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Dave Hardy, Crown’s fleet supervisor, (left) stands with Greg Franklin, a service manager, in front of a Crown Freightliner step van. Crown’s fleet has reduced its daily idling time from 70 minutes per driver down to 7 minutes.
Anti-Idling Program Slashes Fleet’s Fuel Costs
By Amy Winter
Implementing a company-wide anti-idling program, this uniform service has decreased its idling time from 70 minutes to 7 minutes per driver per day, resulting in serious fuel savings.
The newest in the long skirts run from nose to tail of Nussbaum’s 53-foot Wabash National vans. Skirts, TrailerTails and a few other modifications together save close to 1 mpg.
Full-length Skirts Add Fuel Savings for Nussbaum
By Tom Berg
Nussbaum is streamlining its trailers looking to save money on fuel. Skirts, TrailerTails and a few other modifications together save close to 1 mpg.
EVI assembled 100 electric-drive vans for UPS using FCCC glider kits, and 15 cab-chassis trucks for Frito-Lay from Freightliner M2 gliders. 
Electric Trucks Still Generate a Spark of Interest
By Tom Berg
Senior Editor Tom Berg looks at the state of the electric truck market as fleets struggle to balance benefits with economics.
Deborah Lockridge, Editor in Chief
Commentary: When Well-Intentioned Rules Have Unintended Consequences
By Deborah Lockridge
Keep up the good work on cutting fuel use, but make sure to do your homework.
The Zenith Electric Shuttle Van (pictured at last year's event) will be there at this year's Ride & Drive.
Green Fleet Conference Offers Ride & Drive Event
By Steven Martinez
This year’s Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., features the Ride & Drive event where attendees will have the chance to get behind the wheel of alternative-fueled vehicles from major automotive manufacturers.
The Importance Of Keeping DEF Pure
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Poor quality DEF can cause problems in the injection system that introduces the DEF into the exhaust. It can also cause premature failure of the catalyst.

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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.
Pro-Vend 2000 is a High-Tech Propane Dispenser The Pro-Vend 2000 propane autogas fuel dispenser features a secure, web-based fuel management system for creating customizable fuel reports. Made by Superior Energy Systems, the dispenser is designed to make tracking fuel usage and costs easier for fleets.
A Penray Additive for Year-Round Use The Penray Pow-R 365 5-in-1 diesel fuel treatment is designed to improve fuel economy and engine performance in commercial, construction and agricultural environments in both summer and winter seasons.
Transtex Expands Drag-Reducing Product Lineup Transtex Composite’s lineup of aerodynamic improving solutions is expanding to include the Edge Cone gap reducer and Edge Tail rear fairing.
New Trailer Skirt Easier To Install Transtex Composite released the ezEdge, a three piece, modular trailer skirt developed for after-market OEMs, dealers and distributors that is designed to be easier to install and store than previous models.

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