June 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
Everyone knows reducing aerodynamic drag saves fuel, but figuring out which aero devices make sense is a challenge. A multi-year Canadian study offers insight into which types of devices and combinations provide the greatest benefits.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts
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
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
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
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
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
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge
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
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