Excessive engine idling doesn’t just consume fuel, it also creates engine hours, which depending on the OEM, are used to determine when the powertrain warranty expires. Also, high engine hours in low-mileage vehicles can create potential pitfalls that inadvertently voids warranty compliance. Some fleets don’t realize this and are surprised when they are denied coverage, thinking the vehicle is within the warranty mileage parameters or has followed the OEM's recommended maintenance schedule.
The bigger frame, powered by a 6.6L Duramax turbo-diesel with 910 lb.-ft. of torque that is mated to a 10-speed Allison transmission delivers a greater towing capacity than its predecessor models, well in excess of 30,000 pounds.
New work trucks from Ram, Ford, and Chevrolet land at the nation's largest, and oldest, auto show.
“Disengagement reports” reveal how many times a human driver had to take control of a driverless car in testing in California. A few well-publicized autonomous players lagged far behind.