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Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker Mark Smith
<p><strong>Mark Smith</strong><em><strong><br /></strong></em></p> By Becky May
Mark Smith, the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program’s vehicles technologies deployment manager, will be kick starting the 2014 Green Fleet Conference as its opening keynote speaker. We talked to him about he program, fleet challenges and more.
How Tires Affect Fuel Economy Testing
Using different tires in a fuel economy test can compromise your calculations.
<p>Apples to oranges. Accurate fuel economy test results can only be obtained using idendical trucks, including the tires.</p> By Jim Park
When setting out to evaluate a fuel-saving product, you don't want your numbers skewed by differences in rolling resistance from the tires. With some fuel-saving devices promising only marginal gains, the tires' contribution to the fuel consumption can adversely affect the apparent performance of the product. Here's what to watch for when setting up an evaluation or testing program.
Driving A SuperTruck
How does the super-efficient technology feel behind the wheel?
By Jim Park
The SuperTruck lives up to its name as a groundbreaking technology demonstration project that is also fun to drive.
Inside the Numbers Driving the Heavy-Duty Trucking Industry
By Staff
There are many ways to tell a story – through words in books and magazines, pictures, videos, song, and more. With the inaugural issue of the HDT Fact Book, we are telling trucking’s story through facts, numbers, statistics, charts, and graphs.
UPS Offers Keys to Fuel Efficiency
<p><strong>Alternative fuels such as propane are part of UPS' green strategy.</strong> <em>Photo courtesy UPS.</em></p> By Peter Carter, Today's Trucking
You would be hard-pressed to find a company more enthusiastically pursuing efficiency than UPS. After all, this is a company that has determined that its no-left turns policy across North America has saved almost 10 million gallons of fuel over the last 10 years. So we asked UPS to distill its fuel-saving philosophy into three bite-sized ideas.

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Peterbilt Adds New Configuration for SmartAir System Peterbilt has added a compact space-saver battery box for the no-idle SmartAir system for Model 579 trucks.
Mitsubishi Announces Idle Limit System Option for Canter Trucks Mitsubishi Fuso has made an idle limit system optional for its Canter line of work trucks.
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.
Mack Adds MP8 505C+ to Engine Lineup For customers seeking a powerful high-performing 13-liter engine, Mack Trucks announced its newest powertrain offering – the Mack MP8 505C+
Kenworth T880 Adds Option for Natural Gas 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.

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