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Turnkey Process for CNG Fuel Systems Available

Turnkey Process for CNG Fuel Systems Available

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Fontaine Modification reached an agreement to provide a turnkey process for the delivery and installation of compressed natural gas fuel systems on Class 8 heavy-duty, over-the-road tractors.

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The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

The Benefits of Low-Rolling-Resistance Tires Explained

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 inch of tread. After all, tire miles are important, too. How much of a difference does the reduction in rolling resistance make?

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Oil Viscosity: How Low Can You Go?

Chevron conducted a live teardown of a Detroit DD15 engine, with more than 400,000 miles of...

To meet expected greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency standards, oil companies and engine makers have been busy developing a new standard for engine oils that will provide a new type of lower-viscosity oil to improve engine efficiency.

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Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers

Q&A: Environmental Defense Fund's Jason Mathers

Environmental groups working hand in hand with trucking? "One of the key priorities for our organization over the coming years is to advance strong fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards in the heavy-duty truck space," says Jason Mathers with the Environmental Defense Fund. But he says he wants to do it in a way that makes sense for trucking businesses.

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The Peterbilt-Cummins SuperTruck Revealed

A complete shot of the Cummins Peterbilt SuperTruck at a rest area on the test route near Bowie,...

This series of photos reveals most of the secrets behind the effectiveness of the SuperTruck, particularly its aerodynamic enhancements. No stone was left unturned by engineers who were looking for every possible aero advantage. Some of what you see here will soon make its way onto production vehicles, while other enhancement may still be a few years off. (Photos: Jim Park)

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CARB Video Touts Clean Trucks

CARB Video Touts Clean Trucks

This video from the California Air Resources Board sings the praises of the state's cleaner-burning trucks and presents a good image of truckers as environmental stewards.

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

Cummins ISX15 with waste heat recovery from the front-right side

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 freight efficiency on an 11-hour drive-cycle and a 20% improvement in the thermal efficiency of the engine. How did they do it, and what does that mean?

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Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1

Delving Into the Cummins/Peterbilt SuperTruck: Part 1

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, and some super-fuel-conscious fleets boast even higher. While that may make the SuperTruck accomplishment seem slightly diminished, that 10.7-mpg milestone is only a small part of the story.

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Got Questions? ELDs and Telematics

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He...

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik from Geotab

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

https://www.geotab.com/?utm-source=hdt&utm-medium=sponsorship&utm-campaign=heavy-truck&utm-content=gotquestions-logo-1017

Got Questions? Sleeper Cab Power Experts

Steve Carlson is the Xantrex OEM and fleet manager. Steve has over 20 years of...

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

Steve Carlson from Xantrex

Xantrex OEM and Fleet Manager

http://hdtruck.xantrex.com/?utm_source=HDT&utm_medium=gotquestions&utm_campaign=onhwy

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121 Ways to Save Fuel

121 Ways to Save Fuel

There’s hardly a fleet out there that wouldn’t like to save money on fuel costs. Maybe you’re not sure where to start. Maybe you feel like you’ve picked all the low-hanging fruit and you’re looking for new ideas. Here’s help. From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

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Video: UPS Talks About Propane Adoption

Video: UPS Talks About Propane Adoption

In March, UPS announced plans to roll out 1,000 propane autogas vehicles and 50 on-site refueling dispensers in select locations beginning in 2015. This video from the Propane Education & Research Council features interviews with key personnel involved in the 20-car propane autogas pilot test they conducted in Gainesville, Ga., and answers why propane autogas is a fit for one the largest, most sustainable fleets in the nation.

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Inflate your Tires, Not Your Fuel Bill

The harm from overinflating tires, especially those that run a high percentage of unloaded...

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 maintaining correct inflation pressure, especially today when almost every inflation or monitoring system on the market offers payback in less than a year.