Fuel Economy

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March 4, 2018

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

March 4, 2018

Digging Deeper into NACFE's Run on Less Truck Fuel-Efficiency RoadShow

It's possible to average over 10 mpg in real-world, over-the-road truck freight operations, but that doesn't mean it's easy to maximize fuel economy, according to a new, in-depth report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency analyzing its Run on Less fuel-efficiency roadshow.

February 13, 2018

How Much Does it Cost to Operate a Battery Electric Truck?

Calculating the cost of operating an electric vehicle can be complicated because electricity prices fluctuate far more frequently than diesel fuel.

January 19, 2018

The Quest for Lighter Trailers

Semi truck trailers need to be as light, strong, cheap and durable as possible, creating a never-ending race for an always-lighter design.

January 18, 2018

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

January 16, 2018

Electric Axle Offers Fuel Savings for Long-Haul Operations

Hyliion says its 6X4HE hybrid-electric axle system technology can deliver fuel savings, lower emissions, instant telematics and a better driver experience.

January 7, 2018

Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

Ford's first diesel-powered 2018 F-150 pickup can deliver an EPA-rated 30 mpg in highway driving, which would put it among the most fuel-efficient pickups available when it goes on sale in the spring.

November 28, 2017

When 8.38 MPG is Even More Impressive Than You Think

What's in a number? When it comes to fuel economy, mpg is only part of the story. Deborah Lockridge explains in her All That's Trucking blog.

November 15, 2017

HDT's Top Green Fleets of 2017

This is the fifth year we’ve recognized some of the country’s “greenest” fleets with our Top Green Fleets award – and this year, we’ve narrowed the field and made it more competitive, honoring 25 of the most fuel-efficient, environmentally conscientious, alternative-fuel-forward fleets in the U.S.

November 13, 2017

XStream Offers Speed-Sensitive Trailer Gap Aerodynamic Device

XStream Trucking says its new, speed-sensitive, TruckWings trailer gap aerodynamic system can deliver fuel savings while reducing emissions.

November 2, 2017

Dorothy Tornadic EGR Cleaner Claims to Lower Emissions, Increase Efficiency

The Dorothy Tornadic EGR Cleaner is designed to remove heavy soot particles from the exhaust gas recirculation system and feed the cleaner gases back into the engine.

October 30, 2017

The New Oils: An Update on CK-4 and FA-4

Last December, for the first time, the American Petroleum Institute started licensing two different approved heavy-duty diesel engine oils. CK-4 adoption is going largely as expected, but very few fleets are using FA-4 yet – because very few engine makers so far are recommending it.

October 27, 2017

Court Decision Puts GHG Phase 2 Rules for Trailers on Hold

A three-judge panel Friday granted the Truck Trailer Manufacturer’s Association request to provisionally stay the trailer provisions of the greenhouse gas/fuel economy standards that were slated to go into effect in January.

October 18, 2017

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says

The Hyliion 6X4HE system, which includes an electric APU that saves another 12% in fuel, is being tested by three major fleets.

September 22, 2017

Driver Sustains Over 11 MPG for 5,600 Miles

Driver David Gooch was able to sustain 11.21 miles per gallon over 5,599 miles during the #Raceto10mpg challenge put on by Cumberland International and Sharp Transport.

September 14, 2017

FHWA Tests Three-Truck Platoon on Virginia Interstate

The latest series of platoon tests will evaluate Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control technology, which adds vehicle-to-vehicle communications to the adaptive cruise control capability now available in new vehicles and allows trucks to operate more smoothly as a unit, reducing and controlling the gaps between trucks.

August 22, 2017

Fleet Fuel Economy Increases 1% in Latest NACFE Study

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released its 2017 Annual Fleet Fuel Study, finding that overall fuel economy rose 1% in 2016, the ninth year in a row trucking fleets in the study have recorded an increase.

August 21, 2017

The Race to 10 MPG

Last year, our annual special June fuel issue focused on the question of how feasible it was to hit 10 mpg in real-world operations, not a million-dollar concept SuperTruck. This summer, a couple of initiatives are putting that to the test.

August 17, 2017

EPA to Reconsider GHG Standards for Trailers, Glider Kits

Just months before new greenhouse gas and fuel efficiency rules affecting trailers and glider kits are scheduled to start taking effect, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to revisit those rules.

August 17, 2017

Seven Drivers Aim for Top Fuel Economy in Run on Less Roadshow

Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency announced the seven drivers participating in Run on Less, a fuel-economy roadshow set to kick off on Sept. 6.


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