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July 10, 2015

Bridgestone Retread Designed for Tandem Axle Tractors

Bridgestone Commercial introduced the Bandag B760 FuelTech drive tire retread, designed for tandem-axle tractors in truckload and less-than-truckload applications.

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?

April 14, 2015

Fuel Max Retread Designed for Regional Fleets

The Goodyear G682 RSD Fuel Max is a PreCure retread option designed for drive applications in regional fleets that require fuel efficiency, traction and long miles.

March 18, 2015

Goodyear Adds Retread for Fuel Max Long-Haul Tire

Goodyear has introduced the precure Fuel Max LHD G505D retread, which is designed to extend the life cycle of the Goodyear Fuel Max LHD G505D long haul tire.

March 17, 2015

The Slippery Slope of Aerodynamic Testing

Is SmartWay verification enough to calculate the return on investing in add-on aerodynamic devices?

March 12, 2015

SmartWay Elite Level Even More Efficient, Says EPA

What does the new "Elite" level of fuel-saving devices offered by the EPA SmartWay program mean? Senior Editor Tom Berg explores the topic in his Trailer Talk blog.

December 3, 2014

Two Goodyear Retreads Earn SmartWay Verification

The G392S SSD and G394A SST wide-base retread products feature Goodyear’s UniCircle Technology.

November 13, 2014

Hercules Releases H-704 Drive Tire

Hercules Tire unveiled the Hercules H-704 premium closed shoulder deep drive tire at the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev.

October 30, 2014

Toyo Drive Tire is SmartWay Verified

Toyo Tire U.S.A. released the Toyo M650, a commercial drive tire that is SmartWay verified. The tire is designed for regional haul service and higher-torque operating conditions.

July 7, 2014

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck project achieved almost-unheard-of gains of 68% in freight efficiency over a 24-hour duty-cycle, a 50% improvement in freight efficiency on an 11-hour drive-cycle and a 20% improvement in the thermal efficiency of the engine. How did they do it, and what does that mean?

April 10, 2014

Truck Emissions Nonprofit Cascade Sierra Solutions Closes Up

A nonprofit company whose mission was to reduce diesel exhaust from heavy-trucks is no more following a federal audit and financial problems.

October 27, 2013

EPA Honors Freight Industry Leaders for Environmental Achievements

EPA is honoring 55 companies as industry leaders in supply chain environmental and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Awards. These awards go to companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in reducing carbon pollution and other harmful emissions as they move goods across the U.S. more efficiently.

October 7, 2013

Deadline Extended for Fleet Entries in HDT's Greenest Fleets

Heavy Duty Trucking has extended its deadline for fleets to complete a survey about their "green" activities in order to be considered for inclusion in our November issue on Top Green Fleets.

April 26, 2013

Fleet Engineers Launches AeroSaver Trailer Side Skirt

A new trailer side skirt from Fleet Engineers of Muskegon, Mich., has been designed to save time, save money and, the company says wryly, to save the planet.

December 13, 2012

Three Goodyear Retreads Earn SmartWay Verification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded SmartWay verification of three Goodyear truck tire retreads - the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max

December 11, 2012

Survey: Speed Reduction, Driver Training, Progressive Shifting Give Best Fuel Efficiency Payback

A survey of fuel efficiency initiatives found that the best payback came from cutting highway speed, training drivers and progressive shifting. Not surprisingly, these actions, along with recording engine data for greater driver feedback, also were the most commonly implemented among the carriers surveyed

November 13, 2012

VorBlade Technology Verified by EPA SmartWay Program

Colorado-based company, Avantechs, announced that its VorBlade Wing System, which improves the aerodynamics for trucks and trailers, was recently verified by the EPA SmartWay Program

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