Fuel Smarts


Optimization Software Can Reduce Gallons Burned, and Increase Money Saved

All trucking management software helps fleets reduce fuel use, because such systems are designed to reduce unpaid or out-of-route miles. An efficient fleet wastes less fuel


There are Many Anti-Idle Systems: Which One is Right for Your Fleet?

Among the obvious principles of successful trucking is the idea that those trucks of yours aren't earning a penny if they're not moving while there's freight onboard. Simple enough logic

Mesilla Valley Transportation successfully tested TrailerTails aero devices.


Smart Fleets Test Fuel Efficiency Products

Fuel is gold," says Jimmy Ray, fleet manager at Mesilla Valley Transportation in Las Cruces, N.M. He's out to save a lot of it with innovative components that have proven themselves in testing and everyday operations


Fuel Price Follies: Why Fuel and Oil Prices Are Up, and Where They're Headed

Soaring diesel prices in the first quarter of this year fueled fears of a dampened economic recovery, and prompted flashbacks to 2008's record high oil prices. However, the worst may be over - for now


Obama Administration Announces First Fuel Economy Standards for Medium and Heavy Trucks

President Obama today announced first-of-their-kind fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles, saying the new rules will save American businesses who operate and own these commercial vehicles approximately $50 billion in fuel costs over the life of the program

Freightliner M2-112 with an 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL-G


Goin' with Gas: Driving Natural Gas Trucks

Use of natural gas to propel vehicles seems to be gaining momentum as various advocates continue their efforts to promote it, and manufacturers prepare more products that use the clean-burning fuel


New York City Ready-Mix Company, Ferrara Bros., Goes Green with CNG Mixers

Ferrara Bros., a New York City ready-mix company, is helping to lead the concrete industry with compressed-natural gas-powered mixer chassis


A Dozen Ways to Drive MPG

Years ago I won a fuel-economy competition driving 150 easy miles or so along a major highway. And I beat a bunch of pros in the process


AAA Cooper Turns to Low- and High-Tech Fuel Economy Strategies

AAA Cooper puts a high premium on fuel saving technologies, so is experimenting with a range of fuel saving devices, from side skirts on trailers to aftermarket computer devices, says Terry Clouser, director of maintenance


Cardinal Logistics Looks Under Every Rock for Fuel Economy

"Managing fuel is really a proxy for how well you manage your overall business," said Vin McLoughlin, chairman of Cardinal Logistics. "But it's not that easy.


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