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Tire Pressure, Fuel Economy and GHG Regs
Tire Pressure, Fuel Economy and GHG Regs

December 3, 2015
Should tire inflation systems be part of the new federal greenhouse gas/fuel economy rules? Trucking’s track record with pressure maintenance says yes. But,...

GHG Phase 2 Rules Don't Pass OEM Muster... Yet
GHG Phase 2 Rules Don't Pass OEM Muster... Yet

November 13, 2015
OEM comments on proposed EPA/NHTSA Phase 2 GHG regs show they’re nowhere near ready for prime time. What the agencies say in reply will speak volumes on...

NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings
NACFE Shows Downspeeding Good for 2-3% Fuel Savings

October 29, 2015
A new report delves into the use of downspeeding, which is becoming a popular fuel saving strategy for fleets. The concept makes use of numerically lower...

TransPower's Totally Electric Class 8 Tractor [Video]
TransPower's Totally Electric Class 8 Tractor [Video]

October 23, 2015
True zero-emissions freight transportation is closer to reality than you might think. A California-based technology company called TransPower USA has five...

Mesilla Valley Transportation Swears by Its B20 Biodiesel Blend
Mesilla Valley Transportation Swears by Its B20 Biodiesel Blend

September 22, 2015
While biodiesel mandates have probably done more to build resistance to its use than win over its skeptics, some fleets, like Mesilla Valley Transportation,...

The Downspeeding Learning Curve
The Downspeeding Learning Curve

September 21, 2015
Today's "downsped" drivetrains can improve fuel economy, but high torque and low axle ratios can create all sorts of havoc with drivetrain components.

GHG Phase 2 Proposal More Stringent than Originally Believed
GHG Phase 2 Proposal More Stringent than Originally Believed

September 18, 2015
Daimler Trucks says meeting EPA's Phase 2 GHG reduction requirements, as they currently stand in the proposal stage, may not be possible under the current...

SmartWay List Swells with Cheap Chinese Tires
SmartWay List Swells with Cheap Chinese Tires

August 24, 2015
A massive influx of Chinese tires, some costing $100 or less, has flooded the U.S. EPA's list of SmartWay verified tire in the past year. What does this...

Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two
Volvo Boosts Fuel Economy by the Power of Two

August 23, 2015
Volvo's Adaptive Loading axle system turns a 6x2 into a 4x2 when the extra axle in the tractor tandem isn't needed. When it comes to fuel efficiency, 2 is...

NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment
NACFE: Low Rolling Resistance Tires a Worthwhile Investment

August 14, 2015
The North American Council for Freight Efficiency has released its sixth fuel economy technology confidence report, this one covering the benefits of...