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Siemens Opens First Public Electric Highway in Sweden

Specially equipped Scania trucks will travel on Siemens' first eHighway system, which it has opened on a public road in Sweden on a 2-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm.

Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania, said autonomous trucks in the first round will go to the mining industry. Photo: Sven-Erik Lindstrand

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Sneak Preview of the World’s Largest Truck Show

Connected and autonomous vehicle technology, as well as electric power, are three disruptive technologies that will highlight the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in September in Germany.

Henry Albert, veteran owner-operator from Mooresville, N.C., is exceptionally good at squeezing more miles out of each gallon of fuel. Photo: Albert Transport

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4 Ways Drivers Can Dial Up MPG

An accomplished owner-operator offers his advice on what it takes to drive fuel efficiently. He contends that if drivers want to achieve high fuel economy numbers, they simply cannot drive like they always have.

From the OE fuel economy spec through testing add-on aero devices and making sure trucks and trailers are properly maintained, RRR Transportation tackles fuel economy from all directions. Photos: RRR Transportation

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Friendly Competition Helps RRR Drivers Improve MPG

With a bevy of fuel-saving options on its 65 tractors and its 100-plus refrigerated trailers, drivers have a head start at RRR Transportation – but it still takes driver skill and a little friendly competition to hit those double digits.

The National Research Council of Canada studied 30% scale models in its 29-foot wind tunnel. Photo: National Research Council of Canada

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7 Ways Aerodynamics Save Fuel

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.

Cooper Freight celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Its 8.5-mpg fleet average would no doubt astound its founders. Photos: Cooper

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Fuel Saving Fleets: Cooper Makes An Every Day Effort

By staying on top of data and its drivers, Cooper Freight makes its quest for better fuel economy an every day effort.

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Brexit Drops Crude Oil, Diesel Prices Flat

The price of diesel fuel remained unchanged last week, but things could be changing soon as United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union has affected global energy prices.

Photo: Jim Park

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Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.

Photo: CNGci

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CNG Cylinder Maker Gains Canadian CRN Approval

CNG Cylinders International has received Canadian CRN approval for its Type 3 CNG Cylinder technology in the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario.

Photo of Ram ProMaster powered by propane autogas courtesy of Alliance AutoGas.

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Alliance AutoGas Launches System for Ram ProMaster

The Alliance AutoGas engineered single-plug connector, no cut or drill fuel system, installed on a Ram ProMaster, was spotted at the Government Fleet Expo.

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