August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
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
By Deborah Lockridge
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
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
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
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
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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