Fuel Economy

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October 25, 2016

TrailerTail Covered Links Deployment to Door Operation

Panels must be opened for driver to access door handles, so will remain open as the truck returns to open highways.

October 17, 2016

ATRI Survey Examines How Fleets are Saving Fuel

ATRI has conducted a survey of nearly 100 fleet managers and representing over 114,500 trucks to examine fuel economy and fuel usage among fleets of different sizes and needs.

October 3, 2016

Yokohama Announces New Ultra Wide Base Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation has introduced the BluEarth 709L ultra wide base drive tire – a SmartWay verified tire designed for fuel efficiency.

September 28, 2016

NACFE Report: Truck Platooning Could Save 4% in Fuel

The money thus conserved will pay back a $1,050 to $2,800 investment for necessary equipment in one to two years, it estimates.

September 18, 2016

Hyliion's Powered Trailer Axle Goes to Europe

The Intelligent Electric Axle axle replaces a “passive” axle on a standard trailer tandem or tridem, and promises big fuel savings – 10 to 20% from hybrid-powered operation alone, Hyliion claims.

August 29, 2016

GHG Phase 2: Trucking Industry Reactions

Industry reactions to the final greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency rules for medium- and heavy-duty trucks tended to be [mostly] upbeat and positive, reflecting a determination to roll up the sleeves and deal with trucking’s latest reality.

August 25, 2016

Chevron Unveils New Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils

Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.

August 24, 2016

Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex

Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.

August 24, 2016

Annual Fleet Efficiency Study Helps NACFE Benchmark Fuel-Saving Trends

Seventeen fleets operating more than 62,000 tractors and 217,000 trailers saw a 3% increase in fuel economy in 2015, saving an accumulative $501 million on fuel when compared to the 2015 national average fuel spend of 1.7 million over-the-road Class 8 trucks.

August 12, 2016

Kenworth Prepares to Launch Fuel-Economy Spec'ed Day Cab T680

Kenworth will extend its T680 fuel economy Advantage package into vocational applications soon with the launch of two new, T680 Advantage Day Cab models,, but will cut production of the T660 by the end of the year.

August 1, 2016

A Different Approach to Fuel Efficiency Coaching

Vnomics’ True Fuel is a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better without getting on their nerves or taking away drivability, while providing back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel.

July 26, 2016

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 2: Good Driver (Video)

In Part 2 of our look at Vnomics True Fuel platform, equipment editor Jim Park takes the wheel and attempts to be the best driver as possible to examine how the system can distinguish between good and bad drivers through its scoring system. Find Part 1 (Bad Driver) here

July 25, 2016

Focus On... Vnomics True Fuel Part 1: Bad Driver

Vnomics is offering a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better rather than getting on their nerves or taking away driveability. The system provides loads back-office data that helps fleets coach and instruct drivers on better driving habits to save fuel. In Part 1 equipment editor Jim Park purposely drives poorly to contrast how the system rates bad versus good drivers. In Part 2, watch Jim test his skills against the system.

July 24, 2016

Cummins: New X15 Engine Offers High Performance, Economy, Reliability

Cummins officials say their next-generation X15 heavy-duty diesel series will offer new value through economy, performance, reliability and support when it replaces existing ISX15 models in January 2017. A year later, a new X12 will supersede the current ISX12.

July 13, 2016

International Rolls Out Predictive Cruise Control for Class 8 Trucks

International Truck now offers predictive cruise control technology on its International ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks.

July 6, 2016

Private Fleet Tackles Turbulence To Improve Fuel Economy

Duplainville Transport’s aerodynamic tractor-trailers average 7.7 mpg on trips among printing plants operated by its parent, QuadGraphics.

July 1, 2016

Idle Reduction is Key for Ohio Construction Fleet

How do you save fuel in a work-truck and heavy-haul operation? “Leave the truck parked,” quips Wayne Queen, trucking yard manager at Kokosing Construction.

June 30, 2016

Fuel Economy at Any Size

UPS has 90,000 trucks, tractors and package cars around the world is known for its push to adopt alternative fuels and powertrains, which run “green miles.” But the greenest miles are the ones you never run, says the giant parcel carrier.

June 29, 2016

Report: Most Fleets Should Consider Low-Viscosity Oil for Fuel Economy

A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.

June 28, 2016

4 Ways Drivers Can Dial Up MPG

An accomplished owner-operator offers his advice on what it takes to drive fuel efficiently. He contends that if drivers want to achieve high fuel economy numbers, they simply cannot drive like they always have.



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