Fuel Economy

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June 21, 2017

Seven Truck Fleets Sign on for Run on Less MPG Roadshow

Seven U.S. truck fleets— together accounting for nearly 11,000 tractors and 26,000 trailers-- have signed on to have one of their trucks and drivers participate in Run on Less, a new cross-country “roadshow” aimed at showcasing advancements in fuel efficiency.

June 16, 2017

Tennessee International Dealer Turns Heads With Fuel Efficiency Demo Truck

Taking technology into its own hands, Cumberland International, in Cumberland, Tennessee, has created its very own mpg-optimized truck model with fleet customers in mind.

June 2, 2017

Pit Group to Evaluate Fuel Efficiency of 5 Tire Brands

Pit Group's Spring Energotest in Blainville, Quebec, Canada, will focus on the fuel economy of tires, evaluating the efficiency of five brands.

May 30, 2017

Ultimate Test Drive: New Cascadia's Intelligent Powertrain [Video]

In this Ultimate Test Drive road test, Equipment Editor Jim Park takes Freightliner's new Cascadia on the road to see how the truck's Intelligent Powertrain Management system optimizes fuel economy for the situation. 

April 6, 2017

Real-World Fuel Economy Challenge to Hit the Road in September

In September, a contingent of trucks from fleets around the country will hit the road to see if their special blend of vehicles, technology and drivers can log the highest fuel economy numbers in real-world operating conditions.

March 24, 2017

Peterbilt Model 579 Updates Aimed at Fuel Economy

Peterbilt has made changes to the Model 579 Epiq package that it says deliver an 8% fuel economy improvement for the 2018 model year.

March 15, 2017

Trump Reverses Obama With Fuel Economy Review

Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

March 5, 2017

Regulations Will Widen Use of Aero Devices, Wabco Says

Starting Jan. 1 of next year – fewer than nine months from now – all new 53-foot box-type trailers will come with trailer skirts, like ‘em or not. Tom Berg has more in his Trailer Talk blog.

February 27, 2017

Navistar Rising: A26 Engine Signals New Chapter

International's all-new A26 diesel engine is the product of a radically new engineering philosophy designed to return the company to its position as a technology leader in the trucking industry, says the company.

February 27, 2017

NACFE: Modest Gains Seen So Far from Variable Engine-Driven Accessories

New NACFE confidence report on emerging technology says that current fuel economy gains are modest, but some systems show promise and research and development should continue.

February 27, 2017

FlowBelow Shows Aero Device for Trailer Wheels

Wheel covers and fairings smooth the complex air flow around trailer wheels and suspension. They complement other trailer aerodynamic devices. Tom Berg highlights one of the newest entrants in his Trailer Talk blog.

February 16, 2017

Omnitracs Partners with Peloton on Truck Platooning Product

Omnitracs and Peloton Technology announced a partnership that will bring Peloton’s truck platooning technology to Omnitracs fleet management solutions customers.

February 3, 2017

Kenworth Predictive Cruise Update Ups Fuel Economy

Kenworth has updated its Predictive Cruise Control functionality for T680 and T880 trucks equipped with the 2017 Paccar MX-11, MX-13, and Cummins X15 engines.

January 26, 2017

U.S. Xpress Becomes a Pit Group Member

Following fuel consumption tests conducted at its facilities in Georgia, U.S. Xpress has become a member of the Pit Group, an organization specializing in truck related technology implementation through testing and fleet advisory services.

January 23, 2017

Volvo, Mack, to Discontinue 16-liter Diesel Immediately

Volvo says a general trend toward 13-liter diesel engines is a key factor in discontinuing D16 production.

January 18, 2017

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

January 5, 2017

HydraGen Designed To Save Fuel, Lower Emissions and Increase Power

The dynaCert HydraGen System is a carbon emissions reduction technology that produces and injects pure hydrogen and oxygen gas into a diesel engine’s intake air stream, increasing the energy produced during the combustion process.

December 14, 2016

PIT Group to Hold its First U.S. Fuel Economy Trials

Montreal-based research and engineering firm PIT Group has announced it will hold its first set of Energotest fuel-economy trials in the U.S. at Uvalde, Tex., from Feb. 13-17, 2017.

November 8, 2016

Pit Tests Fuel Economy With U.S. Xpress [Photos]

The Pit Group is working with U.S. Xpress to test and verify emerging powertrain, fuel efficiency, and safety technology, as well as trucking-specific best practices both in the shop and in the cab. Photos: Jack Roberts

November 8, 2016

Why U.S. Xpress is Getting Help With Fuel Economy Testing

U.S. Xpress hosts a fuel-economy test of the latest high-mpg tractors as the Canadian engineering-consulting firm moves to help American fleets protect their bottom lines.

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