Fuel Smarts

Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Photo via Freightliner

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Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Apples and Oranges

Adjusting to Phase 1 of the fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations may have eased the coming transition into Phase 2. Part 3 of a webXclusive series.

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Changing the Focus

A great deal of controversy already surrounds this next phase of the fuel economy and GHG reduction effort, as President Obama demanded in February of last year.

EPA 2010 emissions standards created exhaust gases so clean they no longer blacken the stacks. Photo: Jim Park

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Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Where We've Been

An in-depth look at the emissions regimes that we have now and will see in the future. Part one of a WebXclusive series.

Martin Energy truck powered by DME in pilot program.

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When Will We See DME-Powered Trucks?

Although interest in alternative fuels has cooled down a bit as diesel prices have dropped, supporters of dimethyl ether, or DME, still believe the alternative fuel has a bright future.

Speed is a tire and fuel-economy killer. Photo by Jim Park

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5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency and tread mileage go hand in hand. Here's one of those rare opportunities to whack two birds with one stone. By following these five easy steps, you can improve your tread life as well as your fuel economy.

Technicians can set various engine parameters with a laptop or a specialized reader, often dedicated to a particular engine maker. Generic tools are available as well. Photo: Jim Park

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Optimizing Engines To Improve Fuel Efficiency

The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.

Testing aerodynamic add-ons on a track allows testers to monitor and control for a number of variables such as wind, driver performance, equipment conditions and more. Photo: Richard Wood

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The Slippery Slope of Aerodynamic Testing

Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?

Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor

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Commentary: Good News Coming?

For the first time in recorded history, the EPA and NHTSA are sort of your friends.

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TMC Survey Reveals Misinformed View of Fuel-Efficient Tires

Do the fuel savings of low-rolling-resistance tires outweigh the assumed shorter miles-to-removal? A TMC survey found a disturbing lack of knowledge among members about their own fleet operations.

Chris Villavarayan. Photo courtesy Meritor.

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Q&A: Meritor's Chris Villavarayan

Chris Villavarayan tells HDT about his first year as president of Meritor Americas, Meritor's latest axle and tire inflation news, the global business and more.

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