It is next to impossible to imagine the world in existence without the origin of early power sources. In fact, the early 19th century is noted for its “power gap” where a lot of stalled progress was made on the back of the invention of the engine.
Over the last few decades, massive changes have swept this market. From the obsession with clean energy that calls for a completely different take on traditional power production to breakthroughs that have allowed us to do more with less fuel – the need for engines and their systems continues forward.
With 2018 in front of us, experts are cautiously optimistic about the future of the industry.
What Can the Engine & Fuel Injection Industry Expect Over the Next 12 Months?
Some of the biggest buyers of this sector are seeing robust growth.
Commercial fleets and aviation regularly invest in the R&D for better engines and 2018 augers well for them. The massive 1.3 trillion-dollar US freight industry is expanding at a rapid pace and with 1.4 million new vacancies, it is interested in recruiting workers who will view trucking as a lucrative career and not something to fall back on if other opportunities dry up. With this focus on improvement, the ATA has predicted a consistent annual spike of 3.4% in prospects for trucking businesses – well into 2023.
The automotive industry isn’t lagging behind either. Bolstered by low gas prices and a pick up in the housing curve – which has a strong correlation with domestic car purchases – it will continue to generate demand for engines and parts.
2018 also happens to be the year that was marked for the maturity of the fuel injection systems industry. The sector will peak at a value of $72.5 billion and the US will be one of the chief drivers of the momentum. There is no doubt that the concern for a greener world is here to stay and fuel injection systems – especially for gasoline – promise to provide a range of benefits including reduced pollution.
Central Diesel Inc. is Ready for the Upsurge:
As a reliable provider of engines, clean diesel engines, filtration systems, exhaust systems, electrical components and generators, we have successfully served the national government, transportation businesses, fabrication specialists and the automotive industry for close to 5 decades.
We are known for our ability to custom design parts and extend consultation, support and maintenance services for various niches.
If you are looking to keep pace with what 2018 has to offer, please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also contact us to request quotes for your needs today.
This December we’re taking a look back at some of the most important industry highlights from the past 12 months. We kicked off the new year with the importance of vehicle maintenance and moved right along to other top news stories breaking in the field. The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, diesel engines, and initiatives like “green” diesel and National Manufacturing Day were all topics that caught the attention of many, not just the employees here at Central Diesel Inc. Let’s review!
What is the importance of maintaining your vehicle? Performing proper preventive maintenance on your vehicle or equipment will reduce the possibility of devastating issues like system failure, breakdown and contamination. Without taking precaution, you risk paying exorbitant amounts on repairs. For example, a contaminated CR fuel system on an over the road vehicle can cost $6,000.00 to $12,000.00. Skip the hassle and check and maintain your system regularly.
The environment is always on the forefront of conversations throughout the industrial sector. The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, improves air quality substantially. One of their biggest aims has been replacing harmful diesel engines with upgraded environmentally friendly, clean tech diesel engines.
Believe it or not, there are also business benefits to reducing your carbon footprint. Let’s circle back to maintenance. Properly upholding your diesel engine is the best way to decrease emission effects like your TCO. Protecting and sustaining your gear not only upholds the environment, but is also proven to reduce downtime, increasing both productivity and profitability. Cutting your carbon production is a more effective solution than any other energy option available. Take a look at this recap we put together for professionals to consider:
- Maintenance cuts your TCO
- Reduces downtime
- Increases productivity
- Increases profitability
And we still had more to say about diesel engines. Transportation plays a key role in both the economy and the supply chain. Clean diesel engines are more efficient for cargo carriers like trains. Electrical systems are expensive, coming with a higher initial cost, and a risk in and of itself. An electric system isn’t a reliable source because obstacles like power outages stand in the way and don’t work as well for pulling heavier cargo. Clean diesel engine rail transportation is simply more reliable, moving a ton of freight for 500 miles on just a gallon of fuel, keeping roads less congested, and as rail and inland connections increase their logistics and productivity, rail becomes even more practical and efficient.
Driving the year home, we recently promoted one of the bigger movements in the manufacturing industry—National Manufacturing Day. Today, many still believe manufacturing is labor intensive factory floor work with little benefit, but that is far from true. Technology, STEM, secure job placement, and strong benefits contribute to a growing economy and are at the forefront of the sector. Annually celebrated on the first Friday of every October, we’re pleased to say that this is a strong, rapidly moving initiative that will continue to gain steam each year.
One more note on diesel! As a part of the effort, all industries that are a part of manufacturing look back at what businesses have achieved over the years. Diesel engines save the manufacturing sector millions every year in maintenance and repairs. The diesel engine market is billions of dollars strong in the US, heavily contributing to both the manufacturing sector and the economy. With the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act that we touched on above, this number is only going to increase.
We’d like to take a moment to thank all of our loyal customers and audience base for reading our blog, following us on Twitter, and connecting with us on LinkedIn. We are passionate about the work we do and spreading accurate information and updates throughout the industry.
Here at Central Diesel, we are a distributor of clean diesel engines and fuel injection components. We also offer additional services, accessories, and components for repairing your diesel engine.
For questions on any of our products or services, please contact us today.
We wish all of you a very happy holiday season and can’t wait to connect and catch up with you in 2018! Happy/healthy new year everyone!
