Operations & Fuel Economy

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November 3, 2010

Going Green: For Schneider National, Fuel Efficiency's Old Hat

Schneider National has been tending its fuel economy garden for more than 30 years and has long since picked the fruit within easy reach

August 18, 2010

Huttig Building Products Is Seeing Green

"Go Green" is a program Huttig Building Products uses to motivate its drivers to improve performance and increase fuel efficiency

June 24, 2010

Case Study: The Fuel Efficiency Czar

New Jersey-based NFI Industries has improved its year-over-year fuel efficiency by 3.5 percent. From 2008 to 2009, its drivers slashed idle time by almost 44 percent

June 24, 2010

Case Study: Walmart's Efficiency Goals

In 2005, Walmart set a goal of doubling the fuel efficiency of its truck fleet to 13 mpg by 2015, according to widely published reports. By 2008, Walmart got its mpg up to 7.1 from 5.9 in 2005

June 24, 2010

SuperTruck Program Aims to Improve Economy by 50 Percent

The Department of Energy is backing development of clean-burning, more fuel-efficient vehicles with cold cash, including $115 million for the Super Truck program. Announced earlier this year, the program is awarding grants to three teams, headed by Daimler Trucks North America, Navistar International and Cummins

June 24, 2010

The Future of Fuel Economy

Defining fuel economy for heavy trucks is like asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. The scope of your imagination would be the only constraint to the possibilities

June 18, 2010

Waterless Coolant Shows Savings and Economy Payback

Evans Coolants says its unique waterless engine coolant has shown fuel savings of 3 percent to 7 percent in fleet testing

June 15, 2010

A Win-Win on MPG

The folks in Washington should take a page from last month's Obama administration announcement that two federal agencies would be working together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the fuel efficiency of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

April 27, 2010

Werner Takes Fuel Efficiency Message to Employees on Earth Day

On Earth Day last Thursday, 600 employees of Werner Enterprises lined up outside its Omaha, Neb., headquarters to get educated on the company's sustainability initiatives and strategies

April 2, 2010

Greenhouse Gas Management for Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

Medium-duty trucks, identified as Classes 3-6, are the workhorses of the American economy

March 12, 2010

TMC Sessions: Designing and Installing Trailer Aero Devices

It would be a good idea if fleets and truckers had some way to judge how good trailer aerodynamic products are, and to properly install what's available

March 5, 2010

Gasoline-Diesel Cocktail: A Potent Recipe for Cleaner, More Efficient Engines

Diesel and gasoline fuel sources both bring unique assets and liabilities to powering internal combustion engines

January 13, 2010

U.S. DOE Shells Out $115 Million to Build 'Super Truck'

A new initiative by the U.S. Department of Energy includes $115 million in funding to develop a Class 8 "Super Truck," aimed at achieving a 50 percent improvement in fuel efficiency

January 12, 2010

UPS' Eaton Delivery Hybrids Get Nod From the Feds For Fuel Economy

A year-long evaluation of the hybrid-electric step delivery vans used by UPS yielded about a 29 percent improvement in fuel economy, which averaged about 13 miles per gallo

December 28, 2009

Auburn University Test Track Offers Fuel Economy Testing Opportunities

The trucking industry needs a rational methodology for determining expected fuel economy for new tractors, says representatives for The Labs at Auburn University, Auburn, Ala

December 16, 2009

Oil Viscosity and Fuel Economy

For 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy expects diesel prices to average nearly $3 a gallon. As diesel prices head back up, it may be time to look at the possibility of switching to a more fuel-efficient engine oil

November 10, 2009

Idle Reduction: What's Right for Your Fleet?

More than half of all the states in the Union plus the District of Columbia now enforce idling restrictions at either the state, county or municipal leve

November 3, 2009

Smart Truck, Smart Business: Former SmartWay Head Launches Aerodynamic Venture

There have been many contributions to the improvement of truck and trailer aerodynamics - and therefore fuel efficiency - over the last few years, both from truck manufacturers and from add-on device

October 1, 2009

The Green Public Face of Private Fleets

Private fleets often have an extra incentive to be "green." Those trucks on the road may be the most publicly visible element of a parent company's "green" strategy, sending out a message to the public that the company is concerned about the environment.

September 15, 2009

Research Shows Oil Viscosity Affects Fuel Economy

You could save as much as 1 percent on your fuel economy simply by switching from a 15W-40 engine oil to a 10W-30 engine oil, according to new research from Chevron Oronite

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