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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.

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Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings

Don't Scrub Away Tire Savings

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 different directions, it's unlikely you're getting the best fuel economy -- or tire life.

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Integrated Powertrain Debuts from Detroit

Freightliner Cascadia Evolution featuring new integrated Detroit powertrain. Graphic: DTNA

DETROIT -- Detroit Diesel introduced its new Integrated Detroit Powertrain Thursday at an event in Detroit. The powertrain package brings together the company’s DD15 engine, DT12 transmission and Detroit axles.

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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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BFGoodrich Unveils DR454 SmartWay Drive Tire

BFGoodrich Unveils DR454 SmartWay Drive Tire

A new drive tire from BFGoodrich, the DR454, is aimed at small to mid-sized fleets in the less-than-truckload, truckload and regional markets that want for a tire with premium performance attributes at a lower-than-premium price point.

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Fish for the Future and the Future of Fuel

Fish for the Future and the Future of Fuel

This video from Blu is about promoting liquified natural gas, but it's also a fascinating look at a rather unusual load -- fish. Live fish. Learn how Rich Thompson Trucking is making significant contributions for the sustainability of the environment.

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Electric Vehicles Zoom in Indy

Electric Vehicles Zoom in Indy

Is electricity a fuel? Sure, even if we call it “power.” Electricity itself is far cheaper than any petroleum or gaseous fuel, and the motors it powers have many advantages for propulsion – high efficiency, tremendous torque, quietness and cleanliness, at least in the vehicle itself.

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Odyne Hybrid Power System Offers Clean Exportable Power

Odyne’s advanced export power system replaces dedicated generators on trucks. Scalable pure sine exportable power of up to 6kW or greater is available from the Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. It provides power from the hybrid battery system to power large electrical loads, equipment and tools.