Fuel Smarts

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March 5 2014 - Products

Allison: New FuelSense Features Can Save Up to 20% in City Operations

Allison Transmission, Freightliner Trucks

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- Allison Transmission says a new series of FuelSense fuel-efficiency features can deliver 5% to 15% savings for certain truck applications compared to its current base-line fully automatic, “constant power” products. Freightliner says it will be the first OEM in North America to release FuelSense in medium-duty trucks late this year.

Tags: NTEA, Work Truck Show, Transmissions, Allison Transmission

March 5 2014 - Products

APG and VFG Energy Announce Leasing Program For APG Dual Fuel Conversions

APG, VFG Energy

American Power Group Corp. announced a new leasing program for APG dual fuel conversions and related natural gas tank systems that will be offered by Vision Financial Group Inc. through its specialty unit VFG Energy Leasing and Finance.

Tags: Natural Gas, APG, Vision Finance Group, Dual Fuel Conversions

February 19 2014 - Products

‘PowerCube Slim’ APU Fits In Tight Frame-Rail Space

Perrin Manufacturing

Perrin Manufacturing says it has a new, more compact version of its PowerCube auxiliary power unit that fits the mounting space requirements of the majority of North American sleeper-cab tractors. The more compact APU is 19.5 inches wide, but packs the same HVAC power of its predecessor.

Tags: APU, Idle Reduction

February 18 2014 - Products

Michelin Adds XMulti Energy Z Tire for ‘Super Regional’ Applications

Michelin

Low-rolling-resistance steer-axle tire joins a drive-axle version introduced last year.

Tags: Michelin, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Low-rolling Resistance, Regional Operations

February 11 2014 - Products

Anti-Idling System Introduced for Work Trucks

Idle Free Systems Inc., Maxwell Technologies Inc.

Designed specifically for the day cab or work truck market, the Work Truck No Idle Heat System from Idle Free Systems provides up to eight hours of interior cab heat with the truck engine turned off, eliminating unnecessary workday idling.

Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Idle Free Systems, Idle Reduction, ESM

February 7 2014 - Products

Continental Launches Conti EcoPlus HT3

Continental

Continental has announced that the Conti EcoPlus HT3 is set to launch this month in the North American markets. This new tire for the trailing axle from Continental Tire the Americas has been developed for maximum cost effectiveness, incorporating greater fuel efficiency, long service life and retreadability.

Tags: Continental, Tires

February 5 2014 - Products

EPA Rates Ram 1500 EcoDiesel at 28 Mpg Highway, Chrysler Says

Chrysler

Chrysler Group says its EcoDiesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 has earned a 28-mile-per-gallon rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup, according to the company. Its combined city-highway rating is 23 mpg.

Tags: Chrysler, Ram, Ram 1500, EcoDiesel

January 30 2014 - Products

Miller EnPak Produces More Air, Saves Fuel

Miller Electric Mfg. Inc.

A multi-function auxiliary power unit for work trucks has gotten more useful.

Tags: Work Trucks, APU, Welding Equipment

January 22 2014 - Products

Nissan and FedEx Express Put All-Electric e-NV200 to Work in Collaborative U.S. Test

Nissan and FedEx

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., and Nissan announced that the two companies will begin testing the Nissan e-NV200, a 100% electric compact cargo vehicle, under real world conditions in Washington, D.C.

Tags: Nissan, Battery-Electric Vehicles, FedEx

January 8 2014 - Products

Plug Power to Develop Fuel Cell Range Extenders for Electric Trucks

Plug Power Inc.

Plug Power Inc. announced it will develop hydrogen fuel cell range extenders for 20 FedEx Express electric delivery trucks, allowing FedEx Express to nearly double the amount of territory the vehicles can cover with one charge.

Tags: Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Plug Power Inc., Battery-Electric Vehicles, FedEx

December 20 2013 - Products

Idle Smart Introduces Cold Weather Guard

Idle Smart

Idle Smart announced Cold Weather Guard, a feature that helps prevent issues with starting a truck after long idle periods in cold temperatures.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Idle Smart

December 19 2013 - Products

New Work Truck Anti-Idling System

Idle Free Systems Inc.

Idle Free Systems Inc. announced the launch of a new anti-idling system specifically for work trucks.

Tags: Idle Reduction

December 16 2013 - Products

Quantum Announces Launch and Initial Order of Collar Mounted CNG Tanks

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc.

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. announced that it has launched a new line of Q-Lite(TM) CNG storage tanks which can be collar mounted for both back-of-cab systems and side rail-mounted systems.

Tags: Quantum Fuel Systems, CNG

December 15 2013 - Products

Diesel 2 Gas Introduces Its EPA Approved Dual Fuel System

Diesel 2 Gas Inc.

