Fuel Smarts

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October 13 2014 - Products

A Penray Additive for Year-Round Use

Penray

The Penray Pow-R 365 5-in-1 diesel fuel treatment is designed to improve fuel economy and engine performance in commercial, construction and agricultural environments in both summer and winter seasons.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Engine Treatment, Penray, Diesel Fuel

October 6 2014 - Products

Transtex Expands Drag-Reducing Product Lineup

Transtex Composite

Transtex Composite’s lineup of aerodynamic improving solutions is expanding to include the Edge Cone gap reducer and Edge Tail rear fairing.

Tags: ATA MC&E, Aerodynamics, Transtex, Fuel Efficiency

September 29 2014 - Products

New Trailer Skirt Easier To Install

Transtex Composite

Transtex Composite released the ezEdge, a three piece, modular trailer skirt developed for after-market OEMs, dealers and distributors that is designed to be easier to install and store than previous models.

Tags: Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts, Transtex

September 24 2014 - Products

Skygo Dual Fuel System Approved By EPA

Skygo Fuel Systems

The Skygo duel fuel conversion system for Cummins ISX engines has been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection agency.

Tags: Natural Gas, EPA, Dual Fuel System, Skygo Fuel Systems, Engines

September 15 2014 - Products

New Delo Severe-Duty Oil Offers Protection for Changing Operations Plus Fuel Economy

Chevron

Chevron's new Delo 400 SD SAE 15W-30 engine oil is designed to address the growth of severe-duty applications in on- and off-highway markets.

Tags: Engine Oil, Severe Duty, Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, Fuel Economy

September 4 2014 - Products

Kenworth Adds FuelSense Package to Trucks

Kenworth

Kenworth is now be including FuelSense packages for its Class 8 and medium-duty trucks with certain Allison transmissions.

Tags: Kenworth, Allison Transmission, Allison Transmission FuelSense, Transmissions, Fuel Economy

September 3 2014 - Products

Quantum and Mainstay Produce Back-of-Cab CNG System

Quantum Fuel Systems

Quantum Fuel Systems and Mainstay Fuel Technologies will begin offering back-of-cab CNG systems for heavy duty trucks as part of an alliance between the two companies.

Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, CNG, CNG Tanks, Fuel Tanks

August 27 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Adds New Configuration for SmartAir System

Peterbilt

Peterbilt has added a compact space-saver battery box for the no-idle SmartAir system for Model 579 trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, HVAC, Battery

August 26 2014 - Products

Mitsubishi Announces Idle Limit System Option for Canter Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America

Mitsubishi Fuso has made an idle limit system optional for its Canter line of work trucks.

Tags: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Canter, Idle Reduction, Medium-Duty Trucks

August 22 2014 - Products

SmartTruck TopKit Offers 'Near-invisible" Aero Improvement for Trailers

SmartTruck

SmartTruck's new TopKit system aerodynamic device is a "nearly invisible" system for improving fuel efficiency on dry-van and refrigerated trailers.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, SmartTruck, Aerodynamics, Trailers, EPA SmartWay

August 21 2014 - Products

Mack Adds MP8 505C+ to Engine Lineup

Mack Trucks

For customers seeking a powerful high-performing 13-liter engine, Mack Trucks announced its newest powertrain offering – the Mack MP8 505C+

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Mack, Engines

August 20 2014 - Products

Kenworth T880 Adds Option for Natural Gas

Kenworth

Kenworth announced a natural gas option for its T880 vocational truck, a Cummins Westport ISX12 G that can run either CNG or LNG fuel systems.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Vehicles, CNG, LNG, Vocational, Cummins ISX12 G

August 18 2014 - Products

Navistar Offers Fuel-Efficient Transmission Package

Navistar

Navistar announced that it is offering the Allison Transmission FuelSense fuel-efficiency package on its medium-duty and vocational truck models.

Tags: Navistar, Allison, Transmissions, Fuel Efficiency

August 7 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Offers Alcoa Aluminum Wheels As Option

Peterbilt

Peterbilt is offering new, lightweight Alcoa Ultra aluminum wheels as a factory-installed option for all Peterbilt heavy-duty trucks.

