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September 8 2014 - Products

Mack Adds More Efficient Powertrain

Mack Trucks

Mack Trucks released its latest integrated powertrain option, the Mack MP7 204 Super Econodyne with improved fuel efficiency.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Mack Trucks, Powertrains

August 22 2014 - Products

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

SmartTruck

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

June 3 2014 - Products

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

Waytek

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, Trailer Tails

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

September 30 2013 - Products

2014 Diesels to Get 0.5% to 2% Better Fuel Economy, Volvo Says

Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks announced that its model-year 2014 engines will offer fuel efficiency improvements of 0.5% to 2% as a result of enhanced engine componentry.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Fuel Efficiency, Engine

March 26 2013 - Products

New Aerodynamic Trailer Skirt Technology Introduced

BetterTrucker.com

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

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