Operations & Fuel Economy

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June 26, 2012

Five Easy Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption

There are still legions of drivers who are not practicing even the most basic fuel-saving techniques. Just hang around an intersection with a lot of truck traffic and liste

June 26, 2012

Driving Fuel Efficiency

What's in it for me? That's what drivers want to know when you try to get them to save fuel. There are few stronger motivators than a good return on an investment. Building driver buy-in to your fuel economy program requires enough incentiv

February 29, 2012

Funding Your Idle Habits: A Quick Guide to Idle Reduction Equipment Funding

If you drive a truck or maintain a fleet, chances are you've heard talk about other companies getting emissions reduction equipment at a reduced rate, or even free with government funding

February 13, 2012

EPA's SmartWay Looks for a Smarter Way

In this era of complaining about heavy-handed government, here's one federal program that gets cheers all around

January 17, 2012

A Peek at How Engine Makers Might Hit New Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Barely had the trucking industry heaved a collective sigh of relief at putting EPA 2010 behind us when in May of 2010, from the Rose Garden at the White House, came a Presidential Memorandum targeting greenhouse gas emission

December 19, 2011

FuelSmarts: More Efficient Drayage, One Match at a Time

Saving fuel doesn't always mean higher mpg. Sometimes it's about being more organized and having the patience to identify inefficiencies. Evans Network of Companies is doing exactly that with its Eco-Match program, which aligns imports and exports for more efficient transportation.

October 11, 2011

Flawed Economy Rules: Fuel Efficiency

By all means, let's improve fuel economy in our trucks as well as in our cars

October 10, 2011

Private Fleets Find Fuel Savings in Changing Driver Behavior

With the federal government's new regulations setting fuel economy goals for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, there's been a lot of attention paid to current technologie

August 31, 2011

Optimization Software Can Reduce Gallons Burned, and Increase Money Saved

All trucking management software helps fleets reduce fuel use, because such systems are designed to reduce unpaid or out-of-route miles. An efficient fleet wastes less fuel

August 26, 2011

There are Many Anti-Idle Systems: Which One is Right for Your Fleet?

Among the obvious principles of successful trucking is the idea that those trucks of yours aren't earning a penny if they're not moving while there's freight onboard. Simple enough logic

August 25, 2011

Smart Fleets Test Fuel Efficiency Products

Fuel is gold," says Jimmy Ray, fleet manager at Mesilla Valley Transportation in Las Cruces, N.M. He's out to save a lot of it with innovative components that have proven themselves in testing and everyday operations

August 19, 2011

Fuel Price Follies: Why Fuel and Oil Prices Are Up, and Where They're Headed

Soaring diesel prices in the first quarter of this year fueled fears of a dampened economic recovery, and prompted flashbacks to 2008's record high oil prices. However, the worst may be over - for now

August 11, 2011

Obama Administration Announces First Fuel Economy Standards for Medium and Heavy Trucks

President Obama today announced first-of-their-kind fuel efficiency standards for trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles, saying the new rules will save American businesses who operate and own these commercial vehicles approximately $50 billion in fuel costs over the life of the program

June 17, 2011

A Dozen Ways to Drive MPG

Years ago I won a fuel-economy competition driving 150 easy miles or so along a major highway. And I beat a bunch of pros in the process

May 24, 2011

AAA Cooper Turns to Low- and High-Tech Fuel Economy Strategies

AAA Cooper puts a high premium on fuel saving technologies, so is experimenting with a range of fuel saving devices, from side skirts on trailers to aftermarket computer devices, says Terry Clouser, director of maintenance

May 24, 2011

Cardinal Logistics Looks Under Every Rock for Fuel Economy

"Managing fuel is really a proxy for how well you manage your overall business," said Vin McLoughlin, chairman of Cardinal Logistics. "But it's not that easy.

May 24, 2011

C.R. England Employs Bag of Tricks to Improve Fuel Economy

"Fuel economy is one of our top priorities," says Chad England, president of C.R. England

April 5, 2011

Fuel Economy Key Theme at Mid-America Show

While there weren't many big new product announcements at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show last week in Louisville, Ky., there was one theme that rang loud and clear through nearly every product introduction and enhancement announced: improved fuel economy, and as part of that, lighter weight

March 28, 2011

Gordon Trucking Adds 2,000 Freight Wing Aeroflex Side Skirts

Gordon Trucking is set to begin installing 2,000 additional side skirt sets on its trailers that will join the 2,200 plus trailers already using the skirts in the GTI fleet

December 29, 2010

Early Reaction to Fuel Economy Proposal Generally Positive

At first read, a new proposal to establish national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions appears to offer a workable approach for the trucking industry, said Glen Kedzie, vice president and environmental counsel for the American Trucking Associations

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