HeavyDuty Trucking – Issue

June 2007

Cover Story By Deborah Lockridge
New Fuels, New Problems

Ultra low sulfur diesel is causing unique problems in both cold weather operation and maintenance. issues with biodiesel could be even worse.

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Features

Testing Tires For Economy

By Evan Lockridge, Contributing Editor

New TMC recommended practice offers an easier way to evaluate fuel-efficient tires.

Less Idle, Less Fuel

By Jim Beach

Drivers are much more likely to turn the engine off if they can still be comfortable in the cab, winter and summer. That's where anti-idling technology comes in.

Automating Fuel Buying

By Jim Beach

Technologies exist today to help fleet managers make the most out of their fuel purchases.

Gearing Up For Fuel Economy

By Tom Berg

More care than ever is needed when pairing the ‘07 diesels with gear ratios to get the best balance between performance and fuel economy.

Betting on Biodiesel

By Oliver Patton

Fuel made from vegetable and animal feedstocks and then blended with diesel will some day be commonplace in trucking.

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