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The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained
If you're still not convinced of the benefits of low-rolling-resistance tires, this short video from Goodyear might help.
By Jim Park
There's little doubt left that tires formulated for lower rolling resistance work as advertised, but it's still tough to give up at few thousandths of an inch of tread. After all, tire miles are important, too. How much of a difference does the reduction in rolling resistance make?
Do You Know Where the Fuel From Your Yard's Fuel Tank is Going?
By Glen Sokolis
A bulk fuel tank in your own yard could be the most cost-effective fleet fueling option -- assuming your tank doesn't "leak."
Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?
The lowdown on the new low-viscosity oils.
<p>Chevron conducted a live teardown of a Detroit DD15 engine, with more than 400,000 miles of service using Delo 400 XLE 10W-30, during the Mid-America Trucking Show. <em>Photo: Evan Lockridge</em></p> By Deborah Lockridge
To meet expected greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards, oil companies and engine makers have been busy developing a new standard for engine oils that will provide a new type of lower-viscosity oil to improve engine efficiency.
Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers
We sat down with Jason Mathers, senior manager, Green Freight, Environmental Defense Fund
By Deborah Lockridge
Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in the heavy-duty truck space," says Jason Mathers with the Environmental Defense Fund. But he says he wants to do it in a way that makes sense for trucking businesses.
Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1
The Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck’s 10.7 mpg performance is just the tip of the iceberg in improving fuel and freight efficiency.
By Jim Park
By the time the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck made its public debut in February boasting 10.7 mpg, some contemporary trucks were achieving better than 8 mpg, and some super-fuel-conscious fleets boast even higher. While that may make the SuperTruck accomplishment seem slightly diminished, that 10.7-mpg milestone is only a small part of the story.


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Turnkey Process for CNG Fuel Systems Available Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Fontaine Modification reached an agreement to provide a turnkey process for the delivery and installation of compressed natural gas fuel systems on Class 8 heavy-duty, over-the-road tractors.
Kenworth T680 Now Available with Natural Gas–Powered Engine The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be ordered with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque.
WEX Fleet One Selected By Sinclair as Commercial Fleet Fueling Card Partner WEX Fleet One has been named the provider of co-branded over-the-road fuel card services for Sinclair Oil Corporation, allowing Sinclair distributors and customers access to the WEX Fleet One network for its more than 60 truck stop locations including Sinclair’s Gold Truck Stop network.
Waytek's E-Copilot Saves Fuel by Reducing Throttle Demand In addition to fuel savings, E-Copilot eliminates aggressive acceleration without sacrificing necessary power. WayTek says E-Copilot can reduce maintenance costs, fuels costs and decreases premature tire wear.
<p>Freightliner Cascadia Evolution featuring new integrated Detroit powertrain. Graphic: DTNA</p> Integrated Powertrain Debuts from Detroit DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.


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