Fuel Savings

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November 13, 2014

How Simulators Can Help Save Fuel

From the November Issue of HDT - Driving simulators aren't just for new drivers or safety training, they can be used to teach drivers how to improve fuel economy by breaking bad habits.

October 17, 2014

Agreement Gives Carrier Service Customers Fuel Discounts

Pilot Flying J and RTS Carrier Services entered into a long-term agreement making the truckstop chain the exclusive fuel partner for customers of the services company.

June 9, 2014

England Van Lines Retrofitting Trucks with Stop-Start Technology

California-based England Van Lines plans to retrofit its fleet of moving trucks in San Jose with new stop-start technology allowing drivers to coast through traffic lights without having to stop.

September 19, 2013

SAE Fuel Economy Tests Reveal Aero Device Performance

User-paid and impartial SAE Type II tests reveal the trailer side skirts tested are more effective at reducing fuel consumption than undercarriage aerodynamic devices.

September 4, 2013

ATDynamics TrailerTails Now an Option on Wabash National Trailers

Wabash National Corp. will offer ATDynamics TrailerTails as an option on select semi-trailer dry van and refrigerated van models.

July 9, 2013

MPG for Mediums

When we’re talking about on-highway trucks, there are opportunities in aerodynamics, low-rolling-resistance tires, “downspeeding” and other strategies to save fuel. But when you’re talking delivery trucks, work trucks, vans and the like, the strategies are different. Below are four approaches to improving mpg for mediums.

July 9, 2013

How Technology Can Make You Greener

Trucking operations generally don’t invest in technology with the sole purpose of becoming “greener.” For most fleets, the decision is prompted by a desire to improve operational efficiencies, customer service and the bottom line.

July 9, 2013

Transmissions: Automating for Fuel Savings

Traditional thinking on automated manual transmissions has it that AMTs are the great equalizers – bridgers of skill gaps between the best and the worst drivers in the fleet. While that’s still true, AMTs now bring even more to the fuel-economy table, offering fuel savings in their own right beyond what even the most professionally driven manual transmission could accomplish.

July 8, 2013

7 Ways to Cut Idling Costs

Royal Jones, president and CEO of Mesilla Valley Transportation, is known for his near-obsessive attention to saving fuel. Yet eight or nine years ago, the fleet was averaging nearly 50% idle time.

July 8, 2013

Trailers: The Next Generation

There aren’t many things less aerodynamic than a box. And a dry van trailer is basically a 53-foot box on wheels. The drag caused by that box and its effect on fuel economy is a challenge that has been taken up by the SuperTruck program.

June 26, 2013

The Quest For Fuel Savings

In 2011, commercial trucks burned 37.2 billion gallons of diesel and 14.8 billion gallons of gasoline, according to the American Trucking Associations.

May 29, 2013

Cascade Sierra Solutions Teams With Texas Governments to Open Outreach Center

The North Central Texas Council of Governments is partnering with Cascade Sierra Solutions to open the region's first Freight Efficiency Outreach Center, designed to give the trucking industry education and programs to improve efficiency, save money and reduce its impact on regional air quality.

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