Tags: Peterbilt, Wheels, Alcoa, Lightweighting

July 30 2014 - Products

Kenworth Offers Spicer AdvanTek 40 Tandems

Kenworth Truck Co.

Kenworth says it has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTek 40 tandem axle for new Class 8 pickup & delivery, regional haul and linehaul trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension.

Tags: Kenworth, Dana Spicer, Tandem axle, Axles

July 23 2014 - Products

Turnkey Process for CNG Fuel Systems Available

Fontaine Modification

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Fontaine Modification reached an agreement to provide a turnkey process for the delivery and installation of compressed natural gas fuel systems on Class 8 heavy-duty, over-the-road tractors.

Tags: Fontaine Modification, CNG

July 23 2014 - Products

Kenworth T680 Now Available with Natural Gas–Powered Engine

Kenworth

The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be ordered with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 horsepower and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque.

Tags: Kenworth, Natural Gas Vehicles, Liquefied Natural Gas, T680, Compressed Natural Gas

June 27 2014 - Products

WEX Fleet One Selected By Sinclair as Commercial Fleet Fueling Card Partner

WEX Fleet One

WEX Fleet One has been named the provider of co-branded over-the-road fuel card services for Sinclair Oil Corporation, allowing Sinclair distributors and customers access to the WEX Fleet One network for its more than 60 truck stop locations including Sinclair’s Gold Truck Stop network.

Tags: Fueling, WEX, WEX Fleet One, Sinclair Oil

June 3 2014 - Products

Waytek's E-Copilot Saves Fuel by Reducing Throttle Demand

Waytek

In addition to fuel savings, E-Copilot eliminates aggressive acceleration without sacrificing necessary power. WayTek says E-Copilot can reduce maintenance costs, fuels costs and decreases premature tire wear.

Tags: Waytek, Fuel Efficiency

Freightliner Cascadia Evolution featuring new integrated Detroit powertrain. Graphic: DTNA

May 22 2014 - Equipment

Integrated Powertrain Debuts from Detroit

Detroit Diesel

DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Western Star, Powertrain, Transmissions, Engines, Axles, Daimler Trucks North America

May 19 2014 - Products

BFGoodrich Unveils DR454 SmartWay Drive Tire

BF Goodrich

A new drive tire from BFGoodrich, the DR454, is aimed at small to mid-sized fleets in the less-than-truckload, truckload and regional markets that want for a tire with premium performance attributes at a lower-than-premium price point.

Tags: Michelin Americas Truck Tires, BFGoodrich, Tires

May 16 2014 - Equipment

Meritor Adds Two New Axle Ratios to Improve Fuel Efficiency

Meritor

Two new axle ratios are available from Meritor, optimized to meet trucking's demand for improved fuel efficiency. Lower axle ratios promote downspeeding for optimum fuel efficiency.

Tags: Meritor, Downspeed, Axles, Fuel Economy

May 15 2014 - Products

Odyne Hybrid Power System Offers Clean Exportable Power

Odyne Systems

Odyne’s advanced export power system replaces dedicated generators on trucks. Scalable pure sine exportable power of up to 6kW or greater is available from the Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. It provides power from the hybrid battery system to power large electrical loads, equipment and tools.

Tags: Odyne, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Idle Reduction

May 13 2014 - Products

Propane Autogas Engine Squeezes Out Cost, So It’s Called ‘PIthon’

Powertrain Integration

Powertrain Integration’s 8-liter V-8 propane autogas engine is now called “PIthon." The big-block propane-fuel V-8 is being used by FCCC in its S2G medium-duty chassis-cab truck.

Tags: FCCC, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, Powertrain Integration, Medium-Duty Trucks, Engines

May 7 2014 - Products

Natural Gas-Powered Kenworth T680 To Offer Eaton UltraShift Plus Transmission

Kenworth, Eaton

The new Kenworth T680 natural gas truck will be available with the Eaton UltraShift Plus automated transmission as an option.

Tags: Kenworth, Eaton, Natural Gas Vehicles

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