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12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks
12 Ideas For Lightweighting Your Trucks

November 1, 2015
Over the years, manufacturers have designed vehicles and components to reduce weight, and fleets have tried many of them. From their wisdom, we offer a...

What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets
What Phase 2 GHG Regs Mean to Fleets

January 18, 2017
To meet Phase 2 GHG regulations, fleets will have to pay for advances to get required fuel-economy gains and keep everything working.

A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker
A Lot of Thought Went Into This Tanker

April 7, 2016
On the road last month, Senior Editor Tom Berg spotted a pneumatic tanker trailer with some non-traditional features. He shares some insight from the driver...

Dana Preparing ‘Dual Range Disconnect’ 6x4-6x2 Tandem
Dana Preparing ‘Dual Range Disconnect’ 6x4-6x2 Tandem

March 26, 2015
Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with...

Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage
Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage

December 22, 2014
A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying...

NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'
NACFE: Trailer Aero Products Work, 'Depending'

February 28, 2016
Trailer aerodynamic devices work, but how well depends on the products and users’ operating conditions, says the latest Confidence Report from the North...

Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says
Electric Axle for Trucks Saves Up to 15% in Fuel, Hyliion Says

October 18, 2017
The Hyliion 6X4HE system, which includes an electric APU that saves another 12% in fuel, is being tested by three major fleets.

Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex
Phase 2 GHG Regs for Trailers Both Simple and Complex

August 24, 2016
Trailers have long been regulated for safety. But trailers’ contributions to fuel economy and reduced emissions are new matters for for federal authorities.

Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says
Trailer Aero Devices Help Save 1 mpg, Manager Says

May 24, 2016
“All you have to do is ride a motorcycle behind the trailers to notice the difference” between aero and bare trailers, says John Drake, a Harley-Davidson...

High-mpg Model Round-Up
High-mpg Model Round-Up

June 22, 2015
The best fuel economy starts with a truck model specifically designed to squeeze the most possible miles from a gallon of diesel fuel and all major builders...

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