Fuel Efficiency

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April 1, 2015

Link Manufacturing to Partner on Developing Volvo 6x2 Pusher Axle

Link Manufacturing has agreed to a multi-year manufacturing deal for the new Volvo 6x2 program after a year-long collaboration between the two companies.

March 26, 2015

Volvo Expands XE Powertrain Lineup

Volvo Trucks expanded the XE powertrain package lineup with a super direct drive version using the I-Shift transmission. The company also expanded its Remote Diagnostics service to monitor I-Shift components as well.

March 26, 2015

Volvo Introduces Adaptive Loading 6x2 Suspension

Volvo Trucks introduced the Adaptive Loading 6x2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4x2 operation in certain conditions.

March 25, 2015

Peterbilt Highlights Efficiency with 579 Epiq

During its presentation at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, Peterbilt reported up to a 14% improvement in fuel efficiency reached with its Model 579 Epiq.

March 25, 2015

Daimler Achieves 115% Efficiency Improvement with SuperTruck

Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its futuristic SuperTruck at the 2015 Mid-America Trucking Show, saying the project exceeded the company’s expectations. The DTNA SuperTruck has achieved 115% freight efficiency improvement, surpassing the Department of Energy program’s goal of 50% improvement.

March 24, 2015

Cummins Unveils ISX Efficiency Improvements

LOUISVILLE, KY -- Under the theme of "redefining efficiency," Cummins Tuesday night announced fuel-saving enhancements to the 2015 ISX15 big-bore diesel and a peek at the 2017 ISX15, which will feature a lighter and smaller aftertreatment system along with a more efficient turbocharger and reduced parasitic loss.

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 19, 2015

Optimizing Engines To Improve Fuel Efficiency

The engine is an often underused fuel-saving device. Optimizing the engine parameters of new trucks could improve fuel efficiency by 5 to 8%.

March 17, 2015

The Slippery Slope of Aerodynamic Testing

Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?

March 17, 2015

Goodyear Says It's Taking on Michelin for Fuel-Efficient Tire Leader

Goodyear wants to be the leader in fuel-efficient truck tires. Why? Because the number one concern of long-haul fleets across America is fuel costs.

March 12, 2015

SmartWay Elite Level Even More Efficient, Says EPA

What does the new "Elite" level of fuel-saving devices offered by the EPA SmartWay program mean? Senior Editor Tom Berg explores the topic in his Trailer Talk blog.

February 27, 2015

EPA Awards $20 Million Contract For Emissions Research

The Southwest Research Institute was awarded a five-year $20.16 million contract by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide testing and analytical services related to emissions and fuel consumption.

February 23, 2015

Test Drive: Kenworth T680 Advantage

A new powertrain, enhanced aerodynamics and light-weighting make the T680 Advantage the most fuel-efficient Kenworth ever.

February 19, 2015

Fuel-Saving Engine Calibration Software Offered for Transit Van

Derive Systems' engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit's 3.7-liter or and 3.5-liter engines, the company has announced. The software reduces fuel consumption by commercial fleets that use the full-size Transit van.

February 17, 2015

New Report Says Fleets Missing Out on Fuel Savings Through Engine Settings

Fleets that optimize their electronic engine parameters for fuel economy can expect to see about a 0.5 mpg improvement in fuel economy, according to a new Confidence Report issued by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency at the Technology & Maintenance Council annual meeting.

February 16, 2015

Dana Delivers Web-Based Training to Clarify Downspeeding

Dana's new online course will delve into the basic principles, benefits, and challenges associated with engine downspeeding. It also provides a one-stop source for key drivetrain system knowledge, individual component specifications, literature, videos, images, service bulletins, and parts books.

February 5, 2015

Fleet Engineers Partners with Fuel Efficiency Expert

Fleet Engineers has partnered with Freightliner’s Team Run Smart Pro and fuel efficiency expert Henry Albert, president of Albert Transport Inc.

January 28, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Designing the 5700XE

In this Ultimate Test Drive video, the designer of the Western Star 5700XE talks about the time and effort that were put into designing a truck that not only looks good, but is aerodynamic and functional. 

January 28, 2015

TMC to Hold Fuel Efficient Tire Discussion at Annual Meeting

Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,

January 16, 2015

Commentary: Trucks Could Borrow From F1 Hybrid Tech

The latest hybrid V-6 Formula One engines are marvels of technology that may give us a glimpse into the future of truck efficiency and performance.

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