Fuel Smarts

Sharp Transport driver David Gooch next to the Cumberland C10 he drove for the #Raceto10MPG challenge. Screenshot via Cumberland International YouTube

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Driver Sustains Over 11 MPG for 5,600 Miles

Driver David Gooch was able to sustain 11.21 miles per gallon over 5,599 miles during the #Raceto10mpg challenge put on by Cumberland International and Sharp Transport.

Scale model of Shell's Starship concept truck. Photo: Steven Martinez

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Shell’s Starship Truck Focuses on Freight Efficiency First

Shell Rotella’s next-generation concept truck, nicknamed the Starship, is set to debut early in 2018, and the company says it will focus on freight efficiency rather than raw miles per gallon.

Photos: Shell Rotella

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Shell's New Oil Works for Mixed Diesel and Gas Fleets

Shell Rotella's T6 Multi-Vehicle 5W-30 synthetic oil is designed for versatility, meeting the API CK-4 specification for Class 8 Trucks as well as API SN specification for gasoline trucks and vans.

$140 million will go toward incentivizing cleaner vehicles at California’s ports. Photo: Jim Park.

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California Passes Clean Air Bill with $895M in Vehicle Incentives

The Clean Air Initiative provides $895 million for incentive programs that cut emissions from diesel and other greenhouse gas producing pollutants.

Since 2011 the company has amassed 60 million test miles on CK-4 formulations, and 50 million miles of tests involving the High Temperature High Shear (HTHS) formulas required by FA-4 specifications. Photo: Shell

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Shell: New Engine Oil Categories Making the Grade

A new generation of engine oils is in the North American market, passing a battery of tests developed for specific engine brands. But the work of convincing buyers about the related features and benefits of CK-4 and FA-4 oils continues.

The Nikola Two daycab verison of the hydrogen electric truck. Photo: Nikola Motor Company

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Nikola Developing Electric Truck Powertrain with Bosch

Nikola Motor Company and Bosch have teamed up to develop an electric powertrain designed for Nikola’s long-haul electric heavy-duty trucks.

Photo: Jim Park

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Electric Vehicle Interest Accelerated in Third Quarter, ACT Says

Several high-profile electric vehicle concepts have been introduced the third quarter of 2017, indicating increasing interest from the trucking industry, according to a report from ACT Research.

The Federal Highway Adminstration has begun testing three-truck platoons on Interstate 66 in Virginia, in addition to track testing like this. Photo: FHWA

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FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate

The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the adaptive cruise control capability now available in new vehicles and allows trucks to operate more smoothly as a unit, reducing and controlling the gaps between trucks.

Mitsubishi Fuso's all-electric eCanter truck has a daily range of approximately 60 miles, based on configuration.  Photo: Mitsubishi Fuso

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UPS to Test Mitsubishi Fuso's All-Electric Cabover

Three of the new all-electric trucks will be deployed in North America by UPS for testing and evaluation.

Photo courtesy of Lightning Systems.

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Lightning Systems to Offer Electric Transit Van

Lightning Systems will offer commercial fleets a battery-electric heavy duty Ford Transit van in early 2018 under a partnership with New Eagle, the vehicle modifier announced.

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