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But Which Fuel?
But Which Fuel?

August 27, 2013
Natural gas. Biodiesel. Algae-based diesel. Hydrogen fuel cells. Dimethyl-ether. Hybrids. There's a virtual smorgasbord of potential fuel sources or...

Freightliner Adds Sleepers, Aero, Long-range Tanks to NG Lineup
Freightliner Adds Sleepers, Aero, Long-range Tanks to NG Lineup

August 5, 2013
As interest in natural gas power broadens, Freightliner is adding options that appeal to fleets wanting greater range and fuel savings technologies. The...

Transmissions: Automating for Fuel Savings
Transmissions: Automating for Fuel Savings

July 9, 2013
Traditional thinking on automated manual transmissions has it that AMTs are the great equalizers – bridgers of skill gaps between the best and the worst...

Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires
Making the Case for Fuel-Efficient Tires

June 10, 2013
You get 30% less tread on some fuel-efficient tires, they cost 15% less up front and they run fewer miles to take-off, but does the money saved on fuel...

Say Goodbye to Booster Cables
Say Goodbye to Booster Cables

June 5, 2013
Next to the clang of your cell door slamming shut, there are few sounds more disheartening than the "click, click, click" of a starter that's not getting...

Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features
Cummins Showcases 2013 Engines, New Features

March 20, 2013
Cummins will have its new 2013 engine line up at this year's Mid-America Trucking show, boasting 2% better fuel economy, along with some new gearing...

Green in 2014: The New Greenhouse Gas Regulations
Green in 2014: The New Greenhouse Gas Regulations

January 7, 2013
Finally, a regulation that gives something back. Sometime between now and Jan. 1, 2014, all new heavy-duty trucks coming into service will be certified to a...

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know - Six Questions to Ask Yourself
Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know - Six Questions to Ask Yourself

August 6, 2012
Interest is high in natural gas as a heavy-duty truck fuel. With a dollar per diesel-equivalent gallon differential, why wouldn't it be? Natural gas is...

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...