Fuel Efficiency

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September 27, 2016

Chinese Truck Maker Teams With Daimler, Cummins to Launch Global Super Truck Line

Chinese truck manufacturer Foton Motor has launched three fuel-efficient trucks under the Super Truck line in collaboration with Daimler, Cummins and several German component suppliers.

September 26, 2016

Ploger Transportation Pushes 10 Mpg With a Far-From-Typical Powertrain Spec

Ploger is a diverse carrier hauling mostly high-cube multi-drop loads to customer retail locations in urban areas predominantly east of the Mississippi.

September 23, 2016

What's Available in Hybrid and Electric Drive Systems

Interest has waned in the face of low fuel prices, but ‘price points’ are lower and the business remains active.

September 16, 2016

Twist & Lock Speeds Up Wheel Cover Installation

RealWheels Corporation’s new line of Twist & Lock Aero Covers is designed to streamline the installation and removal of the cover.

September 16, 2016

Focus On... Cummins 2017 X15 Efficiency Series Engine [Video]

The 2017 X15 Efficiency series engine delivers better fuel economy than previous versions thanks to reduced friction between parts and systems but it also includes innovations to throttle response and engine braking.

September 13, 2016

Volvo’s SuperTruck Exceeds EPA Freight Efficiency Goals

Volvo Trucks North America’s SuperTruck demonstration rig combined advanced aerodynamics, vehicle and powertrain technologies to achieve a freight efficiency improvement of 88%, averaging 12 mpg in road tests.

September 1, 2016

Sneak Peek at Newest Freightliner Cascadia

As of this moment, we still don't know much about Freightliner's next-generation Cascadia model for 2017, but DTNA's CEO did say, "It delivers fuel efficiency far beyond what we thought was possible."

August 31, 2016

Volvo Group Outlines SuperTruck II Plans

Volvo Group has outlined how it plans to use $20 million in federal funding to further the freight-moving efficiency of heavy-duty trucks as part of the SuperTruck II initiative.

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 17, 2016

It's Time to Look at Lower-Viscosity Oils for Fuel Savings

New engine oil categories call for a closer look at your engine oil strategies and offer opportunities for improving mpg.

August 17, 2016

DOE Commits $137M to Advance Fuel-Efficient Tech

The Energy Department is announcing up to $137 million in investments for two programs designed to develop next-generation fuel-efficiency technologies in commercial and passenger vehicles, including more funding for SuperTruck II.

August 11, 2016

255 U.S. Firms Involved in Clean Transport, CalStart Map Shows

New report says U.S. heavy-duty truck suppliers and the nation benefit from strong efficiency and emissions rules.

August 9, 2016

Dealership Tool Allows Mack Buyers to Spec for Fuel Efficiency

Mack Trucks has created a new online fuel economy tool that allows Mack customers to configure Pinnacle trucks and evaluate fuel efficiency potential on specific routes.

June 28, 2016

Friendly Competition Helps RRR Drivers Improve MPG

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 15, 2016

Breaking the 10 MPG Barrier

10 miles per gallon is more of a line in the sand than the barrier it was once thought to be. Can 11 mpg be far off?

June 7, 2016

Photos: PIT Group Energotest, Spring 2016

During the PIT Group’s Energotest, the engineering and research group tests and evaluates a wide range of products focused on providing improved fuel efficiency for the North American commercial vehicle market. Photos courtesy of PIT Group.

May 23, 2016

CarriersEdge Offers Fuel Efficiency Training

Online safety and compliance training company CarriersEdge has added a Maximizing Fuel Efficiency course using an interactive learning approach to help drivers reduce fuel usage.

May 20, 2016

TopKit Aero System Improves Fuel Mileage Without Big Components

SmartTruck’s TopKit Aero System is a combination of devices designed to improve the airflow around a vehicle and increase fuel mileage.

May 16, 2016

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Gearing [VIDEO]

In the latest "Focus On" video, Equipment Editor Jim Park talks to Gene Brice, co-owner of Idaho Milk Transport, about how Volvo's Adaptive Gearing is ideally suited to tank fleets that run half their miles empty. 

May 11, 2016

Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.

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