Fuel Smarts

The goal of Werner's Earth Day event was to educate employees on the company's green initiatives, in hopes of getting people involved. (Photo courtesy of Werner Enterprises)

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Werner Takes Fuel Efficiency Message to Employees on Earth Day

On Earth Day last Thursday, 600 employees of Werner Enterprises lined up outside its Omaha, Neb., headquarters to get educated on the company's sustainability initiatives and strategies

Eaton's hydraulic hybrid system is ideal for use in refuse applications.

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HDAW Session Highlights Hybrids

Diesel-electric hybrids are proving ever more popular in vocations such as utility trucks and pickup and delivery

For years, Frito-Lay used 24-foot Class 6 straight trucks for urban grocery store deliveries. It recently found they could use a 20-foot Class 5 straight truck to do the same job, with a fuel savings of roughly 10 percent.

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Greenhouse Gas Management for Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

Medium-duty trucks, identified as Classes 3-6, are the workhorses of the American economy

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T. Boone Pickens Predicts Quick Action on Natural Gas Incentives

LOUISVILLE, KY -- After the bitter battle on Capitol Hill about healthcare reform, a well-known alternative energy advocate predicts Congress will turn to legislation that will help the country toward a bipartisan goal of reducing our dependence on foreign oil

Belly fairings, like the ribbed aluminum panels made by Fleet Engineers, have been proven to reduce wind drag and save fuel. (Photo by Fleet Engineers)

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TMC Sessions: Designing and Installing Trailer Aero Devices

It would be a good idea if fleets and truckers had some way to judge how good trailer aerodynamic products are, and to properly install what's available

Border Valley Trading, a Brawley, Calif.-based alfalfa, sudan and klein grass hay producer and exporter, last year replaced its fleet of trucks with 15 liquefied natural gas-powered Kenworth T800s.

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Oils For Natural Gas Engines

Recent announcements illustrate the growing interest in natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks

Rolf Reitz, center, and his team of graduate students in the engine research group.

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Gasoline-Diesel Cocktail: A Potent Recipe for Cleaner, More Efficient Engines

Diesel and gasoline fuel sources both bring unique assets and liabilities to powering internal combustion engines

This trailer is loaded to gross 110,000 pounds to replicate the heaviest containers at the docks as they come off the ships. PHETT drives like a conventional yard jockey, but quieter.

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Hybrid Yard Jockey Delivers

The terminal tractor - yard jockey, hostler, whatever you call it - has to be one of the most used, abused and under-regarded vehicles in any fleet

Ford does not offer hybrids from the factory, but Eaton engineers installed an electric-drive system on this F-550 chassis to show that retrofits are entirely doable on this popular class of truck. (Photo by Tom Berg)

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Cool Electric Spin: Driving a Ford/Eaton Plug-In Hybrid

Eaton's electric-drive system is the one usually used by truck manufacturers who offer a medium-duty hybrid, including Freightliner, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Navistar International. One builder that doesn't make hybrids is Ford Motor - but it does suppl

(Photo courtesy of Peterbilt)

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Barriers to Commercialization Still Exist For Hybrid Truck Industry

Hybrid drivetrain technology has the potential to improve fuel economy by 20 to 50 percent on medium- and heavy-duty trucks

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