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One Fleet's Quest for Fuel Savings

A peek at the strategy behind Mesilla Valley Transportation's high mpg numbers

Aerodynamic TrailerTails are just part of an exhaustive fuel-economy spec at Mesilla Valley Transportation. Note the wheel covers.

May 9, 2014

Royal Jones was an 18-year-old truck driver when he founded a trucking company in 1981 with truck mechanic Jimmy Ray. The two, who also were race car drivers, Webb said, "were early on obsessed with aerodynamics and fuel efficiency."

Tags: Fuel Economy, Fleets, Aerodynamics, Mesilla Valley Transportation

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, May 9, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Past and Future Mingle at MATS

Optimus Prime offered a sneak peak at the newest Western Star. Photo: Evan Lockridge

April 7, 2014

Where in the same exhibit hall could you see a stagecoach, a 1964 White Freightliner cabover, an '85 Dodge Ram and a sleek Jetsons-like tractor-trailer with a carbon fiber trailer? Deborah Lockridge explains in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: Cummins, Western Star, Fuel Economy, Bendix, Walmart, Mid-America Trucking Show

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Monday, April 7, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Euro-Style Cabovers in the U.S. and Canada?

PIT doing fuel-economy testing comparing a European Volvo cabover and a North American Volvo conventional.

October 23, 2013

All That's Trucking Blog: Could we see a re-emergence of Class 8 cabovers in the U.S. and Canada? A couple of Canadian fleets appear to be interested in them for improved freight efficiency, but an exec from the one company that's still making them doesn't think drivers would stand for it.

Tags: Canada, Class 8, Fuel Economy, Cabovers

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(11)

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