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A breakdown of how Navistar's SuperTruck will achieve its efficiency goal.
Navistar Outlines SuperTruck Progress
By Deborah Lockridge
Increasing brake thermal efficiency in the SuperTruck's diesel engines is proving more challenging than expected and the goal of 55% still seems a ways off.
Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor. 
Commentary: Trucks Could Borrow From F1 Hybrid Tech
By Rolf Lockwood
The latest hybrid V-6 Formula One engines are marvels of technology that may give us a glimpse into the future of truck efficiency and performance.
Photo: Mercedes-Benz
Commentary: Promising Waste-Recovery Tech from Formula One
By Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor
The pinnacle of automotive engineering, and easily its most expensive pursuit, is to be seen in the sometimes crazy world of Formula One racing. Rolf Lockwood says the most interesting thing about the new engine formula is waste-energy recovery.
Buying fuel-efficient tires? Better make sure they're at the optimum inflation. (File photo: Goodyear)
Q&A: Al Cohn on Fuel-Efficient Tires, Footprints and Inflation
By Jim Park
We sat down with tire-industry expert Al Cohn to gain some insight into fuel-efficient tires. We asked about inflation pressure and how it relates to tire wear and fuel efficiency, and about the wisdom of paying more for a tire that doesn't last as long.
In this Eco-Drive challenge program, you can see the driver accelerating gradually while the non-fuel-saving-truck on the left has raced ahead to the next light. Look at the red arrow below the truck graphic on the left that indicates the energy being wasted in hard braking.
How Simulators Can Help Save Fuel
By Deborah Lockridge
From the November Issue of HDT - Driving simulators aren't just for new drivers or safety training, they can be used to teach drivers how to improve fuel economy by breaking bad habits.
The Right Coolant & The Right Maintenance: A Winning Combination
Brought to you by PEAK BlueDEF
Like oil, coolant is an essential fluid for the efficient operation of a commercial vehicle. Commercial vehicle engines have evolved over the years, and coolant has had to change to meet the demands of these newer engines. Today’s emissions compliant engines are giving off more heat, which makes the cooling system even more important.

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Duron Low-Viscosity Engine Oil Promises Fuel Economy Petro-Canada Lubricants released the Duron-E UHP 5W-30 full synthetic, low viscosity oil for heavy duty diesel engines. The heavy duty diesel engine oil delivers better engine protection and better fuel economy.
Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 Designed for Fuel Economy Chevron’s new heavy-duty motor oil, Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30, was designed to improve fuel economy in heavy-duty diesel trucks in both on- and off-highway applications.
Agility Adds Lighter, Higher Capacity CNG System Agility Fuel Systems launched an improved high capacity behind-the-cab compressed natural gas fuel system. The new system holds 160 diesel gallon equivalents – up from 155 DGE - and weighs 500 pounds less than the previous model.
Toyo Drive Tire is SmartWay Verified Toyo Tire U.S.A. released the Toyo M650, a commercial drive tire that is SmartWay verified. The tire is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.
Meritor Fuel-Efficient Axle to be Used for 6x2 Configurations Meritor's 17X EVO axle for linehaul applications, originally designed for 4x2 applications in Europe, will be introduced in North America for the 6x2 segment.
USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
Purity in DEF Delivery
With the introduction of the latest Environmental Protection Agency emissions levels limits in 2010, diesel engine manufacturers turned to a new technology to clean up nitrogen oxides in the exhaust stream called selective catalytic reduction (SCR).
The Impact of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Cap and Trade Programs on California Retail Diesel Prices
A report done for the California Trucking Association examines the effects of the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Cap and Trade program.
Barriers to the Increased Adoption of Fuel Efficiency Technologies
A new fleet survey and research conducted by The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has identified what stands between fleets and better fuel economy.

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