Fuel Economy

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When undeployed, standard Trailer Tail panel at left allows ready access to door handle. New Covered panel blocks the handle unless pulled away from the door. Panels fold out of the way when doors are opened against trailer's sides. Art: Stemco

October 25 2016 - Products

TrailerTail Covered Links Deployment to Door Operation


Panels must be opened for driver to access door handles, so will remain open as the truck returns to open highways.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Stemco, TrailerTail

October 3 2016 - Equipment

Yokohama Announces New Ultra Wide Base Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation has introduced the BluEarth 709L ultra wide base drive tire – a SmartWay verified tire designed for fuel efficiency.

Tags: Yokohama, Fuel Economy, Tires, Wide-Base Tires, Low Rolling Resistance Tires

April 8 2016 - Equipment

Volvo’s I-See Memorizes Roads to Save Fuel 

Volvo Trucks North America

As a truck travels a route for the first time, I-See records the topography of the route, storing up to 4,500 hills in its memory. The next time the vehicle travels that route, I-See will recognize it and tell the Volvo I-Shift to choose the best gear.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Volvo I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions, Volvo Trucks North America

February 15 2015 - Products

Converter Dolly Automatically Closes Gap

Silver Eagle Mfg.

The large gap between combination trailers can now be decreased at highway speeds to reduce aerodynamic drag and save fuel with Silver Eagle Manufacturing’s T-Dolly.

Tags: Trailers, Silver Eagle Mfg., Converter Dollies, Double Trailers, Fuel Economy, Technology & Maintenance Council

October 29 2014 - Products

Meritor Fuel-Efficient Axle to be Used for 6x2 Configurations


Meritor's 17X EVO axle for linehaul applications, originally designed for 4x2 applications in Europe, will be introduced in North America for the 6x2 segment.

Tags: Fuel Economy, Meritor, Axles, Global, 6x2

May 16 2014 - Equipment

Meritor Adds Two New Axle Ratios to Improve Fuel Efficiency


Two new axle ratios are available from Meritor, optimized to meet trucking's demand for improved fuel efficiency. Lower axle ratios promote downspeeding for optimum fuel efficiency.

Tags: Meritor, Downspeed, Axles, Fuel Economy

March 28 2014 - Products

Electronic Air Processing Uses ABS’s Controller for Compressor, Meritor Wabco Says

Meritor Wabco

Software stored in an upgraded control module on Meritor Wabco’s anti-lock braking system replaces the compressor’s mechanical governor and more precisely operates the mechanism, saving up to 1% in fuel.

Tags: Fuel Economy, air compressor, Meritor Wabco, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Adds Natural Gas Option to Models 579, 567


MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Westport ISX12 G and Quantum CNG tanks are key components of a gas-powered tractor displayed at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show, CNG

Cummins Turbo Technologies Waste Heat Expander

March 20 2013 - Products

Fuel-Saving Turbo Technologies Highlighted at Truck Show

Cummins Turbo Technologies

Cummins Turbo Technologies is showing off a suite of near-market and future solutions that it says can improve the fuel efficiency of any modern diesel engine by at least 6%, at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week.

Tags: Cummins, Fuel Economy, Engines, Turbochargers

February 6 2013 - Products

AeroFlex Composite Trailer Side Skirt

Freight Wing

Freight Wing has announced a new trailer side skirt, the AeroFlex Composite, which has been SAE/TMC tested to improve fuel economy by up to 7.45%. The skirts are SmartWay-verified.

Tags: Trailer Skirts, Trailers, Aerodynamics, MPG, Fuel Economy