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Five Easy Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption The basics of driving for better fuel economy include progressive shifting and taking advantage of downhill rides.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

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

Top 5 Vehicle Maintenance Violations

By Jim Park, Contributing Editor

Vehicle maintenance violations are a huge threat to a carrier's safety record. There are close to 200 separate violations on FMCSA's list of point-carrying infractions, and many carry ratings of 5 points or higher

Sustainable transportation is no longer 
an option

By Commentary Jim Park, Equipment Editor

What kind of a message is your fuel surcharge sending your customers? Perhaps what I should be asking is, what might your fuel surcharge be saying to your customers' customers?

Tires: Traction 
vs.
 Fuel Economy Will you give up traction if you buy fuel-efficient tires? Not as much as you might think.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Traction is a funny thing: We know when we don't have enough of it, but can we quantify how much is enough? It's a question that arises when discussing fuel-efficient tires

Owner-Operator Learns Keys to Fuel Efficiency -- and Profitability Carlos Cruz says he went from 6.21 mpg to 7.85 mpg in 30 days by changing his driving habits.

By Jim Park, Equipment Editor

Here's a tale that, if it were from any other industry, might inspire a feel-good feature film. It's about a struggling rookie lease-operator who, as he is driving back to the terminal to hand back the keys, decides to try something different

Old Trailers Sport Aerodynamic Look Labatt's Streamliners of the '30s and late '40s featured radically curved surfaces and Art Deco graphics, but they were built to promote beer sales, not to save fuel.

By Tom Berg, Senior Editor

Are truck and trailer aerodynamics new? Not exactly. Labatt's Streamliners like the one shown on the right were built in the 1930s and might be the most aerodynamic looking tractor-trailers ever produced.

Oil Eater Introduces 55-Gallon Drum Top Pad The new Oil Eater drum top pad is designed to catch and absorb oil, coolants, solvents and more.

The new Oil Eater drum top pad is specially designed to catch and absorb oil, coolants, solvents and more

NationaLease Offers New Road Rescue Service

NationaLease has launched a new member service, NationaLease Road Rescue, to supplement the organization's Reciprocal Service Network, a cooperative emergency road service

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