Fuel Economy

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July 15, 2015

Stemco DataLogger Predicts TrailerTail Fuel Savings

The palm-sized DataLogger plugs into the tractor’s J1939 diagnostic port and accesses engine data, which Stemco engineers use to predict how much fuel the TrailerTail will save that fleet.

July 12, 2015

Breaking the 11 MPG Barrier

For Michael Niss, reaching 11 mpg is not just a dream. It is quickly becoming a reality through his project company, Breaking 11.

June 30, 2015

Trailers Meeting Phase 2 Fuel-GHG Regs Already Out There

Aerodynamic fairings, low-rolling-resistance tires and automatic tire-inflation systems will allow manufacturers to meet the regulations,

June 22, 2015

High-mpg Model Round-Up

The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders offer these for their on-highway customers.

June 18, 2015

Fleets Can Help Drivers Maximize Fuel Economy

The right equipment for the job improves the fleet’s and the driver’s chances for success. Part 6 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.

May 28, 2015

Peterbilt Highlights Technology Transformation

Two decades ago, Peterbilt was primarily known for its classic truck designs that appealed to owner-operators and small fleets. But as it showed reporters during its Technology Showcase at its plant in Denton, Texas, it has reinvented itself as a company on top of the latest technology and fuel economy.

May 25, 2015

The Automated Revolution is Real

After 20 years on the fringes of the heavy-duty transmission world, the switch from sticks to semiconductors may be reaching the tipping point.

May 13, 2015

Bob Sliwa’s 3rd Aero Project Has Shell’s Backing

The StarShip tractor-trailer will get mpg that's "better than anyone else," but the former owner-operator, whose work with aerodynamics goes back to the 80s, is not announcing a target number.

April 22, 2015

Freightliner Offers Efficient Packages for Cascadia

The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.

April 10, 2015

National Renewable Energy Lab Offers Online CNG Tool

Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.

April 7, 2015

5 Ways to Extend Tire Life and Improve Fuel Economy

Fuel efficiency and tread mileage go hand in hand. Here's one of those rare opportunities to whack two birds with one stone. By following these five easy steps, you can improve your tread life as well as your fuel economy.

April 2, 2015

Truck Makers Seek Complete-Vehicle GHG Rule

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Phase 2 of the federal GHG/MPG rules has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. The

March 30, 2015

Predictive Cruise Control Optional on T680 and T880

Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control is optional on Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines. The feature is one of several driver assistance systems designed to improve efficiency.

March 26, 2015

Dana Preparing ‘Dual Range Disconnect’ 6x4-6x2 Tandem

Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with the fuel economy of a single-drive 6x2.

March 20, 2015

12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a dozen lightweighting ideas for Class 8 trucks and tractors.

March 16, 2015

Commentary: Good News Coming?

For the first time in recorded history, the EPA and NHTSA are sort of your friends.

March 10, 2015

TMC Survey Reveals Misinformed View of Fuel-Efficient Tires

Do the fuel savings of low-rolling-resistance tires outweigh the assumed shorter miles-to-removal? A TMC survey found a disturbing lack of knowledge among members about their own fleet operations.

March 8, 2015

Goodyear's San Angelo Proving Grounds

Goodyear has a 7,000 acre testing and proving grounds in San Angelo, Texas, about 300 miles southwest of Dallas. Heavy Duty Trucking spent a day there in early March observing some of the tests and learning about the company's latest FuelMax tires.

March 3, 2015

Edge Fairings Gain SmartWay Elite Status

The Tail resembles the Trailer Tail from ATDynamics, but seems unique in that its panels automatically deploy when the rig reaches about 45 mph, then fold up as it slows down.

February 19, 2015

Commentary: Fuel Economy is Two-Dimensional

Fuel economy is really a two-sided matter and we should be striving to avoid zero mpg just as much as we aim for 10 mpg.


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