June 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg
Duplainville Transport’s aerodynamic tractor-trailers average 7.7 mpg on trips among printing plants operated by its parent, QuadGraphics.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Trailer Aerodynamics
By Jim Park
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.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts
By David Cullen
While nearly 20% of its fleet already averages over 8 mpg, Halvor Lines Inc. is hopeful its newest tractors — some 100 model-year 2016 units — will earn the distinction of becoming their first 10-mpg trucks.
Tags: Driver Training, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, Fleet Profile, Halvor Lines
By Jack Roberts
A fundamental shift in thinking has transformed the trucking industry and ushered in a new era of highly advanced vehicles delivering unprecedented fuel savings. But it’s only the beginning.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, SuperTruck, Future Trucks
January 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
There’s a California-compliant trailer in your future, whether you want it or not. But what’s not to want?
Tags: CARB, Trailers, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Aerodynamics
November 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
By Deborah Lockridge
Industry leaders show there are many paths to sustainability, from better mpg to alternative fuels to “green” facilities.
Tags: Green Fleets, Alternative Fuels, Fleet Sustainability, Top 50 Green Fleets, CNG, Aerodynamics, MPG
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By the early ’80s some fleets were using roof-mounted air fairings on their road tractors to reduce drag. That got the attention of owner-operator Bob Sliwa, who figured a lot more could be done.
Tags: Shell, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
At Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., the goal is “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers."
Tags: Fuel Savings, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, Reefers, Aerodynamics
June 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Stephane Babcock
With a 115% freight efficiency improvement and 12.2 mpg, the DTNA team had to pull out all the stops to turn its goals into realities.
Tags: Aerodynamics, SuperTruck, Freight Efficiency, Powertrain Integration
For Michael Niss, reaching 11 mpg is not just a dream. It is quickly becoming a reality through his project company, Breaking 11.
Tags: Trailers, Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Aero device manufacturers now have a choice of test methods to prove the effectiveness of their devices. Are consumers any better off?
Tags: SmartWay, Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Test Drive, Aerodynamics
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the 80s, is not announcing a target number.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Shell Lubricants, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics
March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Test Drive, SmartWay
October 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Nussbaum is streamlining its trailers looking to save money on fuel. Skirts, TrailerTails and a few other modifications together save close to 1 mpg.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Nussbaum Transportation, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts
October 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
Keep up the good work on cutting fuel use, but make sure to do your homework.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, EPA, Aerodynamics, DOWNSPEED, Regulations
August 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
The SuperTruck lives up to its name as a groundbreaking technology demonstration project that is also fun to drive.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, SuperTruck
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
When Bill Bliem became vice president of maintenance at NFI five years ago, his first priority was to get maintenance costs under control.
Tags: Maintenance, NFI, PSI, Aerodynamics, Truck Fleet Innovators, HDT Truck Fleet Innovators, Lightweighting, CNG, LNG, Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
Green strategies vary greatly depending on the operation. For one company, natural gas might make sense. For another, green might mean solar-powered warehouses. For others, it’s all about fuel-efficient specs and driver training.
Tags: Green Fleets, Alternative-fuel vehicles, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Natural Gas, Fuel Economy, MPG, Aerodynamics
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