Fuel Efficiency

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April 24, 2018

Shell Lubricants Eco-marathon Competition [Photos]

The key event of Shell Lubricants' Make the Future California and Eco-marathon Americas 2018 festival was the Eco-marathon mileage challenge. The competition featured 99 high school teams vying to set a new mileage mark while piloting their class-constructed vehicles around the Sonoma Raceway track. Photos: Jim Beach

April 23, 2018

Shell Explores the Limits of Fuel Efficiency at Eco-Marathon

On a weekend where Shell Lubricants hosted an eco-marathon challenge, the company showed off its Starship concept truck, aiming to push the limits of fuel efficiency with current technology.

March 26, 2018

Eco Flaps, RealWheels and IMI Partner on Fuel Savings Package

Eco Flaps has partnered with RealWheels Corporation and IMI to offer a package of products that helps improve tractor fuel consumption.

March 19, 2018

Keeping Truck Bodies Repaired Is Good for the Bottom Line

Keeping truck cabs in good repair has always been good for a fleet’s image. And today, it’s good for the bottom line as well.

March 6, 2018

Shell Debuts Fuel-Efficient Starship Concept Truck

Shell and Airflow Truck Company have debuted the full-size version of the company’s Starship Project truck - a concept Class 8 truck that maximizes fuel efficiency using a combination of custom and currently available technologies.

March 4, 2018

FlowBelow Aerodynamic Systems Optional on International Trucks, Strick Trailers

Tractor-trailer aerodynamic device supplier FlowBelow announced during the 2018 TMC Annual Meeting that it has entered into agreements with two major truck and trailer makers to provide its systems as an optional equipment spec.

March 4, 2018

Michelin Unveils Energy Guard Tractor-Trailer Aerodynamic Solution

Michelin is getting into the trailer aero business. Its all-in-one Energy Guard aerodynamic system includes a patent-pending rear-facing Wake Reducer tab.

March 4, 2018

Digging Deeper into NACFE's Run on Less Truck Fuel-Efficiency RoadShow

It's possible to average over 10 mpg in real-world, over-the-road truck freight operations, but that doesn't mean it's easy to maximize fuel economy, according to a new, in-depth report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency analyzing its Run on Less fuel-efficiency roadshow.

March 1, 2018

Hyliion Offers Week-Long Tests of its Hybrid Tractors

Hyliion, which produces a hybrid electric axle system for Class 8 trucks, has created a trial fleet of trucks equipped with its 6x4HE system to allow fleets to test the vehicles in their own operations for free.

February 28, 2018

Yokohama Launches Two Fuel-Efficient BluEarth Trailer Tires

Yokohama has launched the BluEarth 109L and BluEarth 109L ultra wide base – two trailer tires designed for fuel efficiency.

December 28, 2017

Peloton Logs Over 1,000 Miles in Florida Platooning Demonstration

A series of just-concluded demonstrations in Florida will help officials there prepare for platooning legislation in the future, Peloton says.

December 6, 2017

Yokohama Offers Fuel Efficient Long-Haul Drive Tire

Yokohama Tire Corporation has launched the TY577 MC² fuel efficient, SmartWay verified long-haul drive tire.

November 28, 2017

When 8.38 MPG is Even More Impressive Than You Think

What's in a number? When it comes to fuel economy, mpg is only part of the story. Deborah Lockridge explains in her All That's Trucking blog.

November 15, 2017

HDT's Top Green Fleets of 2017

This is the fifth year we’ve recognized some of the country’s “greenest” fleets with our Top Green Fleets award – and this year, we’ve narrowed the field and made it more competitive, honoring 25 of the most fuel-efficient, environmentally conscientious, alternative-fuel-forward fleets in the U.S.

November 1, 2017

PIT Group Studies Effectiveness of Driver Training

Driver fuel efficiency and safety training is only effective if it includes refresher courses, according to results from a recent PIT Group study on driver training.

September 29, 2017

FlowBelow Offers Quick-Release Aerodynamic Fairing Option

FlowBelow has announced a new quick-release fairing option for the company’s Tractor AeroKit system, allowing fleets to quickly remove fairings for easier access.

September 28, 2017

Allison to Bring 9-Speed Automatic Transmission to Market by 2020

Allison Transmission plans to release the first 9-speed fully automatic transmission in 2020, offering fuel savings and available to help meet the next round of greenhouse gas emissions standards.

September 25, 2017

BorgWarner Talks Hybrids, Electric Trucks at NACV Show

BorgWarner expects the hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market to see a 32.9% compound annual growth rate, increasing from 49,000 units in 2017 to 115,000 units in 2020.

September 24, 2017

Run On Less Drivers Average 10.1 mpg, Surpassing Goals

Despite the challenges of two hurricanes, on top of the normal trucking challenges of high elevations, heavy loads, and crosswinds, seven drivers over 17 days and 50,000 miles managed to average 10.1 mpg overall in the Run on Less fuel-economy road show that concluded this weekend in Atlanta.

September 22, 2017

Shell’s Starship Truck Focuses on Freight Efficiency First

Shell Rotella’s next-generation concept truck, nicknamed the Starship, is set to debut early in 2018, and the company says it will focus on freight efficiency rather than raw miles per gallon.

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