Fuel Smarts

The game-changer in the development of downsped drivetrains was the automated manual transmission, which offered new opportunities for fine-tuning and controlling powertrains at cruise speeds. Photo: Cummins

Articles

Downspeeding Comes of Age

The question of how downspeeding is helping fleets save on fuel – and what's in store for the future – was the topic at a recent session at the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

News

Natural Gas Truck Sales Facing Headwinds

The natural gas truck market had a strong start to 2017 but it faces increased competition from traditional fuels, electric, and hybrid-electric options.

Products

Transfer Flow Offers 60-Gallon Fuel Tank for Ford Trucks

Transfer Flow released an aftermarket replacement fuel tank for the 2017 Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Duty short bed, crew cab diesel trucks.

Photo of ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-450 courtesy of ROUSH CleanTech.

News

ROUSH CleanTech to Offer Medium-Duty Propane Autogas Tank

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a 35-gallon propane autogas fuel tank for medium-duty trucks such as the Ford F-450 and F-550, the Livonia, Mich.-based vehicle modifier has announced.

News

Toyota to Road-Test Class 8 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck

After teasing the concept late last year, Toyota Motor North America has announced plans to operate a Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck in real-world use in Southern California this summer.

Rolf Lockwood

Articles

Commentary: Clean Hydrogen-Powered Vehicles: Are We There Yet?

How far away is truly clean hydrogen power? We're getting closer, thinks Contributing Executive Editor Rolf Lockwood.

Photo courtesy of XL Hybrids.

News

XL Hybrids Gains Approval from California for Conversions

XL Hybrids has gained approval from the California Air Resources Board to sell a modified hybrid version of Ford's Transit cargo van to fleets in that state. The XL Hybrids Transit has also gained eligibility for a $2,500 state voucher to defray the cost to fleet purchasers.

Photo: RealWheels

Articles

TMC: Aerodynamic Wheel Covers Work if You Cover Your Bases

Last year, the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations set out to identify the potential promise and pitfalls associated with using aerodynamic wheel covers.

Photo: NACFE

News

HDTX to Feature Interactive Fuel Efficiency Roundtables

Participants in next month’s Heavy Duty Trucking eXchange event will participate in a special roundtable discussion about fuel economy technologies, facilitated by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and HDT editors.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today that his company would unveil a new, electric, autonomous truck this September. Photo: Jack Roberts

News

Tesla Gets Set to Run with the Big Rigs with Electric Truck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tease-tweets an all-new, electric, autonomous semi truck set to be unveiled this September.

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