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 Jim Beach
Fleet use of technologies to reduce costs is nothing new. Along with increased productivity and efficiency, cutting fuel costs was a big reason fleets adopted technologies such as automated routing and dispatch, GPS tracking and mobile communications.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Technology, Fuel
November 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
From the November Issue of HDT - Driving simulators aren't just for new drivers or safety training, they can be used to teach drivers how to improve fuel economy by breaking bad habits.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Fuel Economy, Training Simulator, Fuel Smarts
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Jim Park
Traditional thinking on automated manual transmissions has it that AMTs are the great equalizers – bridgers of skill gaps between the best and the worst drivers in the fleet. While that’s still true, AMTs now bring even more to the fuel-economy table, offering fuel savings in their own right beyond what even the most professionally driven manual transmission could accomplish.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Cummins, DTNA, Eaton, Volvo Trucks, Mack, Transmissions, Volvo I-Shift, Allison Transmission
Royal Jones, president and CEO of Mesilla Valley Transportation, is known for his near-obsessive attention to saving fuel. Yet eight or nine years ago, the fleet was averaging nearly 50% idle time.
Tags: Fuel Savings, Idle Reduction
By Kate Harlow
There aren’t many things less aerodynamic than a box. And a dry van trailer is basically a 53-foot box on wheels. The drag caused by that box and its effect on fuel economy is a challenge that has been taken up by the SuperTruck program.
Tags: Volvo, Fuel Savings, DTNA, Trailers, DOE, SuperTruck
June 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Cover Story
In 2011, commercial trucks burned 37.2 billion gallons of diesel and 14.8 billion gallons of gasoline, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Fuel Savings, MPG, Fuel and Oil
We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.
The expert, Mark Betner from CITGO, will answer your questions
The expert, Rence Oliphant from Hendrickson, will answer your questions
KeepTruckin eLog App is Redesigned
Slick Plate Reduces Fifth Wheel Friction
JPRO 2015 V2 Includes Detroit Diesel Module
Compact GXL Work Light Designed for Brightness