May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Tom Berg
It’s still an oddball spec in road tractors and you’re not likely to consider it, but the 6x2 – a single drive axle with two powered wheels among six total wheel positions – will someday become more common as truck operators look for ways to save fuel and cut tare weight, suppliers think. Today, progressive fleets are testing or embracing it, and it might even be a good choice for some owner-operators.
Tags: MPG, Truck Specs, 6x2
April 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jim Park
Poor fuel mileage can be a make-or-break proposition for owner-operators, and a lot of whether you get 6 mpg or 8 mpg depends on your skills and habits as a driver. Two drivers on two identical trucks can see a difference of up to 30% in fuel economy. Much of that chasm stems from good or bad pedal and stick management, and the driver's willingness to use available technology to his best advantage.
Tags: Drivers, MPG, fuel economy, Owner-Operators
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Kate Harlow
When you are getting ready to put a dry van trailer out to pasture and begin the process of searching for its replacement, there are many things to consider: maintenance costs, fuel-economy regulations, payload and the weight of the trailer, to name a few.
One way to navigate through the maze of options is to follow some tips a few trailer manufacturers shared with us.
Tags: Trailers, Payload, Dry Vans, Capacity, MPG, fuel economy
By Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
By January of 2016, you'll see a new API diesel engine oil classification, designed to help meet federal greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards. In fact, you may, for the first time, see two separate categories
Tags: Maintenance, Oil, MPG, GHG, API, PC-11, CO2
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