10 miles per gallon is more of a line in the sand than the barrier it was once thought to be. Can 11 mpg be far off?
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By Tom Berg
Duplainville Transport’s aerodynamic tractor-trailers average 7.7 mpg on trips among printing plants operated by its parent, QuadGraphics.
How do you save fuel in a work-truck and heavy-haul operation? “Leave the truck parked,” quips Wayne Queen, trucking yard manager at Kokosing Construction.
UPS has 90,000 trucks, tractors and package cars around the world is known for its push to adopt alternative fuels and powertrains, which run “green miles.” But the greenest miles are the ones you never run, says the giant parcel carrier.
By Jack Roberts
An accomplished owner-operator offers his advice on what it takes to drive fuel efficiently. He contends that if drivers want to achieve high fuel economy numbers, they simply cannot drive like they always have.
By Deborah Lockridge
With a bevy of fuel-saving options on its 65 tractors and its 100-plus refrigerated trailers, drivers have a head start at RRR Transportation – but it still takes driver skill and a little friendly competition to hit those double digits.
By Jim Park
Everyone knows reducing aerodynamic drag saves fuel, but figuring out which aero devices make sense is a challenge. A multi-year Canadian study offers insight into which types of devices and combinations provide the greatest benefits.
By staying on top of data and its drivers, Cooper Freight makes its quest for better fuel economy an every day effort.
By David Cullen
Ursa Logistics reports that the long- and short-haul truckload carrier's best trucks are getting close to 10 mpg in certain real world conditions.
By Jim Beach
Whether you’re looking to improve mpg or reduce overall fuel use and cost, automated routing and dispatching systems, telematics, in-cab nav, analytics and other systems improve efficiencies, reduce unproductive miles and monitor drivers and equipment.
While nearly 20% of its fleet already averages over 8 mpg, Halvor Lines Inc. is hopeful its newest tractors — some 100 model-year 2016 units — will earn the distinction of becoming their first 10-mpg trucks.
A fundamental shift in thinking has transformed the trucking industry and ushered in a new era of highly advanced vehicles delivering unprecedented fuel savings. But it’s only the beginning.
Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a tire with less or thinner tread requires less energy to move than a deep-treaded tire.
We asked leading fleet maintenance managers and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency for tips on how preventive maintenance can help improve fuel economy.
By Evan Lockridge
After enduring a bruising first quarter that saw falling profits at many fleets, it comes as no surprise that in a second quarter survey of business conditions fleet executives are feeling a bit down.
What does it take for a pickup to be considered “American”? Nissan is a Japanese company, but its Titan XD is American all the way through.
By Denise Rondini
Fleets want to have as much choice for parts acquisition as possible, so having a strong independent aftermarket is important.
By Rolf Lockwood
With a new twist engineered by giant United Parcel Service and the tiny Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group, once a Navistar property, the electric hybrid is looking better than it has in quite some time.
Fleets report they are losing drivers who can no longer re-certify to drive after health issues were uncovered under newer more stringent DOT physical procedures.
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