Fuel Economy

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September 15, 2010

Innovative Fleet Installing 3,500 Sets of Trailer Aero Improvers

Mesilla Valley Transportation, known for its efforts at saving fuel, is equipping its entire fleet of 3,500 long-haul trailers with side skirts and a folding boat tail that together claim an economy betterment of almost 12 percent at highway speeds

August 31, 2010

Trailer Side Skirts Save This Trucker 8.94% in Fuel

Some truck owners have begun buying trailer side skirts because they need them to legally run in California

August 20, 2010

Federal Program Helps Interstate Install Aerodynamic Skirts on 2,058 Trailers

After several years of testing showed trailer side skirts save considerable fuel and therefore cut exhaust emissions from tractors that pull them, Interstate Distributor Co. has begun installing them on 2,058 reefers and dry vans at its maintenance facilities in the Pacific Northwest

June 1, 2008

Trailer Economy

Five long days of testing showed trailer aerodynamics and wide-base single tires are best bets to save fuel.

June 1, 2008

Grace Under Pressure

Under-inflated tires and improper tread patterns conspire to rob you of fuel economy.

June 1, 2008

Spec Economy

Spec a truck right, and you'll get top fuel economy. Do it wrong, and you could be doomed.

June 1, 2008

Fuel Crisis Survival

Caterpillar's Top Five Tips to Improve Economy

June 1, 2008

Driving To Survive

With diesel cost-per-mile now well over 60 cents, anything you can do to save fuel offers significant savings.

April 1, 2008

Synthetic Lubes

The switch to synthetic lubricants can result in many benefits.

February 1, 2008

Additives For Fuel Economy

Perhaps this fuel crisis will propel skeptical users to take a look at fuel economy enhancers.

February 1, 2008

Emissions Report: Fleet Managers Improve Fuel Economy Up to 40.5 Percent at Challenge

Fleet managers can become effective teachers if they themselves know how to drive economically.

June 1, 2007

Gearing Up For Fuel Economy

More care than ever is needed when pairing the ‘07 diesels with gear ratios to get the best balance between performance and fuel economy.

June 1, 2006

A 'Fuelish' Situation

Prices soar and new ultra low sulfur diesel should kick them higher. ATA seeks to put a face on the problem.

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