April 2016, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By David Cullen
We talk about some of the hottest trends in engineering drivetrain components-- including downspeeding and selecting axle ratios-- with Dana’s Steve Slesinski, who heads up product planning for the company's commercial-vehicle operation.
Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Lightweighting, Phase 2 GHG Proposals, Downspeeding, Axle Ratios
March 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg
Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a dozen lightweighting ideas for Class 8 trucks and tractors.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Engines, Lightweighting
August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Andrew Halonen, NACFE Study Manager
The North American Council on Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room released their most recent “Confidence Report,” on lightweighting strategies for heavy-duty trucks, released August 25 at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.
Tags: Class 8, Fuel Efficiency, Lightweight Materials, NACFE, Truck Weight, Lightweighting
August 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Peter Carter, Today's Trucking
You would be hard-pressed to find a company more enthusiastically pursuing efficiency than UPS. After all, this is a company that has determined that its no-left turns policy across North America has saved almost 10 million gallons of fuel over the last 10 years. So we asked UPS to distill its fuel-saving philosophy into three bite-sized ideas.
Tags: UPS, Fuel Efficiency, Lightweighting
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Deborah Lockridge
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
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