Fuel Efficiency

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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.

April 28, 2015

EkoStinger: A Different Way to Beat the Wind

Unlike most skirts that are stationary, the stinger moves with the tandem as it’s slid fore and aft, so it smooths air flow no matter where the tandem is set, said the system’s inventor.

April 22, 2015

Emissions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Waste Heat Recovery

Waste heat recovery systems are being developed by engine makers but are they the worth the compromises they bring in the name of more efficiency?

April 20, 2015

Predictive Cruise Control Available on Model 579 and 567

Peterbilt's Predictive Cruise technology integrates powertrain, cruise control and satellite mapping to improve fuel efficiency based driving conditions.

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.

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