September 18, 2016
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
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 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
Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.
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 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
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
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
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 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 Truck now offers predictive cruise control technology on its International ProStar and LoneStar Class 8 on-highway trucks.
July 6, 2016
Duplainville Transport’s aerodynamic tractor-trailers average 7.7 mpg on trips among printing plants operated by its parent, QuadGraphics.
July 1, 2016
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
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
A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.
June 28, 2016
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.
With a bevy of fuel-saving options on its 65 tractors and its 100-plus refrigerated trailers, drivers have a head start at RRR Transportation – but it still takes driver skill and a little friendly competition to hit those double digits.
June 27, 2016
Everyone knows reducing aerodynamic drag saves fuel, but figuring out which aero devices make sense is a challenge. A multi-year Canadian study offers insight into which types of devices and combinations provide the greatest benefits.
By staying on top of data and its drivers, Cooper Freight makes its quest for better fuel economy an every day effort.
June 24, 2016
Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.
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