Fuel Smarts

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.

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Seven Truck Fleets Sign on for Run on Less MPG Roadshow

Seven U.S. truck fleets— together accounting for nearly 11,000 tractors and 26,000 trailers-- have signed on to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in Run on Less, a new cross-country “roadshow” aimed at showcasing advancements in fuel efficiency.

Fleets were allegedly bilked out of rebates, prosecutors say. Photo: Jim Park

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Date and Location Set for Pilot Fuel Rebate Fraud Trial

A date and location have been set for the trial of former Pilot Flying J executives in a fuel rebate scandal alleging a conspiracy and scheme to defraud customers.

Mack will add turbo compounding to is MP8 engine lineup in the spring, as will the Volvo D13. Photo: Mack

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The Latest Fuel-Sipping Engines

How engine makers have met the EPA GHG Phase 1 2017 emissions requirements head-on, with a lineup promising better fuel efficiency and greater reliability.

(Left) Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a joint declaration to set goals for the transition to zero emissions at Southern California ports. Photo: Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

FCCC S2G Flatbed (propane autogas). Image: FCCC

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Freightliner Custom Chassis Touts Fuel Agnosticism

As a company, FCCC is strategically fuel-agnostic, currently building products powered by a range of alternative fuels, including liquified propane gas (LPG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) as well as traditional diesel and gasoline products.

Cumberland&#39;s C10 LT Series Tractor was developed in close cooperation with International and a host of aftermarket suppliers.<br />Photo: Cumberland International

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Tennessee International Dealer Turns Heads With Fuel Efficiency Demo Truck

Taking technology into its own hands, Cumberland International, in Cumberland, Tennessee, has created its very own mpg-optimized truck model with fleet customers in mind.

In the long term, Cummins officials say electrification will come to every market segment it serves today in one form or another. Photo: Cummins

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Cummins Makes Big Electrification Move

Cummins announced it will have an all-electric transit powertrain available in 2019 with an extended-range electric vehicle ready in 2020.

Volvo Truck&amp;rsquo;s SuperTruck was revealed in September 2016. It achieved more than 12 mpg during the test run, and demonstrated an 88% improvement in freight efficiency and a 70% improvement in fuel efficiency over the baseline truck, a 2009 Volvo VNL 670. Photo: Jim Park

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Super Trucks: Pie in the Sky, or Pathway to Super Fuel Savings?

The DOE SuperTruck projects have demonstrated what’s possible. The next challenge is to turn the possible into the practical.

Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Senard (right) welcomes attendees to Movin&amp;rsquo; On conference as Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre looks on. Photo: Michelin

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Michelin Taking Long View of Sustainable Transportation

As Ralph Dimenna, chief operating officer of Michelin Americas Truck Tires, sees it, the Movin’ On sustainability conference that the global tire maker is hosting this week aims “to promote free thinking” to help address the various issues now impacting transport mobility.

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