Fuel Smarts

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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

May 5 2014 - Products

LNG Tanks Available as a Factory-Installed Option for Freightliner Cascadia Natural Gas Trucks

Freightliner

Freightliner Trucks now offers factory-installed liquefied natural gas fuel tanks for the Cascadia 113. This product offering joins the LNG and CNG offerings in the 114SD and the M2 112, which have been available as a factory installed option since 2009.

Tags: Freightliner, LNG

April 28 2014 - Products

Diesel 2 Gas Deploys Fully Integrated Electronic Cruise Control

Diesel 2 Gas Inc.

Diesel 2 Gas Inc. announces the deployment of its electronically integrated cruise control. The feature allows a truck’s OEM engine cruise control to operate normally on dual fuel mode.

Tags: Dual Fuel, cruise control, Diesel 2 Gas

April 24 2014 - Products

CARB Approves Full Verification of Carrier Engine Emissions System

Carrier Transicold

The California Air Resources Board has granted full verification status to the Carrier Transicold Engine Emissions System for certain transport refrigeration units (TRU or reefer) and TRU generator sets (gen sets) with no limits on hours of accrued operation at time of installation.

Tags: CARB, Carrier Transicold

April 7 2014 - Products

Landi Renzo’s Ford Bi-Fuel System Gets EPA Certification

Landi Renzo

Landi Renzo USA says it has secured EPA certification for its bi-fuel gasoline-compressed natural gas system as applied to certain 2015 Ford F-250 and 350 SuperDuty pickups.

Tags: Natural Gas, Pickup Trucks, Ford F-350, Ford F-250, Landi Renzo USA, Alternative Fuels, Ford, Compressed Natural Gas

April 1 2014 - Products

Semler Industries Releases Modular Mini-Bulk System for DEF

Semler Industries

Semler Industries has introduced a Diesel Exhaust Fluid modular mini-bulk above-ground storage system for use at fleets, commercial locations and retail facilities.

Tags: DEF, Semler Industries

March 31 2014 - Products

IdleAir Integrates Convoy Points, Announces App

IdleAir

IdleAir will be rolling out the recently established integration of the company's Convoy Points loyalty program with Pilot Flying J's MyRewards program.

Tags: Information Technology, IdleAir

March 31 2014 - Products

Vusion Launches MPG Analytics Dashboard

Vusion

TCA, GRAPEVINE, TX – Vusion, a division of PeopleNet and Trimble, announced the launch of an analytics tool designed to give fleet managers a better view of how their vehicles and drivers are performing mpg-wise.

Tags: MPG, Analytics, Information Technology, Fuel Economy, Vusion, PeopleNet

Kentucky Trailer is installing tall versions of the Trailer Tail at its plant in Louisville.

March 29 2014 - Products

Kentucky Trailer to Offer Trailer Tail DropFrame Aero Fairings

ATDynamics

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- ATDynamics and Kentucky Trailer say they’ve formed a partnership to offer the DropFrame version of the TrailerTail as a standard order option on new trailer orders.

Tags: Trailers, ATDynamics, Aerodynamics, Kentucky Trailer, Trailer Fairings, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 28 2014 - Products

Electronic Air Processing Uses ABS’s Controller for Compressor, Meritor Wabco Says

Meritor Wabco

Software stored in an upgraded control module on Meritor Wabco’s anti-lock braking system replaces the compressor’s mechanical governor and more precisely operates the mechanism, saving up to 1% in fuel.

Tags: Fuel Economy, air compressor, Meritor Wabco, Mid-America Trucking Show, Electronic, Air Dryers

March 27 2014 - Products

Hendrickson Introduces OptiMaax Liftable Forward Tandem Axle System for 6x2

Hendrickson

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems introduced the of OptiMaax, a revolutionary new liftable forward tandem axle system with automated controls.

