November 9, 2015 - Industry News
The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon rear-wheel-drive pickups powered by the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel have achieved fuel economy ratings of 31 mpg on the highway, making them the most fuel efficient pickups on the market.
Tags: Diesel Engines, EPA, Fuel Economy, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, 2016-MY, Mid-Size Pickups
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower rear-axle ratios to lower engine rpm at vehicle cruise speed.
Tags: GHG, Fuel Economy, NACFE, Downspeed
October 12, 2015 - Industry News
The data coming from a truck's engine computer may not be the most accurate gauge of fuel economy according to a new report.
Tags: Fuel Economy, FPInnovations, Big Data
August 26, 2015 - Industry News
Many fleets were honored but only six took the top honors of the HDT Efficiency and Sustainability awards at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo at an Aug. 26 ceremony.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Awards, Idle Reduction, Fleet Technology Expo, Fuel Economy
August 25, 2015 - Industry News
The NACFE's Trucking Efficiency Workshop is a one-day event for fleets where industry leaders will share their insights on some of the best efficiency technologies.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, NACFE
August 24, 2015 - Industry News
The future is bright for the fully automatic transmission in commercial vehicles, say executives at Allison Transmission, even as they’re saluting their company’s founder and honoring accomplishments in this, the company’s centennial year.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Company Anniversaries, Transmissions, Allison Transmission, History, Automatic Transmissions
August 23, 2015 - Industry News
Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is definitely better than 4.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Economy, Tires and Wheels
August 20, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth’s Predictive Cruise Control is now in production for new Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines.
Tags: Kenworth, Driver Training, Fuel Economy
August 14, 2015 - Industry News
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of adopting low rolling resistance tires.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Carbon War Room, NACFE, Low Rolling Resistance Tires, Tires
July 16, 2015 - Industry News
The amendment's underlying bill was pulled from further consideration when it became snarled in an unrelated controversy over the Confederate flag.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, U.S. Congress
July 15, 2015 - Product News
The palm-sized DataLogger plugs into the tractor’s J1939 diagnostic port and accesses engine data, which Stemco engineers use to predict how much fuel the TrailerTail will save that fleet.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Stemco, TrailerTail
June 30, 2015 - Industry News
Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,
Tags: Greenhouse Gases, Trailers, Fuel Economy, Environmental Regulations
April 22, 2015 - Product News
The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Powertrains, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show
April 10, 2015 - Industry News
Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.
Tags: Fuel Economy, NREL, CNG, Online Tool, CNG Fueling Stations
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with the fuel economy of a single-drive 6x2.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Dana Spicer, Tandem axle, 6x2 axle, 6x4 axle, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy, Ram 1500, 2015-MY, Ram Truck, Large Pickups
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Alternative Fuels, Food and Beverage Fleets
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.
Tags: Ford F-150, Fuel Economy, Ford, Large Pickups, Aluminum, 2015-MY
October 30, 2014 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking announced its second annual Top 50 Green Fleets at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday. A ceremony was held at the conference to honor these fleets for their sustainability efforts in areas such as fuel economy, alternative fuels and emissions.
Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Economy
October 6, 2014 - Product News
SAN DIEGO -- Mack Trucks is making its mDrive automated manual transmission standard equipment on its Pinnacle on-highway truck model.
Tags: Mack, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, ATA MC&E, Fuel Economy
October 4, 2014 - Product News
SAN DIEGO -- Mesilla Valley Transportation, a New Mexico and Texas carrier known for its attention to fuel savings, has ordered 1,200 FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits to be installed on its entire fleet as MVT works toward a goal of a fleet average of 10 mpg.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, FlowBelow, ATA MC&E
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
Wabco introduced its OptiPace predictive cruise control system for trucks and buses, which uses on-board digital maps and proprietary algorithms to anticipate and adapt the vehicle's speed based on the road ahead.
Tags: IAA, Fuel Economy, Driver Assistance Systems, Wabco, Adaptive Cruise Control
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Fleets operating 41,000 tractors and 130,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $7,200 per year per truck by adopting a variety of new technologies, according to a new study released Wednesday by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.
Tags: Technology, Research, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, North American Council for Freight Efficiency
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
While Congress is out on vacation, one lobby group is reminding lawmakers while they are out talking with voters back home that a large majority of Americans favor requiring truck manufacturers to increase the fuel economy of large trucks, at least according to its poll.
Tags: Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey
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