Fuel Smarts

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Kenworth Offers ISL G Natural Gas Engine on T680, T880

Kenworth’s T680 on-highway flagship and T880 and T880S vocational trucks are now available for order with the Cummins Westport ISL G Near Zero NOx emissions natural-gas engine.

Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere is moving up to President, Truck and Parts. Photo: Navistar

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Navistar Names Truck and Parts President

As Bill Kozek turns his attention to disruptive technologies and vehicle electrification, Navistar veteran Michael Cancelliere steps up to fill the position of president, Truck and Parts.

Fleets must balance the need to reduce idling with the need to attract and retain drivers. Photo:  Randy Heinitz via Flickr/creative commons license

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Drivers Key to Cutting Idle Costs

No single technology has emerged as a winner in the idle reduction market, but driver satisfaction and comfort are key factors in finding solutions.

Screenshot of Natural Gas Playbook website

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Cummins Westport 'Playbook' Offers Guidance on Natural Gas for Fleets

Cummins Westport's new Natural Gas Playbook is a website to give new and existing natural gas customers guidance on evaluating and operating CWI-powered natural gas vehicles.

Photo courtesy of UPS.

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UPS Wants to Reduce Emissions by 12% in 8 Years

UPS plans to reduce emissions from global ground operations 12% by 2025 as part of new sustainability goals, the delivery company said in its latest Corporate Sustainability Report.

Jack Roberts

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Commentary: Will Electric Trucks Charge Ahead?

They are already here in small numbers, and several P&D fleets...are aggressively evaluating their performance today. So what does the future hold for electric trucks? Senior Editor Jack Roberts writes in his June column.

This trailer owned by Illinois-based Nussbaum Transportation has both an aerodynamic “boat tail” from Stemco TrailerTails and extra-long trailer side fairings it developed with Wabash. Photo: Nussbaum Transportation

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Aerodynamic Devices Can Translate Into Fast Fuel Savings

Falling acquisition prices, proven performance and fast ROI times on aerodynamic add-ons can translate into fast fuel savings for even cash-strapped fleets. Learn more in this feature from June's special fuel issue.

Photo: National Research Council of Canada

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Ridge Partners with Aerospace Company to Improve Truck Aerodynamics

Ridge Corporation has partnered with the aerospace technology company FlexSys to help improve truck aerodynamics devices, reducing drag and improving fuel efficiency.

Photo: Jim Park

Articles

The Rolling Resistance Paradox

Looking for a tire with the lowest possible rolling resistance? If that’s your only consideration, you might not be happy with the tire you get.

The latest development with fuel-card programs is the option to access them with cardless technology. Likewise, pre-existing cardlock systems that enable drivers to quickly purchase fuel at unattended fuel islands may now be accessed without an actual card. The enabling technology is radio frequency identification (RFID). Photo: Comdata

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Saving Fuel by the Dollar and by the Minute

There’s more to saving fuel than just not burning it. It’s called buying it for less. One of the surest ways to do that is to leverage high-tech solutions that take the guesswork and the data-crunching out of where to buy fuel at the best price on the road.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
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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