May 28, 2015 - Industry News
Two decades ago, Peterbilt was primarily known for its classic truck designs that appealed to owner-operators and small fleets. But as it showed reporters during its Technology Showcase at its plant in Denton, Texas, it has reinvented itself as a company on top of the latest technology and fuel economy.
Tags: Peterbilt, Technology, Fuel Economy, SuperTruck
April 22, 2015 - Product News
The Freightliner Cascadia is now available with the AeroSmart and SmartAdvantage Powertrain packages designed to enhance efficiency and performance.
Tags: Cummins, Eaton, Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Powertrains, Fuel Economy, Mid-America Trucking Show
April 10, 2015 - Industry News
Fleets considering a compressed natural gas program now have an online resource to help evaluate cost-effectiveness.
Tags: Fuel Economy, NREL, CNG, Online Tool, CNG Fueling Stations
April 2, 2015 - Industry News
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Phase 2 of the federal GHG/MPG rules has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. The
Tags: Environmental Regulations, Green Regulations, Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction
March 30, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth's Predictive Cruise Control is optional on Kenworth T680s and T880s with Paccar MX-13 engines. The feature is one of several driver assistance systems designed to improve efficiency.
Tags: Kenworth, Technology, Fuel Economy, driver performance, Mid-America Trucking Show, MX-13
March 26, 2015 - Industry News
Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with the fuel economy of a single-drive 6x2.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Dana Spicer, Tandem axle, 6x2 axle, 6x4 axle, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The 2015 Ford F-150 has been rated to have the lowest impact on the environment, lowest cost of ownership, and the top-rated production chain in terms of social justice among full-size pickup trucks, according to an automotive research firm.
Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, 2015-MY, Large Pickups, Fuel Economy, TCO, Lifecycle Costs
January 13, 2015 - Industry News
Ram Truck has improved the fuel efficiency of its 1500 EcoDiesel pickup with a model that edges highway fuel economy for full-size pickups closer to 30 mpg highway — a bar once thought unattainable.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Fuel Economy, Ram 1500, 2015-MY, Ram Truck, Large Pickups
December 22, 2014 - Industry News
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Industry Research, Resale, Automated Manual Transmissions, Driver Shortage, Transmissions, NACFE
December 19, 2014 - Industry News
Beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by nearly 13% since 2010, according to recent findings by the American Beverage Association.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Alternative Fuels, Food and Beverage Fleets
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
Ford has increased the fuel efficiency of its 2015 F-150 by up to 29 percent with a lighter-weight aluminum body, pushing highway mpg for a gasoline-powered pickup to 26 mpg.
Tags: Ford F-150, Fuel Economy, Ford, Large Pickups, Aluminum, 2015-MY
October 30, 2014 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking announced its second annual Top 50 Green Fleets at the Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., Thursday. A ceremony was held at the conference to honor these fleets for their sustainability efforts in areas such as fuel economy, alternative fuels and emissions.
Tags: Sustainability, Green Fleets, Green Fleet Conference, Alternative Fuels, Top 50 Green Fleets, Fuel Economy
October 6, 2014 - Product News
SAN DIEGO -- Mack Trucks is making its mDrive automated manual transmission standard equipment on its Pinnacle on-highway truck model.
Tags: Mack, Transmissions, Automated Manual Transmissions, Fuel Economy, ATA MC&E
October 4, 2014 - Product News
SAN DIEGO -- Mesilla Valley Transportation, a New Mexico and Texas carrier known for its attention to fuel savings, has ordered 1,200 FlowBelow Tractor AeroKits to be installed on its entire fleet as MVT works toward a goal of a fleet average of 10 mpg.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Aerodynamics, FlowBelow, ATA MC&E
September 24, 2014 - Industry News
Wabco introduced its OptiPace predictive cruise control system for trucks and buses, which uses on-board digital maps and proprietary algorithms to anticipate and adapt the vehicle's speed based on the road ahead.
Tags: IAA, Fuel Economy, Driver Assistance Systems, Wabco, Adaptive Cruise Control
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
Fleets operating 41,000 tractors and 130,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $7,200 per year per truck by adopting a variety of new technologies, according to a new study released Wednesday by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.
Tags: Technology, Research, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, North American Council for Freight Efficiency
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
While Congress is out on vacation, one lobby group is reminding lawmakers while they are out talking with voters back home that a large majority of Americans favor requiring truck manufacturers to increase the fuel economy of large trucks, at least according to its poll.
Tags: Regulations, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
Andersen Flaps has launched a new website at www.ecoflaps.com that highlights its Eco-flaps Splash Guards' fuel-saving and splash reduction benefits.
Tags: Andersen Flaps, Fuel Economy, New Website
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
Navistar has started customer shipments of its International DuraStar and WorkStar trucks with the company's 9.3-liter diesels fitted with selective catalytic reduction emissions-aftertreatment equipment.
Tags: SCR, MaxxForce, Fuel Economy, N9, N10, Navistar, Vocational, Engines, Medium-Duty Trucks, Emissions
June 30, 2014 - Industry News
A proposed test for adhesive wear, or scuffing, will not be a part of the upcoming new API oil standard, currently known as PC-11, and the new category is running behind schedule for implementation.
Tags: Lubricants, API, Shell, Low-Viscosity Oil, Fuel Economy, Engines
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America said Thursday it has realized the objectives of its SuperTruck program one year ahead of schedule. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the SuperTruck program is an ambitious five-year research and development initiative focused on improving freight efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of Class 8 trucks.
Tags: EPA, Fuel Economy, DOE, Daimler Trucks North America, SuperTruck
June 16, 2014 - Industry News
Truck and engine manufacturers report significant efficiency gains as a result of the public-private “SuperTruck” program. An interim assessment of the Energy Department’s collaborative effort says that the concept vehicles are closing in on a 50% improvement in freight efficiency and a 20% improvement in engine efficiency.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, DOE, SuperTruck, Fuel Economy
May 23, 2014 - Industry News
CAMERI, ITALY -- Meritor is developing a new drive axle intended to save fuel by reducing parasitic power losses resulting from oil churn. The company shared its plans for the new fuel-efficient drive axle at a press event for North American trade journalists.
Tags: Meritor, Drivetrains, Axles, Fuel Economy, Global
May 19, 2014 - Industry News
Navistar said it developed a specification for the International ProStar tractor that the company expects to deliver improved fuel economy results.
Tags: Navistar, Fuel Economy, ProStar, Swift Transportation
May 14, 2014 - Industry News
What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from the truck running the experimental low-viscosity oil? A lot of eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
Tags: Engine Oil, Fuel Economy, Shell Rotella, API, Engines
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