Fuel Economy

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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.

October 28, 2016

On the Spot: Drive the Future With Volvo's SuperTruck [Video]

Volvo Trucks recently unveiled its fuel-conscious SuperTruck concept vehicle, squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of a truck that can achieve 12 mpg. Equipment editor Jim Park explains the innovative systems behind Volvo’s most efficient concept to date.

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.

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