June 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By David Cullen
While nearly 20% of its fleet already averages over 8 mpg, Halvor Lines Inc. is hopeful its newest tractors — some 100 model-year 2016 units — will earn the distinction of becoming their first 10-mpg trucks.
Tags: Driver Training, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Fleet Profile, Halvor Lines
By Jack Roberts
A fundamental shift in thinking has transformed the trucking industry and ushered in a new era of highly advanced vehicles delivering unprecedented fuel savings. But it’s only the beginning.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, SuperTruck, Future Trucks
February 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Denise Rondini
The trucking industry aftermarket is being bombarded with technology, and that trend is not likely to go away any time soon, according to industry analyst Derek Kaufman.
Tags: Telematics, Downsizing, Aftermarket Parts, Aerodynamics, Truck Platooning, Hybrid Trucks, Collision Mitigation, HDAW, Information Technology, Future Trucks
January 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?
Tags: CARB, Trailers, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Aerodynamics
November 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge
Industry leaders show there are many paths to sustainability, from better mpg to alternative fuels to “green” facilities.
Tags: Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Top 50 Green Fleets, CNG, Aerodynamics, MPG
September 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
Good vehicle aerodynamics not only increase fuel economy, but also can reduce splash and spray, a safety bonus that also mitigates wear and tear on vehicles.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Weather
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By the early ’80s some fleets were using roof-mounted air fairings on their road tractors to reduce drag. That got the attention of owner-operator Bob Sliwa, who figured a lot more could be done.
Tags: Shell, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
At Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., the goal is “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers."
Tags: Fuel Savings, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, Reefers, Aerodynamics
June 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Stephane Babcock
With a 115% freight efficiency improvement and 12.2 mpg, the DTNA team had to pull out all the stops to turn its goals into realities.
Tags: Aerodynamics, SuperTruck, Freight Efficiency, Powertrain Integration
For Michael Niss, reaching 11 mpg is not just a dream. It is quickly becoming a reality through his project company, Breaking 11.
Tags: Trailers, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Aero device manufacturers now have a choice of test methods to prove the effectiveness of their devices. Are consumers any better off?
Tags: SmartWay, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Test Drive, Aerodynamics
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the 80s, is not announcing a target number.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Shell Lubricants, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics
March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Test Drive, SmartWay
November 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
Western Star’s 5700XE might just be everything to everyone. It’s a big
classic-styled truck with second-to-one aerodynamics.
Tags: Western Star, Test Drive, Aerodynamics, DOWNSPEED
October 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Nussbaum is streamlining its trailers looking to save money on fuel. Skirts, TrailerTails and a few other modifications together save close to 1 mpg.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Nussbaum Transportation, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts
October 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
Keep up the good work on cutting fuel use, but make sure to do your homework.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Aerodynamics, DOWNSPEED, Regulations
August 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
The SuperTruck lives up to its name as a groundbreaking technology demonstration project that is also fun to drive.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, SuperTruck
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By HDT Staff
From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, Aerodynamics, Lightweighting, Fuel Economy
Tags: Fuel Management, Aerodynamics, Fans, Lightweighting
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Meijer’s David Hoover finds working with suppliers and dedicated fleets makes innovation easier.
Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Aerodynamics, Meijer
When Bill Bliem became vice president of maintenance at NFI five years ago, his first priority was to get maintenance costs under control.
Tags: Maintenance, NFI, PSI, Aerodynamics, Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Lightweighting, CNG, LNG, Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Green strategies vary greatly depending on the operation. For one company, natural gas might make sense. For another, green might mean solar-powered warehouses. For others, it’s all about fuel-efficient specs and driver training.
Tags: Green Fleets, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Fuel Economy, MPG, Aerodynamics
October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
The Performance Innovation Transport Group recently tested trailer side skirts
and undercarriage air deflectors.
Tags: SAE, Aerodynamics, PIT
June 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Steve Sturgess, Executive Editor
Spec a truck right, and you'll get top fuel economy. Do it wrong, and you could be doomed.
Tags: Emissions, Spec'ing, Cascadia, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
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