Fuel Smarts

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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

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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

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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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C.R. England Employs Bag of Tricks to Improve Fuel Economy

"Fuel economy is one of our top priorities," says Chad England, president of C.R. England

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Batteries Key to Hybrid and Electric Truck Growth

For years, builders of hybrid-electric systems have been saying that prices for lithium ion batteries they need would be coming down, which would make these fuel-saving vehicles more affordable

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PG&E: Practicing What They Preach

Public utilities are in a precarious position. They must advise customers to be more prudent with their energy consumption; they also must set an example that their business operations are doing the same.

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Fuel Economy Key Theme at Mid-America Show

While there weren't many big new product announcements at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, Ky., there was one theme that rang loud and clear through nearly every product introduction and enhancement announced: improved fuel economy, and as part of that, lighter weight

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Gordon Trucking Adds 2,000 Freight Wing Aeroflex Side Skirts

Gordon Trucking is set to begin installing 2,000 additional side skirt sets on its trailers that will join the 2,200 plus trailers already using the skirts in the GTI fleet

APG is conducting EPA testing of its dual-fuel system on a Sprinter van, nine Class 8 tractors, and a Ford F450 pickup. (Photo by Deborah Lockridge)

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Dual-Fuel Diesel/CNG System Enters Fleet Testing

One company thinks it has the answer for truck operators that want to use natural gas but are concerned about range issues: a dual-fuel system that can be retrofitted to existing diesel engines

Cryogenic saddle tank holds enough liquified natural gas to give a UPS tractor a range of 600 miles.

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UPS Buys 48 LNG Tractors for Southwest Corridor Operations

United Parcel Service has ordered 48 road tractors that will burn liquified natural gas while pulling trailers up and down Interstate 15 between southern California and northern Utah

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How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
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