Fuel Efficiency

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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.

May 6, 2016

Day-Cab Fleets Missing Out on Aerodynamic Benefits

Day-cab tractors have lagged behind sleeper equipped models in aerodynamic development fleets are missing out of fuel efficiency gains, according to the latest NACFE Confidence Report.

April 22, 2016

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

April 21, 2016

Ground Traffic Control Monitors Trucks and Drivers

Zonar announced the general availability of the Ground Traffic Control Performance package featuring ZFuel, the company’s cloud-based fleet management web application.

April 8, 2016

Truck Platooning, Past, Present, and Future

The platooning idea has been around for ages, though you could be excused for thinking it's a new development, given all the attention it's been getting lately. It's not even close to being new.

March 24, 2016

True Fuel Improves Efficiency Through Driver Coaching

Vnomics has released its Vnomics True Fuel solution, designed to improve fuel economy through real-time driver coaching and precise fuel-use analytics.

March 21, 2016

Exploring the World of 6x2 Drive Axles

Fleets are slowly adopting 6x2 drive axle configurations as manufacturers continue to improve the technology. Here's an overview of the latest offerings.

March 16, 2016

Focus On... Volvo Adaptive Loading

Volvo Trucks offers a unique 6x2 tractor platform, where the rear axle does the driving while the forward axle in the tandem group goes along for the ride.  This Focus On video explains how Adaptive Loading works, and features an interview with one of the first fleets in North America to use the system.

March 16, 2016

DOE's $12.5M to Improve Medium- and Heavy-Duty Truck Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will award $12.5 million in grants and form a consortium to improve the operating efficiency of medium and heavy trucks, the agency has announced.

March 7, 2016

USA Truck Installs PedalCoach Driver App in Fleet

USA Truck has installed LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach mobile application in its fleet of trucks, designed to coach better driving habits to increase fuel efficiency.

February 28, 2016

Aperia's Halo Finds a Home at Over 100 Fleets

Rapid adoption of thousands of tractor bolt-on inflation systems follows more than 50 fleet tests, validating Halo’s performance and ability to drive significant safety and efficiency benefits

February 10, 2016

PPG Teams With Bridgestone on Fuel-Efficient Truck Tires

The Department of Energy is providing funding for a $1.25-million collaborative project between Bridgestone Americas and global coatings company PPG that will focus on improving the fuel efficiency of truck and bus radial tires

January 29, 2016

Endurance RSA Tire Targets Regional Fleets

Goodyear’s Endurance RSA tire is designed for fuel efficiency and durability in regional and urban delivery applications.

January 28, 2016

Find Test Data in Choosing Economy Options, Report Says

Truck fleets should seek test data on fuel-saving products so they can intelligently decide what to use in their own operations, says Determining Efficiency, the latest “confidence report” from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room.

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