture media, the culprit is most likely chemical, requiring an injector cleaner.