The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has certified
Cummins' heavy-duty and mid-range truck engines for 2007. Full production of
the new engines begins in January.
The engines feature the company's cooled EGR - or Exhaust
Gas Recirculation - technology, as well as a particulate filter, all part of
Cummins' efforts to meet the 2007 emissions regulations.
Cummins said in a statement that it will retain its entire
permanent workforce at all of its North American engine manufacturing plants.
The company indicated that was due to an anticipated increase in demand for
mid-range and heavy-duty engines by the end of the first quarter of 2007.