Tags: Hendrickson, Axles, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Eaton Launches Fuller Advantage Series Transmission with Paccar

Eaton, Paccar, Kenworth, Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Eaton announced that an optimized version of its Fuller Advantage Series Automated 10-speed transmissions will be available on select Paccar trucks with the MX-13 engine in order to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Paccar, Eaton, Peterbilt, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 27 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Adds Natural Gas Option to Models 579, 567

Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Westport ISX12 G and Quantum CNG tanks are key components of a gas-powered tractor displayed at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Tags: Natural Gas, Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show, CNG

 Conti EcoPlus HS3

March 26 2014 - Products

Continental Announces 3 New Tires

Continental

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Continental has rounded out its next generation of long haul, low rolling resistance EcoPlus truck tires by adding a new steer and all-position tire. The Conti EcoPlus HS3 offers a 10% reduction in rolling resistance as well as a 125 increase in mileage over the previous generation long haul steer tire.

Tags: Continental Tires, Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires and Wheels

March 26 2014 - Products

Peterbilt Announces EPIQ Fuel Efficiency Package for 579

Peterbilt

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The new EPIQ package for the Model 579, which was introduced in 2012, provides a combination of technologies and components that allow customers to easily order and operate the most fuel efficient Model 579 available

Tags: Paccar, Peterbilt, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26 2014 - Products

LinkeDrive Announces Driver Analytics Platform

LinkeDrive

LinkeDrive's new DATA platform gives fleets an option for managing fuel efficiency and safety

Tags: LinkeDrive, Fuel Economy, Information Technology

Kenworth T680<br />Photo: Evan Lockridge

March 26 2014 - Products

Kenworth T680 Advantage Improves Fuel Economy Up To 5%

Kenworth

MATS, LOUISVILLE – Kenworth is introducing its new Kenworth T680 Advantage. The Kenworth T680 Advantage – Kenworth’s new, most fuel-efficient truck – features a special factory-installed aerodynamic package along with the optimized powertrain combination of the Paccar MX-13 engine.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Mid-America Trucking Show, Aerodynamics, T680, Fuel Smarts

March 26 2014 - Products

Kenworth Announces Enhancements to Medium-Duty Cabovers

Kenworth

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- Kenworth announced exterior and interior enhancements to its K270 and K370 models. Inside the cab, a new dash and gauge cluster provide more information than ever before to the driver.

Tags: Kenworth, Medium-Duty Trucks, Cabovers, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 26 2014 - Products

Idle Management System Comes to T680

Kenworth

Kenworth's factory-integrated, battery-powered Idle Management System reduces emissions with virtually no maintenance.

Tags: Kenworth, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 24 2014 - Products

Hankook to Launch Smart Flex DL12 Tire

Hankook Tire

Hankook Tire will launch its new Smart Flex DL12 Long/Regional Haul Drive position truck and bus radial tire for fleet customers at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week.

Tags: Hankook Tire America Corp., Tires, Mid-America Trucking Show, Tires and Wheels

March 24 2014 - Products

DriveLogik Offers Fuel Savings

DriveLogik

A new product called DriveLogik offers fleets a driver-focused fix that can deliver fuel savings of up to 10%, in addition to truck maintenance and other savings.

Tags: Fleet Management, Tracking, Information Technology, DriveLogik

March 21 2014 - Products

Quantum, ZHRO Moving Closer to Natural Gas Injection/Engine Conversion System

Quantum Fuel Systems

Delivery of pre-production units moves natural gas direct injection system technology one step closer to commercialization for the heavy-duty truck aftermarket.

Tags: Natural Gas, Aftermarket, Quantum Fuel Systems, CNG Conversions, CNG

March 17 2014 - Products

Inexpensive Propane Dual-Fuel System Promises Quick Payback

LP Energy Systems

Propane is the alternative fuel that’s added to a diesel or gasoline engine in a product from LP Energy Systems, a small firm in La Conner, Wash. The device, called simply the Dual Fuel System, injects up to 20% propane vapor into the fuel stream to displace the more costly diesel or gasoline fuel and reduce exhaust emissions,

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Propane Autogas

March 11 2014 - Products

Go Power Reveals Pliable Solar Flex Panels

Go Power

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Go Power unveiled its new Solar Flex solar panels to the industry for the first time at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

Tags: Solar Power, Go Power!

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