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Medium-Duty Tires Go Fuel-Efficient
Medium-Duty Tires Go Fuel-Efficient

August 12, 2014
The factors driving tire design for medium-duty trucks has changed. Today, tire makers must balance fuel efficiency and bulletproof durability to stand up...

Test Drive: Cummins-Eaton Powertrain Smooth as Silk
Test Drive: Cummins-Eaton Powertrain Smooth as Silk

July 31, 2014
Cummins and Eaton may have finally nailed it with their SmartAdvantage Powertrain combo, reports Equipment Editor Jim Park in July's Test Drive. The...

The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained
The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

July 22, 2014
There's little doubt left that tires formulated for lower rolling resistance work as advertised, but it's still tough to give up at few thousandths of an...

Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1
Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1

July 7, 2014
By the time the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck made its public debut in February boasting 10.7 mpg, some contemporary trucks were achieving better than 8 mpg,...

The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed
The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck, Part 2: More Secrets Revealed

July 7, 2014
The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck project achieved almost-unheard-of gains of 68% in freight efficiency over a 24-hour duty-cycle, a 50% improvement in...

NACFE Releases Confidence Report on Idle Reduction Solutions
NACFE Releases Confidence Report on Idle Reduction Solutions

July 1, 2014
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency helps fleets choose the right idle reduction solution for their operation. NACFE...

Turn to Technology to Keep Tires at Proper Inflation
Turn to Technology to Keep Tires at Proper Inflation

June 23, 2014
We know from experience that many fleets don't do a great job at tire inflation management. And we know there's little point in looking to drivers for help...

Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill
Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill

June 9, 2014
For as hard as fleets work for a 1% gain in fuel efficiency, it's hard to imagine giving up something like 2-4% in fuel efficiency to something as simple as...

Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings
Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings

May 27, 2014
You've heard the expression, 'It's like herding cats"? It's like that with tires when your alignment is out of whack. With all those wheels heading in...

Meritor Developing Fuel-Saving Drive Axle
Meritor Developing Fuel-Saving Drive Axle

May 23, 2014
CAMERI, ITALY -- Meritor is developing a new drive axle intended to save fuel by reducing parasitic power losses resulting from oil churn. The company...