Environmental Benefits of Equipment Maintenance
Being a leader in either the transportation or energy industry means taking on a knowledgeable role in environmental impact. Keeping your equipment maintained and up-to-date is one of the best ways to reduce your TCO (Total Carbon Output) ratio. Properly retaining your diesel engine is especially important to decrease emission effects.
- Play a knowledgeable role
- Maintain your equipment
- Uphold your diesel engine
Business Benefits of Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
Protecting and sustaining your gear not only upholds the environment, but is also proven to reduce downtime, increasing both productivity and profitability. Cutting/dropping your carbon production is a more effective solution than any other energy option available today.
- Maintenance cuts your TCO
- Reduces downtime
- Increases productivity
- Increases profitability
Central Diesel’s Initiative
Central Diesel, Inc. is committed to conservation efforts. We continually research and review technologies that allow us to lessen our carbon footprint. Take for example our use of electricity. In just the last four years we have been able to reduce our KW usage by over one-half. At the rate we are going, we will further reduce it to a mere 25% of what we were using as recently as 2013. Certain months require more electric usage, but overall we are on the steady decline of KW usage each year.
A good portion of our company vehicles are diesel powered. This allows us to reduce our fuel consumption expenses by over 25%.
Who We Are
We are a distributor of engines, premier fuel injections systems, and parts. We also offer rebuilding, parts, and many other custom services to diesel-powered equipment markets. We are an authorized, factory-trained, fuel injections and diesel engine specialty company with the goal of meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Other services we offer are custom built generator sets, irrigation pumps, hydraulic pump packages and power units.
To find out more about how we can help you, we welcome you to contact us today.
To learn more about Central Diesel, Inc. or how you can help the environment and lesson your carbon footprint, we invite you to read our blog, engage with us on LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter. We look forward to connecting with you!
Railroads have been used to transport goods since the early 1800s. Using the railroad system meant that companies could reach a plurality of consumers more quickly.
The faster products got to their destination, the more profit companies made. Since that time, railroads have played a vital role in bringing products to customers all over the U.S and the world.
Today, there are several types of diesel trains which are broken down by their transmission type: mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, steam, and pneumatic. Without diesel engines another form of power would have to be used. Electricity is expensive and comes with a high initial cost because it needs a third rail system or catenary system. The system consists of overhead lines or wires which run the electricity to the train. Put two and two together – an electric system isn’t a reliable source because obstacles like power outages occur and lines often don’t work well enough to pull heavy cargo.
In addition to being more reliable, diesel engines are also capable of moving a ton of freight for 500 miles on just a gallon of fuel. Freight that is moved by rail is away from roads reducing wear and tear of them. Rail transportation also helps to keep people safe with less road congestion. Although semis may seem faster, trains can now move freight faster than ever before across multiple states too. As rail and inland connections increase their logistics and productivity, rail becomes even more practical and efficient.
Although some would argue that railroads disturb ecosystems, hinder migration routes, and increase noise, some companies have ensured they are working to fight any negative impact of the rail system. According to Go Green Plus, “Most companies have a Code of Conduct having environmental compliance and safety requirements to operate accordingly to protect the environment and human health and safety. They also have procurement standards which look at the total cost of ownership (such as the quality, service, administration, and price) and documentation of compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.”
Here at Central Diesel, we are a distributor of engines, premier fuel injection systems, and parts. We offer rebuilding, parts, and other custom services to diesel powered equipment markets. We are an authorized, factory-trained, fuel injection and diesel engine specialist, with the goal to meet or exceed customer expectations. Our crew also builds custom generator sets, irrigation pumps, hydraulic pump packages and power units. To learn more about Central Diesel, please read our blog, follow us on Twitter, Facebook or connect with us on LinkedIn. We also invite you to contact us learn more about ways we can help you.
For years, people have been fascinated with trains and the railroad. Not only are they powerful, intriguing machinery, but they are functional and can transport people or cargo. Trains played a vital role in creating and developing the United States, and are still a valuable asset to our nation today. For over 200 years, the railroad industry has been allowing people to travel quickly from city to city, and has been facilitating the transport of goods and freight across the country. Due to their importance, it is vital that railroads properly service their equipment to make sure they stay running smoothly.
When it comes to railroad products and services, Central Diesel sells and services a wide range of railroad equipment. We have been serving the railroad industry for over 30 years and offer complete solutions to all servicing needs. Central Diesel offers filter kits for engines and hydraulic systems which ensure reliability of field equipment over the long term. We also have hoses and fittings available which can reduce downtime and keep trains up and running, and most importantly, profitable.
Central Diesel offers national and private railroad systems; engine packages, complete filtration systems and even wiper technology. Our sales and service team at Central Diesel can help you to problem solve for today and keep your trains and maintenance away equipment up and running for the long haul. We are able to work with private companies or on government contracts, and at Central Diesel we take customer service to a whole new level.
Based out of Richmond, VA, Central Diesel has helped over 4,000 customers with their industry needs. We believe in supplying the best engines, parts, and services to our customers. If you’re looking for 100% satisfaction with a company that is focused on the customer, Central Diesel is the railroad supplier, servicer, and repair company you’re looking for.