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Traction vs. Fuel Economy?
Traction vs. Fuel Economy?

June 28, 2012
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...

How to Spec for Fuel Efficiency
How to Spec for Fuel Efficiency

June 26, 2012
You can't rightly expect a driver to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to fuel economy. It takes a huge amount of discipline to stay on top of the...

Five Easy Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption
Five Easy Ways to Reduce Fuel Consumption

June 26, 2012
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...

Driving Fuel Efficiency
Driving Fuel Efficiency

June 26, 2012
What's in it for me? That's what drivers want to know when you try to get them to save fuel. There are few stronger motivators than a good return on an...

MPG for Mediums
MPG for Mediums

May 17, 2012
The medium-duty world is dominated by the rental and leasing sectors and the pickup and delivery sector, at least in terms of the Class 5-7 trucks using...

A Peek at How Engine Makers Might Hit New Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets
A Peek at How Engine Makers Might Hit New Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

January 17, 2012
Barely had the trucking industry heaved a collective sigh of relief at putting EPA 2010 behind us when in May of 2010, from the Rose Garden at the White...

Going Green: Canadian Fleet Investing in Natural Gas
Going Green: Canadian Fleet Investing in Natural Gas

October 28, 2010
What prompts a very successful and highly visible carrier to wade deeply into uncharted territory and invest millions in yet-to-be proven technology? "It's...

The Future of Fuel Economy
The Future of Fuel Economy

June 24, 2010
Defining fuel economy for heavy trucks is like asking how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. The scope of your imagination would be the only...

Idle Reduction: What's Right for Your Fleet?
Idle Reduction: What's Right for Your Fleet?

November 10, 2009
More than half of all the states in the Union plus the District of Columbia now enforce idling restrictions at either the state, county or municipal leve

Tires & Fuel Economy: Playing by the Numbers

May 26, 2009
Spec'ing considerations for tires run the gamut from application to serviceability, and from life cycle costs to anticipated fuel savings. No two fleets...