August 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Peter Carter, Today's Trucking
You would be hard-pressed to find a company more enthusiastically pursuing efficiency than UPS. After all, this is a company that has determined that its no-left turns policy across North America has saved almost 10 million gallons of fuel over the last 10 years. So we asked UPS to distill its fuel-saving philosophy into three bite-sized ideas.
Tags: UPS, Fuel Efficiency, Lightweighting, Fleets, United Parcel Service
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
By Rolf Lockwood
Is lightweighting actually new? Well, not really, at least not in our world of big trucks and long trailers, says Rolf Lockwood in July's "Locking It In" column.
Tags: Aluminum, Lightweighting
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
By Tom Berg
Senior Editor Tom Berg takes Volvo's lightweight Optimized VNL430 for a drive near Volvo's New River Valley plant in Virginia.
Tags: Volvo, Test Drive, Lightweighting
October 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor
Lightweighting. You’ll hear this word a lot in the next few years. It refers to engineering efforts to slice weight from just about every single component on a truck or tractor in the name of fuel efficiency. And where better to start than with a truck’s backbone, its frame?
Tags: Lightweighting, Monocoque Truck Frame, Magna Steyr, Truck Frame
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