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Pushing the Envelope on Fuel Economy

The Freightliner Cascadia Evolution uses small component and part changes to add up to fuel economy gains.

October 4, 2013

The low-hanging fruit when it comes to fuel economy has all been picked. Now truck and engine makers are examining every part and component of the truck in exacting detail to figure out where they can cut the smallest amount of drag or the small parasitic loss of power that drag down fuel economy. Deborah Lockridge offers two examples in the "All That's Trucking" blog.

Tags: MPG, Freightliner, Daimler Trucks North America

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Friday, October 4, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

A Good Place to Start for Alternative Fuel & Fuel Efficiency Funding

August 28, 2013

Whether you're looking for funding for alternative fueled vehicles, idle reduction or other fuel efficiency and emissions improvers, one blog post out there offers an impressive list of incentive programs.

Tags: MPG, Alternative Fuels, Idle Reduction, Government

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

For greener roads, make them stiffer

When the tires roll over a roadway, the maximum pavement deflection is just behind the path of travel. It's like continually driving up a slope (exaggerated in this illustration).

June 6, 2012

Think about how much more energy it takes you to walk on a sandy beach than on a firm floor. That's essentially what's happening when cars and trucks drive on asphalt roads, say researchers, and if those roads could be made stiffer, the nation could save a lot of fuel and greenhouse gas emissions.

Tags: Going Green, Highways, MPG

Author: Deborah Lockridge | Posted @ Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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