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Taking Tires for a Test Drive
Taking Tires for a Test Drive

July 24, 2017
If you want to test drive some new tires before you buy — and who wouldn’t — be prepared to invest significant time and energy in the project.

NACFE Updates 6x2 Confidence Report
NACFE Updates 6x2 Confidence Report

July 11, 2017
NACFE offers an updated 6x2 Confidence Raport that reflects the lessons learned over the past 14 years. It also address advancing technology and how such...

A Different Approach to Fuel Efficiency Coaching
A Different Approach to Fuel Efficiency Coaching

August 1, 2016
Vnomics’ True Fuel is a monitoring device that encourages drivers to do better without getting on their nerves or taking away drivability, while providing...

7 Ways Aerodynamics Save Fuel
7 Ways Aerodynamics Save Fuel

June 27, 2016
Everyone knows reducing aerodynamic drag saves fuel, but figuring out which aero devices make sense is a challenge. A multi-year Canadian study offers...

Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life
Improve Fuel Efficiency by Maximizing Tire Life

June 24, 2016
Tires contribute approximately 25-35% of a truck’s total rolling resistance. The less rolling resistance, the less energy it takes to move the truck. And a...

Breaking the 10 MPG Barrier
Breaking the 10 MPG Barrier

June 15, 2016
10 miles per gallon is more of a line in the sand than the barrier it was once thought to be. Can 11 mpg be far off?

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...

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.

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...

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