Fuel Smarts

Fuel Efficiency

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July 30 2015 - Products

AeroFlap Accommodates Wide-Base Tires

Fleet Engineers

Fleet Engineers has released the AF-19, a 19-inch wide version of the AeroFlap mud flap which is sized to accommodate wide-base tires.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Aerodynamics, Fleet Engineers, Mud Flaps

May 7 2015 - Products

FM80 Fuel Regulation Module Made for Natural Gas Engines

Parker Hannifin Corp.

The Parker Veriflo FM80 is an integrated fuel regulation module designed for 5- to 12-liter natural gas engines.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Natural Gas Engines, Parker Hannifin, Fuel

April 20 2015 - Products

Predictive Cruise Control Available on Model 579 and 567


Peterbilt's Predictive Cruise technology integrates powertrain, cruise control and satellite mapping to improve fuel efficiency based driving conditions.

Tags: Peterbilt, Fuel Efficiency, Driver Assistance Systems, Model 579, Model 567

February 16 2015 - Products

Dana Delivers Web-Based Training to Clarify Downspeeding

Dana Holding Corp.

Dana's new online course will delve into the basic principles, benefits, and challenges associated with engine downspeeding. It also provides a one-stop source for key drivetrain system knowledge, individual component specifications, literature, videos, images, service bulletins, and parts books.

Tags: Dana Holding Corp., Downspeed, Technology & Maintenance Council, Vehicle Spec'ing, Drivetrains, Fuel Efficiency

October 13 2014 - Products

A Penray Additive for Year-Round Use


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

August 22 2014 - Products

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


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 18 2014 - Products

Navistar Offers Fuel-Efficient Transmission Package


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

June 3 2014 - Products

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


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

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 17 2013 - Products

Aerodynamic TrailerTails Now Have Open/Close Sensors

BlueTree Systems, ATDynamics

Blue Tree Systems Inc., a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking, and in-cab fleet management solutions and ATDynamics Inc., a supplier of semi-trailer rear-drag aerodynamics technology, announced the availability of a modified door sensor to detect when a semi-trailer’s TrailerTail aerodynamic device is properly deployed by a driver.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, ATDynamics, Blue Tree Systems

Volvo’s XE11 powertrain package, available for Volvo VNM and VNL (above) models, provides up to a 3% fuel efficiency improvement when compared with another overdrive transmission in a similar operation.

October 15 2013 - Products

Volvo Trucks Announces XE11 Fuel Efficiency Package for 11-Liter Engine

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks expanded its XE powertrain package lineup with the introduction of XE11 for its 11-liter Volvo D11 engine. XE11 is available on Volvo VNM and VNL models and rated up to 80,000 pounds GCWR. The powertrain package improves fuel efficiency by up to 3%, according to the company.

Tags: Volvo, Fuel Efficiency, Engine, Engine Smarts, I-Shift

March 26 2013 - Products

New Aerodynamic Trailer Skirt Technology Introduced


LOUISVILLE – BetterTrucker.com, an online marketplace for truckers and trucking companies, introduced what it calls the “next-generation” semi-trailer side skirt at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Trailers, Aerodynamics, Trailer Skirts