Fuel Efficiency

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August 26, 2015

New Report Explores Lightweighting

The North American Council on Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room released their most recent “Confidence Report,” on lightweighting strategies for heavy-duty trucks, released August 25 at the Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif.

August 25, 2015

Industry Leaders to Share Insight at Trucking Efficiency Workshop

The NACFE's Trucking Efficiency Workshop is a one-day event for fleets where industry leaders will share their insights on some of the best efficiency technologies.

August 12, 2015

Fleet Technology Expo is Packed with Heavy-Duty Focused Sessions

The Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, California, will have multiple sessions and panels for heavy-duty fleets, focusing on making the most of technology and saving money.

July 30, 2015

AeroFlap Accommodates Wide-Base Tires

Fleet Engineers has released the AF-19, a 19-inch wide version of the AeroFlap mud flap which is sized to accommodate wide-base tires.

July 24, 2015

4 Ways Hirschbach Saves Fuel

At Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., the goal is “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers."

July 22, 2015

Fleet Technology Expo Attendees Can Enjoy Southern California

With its new location in Southern California, the Fleet Technology Expo offers attendees a chance to combine business and pleasure, say event organizers – even a family vacation.

July 20, 2015

Two Oil Categories Rolling to the Finish Line

It’s not rocket science to split an API oil-service category. But it takes lots of chemical engineering to develop and bring to market not one, but two, new heavy-duty motor oil specs in a mere five years.

June 30, 2015

How Targeting Inefficient Fleets Leads to Big Gains

Q&A with Fleet Technology Expo's opening keynote speaker Ian Wright. He's one of the founders of Tesla Motors but these days he is setting aside luxury electric cars to tackle a much larger problem: How to make medium-duty trucks more efficient.

June 25, 2015

EPA SmartWay Plans to Expand Programs, Leadership Worldwide

Vision 2020 is a blueprint for building SmartWay's reputation and outreach to increase fuel efficiency and cut “black carbon” emissions worldwide.

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 22, 2015

Fuel Efficiency, Driver Issues In the Media

A roundup of some recent trucking-related articles in the mainstream press in the latest All That's Trucking blog post.

June 17, 2015

Wrightspeed's Tantalizing Turbine-Electric Drivetrain

California trash fleet hopes ‘out of the box’ heavy-duty series hybrid will save big money in fuel.

June 8, 2015

Fuel Savings vs. Shorter Tire Life

Are low-rolling-resistance tires a cost-effective proposition? It’s not an easy question to answer. Chances are your low-rolling resistance tires are performing better than you think.

June 8, 2015

GT Radial Drive Tire Designed for Long Haul Use

The GT Radial GDL617FS is a drive tire designed to provide improved traction, irregular wear resistance and fuel efficiency for long-haul applications.

June 1, 2015

Focus On... Daimler's SuperTruck [VIDEO]

When Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its SuperTruck at MATS, audiences were wowed by its 12.2 mpg fuel mileage and 115% improvement in freight efficiency - even if they didn't know exactly what that meant. Equipment Editor Jim Park got a 30-minute ride in the truck and brings this report on the experience.

June 1, 2015

Are Trailers More Aerodynamically Important than Tractors?

ATDynamics, now part of Stemco, says 75% of wind drag at highway speeds comes from the trailer.

May 28, 2015

The Challenge of Standardizing Aerodynamic Testing

Aero device manufacturers now have a choice of test methods to prove the effectiveness of their devices. Are consumers any better off?

May 7, 2015

FM80 Fuel Regulation Module Made for Natural Gas Engines

The Parker Veriflo FM80 is an integrated fuel regulation module designed for 5- to 12-liter natural gas engines.

May 7, 2015

Major Fleets Saved $477 Million With Fuel-Efficient Tech

Fourteen fleets achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies according to an annual study from the NACFE.

April 29, 2015

Figuring Out Wide-Base Single Tires

Wide-based single tires have proven weight- and fuel-saving properties, but not every fleet can make them work. Yet there may still be options.

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