Diesel 2 Gas Inc. has introduced its dual fuel conversion system for diesel Class 8 trucks in several engine family configurations. The new system, which D2G is calling DualFlex+, is the legacy of dual fuel fumigation technology operating in thousands of standby generators and large off-road industrial vehicles for over 20 years.

December 15 2013 - Products

Aeolus HN277 Ultra Line-Haul Steer Tire Receives SmartWay Verification

Alliance Tire Group

The Aeolus HN277 Ultra line-haul steer tire has received SmartWay verification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, meaning that the fuel saving benefits of this type of tire have been verified by the EPA’s SmartWay program.

Tags: EPA SmartWay, Tires, ATG, Wheels

Penn’s demo tractor, assembled from a Freightliner Coronado glider kit, has an American Power Group diesel-natural gas fuel system and a Webasto coolant heater.

December 12 2013 - Products

Glider-Kit Tractor to Demo Money-Saving Dual-Fuel System, Cab Heater

Penn Commercial Vehicle Solutions, Freightliner

A demonstrator tractor featuring dual-fuel equipment and a diesel-fueled heater will show the advantages of the glider kits run partly on natural gas and heaters that warm engine coolant and the cab without engine idling.

Tags: Natural Gas, Freightliner, APG, Webasto, Glider Kits, Dual Fuel System, Penn Commercial Vehicle Solu

December 9 2013 - Products

Zenith Electric Van Claims High Operating Savings

Zenith Motors

A recently developed product from a recently formed company is an electric-drive van, with shuttle-bus versions now in production and cargo vans available. It’s called the Zenith 350 for its 3,500-pound payload capacity.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Zenith Motors, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Ram ProMaster

November 20 2013 - Products

EcoDual, Hunter Truck Sales to Offer Peterbilt Dual Fuel Gliders

EcoDual, Hunter Truck Sales

EcoDual Inc. is partnering with Hunter Truck Sales, one of Peterbilt dealers with 15 locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia. Hunter will provide custom configured Peterbilt gliders with EcoDual's platform, the MAX/SR Dual Fuel System.

Tags: Cummins, Peterbilt, EcoDual, Glider Kits, Hunter Truck Sales

November 4 2013 - Products

Goodyear Launches G572 1AD Tire

Goodyear

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has launched the SmartWay-verified Goodyear G572 1AD truck tire for single-axle drive and 6x2 applications.

Volvo's Optimized Series offers weight- and fuel-saving benefits for regional haulers.

October 28 2013 - Products

Volvo Optimized Series Offers Better Fuel Efficiency, Payload for Regional Haul

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks in North America says its new Optimized Series, now available for order, includes eight models equipped with proven fuel- and weight-saving specifications for regional tanker, bulk haul, refrigerated, dry van or flatbed applications.

Tags: MPG, Volvo Trucks, Lightweighting, Regional

October 23 2013 - Products

Vnomics Now Offers Driver Coaching Tool as Stand-Alone

Vnomics Corp.

Vnomics announced that its driver coaching system, which analyzes each vehicle's performance to identify the potential mpg then coaches drivers in the cab to help achieve that, is now available to be used by any fleet, regardless of what in-cab computer system they may be using, through the new Core product.

Tags: Drivers, Fuel Efficiency, Vnomics, MPG, Information Technology

October 22 2013 - Products

Auxiliary Fuel Tank for Pickups Uses Spare-Tire Space

Titan Fuel Tanks

Titan Fuel Tanks has a 30-gallon auxiliary tank and fuel transfer control unit for diesel pickups that fits under the bed in the spare-tire stowage cavity. Claimed to be a first, the polyethylene tank fits most American-made diesel pickup trucks made after 1999.

Tags: Titan Fuel Tanks, Fuel Capacity

October 22 2013 - Products

Webasto Releases New SmarTemp Control fx Timer

Webasto

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America recently released its new SmarTemp Control fx Timer. The SmarTemp Control fx Timer is designed to work exclusively with Webasto’s engine pre-heaters and is easy to program for repeat heating duration times.

Tags: Idle Reduction, Webasto, Heaters

October 21 2013 - Products

Idle Smart Enhances Fuel Saving Solution

Idle Smart

Idle Smart announced it has improved the idle reduction system it announced earlier this year, many as the result of customer feedback, CEO Jeff Lynch explained at the American Trucking Associations' Annual Management Conference & Exhibition.

Tags: ATA2013, Ilde Reduction

October 21 2013 - Products

Navistar Offers Portfolio of Fully Automated Transmissions Options

Navistar, Cummins, Eaton, Allison

Navistar Inc. announced it is the first to market with a portfolio of fully automatic and automated manual transmissions for a range of applications, according to the company. The options will be available on International ProStar and International TranStar vehicles.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Navistar, Allison

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