Fuel Smarts

Mid-America Trucking Show

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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

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

April 8 2013 - Products

Chart Improves LNG Truck Fuel System

Chart LNG

Chart Industries has addressed some of the drawbacks of using liquefied natural gas for long-haul trucking with improvements to its LNG truck fuel system, including a larger-capacity single tank to extend range and cut costs, and integration for faster installation.

Tags: Natural Gas, Liquefied Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids, Mid-America Trucking Show

The company says its new side fairing, when combined with the SmartTruck UnderTray System, delivers up to a 10.5% gain in fuel savings.

March 26 2013 - Products

SmartTruck Unveils Lo-Pro Version of Trailer Side Fairing System

SmartTruck

LOUISVILLE -- SmartTruck introduced a low-profile version of its trailer Side Fairing system late last week during the Mid-America Trucking Show, allowing it to fit on more kinds of trailers.

Tags: Trailers, SmartTruck, Mid-America Trucking Show, Aerodynamics

March 21 2013 - Products

Eaton Develops Navistar-Specific Fuel-Saving UltraShift Plus Transmissions

Eaton

Eaton launched a new family of UltraShift Plus transmissions designed exclusively for Navistar to maximize fuel efficiency in linehaul applications.

Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Navistar, Fuel Economy, Transmissions, Mid-America Trucking Show

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